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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

145th Volume - Issue No. 19

Almont teen shares story of online predator

Mania to strike
Imlay City gears up for
By Tom Wearing
Laura’s disappearance trig-
gered a multi-jurisdictional
Josh Oliver in the audience,
Laura explained that she could
Garage Sale Mania, search and investigation that not discuss certain aspects of the
ALMONT — After three ultimately led to the arrest of a case because of the ongoing
...see page 3 harrowing days under the control 21-year-old Detroit man on April criminal investigation.
of an online predator, 14-year- 30. She did, however, discuss
old Laura Oliver is safe at home On Monday, May 6, a full her state of mind and some of
with her parents in Berlin week after her ordeal ended, the circumstances that resulted
Township. Laura returned to Almont in her sneaking off in the night
The Almont Middle School Middle School to deliver a hand- with a young man she knew only
student was reported missing written message to her relieved through conversations on social Laura Oliver, 14, discusses
Saturday, April 27 by her grand- teachers, school staff and class- media. dangers of online ‘relation-
mother, a resident of Kimball mates. ships’ with classmates on
Township in St. Clair County. With her parents, Naomi and Targeted page 12 Monday.

Program aims
One potato, two at honoring
Potato Growers make

‘Fallen Heroes’
stop at Capac schools,
...see page 5

Banners to fly in Capac

with faces, names of
their service members
Photo by Devon Caudill

By Maria Brown
The Blue Water Area Fallen
Kindergarten students in Joanne Majerle’s class take to the track during last week’s ACES Heroes Community Banner
(All Students Exercise Simultaneously) Day. In addition to school-related activities, the dis- Program hopes the public can
trict wants to encourage families to make healthy choices through the 5-2-1-0 Challenge that help them honor veterans, includ-

Bright futures
launches on Monday, May 13. ing several from the Capac area,

Ready, set, health!

who died in service to their coun-
try. The banner program, a signa-
Almont High School ture project of the St. Clair
names Top Ten, County Department of Veterans
...see page 11 Affairs, is looking to create ban-
ners to display on light poles that
Imlay City Schools implements 5-2-1-0 challenge will memorialize St. Clair County
men and women who died in ser-
aimed at encouraging healthy habits for youths vice to their country dating back
to World War I. They hope to
By Maria Brown ary drinks and instead drink more approach better health where have the banners ready for dis- water. making better choices becomes play in 2021.
Families will be asked to track routine,” the committee states in a “It is our way to honor our
IMLAY CITY — When their progress during the letter to parents. community’s military heroes who
Monday, May 13 dawns, the 5-2- Challenge and then submit their “Children’s health is directly made the ultimate sacrifice to
1-0 Challenge for Imlay City stu- results to the school to be entered related to their happiness, to their their country and promote civic
dents and their families officially into a drawing for prizes. performance in school and to pride across the community,” said
begins. Jenny Buhl-Hagey, chairper- other positive life outcomes. program advisor Nancy Deising.
For the next five weeks, Imlay son of the Wellness Committee, Healthy children tend to become “The banners would be
City Schools’ Wellness said the 5-2-1-0 Challenge has healthy, happy adults. This is placed in the cities, villages or

Raiders rule
Committee has challenged their been embraced and practiced by something we all want for our townships where the service
school community to focus on schools and community organiza- children and families of our member lived. The banners will
making healthy choices by fol- tions across the country with great school community.” be displayed yearly for one week
Almont emerges on top lowing the 5-2-1-0 model—eat 5 success and they’re confident the Over the last few weeks, fly- prior to and one week after
at Green Devil invite, or more fruits and veggies, have 2 program make an impact in Imlay ers have been sent home with stu- Memorial Day.”
...see page 17 hours or less of screen time, City too. dents that provide background The program hopes to collect
engage in 1 hour or more of phys- “This challenge gives families
ical activity and consume 0 sug- an easy and effective way to Habits page 12 Banners page 12

Almont High
TIMES School
senior Rafael
Farias inter-
ONLINE views for a

for future
job during Thursday’s
(May 2) 2nd
Annual Mock
Almont Chamber, high school Interview
FACEBOOK partner for ‘mock interviews’ program.
Photo provided

By Tom Wearing
/Tricitytimes/ ALMONT — Being well-prepared for a Area Chamber of Commerce and Jennifer “Many of them had not heard of some of the
job interview is particularly important to Kamman, a commercial recruiter for Kelly businesses that participated in the interviews.
younger and first-time job seekers. Services of Lapeer; and a host of local busi- Having that simple awareness was an unfore-
At Almont High School, staff and local ness owners. seen benefit.”
The Tri-City Times employers teamed up to provide economics Serving as program coordinator was veter- Almont Chamber of Commerce Treasurer
is printed on class students the unique opportunity to experi- an Almont High School teacher Mike Finton, Jim Ligon said the goal of the mock interviews
recycled paper ence the interview process—but before the who helped students establish their personal was to provide Almont students every possible
actual interview. resumes and prepare for a job interview. advantage in their pursuit of employment.
On Thursday, May 2, the high school host- “Once the students had a complete resume, Ligon said he was again impressed with
ed its 2nd Annual “Mock Interviews,” during we worked on their interview skills, such as the preparedness and communication skills
which students were placed in situations con- posture and body language, sample questions shown by participating high school seniors.
sistent with an actual job interview. from and to the interviewer—and their attire. “This year we had another extraordinary
Assisting with the Mock Interview pro- “I believe the students gained much more
gram were representatives from the Almont than simple interview skills,” he continued. Future page 12
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Plans underway for Animal Fronney’s break-in suspects bound over

Kindness event at Borland By Maria Brown
Circuit Judge Daniel
Kelly’s courtroom on the
were intent on taking items
from the pharmacy depart-
license plate information
for helping them find the
IMLAY CITY — Therapy animals are invited to par- charges originally leveled ment but left empty-hand- suspects so quickly.
ticipate at an upcoming event at Borland Elementary ST. CLAIR COUNTY by the St. Clair County ed. When Fronney’s Foods
School. — Judge John Monaghan prosecutor’s office— Davis, 26 and first opened in 2015, the
Rein’s Animal Kindness Assembly is slated for June 10 determined that there’s breaking and entering a Richardson, 25, both of grocery store included a
and is being organized by Jason Sellards, owner of Rein the enough evidence for the building with intent, pos- Novi and Colson, 23, a pharmacy department oper-
therapy dog who visits several local schools to read with three men accused of session of burglary tools resident of Detroit, were ated by Lapeer-based
students. Rein also serves as Borland’s Animal Kindness breaking into Fronney’s and malicious destruction apprehended just hours Rogers Pharmacy, but it
Therapy dog teams and other therapy trained animals
Foods last month to stand of property. later in Oakland County has since ceased operating
are being asked to participate in the assembly and interact trial. The suspects are and taken into custody. there.
with students. Dezhon Colson, Jalen accused of prying open the Investigators credit surveil- According to court
For more information or to volunteer, visit the “Rein Richardson and Maliek store’s door after the busi- lance cameras for helping records, all thee suspects
Sellards” Facebook page. Davis are due to all be ness closed on March 31. them develop a description are considered habitual
arraigned on May 20 in Investigators say the trio of the suspect vehicle plus offenders.

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‘Mania’ shoppers to
hit streets May 9-11
Imlay City prepares for onslaught antiques, collectibles, tools,
toys and much more.
of bargain hunters this weekend “There will be plenty of
features dozens of sales at opportunities to purchase
By Tom Wearing residences and businesses quality merchandise at throughout Imlay City. great prices,” said Bargen.
All registered sales “And you never know
IMLAY CITY — The appear on the 2019 Garage
long wait for ‘garage sale’ when you’re going to come
Sale Mania maps, which across that unexpected
season is over. are available at Lakestone
This weekend, May gem.
Bank at 1875 S. Cedar St. “Now it’s up to Mother

File photo
9-11, “Garage Sale Mania” (Van Dyke), Tri-City Times
returns to the streets of Nature to provide us some
and other locations. great shopping weather.”
Imlay City, providing local Event coordinator Walt Bargain hunters look for treasures during Garage Sale Mania in Imlay
bargain hunters with a Be careful on city streets
Bargen said residents and Because Imlay City’s City. This year’s event kicks off tomorrow (Thurs., May 9).
wealth of shopping options. visitors can expect to find
Co-sponsored by the streets will likely be busy caution.
great deals on a vast array this weekend, Imlay City For further information
Imlay City Rotary Club and of items, including house-
Lakestone Bank & Trust, police are urging all motor- about 2019 Garage Sale
hold items, clothing for ists and pedestrians to drive Mania, call 810-538-1966.
the citywide garage sale children and adults, slowly and exercise extra

Vlasic Fest at Fairgrounds

Community event is May 9-12 Carnival prices are $1
per ticket, or daily arm-
from noon-6 p.m.
Opening and closing
By Tom Wearing lowed by a Bump-N-Run bands may be purchased times are subject to change show 6 p.m. for $20. without notice in the event
Attendees will also find Carnival hours of bad weather or other
IMLAY CITY — The unforeseen occurrences.
Eastern Michigan State Carnival rides require
Fairgrounds will be the site 2-6 tickets per rider and
of the 2nd annual “Vlasic daily armbands are valid on
Community Fest” the the day of purchase only.
weekend of May 9-12. No transfers will be
Admission, parking allowed.
and grandstand shows are The Eastern Michigan
free to all. State Fairgrounds is located
The public event, which at 195 Midway Street
coincides with Mother’s (M-53) in Imlay City.
Day weekend, will feature For questions or infor-
carnival rides provided by mation about the Vlasic
the Skerbeck Entertainment Community Fest and other
Group. scheduled activities at the
Among the highlights fairgrounds, call 810-724-
of the event will be a Pickle more than 100 flavors and are:Thursday and Friday 4145, or visit the website at
Eating Contest on Saturday, sizes of Vlasic pickles, pep- from 3-10 p.m.; Saturday easternmichiganstatefair.
May 11 at 3:30 p.m., fol- pers and relish. from 2-10 p.m.; and Sunday com

Cornhole coming to 2019 ‘Busker Fest’

By Tom Wearing its first-ever “Cornhole bag toss, is a lawn game far end. Tournament” with cash in which players take A bag in the hole
prizes being awarded to turns throwing bags of scores 3 points, while one

I M L AY   C I T Y   — the winning teams. plastic resin (or bean on the board scores 1
The 2019 Michigan Cornhole, also known bags) at a raised platform point. Play continues
Busker Fest will feature as bags, sack toss, or bean (board) with a hole in the until a team or player
reaches or exceeds the

score of 21
The Busker Fest
Cornhole Tournament
will take place inside the
festival beer tent.
The participation cost
Custom bracelets created by Almont students to support Lone Survivor is $20 per team, to include
Foundation. two beers per team. Cash

Current events project

prizes will be awarded for
1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 810-724-2135 •

aims to support veterans

Almont students create bracelets, GoFundMe Special for all Moms
on Mother's Day!!!
page to raise funds for Lone Survivor Foundation
By Catherine Minolli ery at home,” the website port the students’ Lone states. Survivor fundraising proj-
While on the healing ect may do so by visiting
ALMONT — Some path, Luttrell was motivat- www.gofundme.
young men at Almont High ed to establish the founda-
School are hoping to make tion based on his experi-
a difference in the lives of
those who have fought for
our freedoms, standards
ences of what soldiers need
to heal via holistic treat-
ment that goes beyond
"This foundation
is an organiza- Dine in on Sunday, May 12th and
and ideals.
Eleventh graders James
Johnson, Thomas Shiner,
standard government pro-
grams, the website states.
Johnson, Shiner,
tion whose focus
is to educate receive a
Andrew Twombley, and
Blake Wyke have started a
GoFundMe page to raise
Twombley and Wyke cre-
ated their fundraising proj-
service mem-
bers, veterans coupon for a
ect as part of their current
funds for the Lone Survivor events class, led by teacher
Foundation, a nonprofit Leigh Stroh. They also cre-
and their family
aimed at offering hope and ated bracelets for the fund- members on the
healing to veterans and raiser, which will be avail-
their family members able for sale at the high warning signs,

meal on your
through health, wellness school beginning on Friday. symptoms and
and therapeutic support. All proceeds from the sale
Lone Survivor was will go to the Lone Survivor characteristics of

next visit!
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Luttrell, best-selling author Twombley says they
of a book with the same chose Lone Survivor such as combat
name. because of the organiza-
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traumatic brain
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Golf cart tours

of Seven
Ponds will be
Outsourcing of bus
offered this
Sunday, May
12. Register
services on table
for a spot on
the center’s
new website,
in Almont district
org. Topic expected to be discussed
at board meeting on May 20
By Tom Wearing ber could soon rise to more than $1 million.
According to Patrick

Photo provided
ALMONT — The Dean, the company’s vice
Almont Board of president, current Almont
Education is considering bus drivers would be able

Celebrate spring at Seven Ponds

outsourcing its student to retain their positions at
transportation services as a their current pay rates or
potential cost saving mea- possibly more.
sure. Some current Almont
Variety of activities for nature lovers of all ages on tap in May At the board’s April 22
meeting, representatives
school bus drivers, and
members of the Almont
DRYDEN TWP. — Plant Sale on May 18-19 vireos, tanagers, orioles, May 29 at 7 a.m. from Dean Transportation Education Support
Take part in bird walks, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. sparrows, and more. All By the end of May, the of Lansing proposed a plan Personnel Association, are
tour the grounds from a daily. bird watching levels are summer residents of the they claim could save the expressing concerns that
golf cart and learn how bot- The schedule of events welcome. Bring your bin- nature center will be estab- district about $100,000 in they will lose retirement
any and booze intersect this include owl pellet dissect- oculars and field guide, and lishing nesting territories - the second year of an benefits and local control
month at Seven Ponds ing, sidewalk chalk murals, be sure to wear footwear including Indigo Bunting, arrangement between the should the Board sign on
Nature Center. learning about aquatic crit- appropriate for spring con- Baltimore Oriole, Rose- company and Almont to an agreement with Dean.
Here’s what is on the ters, microscope investiga- ditions. The group will car- breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Schools. The topic is expected
May schedule of events: tions, a trail mix station, pool from Seven Ponds; Tanager, Yellow Warbler, Schools Finance to be discussed at the next
•Evening Paddle on making seed bombs, build plan for a 7 a.m. departure and Mourning Warbler. Administrator Barb Potter regular meeting of the
the Ponds on Friday, May your own bird house and from the Seven Ponds park- Additionally, there will reported that the Almont Almont School Board slat-
10 at 7 p.m. make your own flower ing lot. Please pre-register still be some late migrants district is currently spend- ed for 7 p.m. on May 20.
Seven Ponds in the eve- press. online. moving through. The group ing about $980,000 per For more on this story,
ning is an awesome experi- The Stingers Bake Sale •Tipsy Naturalist on will visit many of the year on bus transportation pick up the May 15 issue
ence, especially on the and Resale Shop will be Friday, May 24 at 6:30 nature center’s habitats to costs, but thinks that num- of Tri-City Times.
water. The nocturnal ani- open both days plus find p.m. find a variety of birds.
mals and the setting sun
make for a wondrous time.
something new for the yard
or garden at the Native
Explore the world of
botany and booze...and as
Time permitting they may
also take a short drive over Volunteers sought to
Fee is $5 per person ($3 for
members). Minimum 5
Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. both days.
participants will learn,
every great drink starts
to the nature center’s
Richie Pond Preserve to
help students with reading
years old to ride and 10 •Spring Bird Walk #3 with a plant. Guests will look for grassland birds LAPEER — Help a student improve their reading
years old to paddle. Please at the Lapeer State Game spend the evening explor- such as Bobolink, Vesper skills by becoming a volunteer tutor at the Family
pre-register online. Area on Wednesday, May ing the Woodland Sparrow, and Eastern Literacy Center. A Tutor Training Class will be held
•Golf Cart Tours on 22 at 7 a.m. Wildflower Area discuss- Meadowlark. Bring your on Friday, May 17 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Family
Sunday, May 12 at 10 The state game area ing the plants’ botanical, binoculars and field guide, Literacy Center office, 311 Higgins Street. For more
a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. offers a wide range of habi- medicinal, and culinary and be sure to wear foot- information or to sign up for the training class call
Golf cart tours are great tats - from grassy fields and histories. They’ll use their wear appropriate for spring 810-664-2737.
for people with mobility wetlands to dense brush new knowledge to make conditions. Please pre-reg-
issues who wish to see and mature forests. This and sample botanical cock- ister online.

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One, potato, Imlay City unveils

two potato... All-Academic team
IMLAY CITY — Director Don Gauthier, stu-
Seven Imlay City High dents were selected based
Michigan Potato Industry reps School seniors were recent- on grade point average and
ly honored at the Blue highest SAT or ACT test
visit Capac Elementary School Water Area Conference scores.
(BWAC) All-Academic “When stacked up
By Maria Brown making plans to start a Team. against the other seven statewide school assembly Award recipients schools in the BWAC,

Facebook photo
program to do just that and included: Imlay City claimed three of
CAPAC — The state’s chose Capac Elementary •First Team: Casey the top ten spots. Each of
potato growers want to con- School for one of their first McCarthy, University of these students have taken a
nect with consumers and stops. Michigan-Pharmacology rigorous course load
that includes youngsters. Last month, Nate Capac third and fourth graders had the chance •Second Team: throughout their four years
The Michigan Potato Chesher, the commission’s to try Easy Cheesy Potato Bites, prepared by Benjamin Kouri. University as Imlay City Spartans.
Industry Commission is marketing manager, and Chartwells kitchen staff in Capac. of Michigan-Environmental Most often when given a
Guthry Laurie of Walther “It helps them put a Sciences choice in their course selec-
Potato Farms hosted an face behind the food and Carlos Gonzalez, tion they chose the more
assembly for third and helps them understand what University of Michigan- difficult path,” Eddy and
fourth graders where Laurie goes into raising potatoes.” Premed/Neurology Gauthier stated in a release.
showed the students photos Walthers—one of the •Honorable Mention: Scholar Athletes were
from the farm, explained state’s largest potato pro- Andrew Antonelli, Oakland recognized for having a
how potatoes are grown and ducers—grows both fresh University-Biochemistry grade point average of 3.4
fielded questions from an and chip potatoes, Chesher Avery Whitney, or higher. Additionally they
attentive audience. said. University of Cincinnati- needed to have participated
Students also had the “The kids were very Architecture in more than one sport,
chance to sample Michigan- enthusiastic and had some •Scholar Athletes: Wes been involved in a student
Photo by Nate Chesher

grown potatoes made into great questions like ‘what Hampton, Saginaw Valley leadership group (i.e.
Easy Cheesy Potato Bites, a was the largest potato ever State University-Science Student Council, Class
Michigan Potato Industry seen?’” Chesher said. Education Council), served as positive
Commission recipe. The state association is Kayla Louwsma, role model and been recog-
“We want to get more partnering with Chartwells, Calvin College-Nursing nized as part of all-state,
potato growers in front of a school food service pro- According to Principal all-conference or all-area
Guthry Laurie of Walther Potato Farms visited
kids and explain what they vider, for these school pro- Brian Eddy and Athletic honors.
Capac Elementary School in April to explain
how potatoes are grown. do,” Chesher said. grams.

