• April 1, 2021

On March 28, 2021 we lost another of our lifetime members – Denver William Leinonen.  He was born on July 26, 1932 at the Finnish...

  • February 1, 2021

I completed the book Sunday. November 22th.  The next day I tried to upload the book’s text to the publisher’s website but couldn’t get it...

  • January 1, 2021

When I was in sixth grade (1961-1962), my primary teacher was Mrs. Judy Isaacson.  One period each day, she taught Home Ec.  Mr. George Wilson would come from the high school to cover that period.  I do not remember whether he taught math or science.

One day, Mr. Wilson was late getting to the classroom from the high school. As he was coming down the hallway, he could hear our class. We were being quite loud.

  • December 1, 2020

I sat down today to write a story about the First Congregational Church but my thoughts kept drifting to my father who died one year ago today – December 1, 2019.  So I decided to write down one of the stories he told me about his time in the Army during World War II.

  • November 1, 2020

About April 1, 1952, the Almont Village Council hired Ed to be the full-time Village Marshall.  He replaced Lew Ward who had held the position...

  • October 1, 2020

In February 1987, the Thumb Area Thimblers began sewing on a commemorative quilt to celebrate Michigan’s sesquicentennial – 1837 to 1987.  The quilt was completed...

  • September 1, 2020

David Henry Burley was born on October 16, 1863 to Samuel Burley (1835-1925) and Maria Clark Burley (1845-1913) in Thedford, Ontario, Canada.  Thedford is now...

  • August 1, 2020

Larry Ray Kersten was born on June 19, 1939 in Berville, Michigan to Ralph and Bernice (Stephens) Kersten.  He graduated from Almont High School in...

  • July 1, 2020

Willito Kelsey Bristol (1897-1969), always called W. K., was the great-grandson of Bezaleel Bristol (1782-1859) – one of the earliest settlers of Almont.  His family...

  • June 1, 2020

In the mid-1960’s dad (James C. Wade) was working for Hamill and then Firestone.  Firestone purchased Hamill when J. D. Ligon retired from Hamill.  Hamill was one of the primary producers of seat belts for the automobile industry.

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