Good Earth Day

The inaugural ‘Good Earth Day’ event was held on Sunday,
May 5 at First Congregational Church in Imlay City. The
event included a blessing of packets and bags of seeds and
garden tools and asking for a good harvest for those
involved in agriculture. A small garden was installed later
in the day at the church. A worship service was also held,
and Almont's Ashley Gibbs (left) spoke about farming and
the future of agriculture and her experiences with 4-H and
the FFA.

Photo provided
Imlay City seniors named to the BWAC All-
Academic Team include (top, l-r) Casey
McCarthy, Benjamin Kouri, Carlos Gonzalez,
Avery Whitney, (bottom) Wes Hampton, Kayla
Louwsma and Andrew Antonelli.

Tri-City Times
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Moving into good health

Imlay grad motivates middle schoolers for ACES Day
By Catherine Minolli ACES (All Children in the fitness and/or E x e r c i s i n g sports world.
Simultaneously) Taylor told stu-
IMLAY CITY — Day last Wednesday. dents she got
Taylor (Lee) Harbin learned Longtime mid- involved in sports
one thing fairly early on as dle school phys ed early on, and dis-
a student at Imlay City teacher Greg covered both the

Photo by Catherine Minolli

Schools. Prendergast invited dedication and fun
That one thing—that the fitness trainer that teamwork can
it’s lots of fun to be part of and teacher to share Taylor (Lee) bring.
a team—ended up shaping her thoughts about Harbin The downside, she
her future and her life, and the importance of added, was that her
continues to bring her hap- physical fitness and health. dad—Rick Lee—was also
piness and success in the This is a tradition her coach. Taylor (Lee) Harbin, a 2009 Imlay City High School graduate, talks health
fitness industry. Prendergast has carried on “How cool does that and fitness with Imlay City Middle Schoolers during ACES Day last
Taylor, a 2009 grad, for many years—bringing sound?” Taylor asked the Wednesday. Harbin makes a living in the fitness industry.
was the special guest speak- in an Imlay City High middle schoolers. They
er at the middle school to School grad who’s carved responded with a collective “I know, I know,” she involved,” she said. rently manages a gym in
inspire students during out a living and a lifestyle groan. said. “It was hard, but he That other way? Fitness Kalamazoo where she lives.
pushed me to do my best.” classes. Taylor told the stu- “The most important
To top things off, dents she learned all sorts of thing I’d like you to take
Taylor’s mom—Amy ways she could keep active away from this is that it’s
Lee—was also a high and move her body. She important to do something
school teacher. Both parents learned how to lift weights, every day,” Taylor told the
shared the same ideals, how to do pushups and students.
Taylor said. burpees, and she learned “Be involved in some-
“They both wanted me that she had a passion to thing every single day, no
to be involved in something teach others to find joy in matter where you are at.”
every day,” she said. “To be physical activity as well. Along with the motiva-
active and be part of a Taylor earned a tional speech, Taylor led
team.” Bachelor’s Degree in students in a variety of
Photo by Catherine Minolli

Once she moved onto Exercise Science at Grand exercises they can practice
college, Taylor said she Valley State University. She at home, no special equip-
realized she had to change went on to earn a Masters in ment required. A dozen or
things up. Exercise Physiology at so student volunteers per-
“I wasn’t tall enough or Western Michigan formed burpees, squats and
good enough for college University. core scissor kicks as their
Imlay City Middle School students volunteer to practice burpees as sports, so I had to figure out She’s worked as a train- classmates cheered them
ACES Day guest speaker Taylor (Lee) Harbin serves as coach. some other way to be er and a teacher, and cur- on.

Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ on May 11

Imlay postal carriers encourage communities across the
Food collected during
the drive will be delivered
residents to participate in food drive

NALC website image

Residents are encour- to local churches, food
aged to participate in the banks and food pantries
By Catherine Minolli Association of Letter 2019 campaign by placing for distribution in the com- Carriers this Saturday, non-perishable food dona- munity.
May 11. tions in a bag near their “While all non-perish-
IMLAY CITY — In it’s 27th year, the mailbox on Saturday, May able donations are wel- Imlay City mail carriers will participate in the
Area postal carriers are Stamp Out Hunger cam- 11, before the letter carrier come, foods that are high ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive this Saturday.
hoping to help those in paign is the largest single- arrives. Letter carriers will in protein such as canned
need by once again partici- day food drive in the leave bags for use along tuna, salmon, beans and Kietzke says in a press roni and cheese dinners
pating in the ‘Stamp Out United States. Last year’s with residents’ mail in the peanut butter are most release. “Canned fruits and and 100% fruit juice also
Hunger’ campaign spon- drive brought in 71.6 mil- days leading up to the food needed,” Imlay City vegetables, whole grain, top the list of most needed
sored by the National lion pounds of food from drive. Postmaster Monica low sugar cereals, maca- items.”

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May 18 Auction aids I.C. Christian School

Almont’s ‘The Bells’ is site of school’s 2019 fundraiser
By Tom Wearing Some of the items dents at the school’s annu- scheduled to be auctioned al science camp.
off include getaway trips “From the camp, it
IMLAY CITY — The to Charleston, SC; traveled across the country
2019 Imlay City Christian Gatlinburg, TN; the to quilters who lent a hand
School Auction is critical Wisconsin Dells and and many stitches,” said
to the continued success of Charlevoix, MI. ICCS Staff member
the school and local Other items going up Colleen Martin. “It is truly
Christian-based education. for bids feature a lift chair a work of art and love.”
On Saturday, May 18, donated by The Furniture Martin added that raf-
supporters of the school Brokers of Almont; a fles will be ongoing
will congregate at ‘The windshield replacement by through the evening for
Bells Event Center’ in Todd’s Glass; a Remington items that include a Yeti
Almont for the 9th Annual rifle; a Jose Canseco cooler, a fully-loaded
Imlay City Christian Oakland A’s jersey; a Hope s’mores fire pit, an Insta-

Photo by Tom Wearing

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Doors will open at sey; numerous food, gift Tickets for the 2019
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Almont Elementary and cider and doughnuts in advance at the school
School) at 4 p.m. with the from Blakes. office for $25, and is
silent auction. Dinner is Listed among the “sen- encouraged for the pur- Adelyn Bilinsky, Allie Bertram and Makenna Day display auction items.
scheduled for 4:45 p.m., timental” items going up pose of meal planning.
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Our Opinion Letters from our readers...

Almont Schools may outsource busing
This letter is to inform well as possibly in other say how many students that they are safe all the
parents of students who areas of transportation and they might plan to have on way to school and home—
attend Almont Community throughout the district). a given bus (3 in a seat— and that someone is at
Schools that there are two You might want to Google like the busses are rated?) home to receive them. I
important meetings coming Dean Student to find out a On the outside, they sound have even known them to
up that you would be wise bit about them. The board like a fair company. On the wait to make sure the chil-
to attend. There is a is also hoping that all the other hand, they are in it to dren get safely into the
Finance Committee meet- current bus drivers will go make a profit (so, is there house so that they are not
ing on 5/13 at 6 p.m. to work for Dean—with a something the district could left outside in the elements
and there is a regular lot less in benefits. do on their own to save if nobody comes to the door
School Board meeting on At the last board meet- money without privatizing to wave to them. They also
5/20 at 7 p.m. at the High ing, Dean did a presenta- the bus drivers of our chil- support the local Almont
Photo by Catherine Minolli
School. tion to the board. In their dren?) businesses—spending their
There are a lot of rum- presentation, they admitted I personally know some paychecks locally as much
blings going on in Almont that they will be using their of the drivers who have as they can. They support
because the School Board older busses when the cur- been with the district for both our children and our
is seriously considering hir- rent bus lease is up—this many years—some of businesses here in
ing an outside company will save them consider- whom are near retirement Almont—Almont should
Imlay City Middle School phys ed teacher (Dean Student) to take care ably. Further, they admitted age. These drivers have band together and support
Greg Prendergast motivates students to of all the transportation that bus routes could be as driven my own children them at these important two
participate in the school district’s new ‘5-2- needs for the district. They long as 90 minutes each— and grandchildren. They upcoming meetings! Please
1-0’ health and wellness program. are hoping that they will how long will the students are some of the most lov- pass the word!
save money by having to actually be on the busses? ing, conscientious people I —Name withheld
Area schools lead pay into the retirement fund
of longtime employees (as
They said that the busses
will be filled, but did not
know. They know who the
students are and make sure
upon request

way for student Lum firefighters’ spaghetti dinner May 18

health, wellness Yep, it’s that time of Auction. This fundraiser yourself and your family and to all new donors this

year again. will be held Saturday, May out to Lil’ Ole Lum in the year. You are all so very
t is outstanding, yet not surprising, that Lum Firefighters are 18 from 4-8 p.m at the Thumb for an enjoyable much appreciated. Without
area school districts are prioritizing having their annual “All Arcadia Township Hall in evening of good food, good you we wouldn’t continue
health and wellness for students as what’s You Can Eat” Spaghetti Lum. The cost is $5 each fun and good visiting with to have such successful
now called ‘the obesity epidemic’ reaches Dinner. Come on out to Lil’ and children under 12 eat family, friends and neigh- Spaghetti Dinner fundrais-
Ole Lum for a fun night on free. Remember this is “all bors. ers. All proceeds from these
across the globe. the town. There will be you can eat!” Where else The Lum Firefighters fundraisers are used to pur-
According to recent statistics, about 50-50 drawings along with can you take the whole say “Thank You” to all chase needed equipment.
one-third of American children and teenag- about 100-plus items family out for dinner so those who donated in the —Shelly Swain
ers in the obese category, making child- offered in a Chinese inexpensively? So, bring past and continue to do so Lum
hood obesity a leading health concern for
parents, physicians, and educators. As
many habits are developed and set in the
Firefighters sacrifice for their community
childhood years, it is important that health Editor’s note: The fol- made up of people who ready and willing to go at fires. Sometimes you give
and wellness take top priority to help pre- lowing letter was submitted give freely of their time to all times to save people, your lives in order to save
to every firefighter in serve and protect our com- children and even animals ours.
vent a host of chronic illnesses and disease Lapeer County in recogni- munity. This includes high- from fires. It is because of these
later in life. tion of International ly technical and physical While we’re running sacrifices that we are eter-
Technology has played a role in this Firefighters Day (May 4) training, education, regular out of a burning structure, nally grateful for your ser-
trend toward a more sedentary lifestyle. by Jeffrey Satkowski, exec- meetings, and continued you are running into it to vice to our community. On
According to the American Academy of utive director at Lapeer learning. It also means make sure everyone gets behalf of myself and all of
County Central Dispatch. these volunteers keep a out and is safe. You’re there the people at Lapeer County
Pediatrics, the average child spends more To be a firefighter takes pager on hand at all times to rescue us from automo- Central Dispatch, thank
than seven hours a day in front of a a special type of dedication. and get up when it sounds bile crashes and cut us out you.
screen—be it television, the internet and/or It takes a person who is and respond to the calls for of the vehicle. You’re there —Jeffrey Satkowski
cell phone playing video games or chatting willing to sacrifice not only help. This can be during the to pull us out of the ice cold Executive Director
their time and effort but day, in the middle of the water when we fall through. Lapeer County
or checking social media accounts. sometimes their lives. night, in the rain, snow or You’re also there to help Central Dispatch
Increased screen time means decreased The all-volunteer fire heat and even on holidays. educate us about fire safety Lapeer
physical activity, which can lead to weight service in Lapeer County is The people who serve are and show us how to prevent
In Almont, middle school students
recently participated in the Active Schools TSC photo contest for 4-H and FFA youth
Challenge, aimed at getting youths up and Tractor Supply residing near a stop on the winners at each of the 10 Since the Mobile Fair
moving for at least 30 minutes each day. Company is calling for 4-H fair’s tour can enter the con- fair stops with a special cer- Tour’s inception in 2016,
Phys Ed teacher Erik Johnson noted that and FFA youth to demon- test by submitting a photo emony. Winners will be Tractor Supply has recog-
strate what it means to be a and caption that showcases presented with a commem- nized more than 100 4-H
students put down their devices and took great neighbor during the a 4-H or FFA project mak- orative plaque and Tractor and FFA youth for their
part in a variety of activities in the gym. retailer’s Mobile Fair Tour, ing a difference in their Supply gift pack in appre- community contributions
Some even joined the school’s new a 10-stop journey across the community. The Mobile ciation of their hard work. across the country. In addi-
Walking Club, which includes both stu- United States. Fair Tour will begin its The “Great Neighbor” tion to honoring contest
The “Great Neighbor” route July 15 at the Fayette Photo Contest closes on winners, the Mobile Fair
dents and staff. Incentives were added to Contest is an experiential County Fair in Washington June 16. To enter, eligible Tour features free, family-
encourage participation. Students earned component of the Mobile Court House, Ohio, and 4-H and FFA members friendly activities and priz-
gift cards to Subway and Tropical Fair Tour where local youth will come to a stop in Tyler, should visit TractorSupply. es to enhance the fair expe-
Smoothie, among other healthy options. are encouraged to submit a Texas, at the East Texas com/FairTour to submit rience.
Imlay City students have long been tak- photo with a 200-word State Fair on September 22. their photo and description, —Francie Fisher
description for participa- Tractor Supply will review contest rules and Corcoran
ing part in the annual ACES Day. An acro- tion. choose winners at random regulations, and view a list Media Contact
nym for ‘All Children Exercising 4-H and FFA youth and will recognize the local of fair stops. Tractor Supply Company
Simultaneously,’ ACES Day is a global
event that was created in 1989 by phys ed
teacher Len Saunders. The goal is to
encourage and promote physical fitness
through exercise. Imlay City Middle
Reaching into bag--er--shelf of tricks
School phys ed teacher Greg Prendergast
has taken it a step further. Every year for
I t’s an old but useful
trick. Well, not a trick,
really, as in a deception to
ing, Volume 4 of ‘Dispatch
Detroit’ (containing two of
my merchant marine
shelf—of tricks...
“The next message you
need is always right where
knows there is no such
thing.”—Richard Dreyfuss.
“Artistic growth is,
ACES Day Prendergast brings in a special fool someone. It’s more buddy Rick’s journal you are.”—Ram Dass more than anything else, a
guest speaker—an Imlay City High School like magic. Like a tool. A entries as he sailed Lake “Tenderness contains refining of the sense of
graduate—who has found happiness and tool that, for me right now, Superior on the M/V W.J. an element of sadness. It is truthfulness. The stupid
success in the physical fitness and/or is in the shape of a crutch. McCarthy) and a volume not the sadness of feeling believe that to be truthful
I don’t mind grabbing of poetry called ‘Whistling sorry for yourself or feel- is easy; only the artist, the
sports industry. for the crutch, though, in the Dark’ sit above my ing deprived but it is a nat- great artist, knows how
This year, the Imlay City School because it’s like a ladder. head here at work. They ural situation of fullness. difficult it is.”—Willa
District has added a ‘5-2-1-0’ challenge for A ladder that I reach for are filled, You feel so full and rich, Cather
students and their families. The program and climb when I want to packed, as if you were about to “Just when I found out
share something meaning- literally shed tears. Your eyes are the meaning of life, they
aims at creating new, healthy habits for ful and worthwhile, except bursting full of tears, and the changed it.”—George
youths while engaging the entire family. my brain has yet to give with moment you blink, the Carlin
Every day, participants are encouraged to birth to whatever it is I’m beautiful- tears will spill out of your “Villainy wears many
eat five (5) servings of fruits and vegeta- grabbing for. And writing ly strung eyes and roll down your masks, none of which so
bles, limit screen time to two (2) hours or about myself has become together cheeks. In order to be a dangerous as virtue.”—
exceedingly difficult and words— good warrior, one has to source unknown
less, engage in one (1) hour of exercise, perhaps even torturous to strands Observations in ink... feel this sad and tender “Love until it hurts.”—
and have zero (0) sugary drinks. Students those who stop by here and heart. If a person does not Mother Teresa
and families track their progress and have each week. So, I pull out strands of Catherine Minolli feel alone and sad, he can- “If you are reluctant to
a chance to win prizes. my bag of tricks, literally them. not be a warrior at all.”— ask the way, you will be
yank it off the bookshelf. Gems of wisdom, tidbits of Chogyam Trungpa; lost.”—Mayan proverb
These are just a few examples of the Five books of quota- nonsense, pure humor and Shambhala: The Sacred “No snowflake ever
efforts being made in schools around the tions; two symbol diction- utter craziness all glisten- Path of the Warrior falls in the wrong
Tri-City area to promote wellness and aries; two volumes about ing like a peaceful moon “We must continually place.”—Zen saying
health. These programs, and others imple- religions of the world, The captured in neatly bound discipline ourselves to “The soul should
mented in area schools, also demonstrate Little Zen Companion, two volumes resting above the remember how it felt the always stand ajar, ready to
thesauruses, a dictionary of gray mass of my brain. first moment.”—Sarah welcome the ecstatic expe-
once again the dedication and forward- global culture, a seven lan- Rather than even Caldwell. rience.”—Emily Dickinson
thinking of area school district officials guage dictionary, an AAA attempt to shape my elu- “If the only prayer you “It is life near the bone
and the school boards they answer to. We guide to Alabama, sive but pressing ideas into say in your whole life is where it is sweetest.”—
encourage parents to work with their chil- Louisiana and Mississippi, something others can gain ‘thank you,’ that would Henry David Thoreau
dren to help make these programs a suc- a Word Book, two diction- from, or write, yet again, suffice.”—Meister Eckhart “Water which is too
aries—Webster’s and about myself (yawn), I “Part of me is still pure has no fish.”—Ts’ai
cess. Random House, two books think I’ll just serve as an wanting to grow up, to be
about natural herb garden- echo for my bag—my an adult, and the other part Tricks page 9
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Spread the Time to end the sideshow

good news
Editor’s note: The fol- card carrying member of but of the media’s portray-
lowing guest column was the ruling coastal elite al of same. 2) No “team
submitted by attorney John resulting in an approach to members” of Mueller ever
Lengemann. A lifelong res- governing that they find contacted Barr and so he’d

I n perfect timing, the anniversary. Last Monday ident of Imlay City, abhorrent. have no knowledge as to
word processor appeared night in the Oxford Library, Lengemann has been So, as a sideshow how “team members” may
on the market when I the artist of my first novel active in civil and munici- since the exoneration by have felt. Furthermore,
launched my journalism and I presented a book talk pal groups. Mueller, congressional and of most importance, of
career in 1993. Dyslexic,
I’m a miserable typist and
highlighting the influence
of art in composing and T he Mueller Report is
available for everyone.
Bottom line is there is no
Democrats have now
declared the Attorney
General, William Barr, to
what consequence is it
when the entire report is
out there to be read by
correct every line several illustrating The Mantle.
times I’ve lost contact with my collusion, coordination or be the Great Satan. He has everyone, including
before photographer friend. I’d cooperation by any been labeled a liar and not Congressmen Gerald
advanc- like to tell him about the Author’s book cover American citizen with transparent about the con- Nadler, Elijah Cummings,
ing to twenty-eight libraries I’ve for ‘The Mantle.’ Russia in any attempts to tents of the Mueller Eric Swalwell and Adam
the visited the past several influence the 2016 presi- Report. The criticism Schiff?
salad croissant with fresh dential election. The term stems from his 4 page It is time for this side-
next. months-thirteen this past greens. Jodi Rawlins,
week. Would he appreciate “any American citizen” summary of the report’s show to end. We have far
founder and executive chef includes President Trump findings and his answer to more pressing matters to
While I my joy and trepidation said, “Please spread the and anyone associated a question about unhappi- deal with. Russia and
the Honest Living... when I open doors of the
houses where I sow my
“I will. Is there a bak-
with his campaign. As to ness by members of the China seeking a foothold
whether any obstruction of Mueller team relating to in our hemisphere by their
Iris Lee Underwood story?
Eye to eye, I greet the
ery in town?”
Jodi pointed to Main
justice took place Mueller the Barr summary. involvement in Venezuela,
the librarian who takes my abdicated his duty. In foot- Even if one assumes China’s military expansion
Street. “There’s Tracy B’s ball terms he “punted” and that the summary issued in the Pacific, North
Internet romanced the plan- donation. I scan surround- on the corner.”
et with email and infinite ing stacks. Thousands of said “I don’t know or I by Barr doesn’t reflect the Korean nuclear issues,
First, I carried The don’t want to decide” and findings of the Mueller China’s theft of intellectu-
information. The computer stories wait for a warm Mantle to the library’s cir-
replaced my presence in hand to slide them off the left it to the Attorney Report (a totally unwar- al property and unfair
culation desk and intro- General. William Barr did ranted assumption) the trade practices, an invasion
The Oxford Leader news- shelf and turn a page so duced myself.
room where I previously they may speak. I leave what any competent attor- Mueller Report has been of illegal immigrants on
“Is Breezy available?” ney would do. He looked released to the public and our southern border,
delivered my column and one more name, title, and “I’m Breezy,” said one
the editor coached me on voice to add to the fiction at that which Mueller pro- they can read it with mini- Iranian promotion of terror
of the staff and took my duced as “evidence” and mal redactions (over 95% and nuclear development,
writing features and pro- or “local author” collec- book. “Beautiful cover,”
files. Instead, I lost sleep tion. determined that considered of the report is un-redact- Russian threats to neigh-
she said, touching the dust in the light most favorable ed) and members of con- boring states and contin-
over Internet and computer Throughout my life, jacket. “Thank you for
failures. libraries and librarians have to a prosecution it was gress can go to a secure ued attempts to sow dis-
your donation.” insufficient to go forward. room in the capitol and cord in our elections,
In conversation with a inspired hope and led me in I studied the building’s
professional photographer the direction I needed to go The only conclusions read a complete report reform of our health care
interior before I left for that can objectively and with the only redactions system, the coming bank-
and self proclaimed philos- to grow personally and pro- Tracy B’s. With ten more
opher, he said, “The fessionally. From east to fairly be reached is that being those required by ruptcy of Medicare and
stops on my tour, I ordered there was no collusion and federal law relating to Social Security systems,
Internet is the beginning of west side of the state, their a coffee and box of pas-
the end for libraries and breed and buildings person- no obstruction. However, grand jury proceedings. the opioid crisis and the
tries. For the record, I rec- that isn’t good enough. Has one Democrat gone to crying need for national
newspapers.” ify a community’s history ommend Tracy’s orange,
I did not believe him. and values. Those residing in the cor- the room to read it? The infrastructure moderniza-
cranberry scone. ridor between New York answer is NO. tion. We don’t need end-
Civilized countries nurture I began last week’s Dear Reader, please
their libraries. Americans library tour with the City and Washington D.C. Attorney General Barr less Congressional investi-
spread the good news. have their undies in knots was asked if he had gations based solely on the
honor and preserve our his- Marguerite de Angeli, Ruth Libraries and librarians are
tory and editorials in print. Hughes, and Capac branch- because what they had knowledge of the unhappi- unhappiness from the 2016
alive and well. And Mr. R’s been promised for over ness of the Mueller team election while stoking the
Public libraries subscribe to es. I arrived in downtown and Tracy B’s are perfect
newspapers, magazines, Capac before the library two years; that Trump, his regarding his summary. He fires of anger as ground-
destinations to quench your associates and his family responded that he didn’t. work for the 2020 elec-
and journals for their opened at noon. I spied Mr. hunger and thirst.
patrons. We read, listen, R’s eatery on a green, well- would all be doing the Subsequently a letter from tion. Instead Congress
Tell them Iris said “perp walk” once the Mueller to Barr was leaked needs to be doing those
and learn. groomed corner. “hello.”
The Oxford Leader has I ordered a delicious, Mueller Report was issued where Mueller was con- things to protect the sover-
Email Iris at turned out to be untrue and cerned about how the eignty of this nation and
since celebrated its 100th chunky chicken, cranberry the report was a big noth- media was portraying the making life better for its

Lasting fulfillment in life

ing burger. summary released by Barr. citizens; most of whom
But it doesn’t matter. Two points are to be don’t give a tinker’s damn
At least three congressio- made: 1) Mueller wasn’t about collusion or obstruc-
nal committees want a unhappy about Barr’s tion now that the Mueller
“M an searches for his
own fulfillment in
life in many ways, but
ing. Because we just fin-
ished studying Solomon’s
life, and since a newly
who has been blessed by
the fellowship and friend-
ship which has grown
“redo.” Why do they want
this? One: They just can-
not abide that the “chosen
statement of the findings Report is out.

where is lasting fulfillment

to be found? A career
attained friend I met in my
small group at BSF lent me
through BSF.
To my knowledge,
one” (Hillary) isn’t presi-
dent. Two: They hate Academic All-Star
comes to an end; attaining this book, I’ve begun read- Audrey Wetherell Johnson Trump and all that he
to a great position of ing it. I’m now viewing the never married—never had stands for. Three: It makes
wealth or power fails to study children. She never experi- great fodder for the
satisfy one’s deepest long- through enced motherhood. But Democratic base for the Antonio Moreno
ings. Surely there must be Johnson’s many, many women (as 2020 election. Four: Senior ~ Capac High School
something more to life! eyes and well as men) have been Trump doesn’t share their
Has life on earth any mean- under- profoundly blessed and vision of how a country • Antonio is the son of Jennifer
ing if death is its final end? standing could call her their spiritual should be run nor is he a Moreno and Oswaldo Moreno.
Many people experience a her pur- mother because she eventu- • He has a 3.86 GPA.
sense of frustration by life’s pose in ally quit ignoring God, • Antonio participates in
seeming emptiness and
brevity...I trust this book
writing it.
Part Perspectives... leaving France to return to
her home in England. Tricks: National Honor Society, Student
Council, soccer, track, Mock
Trial, Quiz Bowl and the school
will give some answers to
people who today are living
of that
purpose Willene Tanis Here, in her words, is a
summary of how that all
from page 8
Ken T’an
in the same position in eventual- came down: • His best memory from high school will be the very
“Every exit is an entry first time he performed “How are your heels!?!” in
which I found myself at ly includ- “To knowingly refuse to
somewhere else.”—Tom marching band.
twenty years of age.” ed founding Bible Study obey God when He speaks
Stoppard • Antonio envisions a successful life for him to
So far, except for prob- Fellowship (BSF). The to you as He did to me in
“Our own life is the include “a good stable job with the ability to travel
ably the age, the words group, which began with a England is a serious matter.
instrument with which we the world.”
sound like they could have little roomful of five It invariably has dangerous
experiment with truth.”— • One thing on his “bucket list” is to hike the entire
come from Solomon’s own women, has become inter- consequences. My attitude
Thich Nhat Hahn Appalachian Trail.
pen as he wrote national in scope. Locally, of agnosticism resulted in
“Pizza Pie. Frank • Antonio’s best day ever would be spent hiking with
Ecclesiastes. Interestingly, two groups meet at the months of desperation in
Sinatra. Chow. That’s all friends.
they are instead the opening Imlay City Christian England as I considered the
the Eye-talian I know.”— • If he had $1,000 to give to any cause, he would
words of A. Wetherell Reformed Church. Last meaninglessness of life
Rick Metcalf give it to an animal rescue or the Humane Society.
Johnson’s book, Created for week was the final class lived without any philoso-
“Teachers open the • His plans for the future include attending Michigan
Commitment. The book until fall, when we will be phy in which I could
door, but you must enter Tech and studying health sciences for a future career
charts her journey from studying the Book of Acts believe.”
by yourself.”—Chinese in physical therapy or biomedical engineering.
being an agnostic, a philos- under the theme: ACTS and Does that not sound
ophy graduate in Paris with the LETTERS of the like Solomon’s thought pro-
“Magic time is created
a busy social life and prom- APOSTLES: cess in Ecclesiastes?
when unconventional per-
ising career—to experienc- UNSTOPPABLE. There is Thankfully, through God’s
sons come.”—fortune
ing a profound dissatisfac-
tion with it all. The unrest
led her to search for and
no charge to attend this
wonderful fellowship. For
further information about
honing process, she became
single-minded in following
God’s plan for her life.
And on that note...
Academic All-Star
“I am astounded by
find a purpose in life which BSF, call the church office, Email Willene at
people who want to ‘know’
far exceeded all her long- or ask someone you know
the universe when it’s hard
enough to find your way
Casey McCarthy
around Chinatown.”— Senior ~ Imlay City High School
Woody Allen • Casey is the son of Allen
Email Catherine at McCarthy and Denise
cminolli@pageone-inc. McCarthy.
com. • He has a 4.0 GPA.
• Casey participates in Quiz
Guest Columnist Bowl.
• His best memory from high
Have a differing opinion about a school will be going on
hot topic? Want to further Environmental Science field trips with his friend
explain your side of the story?
You can share your thoughts by
being a guest columnist. Anyone • Casey envisions a successful life for him to include
may submit a guest column, but “being smart, having connections and being happy.”
Photo by Tom Wearing

we ask that the information be • One thing on his “bucket list” is to publish a book
accurate. The columns can be a someday.
maximum of three typed, dou- • Casey’s best day ever would be spent traveling with
ble-spaced pages. Send them to: friends.
Tri-City Times, P.O. Box 278, • If he had $1,000 to give to any cause, he would
‘Giving Tree’ gives Imlay City, MI, 48444 or run the
idea by the editor by calling 810-
give it to the International Workers of the World or
some democratic housing organization.
724-2615 or email them to: tct@
Orchard Primary Principal, Jennifer Szlachta (back), is joined by a The newspa-
• His plans for the future include attending the
group of students in front of the school’s ‘Giving Tree,’ where each per reserves the right to edit or University of Michigan to obtain a degree in pharma-
student in grades K-4 shares some kind words about himself or her- reject any column considered ceutical science and begin a career in drug research.
self or others on their very own leaf on the tree. inappropriate for publication.
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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space instructors Lyle Malaski & free meals every Tuesday able. For more info and to breakfast and friendship in appointment please call
constraints announcements Kristina Morton. For info, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion sign up call the Family a safe setting every 2nd and 810-667-0448 or 810-245-
will be posted one week in call 810-984-5061. United Methodist Church. Literacy Center at 810-664- 4th Monday of the month at 5549.
advance of the event. Notices 2737. 9 a.m. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot
must be received in writing Free meals for people in in Marysville. For more Capac Pharmacy is team-
by noon Monday prior to the
publication date.
Free Meals, Food need are offered at the
North Branch Senior Center Support Groups info, call Julie at 810-388-
ing with Support Million
Hearts by offering in-phar-
on Monday and Thursday macy blood pressure
First Congregational evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. For those that have experi- screenings, 136 North Main
For Senior Citizens Church, United Church of Woman’s Life Chapter 855
Call 810-441-0322 for more will meet at the Lois Wagner enced the death of a loved St. in Capac, Tuesdays, 9
Christ, of Imlay City oper- info. one, a support group is a.m.-6 p.m. Everyone is
ates a Food Pantry every Memorial Library in
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from Richmond at 6:30 p.m. on available facilitated by a invited to come and have
Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 Orchards’ Cupboard Food trained United Hospice their blood pressure read
9-10 a.m. at First p.m. The pantry is open to Pantry is open the 3rd June 4, 2019. Everyone is
Congregational Church in welcome to attend. Service (UHS) bereavement for free.
people needing food assis- Saturday of every month 9 volunteer. Marlette
Almont. Practice led by
tance who live in the Imlay a.m.-noon. Food distributed Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Regional Hospital, 2770
Dina Miramonti, RYT. at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce
City School District. meetings are held every Main Street in Marlette,
Imlay City Senior Center Located at 275 Bancroft in Twp., 586-336-4673. www. Saturday at 10 a.m. at West hosts this support group the
Imlay City. For more infor- Huge Book Sale at the
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30 Berlin United Methodist 1st Tuesday of each month
mation, including how to Almont District Library,
p.m. For info 810-724-6030. Church, Allenton. in the Administration 213 W. St. Clair St.,
Council on Aging
donate food or money to
support the food pantry, Museums Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Conference Room. For time
and more info, call 800-635-
Almont, MI. Please come
Membership is open to indi- please call the church at meetings are held every 7490 or visit www.marlet- and browse. May 16-24,
viduals 18 and older. The (810) 724-6207 or visit www. The Almont Community Monday night at 8 p.m. at 2019 Any questions call
Capac Senior Center is Historical Society Museum St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 810-798-3100.
open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. is open Saturdays from 1-4 in Imlay City. TOPS 620 Lapeer weight-
weekdays. We offer a vari- St. Paul’s Lutheran Church p.m. Please stop by and loss group meets Tuesday Families Against Narcotics-
ety of activities such as fit- ‘Food for Families’ kitchen Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) nights at the Hunter’s Creek Narcan Training. Thur.,
learn about your communi- and Al-Anon meetings are
ness and craft classes, a is open to the public for ty. Society meetings are held Mobile Home Park Club May 9 at 7 p.m. St. Matthews
book review group, cards free, hot meals every held every Wednesday night House, 725 DeMille Rd. in Anglican Church, 220 W.
at the museum on the sec- at 8 p.m. at the Capac
and bus trips. For info, call Monday and Wednesday Lapeer. Weigh-in from Nepessing St., Lapeer. All
ond Monday of the month United Methodist Church,
Lori at 395-7889. from 4-5:30 p.m. 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from are welcome to attend but
at 7 p.m. For more info call Capac, MI. 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more children must be 10 and
Almont and Dryden area This Heart Loves Food 810-796-3355.
info call 810-667-0999. older. For info call 810-728-
senior citizens meet the 2nd Pantry is open the 1st Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 2033 or online at lapeer@
The Capac Historical p.m., Imlay City Sr. Center,
Tuesday of the month at 12 Saturday of each month Society is open to visitors familiesagainstnarcotics.
p.m. at the Almont Lions from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lamb Steele building on org.
daily from 1-3 p.m. and 1-4 Third St. New series starts
Hall, 222 Water St., for a Gateway Assembly Church, p.m. on Sundays. Call 810-
potluck and program. Call 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay Aug. 6. For info or to regis- Zumba Gold. Combines
395-2859 for more info. ter call Tracy at 810-724- Woman’s Life Chapter dance steps with a low
798-8210 for more info. City. 855’s Bottle & Can Drive
The Dryden Historical 6030 or Ginger at 810-724- impact routine. Bring water
Adults 55 and over are The Attica United Methodist 5772. continues all year round. and a face towel. Every
Society’s depot museum will Funds support those in need
invited to Berlin Twp. Church will be holding a be temporarily closed due to Monday and Wednesday
Senior Center to play cards free community meal on the Lapeer Area Citizens as we continue to fight hun- 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
road and sidewalk construc- Against Domestic Assault ger and homelessness in our
from noon-3 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each tion. Watch for info regard- Washington Parks and Rec
other Thursday. Bring a month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. meets 1-3 p.m. every community. Call 810-392- Center, 57880 Van Dyke,
ing the reopening of the Wednesday in the Lapeer 5136 for a drop off point, or
sack lunch, beverages pro- For more info please call museum. Washington Twp. Fee
vided. Senior chair exercise 810-724-0690 or visit www. Court House for personal pick up service for a large charged. Call 586-752-6543
on Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. The Imlay City Historical protection order clinic. For donation. Make a difference for info.
Potluck luncheons will be Museum is open Saturdays info 810-246-0632. today by donating!
served the 4th Tuesday of The Attica Food Bank at from 1-4 p.m. for the 2019 Sculpt, Flex and Stretch.
10A Friday AFG Family The Imlay City Christian Beneficial weight training.
every month at noon. For the Attica United Methodist season. Groups meeting. Imlay City School has discount cards Every Monday, Wednesday
info, call 810-395-4518. Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is FOC Lutheran Church, available for sale. Proceeds
Dinner and card playing,
open from 2-4 p.m. the sec-
ond and fourth Monday of Youth Events 7191 Imlay City Rd, Imlay
City. Contact Ginger Miller
benefit the school’s athletic,
and Friday. Washington
Parks and Rec Center ,
50/50 raffle and prizes of the month. Proof of resi- music and PE programs. 57880 Van Dyke,
high and low for each table Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. at 810-724-5772 for more For more information call Washington Twp. Call 586-
dency and need required. information.
every 3rd Monday at the This is a FREE workshop Imlay City Christian School, 752-6543 for times and
Washington Senior Center, The Capac Community for 3-5 year olds & parents/ Mon.-Fri. 8-4, 810-724- prices.
caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- Romeo Washington Parks 5695.
57880 Van Dyke, Food Pantry, 112 S. Main and Rec. One on one grief
Street, is open each ects that will develop your
Washington Twp., MI
48094, from 4-8 p.m. For Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. child’s skills and prepare counseling provided at both
Romeo and Washington Medical Care Other
info, call 586-752-6543. Please call LOVE, INC. at them for school! Children
also enjoy a snack, story Centers. By appointment
810-245-2414 in advance to only, please call to set up Lapeer County Health Free tutor training for peo-
Swing Dance Lessons at the ensure your food voucher time, and a free book! Call Department, 1800 Imlay ple who would like to help
Port Huron Senior Center, your appointment today
will be received before you the Family Literacy Center City Rd., Lapeer - Regular others in our community
600 Grand Avenue, Port 586-752-6543. Free of
stop in to shop. Any ques- today to reserve your seat at Immunization Clinic Hours: improve English skills.
Huron, every Tues. from charge.
tions, please call Joyce 810-664-2737 and for more (held in 2nd floor clinic Volunteer basis. Please call
7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and Kaufman at 810-395-7532. info on dates and times. FOR WIDOWED MEN & area) Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 for orientation before train-
3rd Thurs. of the month WOMEN: Lunch-Cards- p.m.; By Appointment Only, ing at 810-664-2737.
from 7:30-9 p.m. with The Capac Kitchen serves Play groups available. Free Friendship. Join us every
6 week sessions. At these Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30
3rd Tuesday of each month a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays Volunteer for the Habitat
FREE 90-minute play- from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at for Humanity of Lapeer
groups, children will par- 1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vac-
Cavis Pioneer Restaurant, cine is now available. For County at the office.
ticipate in storytime, devel- 5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball Interested parties can call
additional info, to check if
opmentally appropriate Twp. 48074. No RSVP nec- 810-664-7111 and speak to
we accept your insurance,
games and crafts, learn new essary. For more info call Carolyn, Cheryl or Pete at
or to schedule an appoint-
skills, and enjoy a snack Joanne K. at 810-324-2304. 810-660-7823.
ment please call 810-667-
and social time with other This activity is sponsored by 0448.
children. Parents will have
the chance to talk to other
Widowed Friends, a peer
support group www.wid- Free hearing and vision Club News
adults with same-age chil- screens for children of pre-
dren. Register now for the school age are available at Veterans of Foreign Wars
next session! Numerous Widowed Friends invites all the Lapeer County Health (VFW) of Imlay City, Post
locations and dates avail- widowed to join us for Department. To schedule an 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.
(Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas

c 
Veterans Meetings 2nd
Thursday, every other
month, 7 p.m.; Post
Meetings 1st Thursday
every month, 7 p.m.;
Auxiliary Meetings 1st
Saturday of every month,

St. Paul’s Holy Redeemer Light of Christ 10 a.m.
Lutheran Church Lutheran Church Community The Imlay City American
4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI Legion Post 135 meets the

200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
810-796-3951 2nd and last Wednesdays of
Imlay City, MI Attica, MI 48412 2720 Winslow Road the month at 7:00 p.m. The
810-724-1200 810-724-2702
8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS
9:30 am - WORSHIP Imlay City, MI 48444 post is located at 212 E.

email: 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass Third Street. Contact them
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. BIBLE CLASS at 810-724-1450 or ameri-
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. ALL WELCOME!!! Sunday Worship 10:30 am canlegionpost135@frontier.
Pastor Tim Martin Pastor Steven Helms
Pastor Alan Casillas
19 Sunday 10 a.m. Service 19 Christian Preschool Available 19
Phone: 810-724-6999 19

Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont BLESSED HOPE

The Evening Star Quilt
U.M.C. C.R.C. Guild meets the last
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53)
First Baptist Church BAPTIST CHURCH Wednesday of each month
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Church 810-395-2112 Wayne Boyd, Pastor 1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
Phone: (586) 784-5854
at the Davison Senior
Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. in
Attica Food Bank: Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888 Sunday School - 10:00 am
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am Sunday Worship - 11:00 am Davison. Meetings start at
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services Eve. Service - 6:30 pm 6:30 p.m. and doors open at
of the month. MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Community Dinner:
Bible Studies Every
Community Men’s & Women’s Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm Wed. Service - 6:30 pm 6 p.m. For more info call
Monday and Tuesday Evenings Christian School K-12
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Tuesday Morning
Bible Studies
Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services A Warm Welcome Awaits You!
Lisa, 810-358-7294.
Pastor Ron Rouse 9:30 am 11:00 am 810-724-4315 over Come as you are - everyone is welcome! Gayle P. Hortop, Pastor
Come Grow With Us! Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God
19 19 19 19 19

Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart - Imlay City

St. Nicholas - Capac Goodland GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI

Community Every Sunday The Lapeer

Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio
Saturday Mass (810) 395-7557
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 4:00 pm - St. Nicholas • 6:00 pm - Sacred Heart Center’s Flea Market is
5394 Main Street - Dryden
Church 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City 
(Across from the Library) Sunday Masses 9:00 am - Sacred Heart • 11:00 am - St. Nicholas
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. The
810-796-3341 Like Us On
6:00 pm (Spanish) - Scared Heart
Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lapeer Center Building is
10:30 a.m. Worship 2008 N. Van Dyke Evening Service - 5:00 p.m. at 425 County Center Street.
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth Tuesday at St. Nicholas at 8:30 am
Wednesday at Sacred Heart at 10 am 
Nursery Available
First Thursdays at St. Nicholas at 7 pm Imlay City, MI 48444 Wednesday Family Night - 6:30 p.m. This long-running commu-
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade Sunday 10:00 a.m.
First Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7 pm Supervised child care during all services
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Youth Group 6th-12th grade First Saturdays at Sacred Heart at 8 am
810.724.1747 Sunday School nity event is sponsored by
5pm-6:30pm Sundays Confessions
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May The Lapeer Center, a
Worship Service: 10:00 am19
Saturdays 3 pm St. Nicholas • 5:30 pm Sacred Heart
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
First Saturdays at 7:30 am at Sacred Heart Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist Staffed Nursery During Worship 501(c)3 non-profit organiza-
19 810-724-0687 19 Sundays at 5:30 pm before the Spanish Mass 19 19 19
tion for over 60 years. For
West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church information on space rent-
Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church - 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
als, call 810-347-7915.
There is no admission
Imlay City, MI 48444 275 Bancroft - Imlay City
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service Missouri Synod 810-798-8855 charge. For general infor-
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service mation on the Flea Market,
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City
at 10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00am Bible Study - 9:00 am 810-724-6207 Lapeer Center room rentals
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the
Month Evening Service 2:30pm
Worship Time - 10:30 am Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade and catering, call 810-664-
Children’s Church - 10:30 am Facebook: @FirstCongregationalUCC.ImlayCity
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Contemporary Service - Wednesdays 7:00 pm Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm 2109, email lapeercenter@
810-724-3306 SALT Program ~ Tues. & Thurs. 4-5:30pm or see www.
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade
19 John Barker, Minister on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” Pastor William King
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Future’s bright for Almont’s Top Ten

ALMONT — Members Brightest” award. Paige Biochemistry.
of the Class of 2019 are has been a member of the Hannah Feys is the
preparing to celebrate their Almont High School Band daughter of Ritchie and Liz
accomplishments at com- and the Almont Jazz Band Feys of Imlay City.
mencement exercises slated since ninth grade, where Ranking ninth in the Class
for Sunday, June 2. she plays clarinet and saxo- of 2019, Hannah carries a
Following are the Top phone, respectively. She 4.041 GPA, has earned the
Ten graduates: was a clarinet section leader Bronze, Silver, Gold, and
Valedictorian Max for one year. Paige has been Platinum Academic
Brombach is the son of an active two-year member Max Erica Paige Jillian Rachel Awards, and was selected
Robert and Judy Brombach of the National Honor Brombach Bailey Hunger Terrell Tietschert as a Scholar-Athlete for the
of Almont Twp. Max car- Society where she holds the BWAC Academic All-
ries a 4.2586 GPA, has position of Vice-President Conference Team. Hannah
received the Bronze, Silver, and co-organized three has played on the Almont
Gold and Platinum American Red Cross Blood Varsity softball team all
Academic Awards, was Drives this year. four years of high school.
named Almont’s “Brightest Athletically, she was a During those four years,
and Best” by WXYZ member of the Almont JV she was nominated to the
Channel 7 News, and Tennis Team her freshman All-District Team in 2017
received First Team All- year and moved up to and also received the
Academic accolades for the Varsity in 10th-12th grades. Anthony Jackson Emily Hannah Crystal Defensive Player of the
BWAC Academic All- Paige’s proudest awards are Henige Brown Maust Feys Rayl Year award in 2018, as well
Conference Team. the Society of Women as, several additional
Max will be attending Engineers’ Madame Curie with a 4.1771 GPA. son of Ken and Cheri Brown Gold, and Platinum awards. She was named
Michigan State University Award and becoming a In the fall, Rachel will of Dryden. He has been Academic Awards, was Captain of the 2019 Almont
in the fall for Computer National Merit Scholar be attending Michigan involved in several activi- selected for the BWAC High School Varsity
Engineering and was a Finalist. She plans to attend Technological University ties throughout his educa- Academic All-Conference Softball team.
finalist for the Michigan Kettering University in the majoring in Mechanical tion at Almont High School. Team, and has attained a Hannah will be attend-
State Alumni Distinguished fall to major in Mechanical Engineering. He participated in the 4.082 GPA. His love for ing Oakland Community
Scholarship. Engineering, with Anthony Henige is the Almont Marching and cars and other machinery College for Dental Hygiene
During high school, Biomedical Applications as son of Troy and Jenny Concert Band for four years inspires him to pursue a in the fall of 2019.
Max played football and a focus. She is scheduled to Henige of Almont serving as Drum Major for degree in Mechanical or Crystal Rayl is the
basketball for four years. begin her first co-op posi- Township. Anthony will be two years and was the trum- Electrical Engineering at daughter of Pete and Mary
He was one of two tion with Viant Medical in attending Saginaw Valley pet section leader for one University of Michigan- Rayl of Dryden. She has
MHSFCA Dream Team Grand Rapids starting in State University in the fall year. Jackson also provided Ann Arbor. attained a 4.0151 GPA, has
Scholar Athletes and July. working toward a his trumpeting skills to the Emily Maust is the earned the Bronze, Silver,
received the Burlsworth Jillian Terrell is the Bachelor’s degree in Almont Jazz Band for four daughter of Don and Gold, and Platinum
Character Award in foot- daughter of Robert and Lisa Mechanical Engineering. years. Mercedes Maust of Almont. Academic awards, and
ball. He has played alto Terrell of Almont. Jillian is Anthony is ranked sixth in As a two-year member Emily has accumulated a achieved a ranking of tenth
saxophone in the Almont ranked fourth in her class his class, has an accumu- of the National Honor 4.0713 GPA, is ranked in her class.
Marching and Concert with a GPA of 4.1906, has lated GPA of 4.1227 and Society Jackson directed eighth in her class, and has Crystal has participated
Bands for four years, and received the Bronze, Silver, has earned the Bronze, the establishment of a earned the Bronze, Silver, in the school’s FIRST
was a section leader for one Gold and Platinum Silver, Gold, and Platinum memorial for Mrs. Sharon Gold, and Platinum Robotics team since her
year. Max was a member Academic Awards, and was Academic Awards. In addi- Pilarski, a beloved, former Academic Awards. sophomore year and has
of the Almont chapter of the selected for the BWAC tion, he was selected for the Almont High School Throughout her school been involved in Rachel’s
National Honor Society for Academic All-Conference BWAC Academic All- English teacher, and is a co- years, Emily played soccer Challenge since her junior
two years, and led the Team. During her senior Conference Team. During leader of the School for nine years, volleyball year. Crystal has also been
school recycling program. year Jillian was dual his senior year Anthony Grounds Committee. for five years, and tennis involved in 4-H since she
He also competed with the enrolled in the Medical was dual enrolled in the Jackson has also competed for two years. She has been was five years old showing
Mathletes Team for three Careers Acceleration Pre-Engineering program on the Mathletes team. a three-year member of the poultry, swine, goats, rab-
years where he won numer- Program (MCAP) offered offered through the Athletically, he has raced Student Council, serving as bits, and beef, and is a teen
ous awards in both individ- through the University of University of Michigan- on the Almont Cross Secretary on the Executive superintendent in poultry.
ual and team events. Michigan-Flint and the Flint and the Lapeer County Country team for four years Board her senior year. She In the fall she will be
Erica Bailey, the Lapeer County Education Education & Technology where he broke the fresh- has participated in Rachel’s attending Michigan State
daughter of John and & Technology Center. Center. man and sophomore records Challenge and the National University and plans to
Roberta Bailey of Allenton, Jillian holds the position of Throughout high school he while qualifying for the Honor Society, donating major in finance.
will be graduating as President in the National has earned several awards MHSAA States many hours to community Editor’s note: A heart-
Salutatorian with a GPA of Honor Society. She has for academic success in Championships all four service. She was voted felt thank you to Joyce
4.252. Erica has received been involved in several math and science. He also years. He served as team homecoming princess her Burkland, longtime
the Bronze, Silver, Gold, service projects including participated in the National captain his senior year. junior year. Emily is plan- Secretary to the Principal
and Platinum Academic co-organizing the American Honor Society, basketball, Graduating seventh in ning to attend Oakland at Almont High School, for
Awards and was selected Red Cross Blood Drives, and baseball. his class, Jackson has University in the fall and compiling the information
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Habits: Ready, set, health!

from page 1 ‘Spartan Circuit.’
“This would consist of
information and tips for outdoor fitness stations that
each of the four challenge our students, staff, families
choices. Information has and community could use
covered things like serving regardless of age or physi-
size equivalents for fruits cal activity. This project is
and veggies, activity ideas in the works but our goal
that can replace screen would be to implement it
time and examples of sug- sometime next school year
ary drinks. if we receive our grant
The committee has also funding,” she said.
sought to remind families Currently, the school
of the opportunity to get offers sports programs at
moving while on school the middle and high school
grounds. levels. Borland Elementary
“Imlay City Schools has been home to a run-
has outdoor areas, side- ning club for about 10

Photo by Tom Wearing

walks and service drives years and recently added
for walking after school dodge ball to their roster of
hours, tennis courts, play- after school enrichment
ground equipment and classes. Annually, Weston
more—all of which is open Elementary and the Middle
to families after the school School participate in ACES Almont Middle School student Laura Oliver (center) and parents Naomi and Josh Oliver pose for
day,” they wrote in a flyer. (All Children Exercise photo after assembly where Laura shared her story of being lured by an online predator.
Buhl-Hagey said the Simultaneously) each
Wellness Committee is
actually hoping to expand
More information on
Targeted: Teen shares story of online predator
those on campus offerings the 5-2-1-0 Challenge can asking me to run away and me, but I am very happy to like this happen to us,” she
and they’ve applied for from page 1
be found on the district’s to go to him,” Laura say that I never had to find continued. “That it is
grant funding to create a website, The following excerpts recalled. “I did a really stu- out.” something that happens to
were taken directly from pid thing. I listened to him Fortunately, Laura had other people or in the mov-

Future: ‘Mock Interviews’

Laura’s hand-written mes- and snuck out of my an opportunity to escape ies.
sage. grandma’s house.” when the suspect’s sister “But it is very real and
“Today I will share the Though the two texted him, saying that the very scary,” Laura warned.
from page 1 ple in the skilled trades. things that I can say,” seemed to get along fine at police were probably hot “I and my family cannot
class of students,” Ligon Andy Roosa, a finan- Laura began. first, the man soon began on his trail. say enough to thank all of
said. “I was very impressed cial planner with Edward “I have struggled with to reveal his true nature. “He panicked,” said the authorities that helped,
with how well they Jones, applauded Almont depression for a few years “He was not the sweet Laura. “He gave me his like the (St. Clair County)
engaged with the inter- Schools for placing an now, and for the last few and caring guy that he pre- tablet to take with me Sheriff’s office, police
viewers. emphasis on providing stu- months I was in a really tended to be,” said Laura. because he could track my departments, Homeland
“These kids are our dents unique educational bad place in my mind. “He was mean, cruel and location. He told me to Security, school staff, all of
future—so it was good to opportunities. “Depression makes you hurtful. leave and come back the teachers and all of the
see that,” he said. “People “This was our second think and do a lot of bad “He watched every- later.” students that helped.
of my generation were not time doing the mock inter- stuff,” she continued. thing I did very carefully Instead, Laura used the “Every day I regret
nearly as prepared for such views,” said Roosa. “It was “Lately I’ve been feeling getting into that car with
real-world experiences.” a great year. like I don’t matter or that that guy, and I will for the
Ligon made a point of “Almont Schools does no one cares about me. "I regret ever talking with some- rest of my life,” Laura
acknowledging the many “So I started secretly said.
business owners and pro-
an outstanding job of pre-
paring our high school talking to a guy I met one that I didn't know through Kim VonHiltmayer,
spective employers who seniors for their next online. He seemed really social media...Every day I regret Almont Middle School
turned out on Thursday. steps,” he continued. “In a sweet and caring and made principal, acknowledged
“We are very apprecia- word—it’s impressive. I me feel like he understood getting into that car with that Laura for her courage in
tive to them for taking time me and that we had a lot in speaking publically about
out of their busy schedules
for one am looking for-
ward to working with common. guy. I will for the rest of my life." her ordeal with her class-
to be here,” said Ligon. “It “The things he said mates.
shows how supportive this
Finton said he heard made me feel better about -- Laura Oliver “Today is Laura’s first
community is of our young similar feedback from par- myself, and he told me that day back to school after
people. I believe all of the ticipating students. he would take care of me. and made threats about opportunity to run away going through this experi-
business people felt it was “Every comment I He made me feel special. things he would do to me and seek help. ence,” said VonHiltmayer.
well worth their time to be heard from the students “He knew I was or my family if I gave any- “I got to a place where “We are so proud of her
here.” was positive,” said Finton. depressed and said he one hints about where I the tablet had wi-fi and for facing her peers and
Chamber President “They liked the practice would help me through it,” was or who I was with. contacted my mom and a sharing her story.
Christy Yarbrough, co- and even took some feed- Laura continued. “From “If he was on the few friends,” said Laura. “It’s an important les-
back about their resumes. what he said and how I phone, he would threaten “My mom told me to go to son for other young people
“There were a couple was feeling, I felt like he me to remain silent or else the nearest store, where I to learn so they can avoid a
"Almont Schools was the only one who real- something bad would hap- called her and 911, and similar situation.
students that received job
does an outstanding offers after their interviews ly cared about me.” pen to me,” she continued. that is when they were able “I’m also proud of all
job of preparing or were invited to visit the Laura explained that “For three days he never to pick me up and get me of the students who
company later for further she had just experienced a left my side and I didn’t back to my family. stepped up to help ensure
our high school interviews. “really bad week” and that have anything to eat or “I regret ever talking Laura’s safe return home,”
seniors..." “I think any help our the Friday she ran off with drink. He called me things with someone that I didn’t VonHiltmayer added. “And
students can get to improve the adult male had been a that no one should have to know through social to our outstanding staff
-- Andy Roosa their chances of acquiring “terrible” day. hear. media,” she said. “We who played important roles
a job or internship is bene- “This guy I had been “I don’t know what his want to think that we in bringing Laura back
owner of Yarbrough ficial,” Finton said. “I plan talking to online had been long-term plans were for couldn’t have something home.”
Insurance Group, was to continue including these
equally impressed with the activities in my curriculum
turnout of businesses for
the school’s 2nd annual
and I hope that students
continue to enjoy and Banners: ‘Fallen Heroes’
Mock Interview program. embrace this activity.”
“We actually had more from page 1 •Richard C. Gregory
Among the local busi-
businesses participate than nesses and organizations to photographs of more than of Allenton who died in
we did last year,” take part in the Mock 550 fallen heroes from St. 1945 while serving in
Yarbrough said. “The Interview program were Clair County. There are North Africa
response was great and we American Tree, Aristo- still eight Capac-area vet- •Joseph S. Horvath of
heard a lot of positive Cast, Country Smoke erans that the banner pro- Capac who died in 1944
feedback from people. House, Four County gram seek information and while serving in France
However, Yarbrough Community Foundation, photos for. All of the fol- •Michael J. Krisan of
regretted that more people Gear Master, Global lowing served in the Allenton who died in 1945
from the skilled trades Systems Engineering United States Army. during the Battle of the
were not available to inter- Group, Grabill Windows & World War I Bulge
view the students. Doors, Interpower •Robert Bannister of •Carl J. Rahl of
“People in the skilled Induction, John Yarema Capac who died in 1918 Allenton who died in 1945
trades tend to be so busy at Bouquet of Floors, Kelly while serving in France while serving in
this time of the year,” she Services, Leafhollow CNC •William E. Flynn of Czechoslovakia
said. “It’s hard for them to Machining, Macomb Capac who died in 1918 Anyone who is related
be available to participate. Engineering, while serving in France to any of the men listed
•Lemuel A. Walker of
Photo provided

“The trades are good- MASTER Robotics, Merc- above or may have a photo
paying jobs that require O-Tronic Instrument Corp., Berlin Twp. who died in of the veterans is asked to
skills and training,” Garden Engines, Michelle 1918 while serving in call the Veteran Affairs
Yarbrough continued. “Our Belesky State Farm France 24/7 Hotline at 810-985-
World War II 2007. St. Clair County’s program was inspired by a
young people need to be Insurance, Michigan similar fallen veteran banner display in
aware of these fields and Maintenance Management, •Myron C. Edgerton of The concept for the
Allenton who died in 1944 banner program comes Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.
opportunities.” Nova Metal, Inc., Spring
Looking to next year, Dynamics, Trim Star, while serving in Italy from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, that began scanned and returned to the
Yarbrough said organizers Trims Unlimited, LLC., displaying light pole ban- family.
are contemplating moving Victoria USA, Inc., ners some time ago that “If no photograph can
the mock interviews to an Vintech Industries and feature fallen or missing in be provided, the
earlier date to accommo- Yarbrough Insurance action service members in Department of Defense
date the inclusion of peo- Group. the weeks surrounding Military Service Seal will
Memorial Day. The Blue be used,” Deising said.
Water Area Fallen Heroes Donations can also be

Corks and Caps for Seven Ponds

Community Banner directed to the banner pro-
Program has tailored their gram through the
project to honor service Community Foundation of
LAPEER COUNTY — Seven Ponds Nature members who were gradu- St. Clair County. To give
Center will host their annual Corks & Caps Fundraiser ates or former students of online visit, http://www.
at the Metamora Golf and Country Club on Friday, a school district in St.
May 31 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Clair County; a prior resi- funds/more/blue_water_
The night’s events include wines and craft beers to dent or property owner or fallen_heroes_community_
enjoy, a gourmet dinner, entertainment, raffle prizes, a native of St. Clair banner_program_fund or
and both a live auction and a super silent auction fea- County. checks can be sent directly
Image provided

turing numerous high quality items and unique experi- Family members are to the foundation at
ences. Auction items may be previewed at the nature asked to provide original Community Foundation of
center’s website. or good condition images St. Clair County, 500
Tickets are $75 in advance when purchased by Veterans Affairs hope the Blue Water Area of the veteran’s senior high Water Street, Port Huron,
May 27 or $80 at the door. Registration is available Fallen Heroes Community Banners, like the school photo or those of MI 48060 with Banner
online at one pictured here, will be ready for display in the veteran in their military Program Fund noted on the
2021. uniform. Images can be memo line.
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Rural Lifestyles
Get virtual field crop info from MSUE
A C R O S S •Aug. 29 - Harvesting
MICHIGAN — Michigan weed seeds with Erin Hill crops/virtual-breakfast/
State University •Sept. 5 - Calibrating Follow the Zoom link
Extension’s Field Crops yield monitors with Dennis at https://msu.zoom.
Virtual Breakfast 2019 Pennington us/j/552324349 to join
webinar program is now Participants can join online, or call in by dialing
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Every Thursday morn- mobile device or landline 552-324-349.
ing at 7 a.m. Extension phone. The Virtual To receive a weekly
experts will share the Breakfast sessions will also email reminder of the
latest in-season informa- be recorded for later view- Virtual Breakfast, sign up
The 10th grade team’s tier arch bridge prepares to be tested at the com- tion about emerging ing with closed-captioning at
petition in Grand Rapids last month. issues, crop production rec- and made available on the PIv. Participants receiving
ommendations, weather Field Crops Virtual emails can opt in or out at

Bridge builders compete

trends and reports and Breakfast webpage, https:// any time.
•May 9 - Early soil fer-

Student teams take part in MDOT challenge

tility with Kurt Steinke
•May 16 - Alfalfa seed-
ing and cutting manage-
Free Farm Bill workshop
IMLAY CITY — ment with Kim Cassida METAMORA — Local farmers are invited to a
Last month, six Imlay •May 23 - Fusarium May 14 workshop at Nolan Farms, “Utilizing the
City students headed head blight control in wheat Farm Bill on Your Land.”
west to compete in the with Dennis Pennington The free event starts at 8:30 a.m. at 5261 Thomas
April 16 Michigan •May 30 - Insect man- Rd. Programming will detail Farm Bill conservation
Department of agement with Chris programs and provide information about starting and
Transportation’s Bridge DiFonzo implementing conservation plans. Attendees can also
Building Challenge in •June 6 - Late season tour Nolan Farms and learn about high tunnel produc-
Grand Rapids. The two weed control with Erin tion, prescribed grazing, fueling facilities and more.
all-girl teams had been Burns The workshop is considered a MAEAP (Michigan
preparing for the contest •June 13 - Identifying Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program) Phase
since November when mid-season soybean issues 1 event. It’s sponsored by the Lapeer Conservation
they began designing and with Mike Staton District and their partners: Natural Resources
building their own model •June 20 - Managing tar Conservation District, Michigan State University
bridges under the guid- spot with Martin Chilvers Extension and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental
ance of Imlay City Middle •June 27 - Irrigation Assurance Program.
School teacher Kim scheduling with Steve For more information or to reserve a seat, contact
Perreault. Miller and Lyndon Kelley the Lapeer Conservation District at 664-0895, ext. 5.
The 8th grade team— •July 4 - No call, Fourth
Alison Nowak, Monique of July
Hoblet, and Emmerson •July 11 - Nematode
LaCommarre—and the management with Marisol
10th grade team—Natalie Quintanilla Marlette Livestock Auction
Nowak, Lisa Granz, and •July 18 - Cover crop
Veronica Johnson—spent management with Dean Hay and Straw Auction
their time outside of Baas
school doing bridge •July 25 - Managing Every Monday @ Noon
research, writing propos- sugar beet pests with Daniel
als that were ultimately
approved by MDOT and
•Aug. 1 - Insect man- 200+ Round Bales
agement with Chris
then building their balsa
wood model bridges. DiFonzo 1,000+ Square Bales
Photos provided

The competition con- •Aug. 8 - Plant disease

sisted of each team pre-
senting a 7-10 minute
update with Martin Chilvers
•Aug. 15 - Industrial
Powerpoint Presentation hemp with Kurt Thelen Loader available on Monday Starting at 7AM
8th graders Alison Nowak, Monique Hoblet and •Aug. 22- Corn silage
in front of judges and test- Emmerson LaCommarre (top) and 10th graders
ing the strength of their disease and quality man- 6381 Euclid St. • Marlette, MI 48453
(bottom) Veronica Johnson, Lisa Granz and agement with Manni Singh
bridge by using a Pitsco to Natalie Nowak recently represented Imlay City (989) 635-2183
apply pressure. Schools at the annual MDOT Bridge Building
“Both teams received Challenge.
high scores for their pre-
sentations. The 8th grade did not place in the com- (Transportation and Civil
team’s truss bridge petition, they are already Engineering) Programs to
weighed 28 grams and eager and inspired for schools in Michigan.
held 79 pounds of pres- next year’s season. In all, TRAC is a hands-on edu-
sure while the 10th grade 89 teams competed in this cation program designed
team’s tier-arch bridge event.” for integration into sci-
weighed 38 grams and Since 2004, MDOT ence, math, and social sci-
held 74 pounds of pres- has been offering the ence classes. It encourag-
sure,” Imlay City Schools American Association of es high school and middle
said in a press release. State H i g h w a y school students in solving
“Competition was Transportation Officials real-world problems, such
fierce and while the teams (AASHTO) TRAC as designing bridges.

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recognition recipient. Susan works as a Special Education WE
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Sheriff’s Office launches program for crime victims

Volunteers sought for Lapeer County Victim Services Unit Q&A with Undersheriff Jeremy
— The Lapeer County
The VSU is dedicated
to helping victims, survi-
Unit is designed to com-
fort and help victims
crime scene takes so long
to process and who will Howe about the VSU
Sheriff’s Office is starting vors and their loved ones; immediately after an inci- guide them through the
a Victim Services Unit and work through a crisis or dent by providing short- court system if needed. Editor’s note: Undersheriff Jeremy Howe provided
is currently seeking pro- crime. VSU are the help- term crisis intervention. Referrals can also be made additional details about the new Victim Services Unit
fessional, dedicated and ing hands of police, fire Having no previous expe- to appropriate agencies being launched in Lapeer County.
compassionate Volunteer and medical personnel. rience in traumatic events, and services within the TCT: What are the origins of the Victim Services
Advocates. The Lapeer Their presence frees most victims feel lost and community. Unit program?
County Victim Services authorities to do their job in need of guidance. On scene, VSU plays a Howe: In 1985, Michigan passed the Crime
Unit (VSU) is a trained without leaving victims VSU will offer vital role by lending sup- Victims Act and in 1988, the Act became Article 1,
group of Advocates under alone or feeling ignored. answers to such common port and assisting victims Section 24 of the Michigan State Constitution. The
the direction of the Lapeer Their objective is to assist questions as what happens and witnesses through the National Sheriff’s Association then took the lead role
County Sheriff’s Office and avoid any further vic- next, how to make funeral initial shock of trauma. in the issue of promoting victim/witness rights. Shortly
and the Michigan Sheriff’s timization. preparations, why an VSU can separate victims thereafter, the Michigan Sheriff’s Association began to
Association. The Victims Services autopsy is needed, why a from the scene of an inves- offer the program to Sheriff’s Offices all across the
tigation while maintaining state. Although the program is new to Lapeer County,
a link to officers for vic- it has actually been utilized for decades.
tim’s questions and con- TCT: Why do you think it’s important to bring
cerns. At a secondary site, this service to Lapeer County?
VSU can stay after the Howe: The Sheriff and I are always looking at dif-
deputies leave to work ferent things that we can do to improve our service to
with victims to pull a sup- the community. One area that we thought could be
port system of close improved was assisting families during a traumatic
friends, family or church incident. We felt that we could do more to get the
personnel into place. victims and their families short term crisis manage-
When is a VSU ment help and assist them during and immediately
Advocate Requested? after what is typically the worst moment of their lives.
•Homicide, suicide, or TCT: What kind of training will required to
any death or serious injury become a VSU volunteer?
•Serious traffic acci- Howe: The volunteer/advocates will be provided,
dents where injuries occur at no cost, three days of training and must have an
•Traumatic home inva- additional 12 hours of training yearly. The VSU here
sions (especially those in Lapeer County will have monthly meetings with an
involving senior citizens) educational component to every meeting.
•Death notifications TCT: Do you hope that people with a particular
background or experience will volunteer?
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•House fires
•Natural disasters Howe: We want advocates that truly care about the
•Missing children or people in their community and are willing to drop
the elderly everything they are doing to respond to an incident
where short-term crisis management is needed. That
Almont’s All Academic Team •Unexpected natural
deaths person could be anyone, college degrees or not. I know
there are plenty of people in Lapeer County that match
•Whenever requested
On Thursday, April 25, the BWAC recognized its All-Academic Team for If you would like to that description.
2019. The team included Top Academicians and Scholar-Athletes from become a VSU Volunteer,

Last call
each of its conference schools. Representing Almont on this year’s please stop by the Lapeer ducted as well as an inter-
All-Academic Team are Matt McFarlane, Jackson Brown, Hannah Feys, County Sheriff’s Office, view process.
Anthony Henige, Max Brombach, Paige Hunger and Jillian Terrell. The 3231 John Conley Dr., If you have any ques-
Almont team members were joined for a commemorative photo by
Almont High School Dean of Students Ross Gauthier and High School
Lapeer MI 48446 to pick
up a Volunteer/Advocate
tions please contact
Undersheriff Jeremy Howe for poetry
Principal Elizabeth Tomhave. The highlight of the day was stopping at Application. There will be at jhowe@lapeercounty.
Charlie Brown's Creme Cone for a post-luncheon treat. a background check con- org or 810-245-1322.


Legal Announcements
Last call for entries in the
2019 Yule Love It contest.
Entries are being sought
for the Fourth Annual ‘Yule
Love It’ Lavender Farm &
Letters Poetry Contest.
This year’s theme is
‘My relationship with
STATE OF Creditors of the decedent are
notified that all claims against the
Imlay City, Michigan 48444
Michigan is hereby amended by add-
ing section 4-41 as follows:
are hereby declared to be severable.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, nature in my own back-
MICHIGAN estate will be forever barred unless April 17, 2019 Sec. 4-41. Dogs; Offensive rule, regulation, section or subsection yard.’
PROBATE COURT presented to Jeremy Canter, personal Jeremy Canter Conduct. is declared void or inoperable for any Entries will be judged
COUNTY OF representative, or to both the probate
court at 2970 Blacks Corners Road,
2970 Blacks Corners Road
Imlay City, MI 48444
No person who is either an
owner or in possession of a dog shall
reason by any court, it shall not affect
any other part or portion thereof other
by poet Mary Jo Firth
LAPEER Imlay City, MI 48444 and the per- 19-1 violate any of the following: than the part declared void or inoper- Gillett. Her poetry collec-
Estate of Jeffrey Canter. Date of sonal representative within 4 months (1) No person shall keep a dog able. tion, ‘Soluble Fish,’ won
birth: April 18, 1956. File No.: after the date of publication of this which destroys property or trespasses SECTION 3. Effective Date the Crab Orchard Series
To all creditors:
William Lengemann
VILLAGE OF on the property of others, to the extent
such dog becomes a nuisance in the
This Ordinance shall take effect
15 days after publication.
First Book Award (Southern
Notice to creditors: The dece- P81320 CAPAC vicinity where kept.
Illinois University Press)
dent, Jeffrey Canter died June 14, 202 E. 3rd Street NOTICE (2) No person shall permit a dog Certification and she’s also published
2018. To the residents of the Village of to defecate on land owned by another I, Lisa M Lulis, Clerk of the four award winning chap-
Capac. The Village of Capac is or on public land unless such person Village of Capac do hereby certify books, most recently Dance
EMMETT TOWNSHIP accepting letters of interest to fill the
vacancy on the Capac Village council.
immediately removes the feces and
places it in a refuse disposal container
that Ordinance No. 2019-02 adopted
by the Village of Capac council at a
Like a Flame (Hill-Stead
Sunken Garden Poetry
All letters must be turned into the to which he/she is authorized to use. regular meeting held on the 6 day of
Capac Village office at 131 N. Main (3) No person shall walk or oth- May, 2019 was published as provided Award). Firth Gillette’s
St., Capac MI 48014 by May 29, 2019 erwise accompany a dog on land by law. poems have appeared in
DUMPSTER DAY by 3:30 p.m. Any questions please
call the Capac Village offices at (810)
owned by another or on public land
unless such dog is secured by a leash
Vote on this Ordinance,
members being present, was a fol-
4 The Southern Review, New
Ohio Review, Harvard
395-4355 Ext 11 and such person is in possession of a lows:
At The EMMETT TOWNSHIP HALL 19-1 bag or other container or other visible AYES: 4 Review, Salamander,
11100 DUNNIGAN RD. (M-21) means for removing dog feces from NAYS: 0 Michigan Quarterly
EMMETT, MI. such land. ABSENT: 2 Review, Green Mountains
A person who violates this sec-
tion shall be responsible for a munici-
This Ordinance is hereby
Review, Third Coast and
7:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. other journals as well as the
CAPAC pal civil infraction, and shall be sub-
ject to the penalty provisions of
John Grzyb, President
Village of Capac Verse Daily and Poetry
LOADER IS NOT AVAILABLE §2-199 of the Village of Capac Code. Lisa Lulis, Clerk Daily websites. She’s won
AN ORDINANCE TO SECTION 2. Severability Village of Capac the N.Y. Open Voice Poetry
WILL ACCEPT TIRES: $3.00 FOR CAR or LIGHT TRUCK AMEND CHAPTER 4 The provisions of this Ordinance 19-1
$7.00 SEMI-TRUCK TIRES - $1.25 PER INCH for TRACTOR TIRES Award and a Kresge Artist
TO THE CODE OF Fellowship in the Literary
$15.00 charge for Non-tagged Freon Items THE VILLAGE OF CAPAC Vermont College.
SECTION 1. Addition of
Section 4-41
IMLAY CITY First place award is
$150; second place is $100
and the third place award is
That the Chapter 4, Article II, of PUBLIC NOTICE $75.
Code of Ordinances, Village of Capac,
The contest is open to
Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of adults—one entry per per-
OFFICIAL NOTICE Imlay City will hold a public hearing on the 28th day of May 2019 at 7:00 son.
p.m. at City Hall, located at 150 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI 48444. The poem must relate
CITY OF IMLAY CITY The purpose of the hearing will be to consider the application by Greg
& Tricia Dennis for a Special Land Use request from Section 11.3 (T) for
the purpose of having an open air business in a B-3 (General Business)
to the theme and general
audience. Poetry in any
PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED District to be located at 613 N. Cedar Street, Imlay City, MI 48444 on form is welcome—30 line
property identified as tax parcel number I20-27-608-040-00, I20-27-609- limit.
FY2019-20 BUDGET 040-00 and I20-27-607-040-00. Entries must be printed
Comments may be submitted in writing or in person. Persons with
disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation should
in Times New Roman 12 pt
The City of Imlay City is giving public notice of the availability of the FY2019-20 budget proposal as submitted by
the City Manager to the City Commission pursuant to the Imlay City Charter Chapter 8, General Finance. Copies of contact the city clerk a week in advance of the meeting to request mobil- font. Do not include name
the budget proposal are available at City Hall, 150 N. Main Street, Imlay City, Michigan 48444 from Monday through ity, visual, hearing or other assistance. on the poem. Doing so will
Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 19-1 disqualify your entry.
A public hearing on the FY2019-20 budget proposal will be held at City Hall on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 With your printed
p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. The proposed property tax millage rates to be levied to support the
poem, include an index
proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.
card with your name (print-
Overview of the FY2019-20 Budget Proposal: ed), poem title, address,

Net Income/Loss
$ 0 IMLAY CITY email address, and phone

Major Street
Local Street
$ 326,000
$ 250,000
$ 326,000
$ 250,000
PUBLIC NOTICE Mail entries to Poetry
Contest, P.O. Box 61,
Industrial Park $ 5,000 $ 2,000 $ 3,000 SPECIAL LAND USE Lakeville, MI 48366.
Drug Forfeiture $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 0
DDA $ 313,000 $ 313,000 $ 0 Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Entries must be post-
General Obligation Bond $ 105,000 $ 105,000 $ 0 Imlay City will hold a public hearing on the 28th day of May 2019 at 7:00 marked no later than Friday,
2016 LTGO Cap. Improvement $ 236,000 $ 236,000 $ 0 p.m. at City Hall, located at 150 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI 48444. May 10, 2019.
2019 General Obligation Bond $ 175,000 $ 175,000 $ 0 The purpose of the hearing will be to consider the application by Belle
Valley Investments, LLC for a Special Land Use Request from Section Winners will be noti-
Sewer Fund $ 768,000 $ 768,000 $ 0
Water Fund $2,041,000 $1,966,000 $ 75,000 11.3 (V) for the purpose of opening an Indoor Bounce House/Family Fun fied via phone by June 14.
Equipment $ 162,000 $ 114,000 $ 48,000 Center in a B-3 General Business District to be located at 579 N. Cedar Winners poetry will be
Street, Imlay City, MI 48444 on property identified as tax parcel number published on yuleloveitlav-
All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written and oral comments. Persons with disabilities needing
Comments may be submitted in writing or in person. Persons with and in the
accommodations for effective participation should contact the City Clerk a week in advance to request mobility, visual,
hearing or other assistance at (810) 724-2135. disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation should Tri-City Times newspaper.
Published by City Clerk/Treasurer Lynn Eutsler contact the City Clerk a week in advance of the meeting to request mobil- Awards will be mailed
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Obituaries Dispatch log...

~ Irene G. Boven, 96 ~ Editor’s note: The fol- traffic stops:
lowing is a compilation of April 30
Irene G. Boven, age Church and prior to that John; a son, Paul; two activity and reports from •property damage traf-
96, of Brown City died taught Sunday School at great-grandchildren, Jacob area police departments: fic crash at S. Van Dyke and
May 2, 2019 after a long the original North and Jobe; and a daughter- Hunters Creek roads in
illness. She was born April Goodland Baptist Church in-law, Loretta Boven. In Imlay City Imlay Twp.
2, 1923 in Brown City to for 35 years. A visitation was held at April 30 •welfare check in the
Harvey and Emma Dudley. She is survived by Carman Funeral Home on •07:23-08:49 Monitor 4000 block of Sutton Rd. in
She graduated from Brown three children, John Monday, May 6, 2019. Traffic (Middle School) Attica Twp.
City High School Class of Boven, Connie (William) Funeral services were •13:41 Animal Problem •animal complaint at
1940. Irene married John Walker and Nancy (Roger) held on Tuesday May 7, (1800 block S. Cedar St.) Five Lakes and Peppermill
Boven on November 3, Mahaffy; a daughter-in- 2019 at the Cross Roads •15:17-15:53 Monitor roads in Attica Twp.
1945. law, Phylis Boven; 11 Baptist Church with burial Traffic (Weston May 1
She was a housewife grandchildren and 27 in Evergreen Cemetery in Elementary) •alarms in the 2000
and mother and grand- great-grandchildren along Brown City. •16:01 Suspicious block of Bristol Rd. in
mother. She enjoyed read- with a brother, Forest Memorial donations Circumstance (S. Van Dyke Imlay Twp.
ing to her grandchildren. Dudley. may be made to Camp Rd./EB I-69) •property damage traf-
She was a member of She was preceded in Michael or a favorite char- •19:53 Civil Dispute fic crash at westbound I-69
Cross Roads Baptist death by her husband, ity. (400 block N. Almont Ave.) and Lake George Rd. in
•Multiple Traffic Stops Attica Twp.
~ Rudolph “Bob” Cooper, 88 ~ throughout the day
May 1
•property damage traf-
fic crash at N. Van Dyke
Rudolph “Bob” he retired in 1994. Bob A Funeral Mass will be •00:57 Medical Assist and Lyons roads in
Cooper, age 88, of Attica, and Judy attended St. held at 11 a.m., (200 block W. Sixth St.) Goodland Twp.
MI (formerly of Dryden, Cornelius Catholic Church Wednesday, May 8 at St. •07:26-08:04 Monitor •suspicious circum-
MI) died Saturday, May 4, in Dryden, MI. He loved to Cornelius Catholic Church, Traffic (Middle School) stances in the 4000 block of
2019 after an extended ill- golf, to care for his grand- 3834 N. Mill St., Dryden, •11:39 Peace Officer Bowers Rd. in Attica Twp.
ness at home in Attica, children and great-grand- MI. Reverend Father Mike (500 block Townsend Dr.) •property damage traf-
while surrounded by his children, woodworking Gawlowski will celebrate •11:50 Suspicious fic crash at Imlay City and
loving family. Rudolph and watching Tiger base- the Funeral Mass. The Vehicle (Metcalf St./ Cade roads in Imlay Twp.
Robert Cooper was born ball. He played league family will be available for Cheney St.) •alarms in the 100 block
May 30, 1930 in Pontiac, softball all around the visiting hours from 10-11 •14:01 Vehicle in of S. Lake Pleasant Rd. in
MI. He was the son of the Thumb when he was a.m. Wednesday, May 8 at Roadway (E. Borland Attica Twp.
late Lloyd and the late younger. Family gatherings St. Cornelius Catholic Rd./S. Cedar St.) May 2
Nora (Burt) Cooper. Bob and pig roasts were an Church, 3834 N. Mill St., •14:45 Handicap •narcotics in the 600
grew up in Oxford, MI. He especially good time at the Dryden, MI. Parking Enforcement (1800 block of N. Lake Pleasant
was a graduate of Oxford Dryden farm. Cooper of Croswell, MI A final salute and flag block S. Cedar St.) Rd. in Attica Twp.
High School, Class of He is survived by his and Dean Cooper of presentation by the U.S. •14:56 Abandoned •property damage traf-
1948. Bob served in the U. wife, Judy Cooper; his Gaylord, MI. Also surviv- Air Force will take place Vehicle (6900 block fic crash in the 2000 block
S. Air Force during the daughters, Rose (Mike) ing are eleven grandchil- after the Funeral Mass at Newark Rd.) of Graham Rd. in Imlay
Korea War (1948-1954). Bachan of Troy, MI, Tracy dren; fifteen great-grand- St. Cornelius Catholic •15:39 Incorrigible Twp.
He was stationed in Tait of North Branch, MI children; and several niec- Church. Minor (100 block N. Main •civil matter in the 2000
Germany during the Berlin and Renee (Greg) Ficht of es and nephews. Bob was Funeral arrangements St.) block of Miller Rd. in Attica
Air-Lift. He married Judith Macomb, MI; his son, Bob preceded in death by a were made by Muir •20:18 Utility Problem Twp.
Desiree Kenyon on May (Connie) Cooper of daughter, Sherry Goike; Brothers Funeral Home of (100 block W. Fourth St.) •assist citizen in the 700
28, 1965 in Roseville, MI. Dryden, MI; a son-in-law, his parents, Lloyd and Imlay City. Please be sure •Multiple Traffic Stops block of Peppermill St. in
Bob was a master car- Ken Goike of Ray Twp., Nora Cooper; a sister, to sign our online register throughout the day Attica Twp.
penter and a co-owner of MI; his sister, Doralene Dixie Miller; and brothers, at to May 2 •alarms in the 100 block
Beaver Stair Company in (Doug) Belau of Lapeer, David Cooper and Bruce share condolences and •07:23-08:02 Monitor of S. Lake Pleasant Rd. in
Oxford, MI for 32 years; MI; and brothers, Gary Cooper. memories. Traffic (Middle School) Attica Twp.
•08:00 Motorist Assist May 3
(1800 block S. Cedar St.) •assist other law
~ Wilbur D. Drinkhorn, 97 ~ •08:27-09:16 Monitor enforcement in the 2000
Traffic (Weston block of S. Cedar St. in
Wilbur D. Drinkhorn, Wilbur had a remarkable Elementary) Imlay City
97, of Dryden, an astonish- memory. He would grasp •14:17-14:45 Monitor •road hazard in the 600
ing icon, left the earth on your attention as he Traffic (High School) block of N. Van Dyke Rd.
Monday, April 29, 2019. recalled the vivid lifestyle •16:11 Customer in Imlay Twp.
He married Pauline (Olan) that once existed. The his- Trouble (1900 block S. •road hazard at Bishop
Hagemiester in 1951 in tory Wilbur would let Cedar St.) and Dryden roads in Almont
Hale, MI while riding escape through his count- •Multiple Traffic Stops Twp.
around the countryside less fables of happier days throughout the day •sick care for medical in
they were married for 51 that had no boundaries. May 3 the 700 block of Evans Rd.
years. He was a truck driv- His daily routines, descrip- •02:00 Suspicious in Attica Twp.
er, spending most of his tions of his friendships, Circumstances (2000 block •family trouble in the
career working at the grav- jokes at work, his famous S. Cedar St.) 600 block of W. St. Clair St.
el pit for 21 years until one liners, kept you grin- •04:22 Intoxicated in Almont
retiring in 1980. For 66 ning from ear to ear. Person (6900 block Newark •hit and run citation at
years he resided at the Wilbur being very clever at Rd.) E. Capac Rd. and N. Cedar
same house and communi- a young age won the spell- •11:52 Abuse Neglect St. in Imlay City
ty, loving his homeland. ing bee contest in the 6th, (300 block E. Third St.) •road hazard on east-
His journey through life 7th, and 8th grades, bring- •12:08 Escort (200 bound I-69 and Summers
began in Allenton, at eight ing home his prize of a block Main St.) Rd. in Attica Twp.
years old the Depression Webster’s Collegiate •12:35 Found Property •property damage traf-
took their farm and left a Dictionary every year. His (500 block S. Cedar St.) fic crash in the 2000 block
huge scar that never lifetime prize possession •14:32 Private Property of N. Van Dyke Rd. in
healed. From early on was his 1994 Dodge Ram Damage Accident (E. Goodland Twp.
Wilbur had a keen sense and everyone in town Borland Rd./S. Cedar St.) May 4
for farming. His knowl- knew it. With 126,000 •18:33 Hit and Run •suspicious circum-
edge of the seasons didn’t miles of pure pride and Accident (E. Capac Rd./N. stances in the 600 block of
flee keeping track of the pleasure the front license Cedar St.) Fairgrounds Rd. in Imlay
snow, rain and tempera- plate reads “Mean Green and respected all his wife, Pauline; brother,
•Multiple traffic stops Twp.
tures and his acuity for Machine.” Wilbur had a acquaintances. Frances; sisters, Jean and
were made throughout the •animal complaint in
knowing the harvest of never-ending dedication to Wilbur will be deeply Margaret; and niece, Mary
day. the 5000 block of Celico
fruits and vegetables were the Detroit Tigers being missed by his best friend, Bowen.
May 4 Lane in Dryden Twp.
abundant at the table. In their #1 fan. Other than the Angela Delor; friend and In lieu of flowers
•09:49 Sex Offender •home invasion in the
his future years Wilbur Tiger’s you would find Mr. caretaker, Susan memorials may be made to
Check (400 block W. 2000 block of Lake George
paid cash for all his pur- Drinkhorn in his chair in Mangipange; nephew, John the Dryden Fire
Second St.) Rd. in Attica Twp.
chases and cherished it all. front of his garage visiting Bowen; and a good friend Department.
•15:55 Medical Assist •road hazard on west-
Like many who were hit with all who stopped by. and neighbor, Jerry Hale. Cremation has been
(600 block Maple Vista St.) bound I-69 and Winslow
by despair, disbelief in Always willing to give a He was preceded in entrusted to Muir Brothers
•16:18 ORV Complaint Rd. in Attica Twp.
banks was engraved. hand to someone in need death by his parents; his Funeral Home in Almont.
(E. Second St./S. Almont •assist other law
Ave.) enforcement in the 3000
~ Kenneth M. Worden, 91 ~ •Multiple traffic stops block of Schook Rd. in
were made throughout the Goodland Twp.
Kenneth M. Worden, of Allenton; nieces and The family honors the day. •found property in the
91, of Berlin Twp. died nephews, Kathleen memory of Kenneth and May 5 2000 block of Lake Pleasant
Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Messacar of Metamora, IL, invites you to visit and •10:02 Citizen Assist Rd. in Arcadia Twp.
Advantage Living Center, John Worden of Peoria, share memories (700 block Metcalf St.) •road hazard in the 5000
Armada. AZ, William Worden of Wednesday, May 8 at 2-8 •16:23 Welfare Check block of Cade Rd. in Imlay
He was born Monday, Grand Ledge, Joseph p.m. at Kaatz Funeral (W. Fourth St./Caulkins St.) Twp.
July 11, 1927, in Berlin Worden of Allenton, Directors, Capac, with a •Multiple traffic stops May 5
Twp. the son of the late Theresa Lemerand of 6:30 p.m. sharing service. were made throughout the •property damage traf-
William and Geneva Holland, MI, Jane Smith of Funeral services will day. fic crash on westbound I-69
(Laurent) Worden. Knoxville, TN, Donald be 11 a.m. Thursday, May and S. Van Dyke Rd. in
Kenneth served his Worden of Boyne City, 9 with 10 a.m. visiting. Fr. In Lapeer County: Imlay Twp.
country with the United Barbara Niffenegger of Doc Ortman will officiate. Complaints handled by •lost property in the 900
States Army from 1950 to Cary, N.C., Sarah Oliver of Burial will be in East the Lapeer County Sheriff’s block of Martin Rd. in
1952 in Korea. West Branch and David Berlin Cemetery, Department, in addition to Attica Twp.
Kenneth was a lifelong Worden of Apex, NC; sev- Allenton.
area farmer and had eral great and great-great Memorials are suggest-

Cemetery Preservation Workshop

employed many young on all of the news. nieces and nephews, cous- ed to McLaren Hospice or
men at his farm. He Kenneth loved his family, ins and friends. Disabled American
enjoyed going to county loved to hunt, feed and He was preceded in Veterans Chapter 12, Port
fairs, traveling, was an ani- watch birds and spend time death by brothers, Edward, Huron. TRI-CITY AREA — The Lapeer County
mal lover, especially his in northern Michigan. Donald and Robert and For information and Genealogical Society is hosting its 7th Annual
cats and dogs, reading the Surviving are a sister- nieces, Carolyn Biondo Guest Book kaatzfunerals. Cemetery Preservation Workshop at Stiles
newspaper and keeping up in-law, Kathleen Worden and Constance Leslie. com Cemetery on Saturday, May 18. The event includes
a full day of instruction and information with
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Imlay City
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City

swept visiting Durand in a non-league
varsity softball doubleheader last
In the opener, Imlay City claimed a
10-0 win against Durand. That contest
lasted five innings.
Leah Dawson (two singles and a
triple), Isabella Barker (three singles),
Emily Orlowski (a double and a home
run) and Makenzie Hayward (a single
and a home run) led Imlay City with
multiple-hit performances. They were

Imlay City page 20

Photo by Helfer Photohraphy

Almont’s Mike Rinke and Robbie Battani plus Capac’s Hank Barker compete in the 110-meter hurdles in Brown City.

Raiders win Green Devil Invite

Capac boys wind up with a third place
By Kevin Kissane Robbie Battani, pole vault, 12 feet; led The Almont 400 relay of Caleb
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Almont with a first. Weigand, Thomas Dyer, Jacob Castillo
Colby Schapman, high jump, 5 feet 6 and Lucas DeLaurier wound up second as
TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont and inches; Mike Rinke, pole vault, 11 feet; well. They stopped the watch at 48.76
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Capac boys’ track squads ranked first and Seth Helfer, long jump (19 feet) plus the seconds.
third, respectively, last Friday at the Green 100 (12.37 seconds) and 400 (56.62 sec- Rinke, 110-meter hurdles, 19.32 sec-
Devil Invitational in Brown City. onds) dashes; Jackson Malcolm, discus, onds; Aaron Bryan, 300 hurdles, 48.19
Almont’s winning total was 131 points. 105 feet 4 1/2 inches; and Aaron Bryan, seconds; and Schapman, 400-meter dash,
They were followed by Kingston (112 110-meter hurdles, 19.25 seconds; col- 57.23 seconds; claimed Almont’s individ-
points), Capac (108), Millington (87), lected individual event seconds for
Imlay City’s Jaya Forti runs to Brown City (53) and Lakeville (30). Almont. Raiders page 21
first base against Durand.

Dryden nets Almont girls second,

4-0 win over Capac fifth at meet
Brown City
By Kevin Kissane led Almont with firsts.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Hailee McKinney, 100-meter
hurdles, 18.74 seconds; Claire
TRI-CITY AREA — The Taylor, high jump, 4 feet 6 inch-
By Kevin Kissane Almont and Capac girls’ track es; Autumn Kwierant, pole vault,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor teams took second and fifth, 7 feet 6 inches; and Emily
respectively, last Friday at the Kwierant, 400 dash, 1:08.16;
DRYDEN — Dryden registered a Green Devil Invite in Brown gave Almont individual event
4-0 road triumph against Marlette in a City. seconds.
Greater Thumb Conference South When the final scores were The Almont 800 (Elizabeth
Division meeting last Wednesday. posted, Brown City’s 172.5 point Swanger, Gracie Rockey, Sarah
With the outcome, Dryden moves total set the pace. They were Brown and Emily Kwierant) and
to 1-0 versus conference foes. followed by Almont (132.5 1600 (Katrina Kline, Brianna
Alexis Schurke led Dryden with a points), Kingston (90), Millington Burchi, Emily Kwierant and
Photo by Kevin Kissane

two-goal effort. Ally Sobek and (48), Capac (36) and Lakeville Sullivan) relays ranked second as
Alissa Hurd (one each) furnished the (32). well. They were timed in 2:08.9
remaining Cardinal goals. Brandi Brady, pole vault, 7 and 4:52.9, respectively.
Sobek (two) plus Lexi Seitz and feet 6 inches; Ashley Santo, dis- Brady, 100-meter hurdles,
Jenna Peters (one apiece) provided cus, 99 feet 2 inches; Valarie 20.03 seconds; and Sullivan, 200
Dryden’s assists. Almont’s Katrina Kline won the 800-meter run at Sullivan, 400 dash, 1:07.56; and
Josie Carpenter handled the goal- the Green Devil Invite. Katrina Kline, 800 run, 2:45.46; Second page 20
keeping chores for Dryden. She fin-

Dryden boys are first at Genesee

ished with three saves.

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

DRYDEN — The Dryden boys’

track squad (100 points) outscored
International Academy of Flint (92),
Genesee (52), Akron-Fairgrove (44) and
Peck (39) at a Genesee-based meet on
Tuesday, April 30.
Nate Schenkel, high jump, 5 feet 6
inches; Ronny Hudson, 800 run, 2:11.98;
Ethan Rozanski, 1600-meter run, 5:21.8;
Brenden Knuth, 3200 run, 11:39.77; led
Dryden with individual event firsts.
The Dryden 1600 and 3200 relays
also emerged victorious. They regis-
tered clockings of 4:05 and 9:13, respec-
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Brenden Knuth, 800 (2:20.69) and

1600-meter (5:22.2) runs; and Rozanski,
3200 run, 11:40.32; furnished Dryden’s
John Lynch, shot put (29 feet 11
Dryden’s Alexis Schurhke brings inches) and discus (84 feet 5 inches);
the ball up the field under wet Dryden’s (L to R) Brenden Knuth, Ronny Hudson, Ethan Rozanski and
conditions in Brown City. Dryden page 20 Andrew Sisler compete in a meet last week in Genesee.
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Tennis College News

Almont, Armada tie match

ALMONT — Almont Rachelle Baker dropped a Tietschert and Lydia
Bella Barker
signs her letter
of intent as
coaches Vic
tied host Armada, 4-4, in a 1-6, 6-7 third singles ver- Schlanderer posted a 7-6, Moenaert and
Blue Water Area dict; plus Jenna Hausmann 6-0 second flight victory; Jean
Conference girls’ tennis fell 2-6, 2-6 at fourth sin- Elisa Kraft and Kaylee Bannister;
clash Sunday. gles. Brown registered a 6-3, 6-4 mom Kim
In individual action, As far as doubles action triumph at third doubles; Barker, brother
Maria Bussone netted a was concerned, Maddie plus Keelie Bentz and Beau Barker
6-3, 6-1 top flight win; Robbins and Chloe Hunger Monica Latcha claimed a and dad Jesse

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Paige Hunger fell 3-6, dropped a 6-4, 2-6, 2-6 top 6-4, 6-0 win at fourth dou- Barker look
0-6 at second singles; flight verdict; Rachel bles. on.

Almont falls to state-rated foe

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
6-2, 6-1 top flight win;
Paige Hunger picked up a
7-5, 6-2 victory at second
dropped a 2-6, 1-6 top
flight verdict; Rachel
Tietschert and Lydia
Barker to play for Lawrence Tech
ALMONT — Almont singles; Rachelle Baker Schlanderer fell 0-6, 4-6 By Kevin Kissane Barker, a lefthanded Barker also amassed a
dropped a 5-3 road verdict notched a 6-2, 6-1 third at second doubles; Elisa Tri-City Times Sports Editor pitcher, is coming off a team-high 33 RBI, drew
to Notre Dame Prep (no. 8, flight triumph; and Jenna Kraft and Kaylee Brown junior campaign which saw seven walks and scored
Division 3) in a non-league Hausmann fell 0-6, 1-6 at dropped a 2-6, 6-7 third IMLAY CITY — her post an 11-5 mark with five runs.
girls’ tennis match last fourth singles. flight verdict; plus Keelie Imlay City’s Bella Barker a 4.56 ERA. She struck out just five
Wednesday. As far as doubles play Bentz and Monica Latcha inked a pact to become a In 89 innings of work, times.
In individual action, was concerned, Maddie fell 1-6, 1-6 at fourth dou- part of the Lawrence Tech Barker allowed 111 hits, Barker concluded her
Maria Bussone earned a Robbins and Chloe Hunger bles. softball team this past struck out 93 and issued 36 second season on Imlay
week. walks. City’s varsity as an All-

Imlay City is defeated 7-1 by Yale

IMLAY CITY — 3-6, 1-6 verdict at second count; Megan Tietz and
She also garnered
recruiting attention from
Trinity International
University, Ferris State
She also sported a .415
batting average, thanks to
22 singles and 12 doubles
among 82 at bats. Her level
District selection at
Designated Player, a Tri-
City Times All-Area first
team choice and an All-
Imlay City fell 7-1 to visit- singles; Joelle Jones fell by Sofia Villeda dropped a 2-6, University, Northwood of plate proficiency was Blue Water Area
ing Yale in a Blue Water a 2-6, 1-6 third flight count; 4-6 verdict at second dou- University and U of D fourth best on the Imlay Conference honorable
Area Conference girls’ ten- and Angela Dervishi bles; Mallory Wetzel and Mercy. City ballclub. mention pick.
nis meeting on Tuesday, dropped a 0-6, 1-6 verdict Lotta Ziegler fell by a 1-6,
April 30.
In individual action,
Summer Stoldt earned a
at fourth singles.
As far as doubles play
was concerned, Kendall
0-6 third doubles count;
plus Angelica Vaughn and
Ludovica Margiotti dropped
Sommer to play for Spring Arbor hoops
6-1, 6-1 top flight win; Sommer and Baylee Wetzel a 0-6, 0-6 verdict at fourth By Kevin Kissane
Mackenzie Allen dropped a fell by a 0-6, 5-7 top flight doubles. Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Almont turns back Cros-Lex, 6-2

ALMONT — Almont Rachelle Baker posted a flight count; Rachel
Imlay City’s Kendall
Sommer signed a letter of
intent to continue her bas-
ketball playing days with
downed visiting Cros-Lex, 6-2, 5-7, 10-4 third flight Tietschert and Lydia Spring Arbor this past
6-2, in a Blue Water Area victory; and Jenna Schlanderer generated a

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Conference girls’ tennis Hausmann obtained a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory at second She also received some
battle last Thursday. 7-6 triumph at fourth sin- doubles; Elisa Kraft and recruiting interest from
In individual action, gles. Kaylee Brown netted a 6-0, Aquinas College.
Maria Bussone netted a As far as doubles action 6-2 third flight win; plus Outside of her high
6-1, 6-0 top flight win; was concerned, Maddie Keelie Bentz and Monica school season, competed
Paige Hunger prevailed Robbins and Chloe Hunger Latcha dropped a 6-7, 2-6 Kendall Sommer signs her letter of intent as (L
for the Michigan Cagers to R) coaches Bill Lengemann, Cassi Deel and
6-1, 6-4 at second singles; fell by a 1-6, 6-4, 1-6 top verdict at fourth doubles. and First String travel Heather Lauwers; plus mom Diane Sommer,
teams when she was play- brother Isaac and sister Aubrey look on. Dad
Golf ing.
This was her fourth
Rob Sommer is not pictured.
season on Imlay City’s var- district championship Imlay City concluded
Almont boys take first in Richmond sity basketball team.
With her help, Imlay
game. It was there the
Spartans bowed out with a
the season as owners of a
15-8 overall and an 11-3
TRI-CITY AREA — proved best. Yale (183), to lead Almont. The City reached the Division 2 loss to Goodrich. BWAC mark.
The Almont and Imlay City North Branch (190), Raiders also counted 44s

LeFevere is headed on to Oakland

boys’ golf teams took first Richmond (199), Armada from Jacob Rayl and Seth
and seventh, respectively, (201) and Cros-Lex (254) VanHoutte.
Monday at a Blue Water held down spots two Andy Hintz (51) and
Area Conference Jamboree through six. Quintin Zinger (57) paced By Kevin Kissane
Tournament. Imlay City also com- Imlay City. Mitch Allen Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Richmond Forest Golf peted, but did not field a (58) also teed it up for the
Course is where the action complete lineup. Spartans. IMLAY CITY —
unfolded. Jack Jellison and Imlay City’s Robin
Almont’s 172 total Thomas Manko posted 42s
Raiders come LeFevere inked a pact to
become a part of the

Athlete of the Week home in third Oakland University wom-

en’s track team this past
ALMONT — Jacob week.
Rayl shot a 76 and Thomas In addition to Oakland
Manko carded an 87, help- University, LeFevere has
ing the Almont boys’ golf garnered recruiting interest
Photo by Kevin Kissane

team register a third-place from Grand Valley State

showing last Saturday at University, Wisconsin,
the Gladwin Invitational. Tulsa, Aquinas College,
Ogemaw (315) took Northern Michigan
team honors that day. University, Indiana Tech, U
Laingsburg (325) and of D Mercy, Lehigh and Robin LeFevere, shown with parents Dawn and
Almont (348) rounded out West Point Military Michael, signs her letter of intent as coaches
the top-three schools on Academy as well as several Sara O’Brien, Lori Stoey, Joshua Jay Gates,
hand. small schools. Michael LeFevere, Steve Lestage and Kristen
Seth VanHoutte sup- She is coming off an Slingerland look on.
plied the next best Almont impressive junior season
Imlay City senior 18-hole output, firing an which saw her earn Tri- and 200 dash as well as a Times All-Area first team
Dryden senior base- softball standout Emily
ball standout Ethan 89. The Raiders also City Times All-Area first runner on Imlay City’s plaudits.
Orlowski had two sin-
Rozanski threw a no-hit- gles and a walkoff two- counted Nacho Aguire’s team accolades for her 400 and 800 relay lineups This is her third year on
ter and struck out 15 at run homer in 4-2 win 96. prowess in the long jump which earned Tri-City Imlay City’s track team.
Genesee last Thursday. against visiting Algonac
For his performance, last week.
Rozanski earns our Boys’
Athlete of the Week
For her effort,
Orlowski claims our
Sports Schedule
honor. Girls’ Athlete of the
Week honor. Baseball Imlay City at Notre Dame Almont hosts BWAC Almont, Imlay City at
Wednesday, May 8 Prep, 4 p.m. Tourney game, TBA, BWAC Jamboree,
Be sure to pick up your t-shirt at the Tri-City Times office.
Memphis at Capac, 4 p.m. Friday, May 10 4:30 p.m. Washakie Golf Course,
Thursday, May 9 Romeo at Imlay City, Dryden at Marlette, North Branch, 3:30 p.m.
FRANKENMUTH Deckerville at Dryden, 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 13
PIONEER • CINCINNATI 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 Capac at Brown City, Dryden at Bad Axe, Verona
TRAVELERS Imlay City at Lutheran Imlay City Invite, 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Hills, 4 p.m.
SELECTIVE North, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 Friday, May 10 Tuesday, May 14
Friday, May 10 Dryden at C-PS, 4 p.m. Flint Kearsley at Imlay Dryden at Mayville, 4 p.m.
Writing For Many Major Almont at Capac, 4 p.m. Capac at Brown City, City, 4:30 p.m.
Insurance Companies Saturday, May 11 4 p.m. Dryden at Sandusky, Girls’ Tennis
• Life Insurance • Automobile • Homeowners • Builder’s Risk • Workers’ Comp Imlay City at Caro Invite, Yale at Almont, 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8
• Farm Owners • Motorcycles • Mobile Homes • Fleet Auto • Bonds & RV 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 Almont at Flint Powers, Imlay City at Armada,
& Boat • Commercial • Travel Trailers • Special Events Monday, May 13 Richmond at Imlay City, 6 p.m. 4 p.m.
Dryden at C-PS, 4 p.m. 4 p.m. Monday, May 13 Almont at Port Huron
Life is an Adventure. Protect it. Capac at Brown City, Imlay City hosts BWAC Northern, 4 p.m.
649 N. Van Dyke 810-724-0199 • Text 810-395-5748 4 p.m. Boys and Tournament second round Thursday, May 9
Imlay City Almont at Yale, 4 p.m. Girls’ Track game, 4:30 p.m. Cros-Lex at Imlay City,
Tuesday, May 14 Friday, May 10 Almont hosts BWAC 4 p.m.

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Imlay City at Richmond, Almont, Dryden, Imlay Tournament second round Friday, May 10
4 p.m. City at Davison Twilight game, 4:30 p.m. Almont vs. Clio at Flint
Classic, 1 p.m. Brown City at Dryden, Kearsley, 4 p.m.
Softball Tuesday, May 14 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11
BEST PRINTING. BEST PRICE. Wednesday, May 8 Dryden at League Meet, Marlette at Capac, Almont, Imlay City at
Memphis at Capac, 4 p.m. Mayville, 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. BWAC Tourney, Armada,
North Branch at Almont, Capac at GTC Meet, 9 a.m.
594 N. Almont Ave. • Imlay City, Michigan 48444 4:30 p.m. Brown City, TBA Boys’ Golf Tuesday, May 14

(810) 724-0254
Thursday, May 9 Wednesday, May 8 Mt. Morris at Imlay City,
Deckerville at Dryden, Girls’ Soccer Almont at Purple/Orange 4 p.m.
4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 Tourney, Copper Hills, Almont at Grosse Pointe
Marysville at Almont, Imlay City at BWAC 12:45 p.m. Woods University Liggett,
“Quality Commercial Printing at the Best Price in Town!” 4 p.m. Tourney, TBA, 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 4 p.m.
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Boys’ Track

Imlay City boys halve BWAC duals Lonnie

Wolford is
off and
By Kevin Kissane Adam Dodge, high The Imlay City 400 (discus), Andrez (100 and
jump, 5 feet 3 inches; Kyle (Raymond Liu, James 400-meter dashes) plus after tak-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Kulin, pole vault, 8 feet 6 Ruolo, Lonnie Wolford and Bertram (200 dash) secured ing the
IMLAY CITY — The inches; Ryan Johnson, shot Bertram), 800 (Liu, Andrez, Imlay City’s individual baton in a
Imlay City boys’ track put (40 feet 2 inches) and Wolford and Bertram) and event victories versus North meet at
squad halved a pair of duals discus (131 feet 8 inches); 1600 (Zavier Logan, Liu, Branch. North
with Blue Water Area Breydon Andrez, 100 (11.94 Bertram and Andrez) also The Imlay City 400 Branch
Conference rivals Richmond seconds) and 400 (54.87 prevailed. They logged (Liu, Ruolo, Wolford and last week.
and host North Branch, seconds) dashes; and Riley respective clockings of Bertram), 800 (Liu, Andrez,
handing the former a 94-41 Bertram, 200-meter dash, 47.46 seconds, 1:38.51 and Wolford and Bertram) and
setback and dropping a 23.83 seconds; led Imlay 3:46.49 en route. 1600 (Logan, Liu, Bertram
76-61 verdict to the latter on City with individual event Dodge (high jump), and Wolford) relays provid-
Tuesday, April 30. wins against Richmond. Kulin (pole vault), Johnson ed firsts as well.

Capac boys claim second in meet

Photo by Rod Soule

By Kevin Kissane Hank Barker, pole vault Peters), 800 (Ethan Bastian, 3200 run, 12:19.97; gener-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor (11 feet) plus the 110 (17.0) Laskowski, Ellis and ated Capac’s seconds.
and 300 (43.88 seconds) Griffith) and 1600 -meter Ben Tarzwell, 107 feet
CAPAC — The Capac hurdles; Bryce Tank, dis- (Barker, Bastian, Swantek 6 1/2 inches; Bastian, 200-
boys’ track team claimed a cus, 111 feet 1/2 inch; and Griffith) relays pre- meter dash, 25.21 seconds;
second place-showing in a
meet with Brown City and
host Marlette on Tuesday,
Logan Swantek, 800
(2:21.77) and 1600-meter
(5:24.07) runs; and Ben
vailed as well. They man-
aged respective clockings
of 47.17 seconds, 1:38.28
and Rodriguez, 1600 run,
5:53.15; furnished Capac’s
Imlay City places
April 30.
Marlette’s 139-point
total proved best at meet’s
Rodriguez, 3200 run,
11:40.67; supplied Capac’s
individual event firsts.
and 3:54.17 en route.
Swantek, pole vault, 10
feet; Ellis, long jump (18
Griffith, 100-meter
dash, 12.61 seconds; Arturo
Rosales, 400 dash, 1:11.38;
fourth in invite
end. They were followed The Capac 400 (Tyler feet 5 1/4 inches) and 200 and Frangedakis, 1600- By Kevin Kissane The Imlay City 800
by Capac (122 points) and Ellis, Ben Laskowski, dash (24.92 seconds); along meter run, 6:01.45; added Tri-City Times Sports Editor (Riley Bertram, Lonnie
Brown City (72). Daniel Griffith and Joe with Max Frangedakis, fourths to Capac’s cause. Wolford, Andrez and Liu),
IMLAY CITY — The 1600 (Zavier Logan,
Imlay City boys’ track Liu,  Bertram and Andrez)
Girls’ Track squad generated 544 points
en route to fourth among
and 3200-meter (Jager
Land, Jack Ragle, Colin
Small School Division Parkin and Aiden

Dryden girls earn a first-place finish

entries at the Cavalier True Cuthbertson) relays took
Team Invitational in fifth as well. They posted
Corunna last Friday. respective times of 1:38.11,
Corunna (861 points) 3:57.61 and 9:42.15 en
By Kevin Kissane plish the feat. paced the field assembled. route.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Kelli Schenkel, long Ryan Johnson, discus, Hunter Mullins, pole
jump, 13 feet 5 inches; 143 feet; led Imlay City vault, 9 feet; had the lone
DRYDEN — The Teagan Norman, 800 with a second. Imlay City sixth.
Dryden girls’ track squad (2:56.95) and 3200-meter Johnson, shot put, 40 The 400 relay of Liu,
obtained a first-place (12:52.62) runs; obtained feet 3 inches; and Breydon Ruolo, Wolford and
finish at a Genesee-based Dryden’s seconds. Andrez, 400 dash, 55.3 sec- Bertram placed sixth as
meet on Tuesday, April 30. Caitlyn Hill, 100 (14.03 onds; gave Imlay City out- well. It took them 47.37
Dryden won the seconds) and 400 (1:08.34) right thirds. seconds to accomplish the
meet, thanks to an output dashes; Kylie DeVlaminck, Adam Dodge and feat.
of 97 points. They were 3200-meter run, 15:04.63; Christian Hoblet, high Wesley Hampton, pole
followed by Peck (62 collected Dryden’s thirds. jump, 5 feet; provided vault, 8 feet; and Parkin,
points), International Courtney Heike, dis- Imlay City with a two-way 800-meter run, 2:24.2;
Academy of Flint (51), cus, 73 feet 6 inches; Hill, tie for a third. secured Imlay City’s sev-
Genesee (49) and Akron- 200 dash, 29.66 seconds; Kyle Kulin, pole vault, enths.
Fairgrove (38). Paige Abromaitis, 400- 9 feet 6 inches; James Jacob Bosch, 110 hur-
Natalie Poirier, high meter dash, 1:12.13; Kage, Ruolo, 110-meter hurdles, dles, 19.87 seconds; Logan,
jump (4 feet 8 inches) 1600 run, 3:05.25; provid- 18.27 seconds; and 400-meter dash, 59.37 sec-
and long jump (14 feet), ed Dryden’s fourths. Raymond Liu, 400 dash, onds; and Cuthbertson,
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Jodie Adams, 300 hurdles, Heike, shot put, 24 feet 57.43 seconds; supplied 3200 run, 11:59.15; added
51.95 seconds; and Ella 5 inches; Madison Perdue, Imlay City’s individual eighths to Imlay City’s
Kage, 3200-meter run, 100-meter hurdles, 23.54 event fifths. cause.
12:49.76; led Dryden seconds; Erin Paton, 200

Almont boys are

with firsts. dash, 31.32 seconds; and
The Dryden 400 relay DeVlaminck, 800 (3:09.15) Dryden’s Erin Boettcher competes in the
also prevailed. It took them and 1600-meter (6:48) long jump during a meet at Genesee last

defeated by Yale
57.24 seconds to accom- runs; added Dryden’s fifths. week.

Imlay City girls second in Corunna By Kevin Kissane firsts.

Nathan Engel, high
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
By Kevin Kissane Imlay City with individual The Imlay City 3200- seconds; Carlee Forsyth, jump, 5 feet 4 inches; and
Tri-City Times Sports Editor event wins. meter relay of Ana 300-meter hurdles, 54.15 ALMONT — The Battani, 110 (17.91 seconds)
The Imlay City 800 Lengemann, Mary seconds; and Mary Almont boys’ track team and 300 (45.2 seconds) fur-
IMLAY CITY — The (McKinzie Winget, Carlee Lengemann, Elizabeth Lengemann, 1600 run, wound up with a 114-23 nished Almont’s seconds.
Imlay City girls’ track Forsyth, Aubrie Behrick Sliman and Denver placed 5:38.98. loss to host Yale in a Blue Almont also counted
squad amassed 639 points and LeFevere) and 1600 second as well. They Ana Lengemann, high Water Area Conference third-place showings from
on its way to a second (Ana Lengemann, Mary stopped the watch at jump, 4 feet 4 inches; and encounter on Tuesday, April Mike Rinke, pole vault (10
among Small School Lengemann, Denver and 10:25.11. Izzy Aune, 3200-meter run, 30. feet) and 110-meter hurdles
Division entries at the Winget) also emerged vic- Winget, 400 dash, 13:14.93; contributed Imlay Colby Schapman, high (18.54 seconds); Seth
Cavalier True Team Invite torious. They logged 1:03.4; and Ana Lengemann, City’s fifths. jump, 5 feet 8 inches; and Helfer, long jump, 18 feet 7
last Friday in Corunna. respective clockings of 3200-meter run, 12:46.24; Rosillo, shot put, 28 Robbie Battani, pole vault, inches; and Aaron Bryan,
Robin LeFevere, long 1:52.69 and 4:23.07 en provided Imlay City’s feet 2 3/4 inches; picked up 12 feet; led Almont with 300 hurdles, 46.83 seconds.
jump (16 feet 11 1/4 inches) route. thirds. the lone Imlay City seventh.
plus the 200 (26.34 sec- Mary Lengemann, high Furnishing Imlay City’s Rebecca Sich, 100-
onds) and 400 (1:00.61)
dashes; and Jessica Denver,
jump, 4 feet 8 inches; gave
Imlay City an individual
fourths were Sophia
Rosillo, discus, 93 feet;
meter hurdles, 19.31 sec-
onds; added an eighth to North Branch comes
800-meter run, 2:28.45; led event second. Winget, 200 dash, 28.11 Imlay City’s cause.
in at eighth place
Almont drops dual meet with Yale By Garrett VanWormer
student writer
Rochester Hills (21) and
Burton Atherton (three).
By Kevin Kissane Claire Taylor, high high jump, 4 feet 4 inches; (21.05 seconds); Molleigh Jacob Stone, high jump,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor jump, 4 feet 6 inches; Claire Taylor, long jump, Rinke, shot put (26 feet 6 NORTH BRANCH — took second place, setting
Ashley Santo, discus, 104 12 feet 9 1/2 inches; and inches) and discus (74 feet The North Branch boys’ his personal record of 5
ALMONT — Almont feet; and Hailee McKinney, Brianna Burchi, 400-meter 5 inches); Valarie Sullivan, track team finished in feet 10 inches.
absorbed a 102-33 loss to 100 hurdles, 18.52 sec- dash, 1:18.41; gave Almont 100-meter dash, 14.85 sec- eighth place last Friday at Lance Harnden took
Yale in a Blue Water Area onds; led Almont with seconds. onds; and Katrina Kline, the Goodrich Invitational. fourth with a 110-meter
Conference girls’ track firsts. Kwierant, pole vault (8 800 run, 2:49.75; added Yale won the meet with hurdle clocking of 17.51
meet on Tuesday, April 30. Autumn Kwierant, feet) and 100 hurdles thirds to Almont’s cause. 132.5 points. They were seconds.
followed by St. Clair (101), Porter Fielder wound

Imlay City wins over BWAC rivals Byron (76), Flint Beecher
(67.5), Montrose (56), Flint
Southwestern (55),
up fourth with a shot put
throw measuring 43 feet 1
inch, followed by team-
By Kevin Kissane jump (15 feet 6 1/2 inches) Jillian LeFevere and outright individual event Bridgeport (47), North mate Brant Mohr with a
Tri-City Times Sports Editor along with the 200 (27.1 Winget) and 3200 (Ana firsts against Armada. Branch (36), Goodrich fifth place toss of 42 feet 1
seconds) and 400-meter Lengemann, Mary The Imlay City 400 (35), Flint Academy (32), inch.
IMLAY CITY — The (1:02.65) dashes; Rebecca Lengemann, Kayla (Jillian LeFevere, Dalecke,
Imlay City girls’ track Sich, 100 hurdles, 18.96 Louwsma and Hubbard) Forsyth and Winget), 800
team picked up a 108-27 seconds; and Ana relays also emerged victo- (Jillian LeFevere, Robin
victory over Richmond Lengemann, 800-meter rious. They logged respec- LeFevere, Winget and
and registered an 88-46 run, 2:44.6; provided tive clockings of 54.68 Forsyth), 1600 (Jillian
triumph against host North Imlay City’s individual seconds, 1:52.18, 4:24.94 LeFevere, Hubbard,
Branch in Blue Water Area event wins versus and 10:50.41 en route. Behrick and Winget) and
Conference action on Richmond. Mary Lengemann 3200 (Ana Lengemann,
Tuesday, April 30. The Imlay City 400 (high jump and 1600- Mary Lengemann,
Mary Lengemann, (Layla Dalecke, Carlee meter run), Jillian Louwsma and Hubbard)
Photo by Garrett VanWormer

high jump (4 feet 3 inches) Forsyth, McKinzie Winget LeFevere (100 dash), relays) wound up first as
and pole vault (7 feet); and Jillian LeFevere), 800 Robin LeFevere (200 and well.
Jillian LeFevere, 100 dash (Jillian LeFevere, Robin 400-meter dashes), Ana Robin LeFevere added
(13.79 seconds) and 300 LeFevere, Winget and Lengemann (800 run) and a two-way tie for a long
hurdles 54.57 seconds); Forsyth), 1600 (Sarah Izzy Aune (3200-meter jump first to Imlay City’s
Robin LeFevere, long Hubbard, Aubrie Behrick, run) collected Imlay City’s cause.
Taylor Miller, of North Branch, clears the bar at
More Girls’ track page 20 Goodrich Invitational.
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Imlay City
Second: Almont second, Capac fifth players
from page 17 dles, 57.41 seconds; gave 14:30.52; added sixths to late
Almont a fourth. Almont’s cause. Makenzie
dash, 31.44 seconds; Molleigh Rinke, pole Lilly Rodriguez, 800 Hayward
notched Almont’s individ- vault (7 feet) and shot put (2:47.32) and 1600-meter on her
ual event thirds. (27 feet 4 3/4 inches); (6:01.37); paced Capac home run
The Almont 400 Taylor, long jump, 13 feet with a pair of seconds. versus
(Autumn Kwierant, Brady, 2 inches; and Molly Kline, Abigail Aldrich, shot Durand
Taylor and McKinney) and 3200-meter run, 14:28.16; put, 29 feet 6 inches; and this past
3200-meter (Heather supplied Almont’s fifths. Lilly Rodriguez, 3200 run, week.
Fitchett, Molly Kline, McKinney, long jump, 13:23.91; contributed
Emily Kwierant and 12 feet 3 inches; Santo, Capac’s thirds.
Katrina Kline) relays gen- shot put, 26 feet 7 inches; Capac also received

Photo by Kevin Kissane

erated thirds as well. They Sullivan, 100 dash, 15.34 fourths from Madelaine
were timed in 58.57 sec- seconds; Autumn Dietrich, 100-meter dash,
onds and 11:49.91, respec- Kwierant, 100-meter hur- 14.86 seconds; and Juliana
tively. dles, 21.13 seconds; and Closurdo, 200 dash, 31.91
Sarah Brown, 300 hur- Fitchett, 3200 run, seconds.

Imlay City: six and walked one along

the way.
gles each) notched Imlay
City’s top plate credentials.
Dryden: Boys take first in Genesee from page 17 In the nightcap, Imlay
City picked up a 13-2 vic-
Orlowski (a double) plus
Samantha Brown, Whitsett
from page 17 Sisler, 800-meter run, meter run, 14:51; picked backed by Jaya Forti, tory over Durand. That and Douglas (a single
2:26.46; contributed up Dryden’s fifths. Kendall Whitsett and battle went six innings. apiece) also reached the hit-
and Mitchell Gill, 200- Dryden’s fourths. Lynch, long jump, 12 Natalie Douglas (a single Forti (three singles), ting column.
meter dash, 26.31 seconds; Ethan Knuth, long feet 10 1/2 inches and Gill, each). Emma Sellers and Skylar Forti was the winning
had Dryden’s thirds. jump, 13 feet 11 inches; 100 dash, 12.74 seconds; Barker was Imlay City’s Stone (a single and a dou- Imlay City pitcher. She
Jacob Livingston, 400 Reed Hall, 1600 run, added sixths to Imlay pitcher of record. She ble apiece) plus Dawson gave up six hits and struck
dash, 1:00.54; and Andrew 5:28.4; and Sisler, 3200- City’s cause. allowed two hits, struck out and Barker (a pair of sin- out six en route.

. .
Girls’ Track

ha s S p r u n g . Capac defeated

S p r i n g twice in Marlette
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Time to Get
CAPAC — The Capac
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Raiders: Win invite, Capac is third at invitational

from page 17 of 1:43.1, 3:59.9 and jump, 5 feet 4 inches; with individual event firsts.
9:48.36 en route. Weigand, 100-meter dash, The Capac 400 (Tyler
ual event thirds. Nathan Kerby, discus, 12.73 seconds; Adam Ellis, Daniel Griffith, Ben
The Almont 800 94 feet 8 inches; Rinke, Bryan, 110 hurdles, 20.11 Laskowski and Joe Peters)
(Malcolm, Weigand, Dyer 300-meter hurdles, 48.1 seconds; Helfer, 200-meter and 800 (Ethan Bastian,
and Schapman), 1600 seconds; and Webster, 3200 dash, 25.63 seconds; and Laskowski, Ellis and
(Trent Ligon, Aaron Bryan, run, 12:06.3; gave Almont Owens, 800 run, 2:28.17; Griffith) also prevailed.
Schapman and Malcolm) fourths. tacked on Almont’s sixths. They were timed in 46.92
and 3200 (Dallas Stanton, Ligon, 800-meter run, Bryce Tank, discus, 107 seconds and 1:36.4. respec-
Lucas Webster, Luke 2:28.13; and Webster, 1600 feet 1 inch; plus Hank tively.
Owens and Ligon) relays run, 5:29.12; furnished Barker, 110 (17.55 seconds) Griffith, 200-meter
took third as well. They Almont’s fifths. and 300-meter (44.16 sec- dash, 24.49 seconds; Logan
managed respective times Nathan Engel, high onds) hurdles; paced Capac Swantek, 1600 run,

Photo by Helfer Photography

Almont’s Thomas Dyer and Capac’s Ben
Laskowski battle in a relay race at Friday’s
5:15.74; and Ben Barker, pole vault, 11
Rodriguez, 3200-meter feet; Ellis, 100-meter dash,

Photo by Helfer Photography

run, 11:33.54; obtained 12.51 seconds; Bastian,
Capac’s individual event 200 dash, 25.27 seconds;
seconds. and Swantek, 800-meter
The 1600 relay of run, 2:26.05; managed
Barker, Bastian, Swantek Capac’s fourths.
and Griffith placed second Ben Tarzwell, discus,
as well, thanks to a clock- 94 feet 2 inches; and Max
The Almont boys’ (first) and girls’ (second) track squads celebrate their strong showings last ing of 3:52.08. Frangedakis, 3200 run,
Friday at the Green Devil Invitational in Brown City. Swantek, pole vault, 11 12:09.58; added fifths to
feet; gave Capac a third. Capac’s cause.

Spr i n g h a s Time to Get

Sp r u n g . . . Ready for


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Capac drops
match, 2-1
Imlay City holds off foe, 2-1, at home
encounter it hosted last played well in the
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Friday. midfield area, according to
By Kevin Kissane Starr Howland had both Imlay City Coach Bob
Tri-City Times Sports Editor IMLAY CITY — of Imlay City’s goals. Peterson.
CAPAC — Capac put Imlay City pulled out a 2-1 Jackie Perry and Gia Hart was the win-
up a good fight, only to victory over visiting Amanda Bigger furnished ning Imlay City goalkeep-
drop a 2-1 outcome to host Elkton-Pigeon BayPort in a Imlay City’s assists. er. She was credited with
Marlette in a Greater non-league girls’ soccer Perry and Bigger also 18 saves.

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Thumb Conference South
Division confrontation last
Wednesday. Softball
With the result, Capac

Orlowski’s homer sparks Imlay

now stands at 4-5 and 1-1.
Samantha King sup-
plied the lone Capac goal, Dryden’s Cassie Leach (L) battles Capac’s
capitalizing on a pass from Erica Yeashevich (R) for the ball during
Emily Vermeesch. Monday’s match. The contest ended 2-2. By Kevin Kissane inning as Imlay City turned with two singles and a
Haydn Hurley went the Tri-City Times Sports Editor back visiting Algonac, 4-2, homer. She was backed by

Capac, Dryden play ends 2-2

distance in net for Capac. in the opener of a scheduled Isabella Barker (a single
She was credited with two IMLAY CITY — Blue Water Area Conference and a double) plus Abigail
saves. Emily Orlowski belted a varsity softball doublehead- Thibodeau, Leah Dawson
CAPAC — Capac tied ing assignment for Capac. two-run walkoff homer in er on Tuesday, April 30. and Skylar Stone (a single

Capac wins, 7-0 visiting Dryden, 2-2, in a Alissa Hurd and Lexi the bottom half of the eighth Orlowski led Imlay City apiece).
girls’ soccer meeting Seitz managed Dryden’s

CAPAC — Capac
earned a 7-0 win against
Lizzy Parisot (set up by
Erica Yeashevich) and
goals. Alexis Schuhrke
and Josie Carpenter
collected the Cardinal
Dryden softball tops Genesee twice
visiting Sandusky in a Yeashevich (assisted by assists. By Kevin Kissane against Genesee. In the nightcap, Josie
Greater Thumb Conference Camden Gaedcke) had Carpenter played the Natalie Embree, Becca Carpenter paced Dryden
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
South Division soccer Capac’s goals. majority of the game in net Weiss and Miya Wolff* led with a pair of hits. Hannah
clash last Friday. Haydn Hurley (12 for Dryden, registering six DRYDEN — Dryden Dryden with two hits Peyerk, Lauren Pease and
With the decision, saves) drew the goalkeep- saves. defeated host Genesee apiece. Avery Grondin and Embree tacked on a hit
Capac goes to 2-1 versus
Capac rolls over Brown City, 9-1
twice in a varsity softball Maria Ryan added a hit apiece for the Cardinals.
league foes and 5-5 over- doubleheader last each to their cause. Becca Weiss was
all. Thursday. Riley Knox was the Dryden’s pitcher of record.
Lizzy Parisot led Capac CAPAC — Capac and Samantha King (two) In the opener, Dryden winning Dryden pitcher, She struck out six along the
with three goals. Erica made visiting Brown provided Capac’s goals. registered a 17-1 triumph striking out five en route. way.
Yeashevich (two) plus City absorb a 9-1 loss in King (two) plus

Almont goes 1-2 at Stars Tourney

Camden Gaedcke and a Greater Thumb Camden Gaedcke, Parisot
Jordyn Robinson (one Conference South Division and Yeashevich (one each)
apiece) supplied the clash on Tuesday, April had Capac’s assists.
remaining Chief goals. 30. Haydn Hurley got the
Samantha King, By Kevin Kissane top plate credentials. They Hall and   Malcolm
Lizzy Parisot (four), win in net for Capac. She Tri-City Times Sports Editor were backed by Makayla paced Almont with two sin-
Makenzey Hartley along Erica Yeashevich (three) finished with four saves.
with Gaedcke, Yeashevich Gammon (a double) along gles apiece. They were
ALMONT — The with Laken Campbell backed by Campbell (a
Imlay City turns back Cros-Lex, 8-0
and Robinson (one each)
registered Capac’s assists. Almont varsity softball and Sarah Hall (a single double) plus Samantha
Haydn Hurley got the team went 1-2 Sunday at each). Knittel, Rachael Schapman,
win in net for Capac, regis- the Stars Tournament in Olivia Malcolm was Gammon and Johnson (a
IMLAY CITY — Mary Kaminski and the winning Almont pitch- single each).
tering one save. Imlay City rolled to con- Melanie Bigger (one) Grand Blanc.
Almont started their er. She allowed nine hits Almont then wrapped
vincing 8-0 victory over supplied the remaining

Imlay falls at home

three-game stint with a 6-3 over seven innings and up tournament action with
host Cros-Lex in a Blue Spartan goals. struck out two. a 14-3 loss to Port Huron
Water Area Conference Amanda Bigger and win against Pinconning.
Hannah Feys and Almont then watched Northern.
girls’ soccer meeting last Howland (two each) plus their tournament mark Hannah Landerschier,
IMLAY CITY — Thursday. Perla Vargas, Madison Samantha Dyer (a single
Imlay City was handed a and a double each) plus fall to 1-1 with a 16-6 set- Hall, Malcolm and Johnson
Starr Howland led Warren and Louwsma (one back to Waterford led Almont with a single
4-1 setback by visiting Imlay City with a three- apiece) furnished Imlay Grace Johnson (a pair of
Armada in a Blue Water singles) notched Almont’s Kettering. apiece.
goal performance. Kayla City’s assists.
Area Conference girls’ soc- Louwsma (two) along Gia Hart got the win in
cer battle last Wednesday. with Kaylee Kaminski, net for Imlay City.
Kaylee Kaminski
accounted for the lone
Imlay City goal. Her tally
was assisted by Melanie
Almont drops clash with Goodrich
Bigger. ALMONT — Almont Aliyah Cremeans and
Gia Hart drew the goal- returned from Goodrich with Savannah Tormala shared the
keeping assignment for a 4-0 loss in a non-league goalkeeping responsibilities
Imlay City. She was cred- girls’ soccer contest last for Almont. They were cred-
ited with 10 assists. Thursday. ited with seven saves apiece.


Dryden bests Genesee twice

By Kevin Kissane runs scored) and Vince over Genesee.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Angel (two hits, two runs Mitchell Gill (two hits
and two stolen bases) led and two runs scored) and
DRYDEN — The Dryden at the plate. They Brady Czape (two hits and
Dryden varsity baseball were backed by Tyler Perria one run scored) posted
team improved to 9-2 this (one hit) along with Dryden’s best offensive
season with a pair of wins Brendan Biggs and Josh numbers. Rozanski and
last Thursday at Genesee. Schornak (two runs apiece). Jaylen Rodriguez (one run
In the opener, Dryden Rozanski was the win- each) plus Watson (one hit)
registered a 9-1 triumph ning Dryden pitcher. He supported their efforts.
against Genesee. threw a no-hitter, including Perria was Dryden’s
Ethan Rozanski (three 15 strikeouts. pitcher of record. He gave
hits and one run), Chris In the nightcap, Dryden up three hits and struck out
Watson (two hits and two picked up a 5-1 victory six along the way.

Capac wins twinbill over Mayville

CAPAC — Capac Pearl (a pair of singles) In the nightcap,
swept host Mayville in a led Capac with multiple- Capac handed Mayville
varsity baseball double- hit performances. Jared an 11-1 setback.
header on Tuesday, April Fahley, Ian Kalmus, Sawyers (two singles)
30. Jakob Sawyers, Danny plus Pearl and Brecht (a
In the opener, Capac Parski and German single apiece) furnished
made Mayville absorb a Sustaita (a single each) Capac’s base hits.
6-0 loss. supported their plate per- Joe Montney was
Brendan Falco (two formances. Capac’s pitcher of
singles and a double), Dylan Brecht regis- record, prevailing with
Brad Schaefer (a single tered the complete game relief assistance from
and a double) and David win for Capac. Pearl.

Imlay City gains split with Algonac

IMLAY CITY — ball doubleheader on Dom Kirby led Imlay
Imlay City split a pair of Tuesday, April 30. City with a pair of singles.
contests with host Algonac In the opener, Algonac Dylan Belan and Ross
in a Blue Water Area handed Imlay City a 5-0 Edson added one single
Conference varsity base- setback. each to the Spartans’ cause.
In the nightcap, Imlay

Capac drops one to Ubly

City pulled out a 2-1 victo-
ry over Algonac.
Edson (a double) led
CAPAC — Capac Jakob Sawyers, Brad Imlay City at the plate. He
dropped a 4-1 verdict to host Schaefer and German was backed by Ricky
Ubly in a Greater Thumb Sustaita led Capac’s offen- Guerrero, Adam VanBuren
Conference East varsity sive attack wth a single and Zachry Blount (a single
baseball battle last Thursday. apiece. apiece).