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12:41 a.m. - Jeff Schuman of Lakeport, Nick Lazurka of Croswell, Tyler Manns of Croswell, Tim Fisher of Croswell, and Chelsea Sepeda of Croswell close up the Croswell McDonald’s Restaurant for the night. (Photo by Brian Johnston)

8:05 a.m. - Mailman Bill Massman of Carsonville sorts the mail at the Port Sanilac Post Office. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

8:28 a.m. - Custodian Neil Maher of Port Sanilac is changing the locks at the Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School in Sanilac Township. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

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3:03 a.m. - Linda Sherlock of Jeddo assembles Times Herald, USA Today, Detroit Free Press and Detroit News papers for delivery across from Croswell-Lexington High School. (Photo by Brian Johnston)

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6:40 a.m. - Fishermen depart Port Sanilac Harbor. (Photo by Murray Callahan)

8:16 a.m. - Jose Fernandez, left, and Vince Garofalo of Greater Detroit Landscape Co., Warren, install a new walkway at 4785 Lakeshore Rd., Lexington Township. (Photo by Margaret Whitmer) 8:15 a.m. - Bill Cayce (left) and Curt Backus, both of Sanilac Township, are ready to cast off in Port Sanilac Harbor to go perch fishing. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

8:43 a.m. - Earl Lowen of Lexington cools down at the Cyclone Car Wash on Main Street. (Photo by Margaret Whitmer)

8:50 a.m. - Dan Smith of Carsonville is setting the hoist under a pickup truck at Carsonville Tire in Carsonville. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

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8:51 a.m. - Road Commission truck operator Brian Stine of Peck is installing a new cross-culvert under Shephard Road in Maple Valley Township. (Photo by Robb Falls)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

10:49 a.m. - Joe Vanderpoel, co-owner of Men of Steel, Marlette, spray paints a new metal awning being installed at Croswell-Lexington High School. (Photo by Margaret Whitmer) 10:14 a.m. - Terry Strausser, of Chalut & Sons, Lexington, works on a drywall project at a home in the Blue Water Beach subdivision in Worth Township. The home burned down and is being rebuilt. (Photo by Margaret Whitmer.)

11 a.m. - Aaron Utley, (left) Project Engineer of Northern Operations for Oscar Boldt Construction of Wisconsin confers with Exelon Wind Project Assistant at the wind farm lay down yard in Minden Township. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

11:55 a.m. - Patty Hornby of Deckerville, an employee of Thumb Veterinary Services of Deckerville, holds Brayden Russell of Deckerville who is meeting his mom’s co-workers. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

11:27 a.m. - Steve Bales, owner of Croswell Greenhouse, keeps his plants well watered on a hot day. (Photo by Margaret Whitmer) 11:20 a.m. - Calob Mierop (background) and Hannah Mierop, both of Minden City, play in front of the Family & Farm Supply store in Minden City. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

12:20 p.m. - Karen Schlichting of Port Sanilac (left) and Sue Shull of Lakeport help Dr. Fred Walton of Deckerville vaccinate kittens at the Sanilac County Humane Society in Carsonville. (Photo by Sue Spellmeyer)

12:34 p.m. - Tom St. Onge of Saginaw is testing Argyle Township Fire Department’s pumper for Front Line Pumping Services Inc. of Freeland. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

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12:51 p.m. - Jim Ganley of Carsonville waits on Larry Taylor of Port Sanilac at his Carsonville Market in Carsonville. (Photo by Sue Spellmeyer)

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12:53 p.m. - Delorrin (left) and Chris Wedge of Deckerville are fishing in the South Branch of the Cass River at Sanilac County’s Evergreen Park on M-53 in Evergreen Township. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

1:10 p.m. - Malinda Heronemus of Sandusky helps customer Lloyd Henson of Snover at Town & Country Realty of Port Sanilac. (Photo by Sue Spellmeyer) 1:18 p.m. - Gerald and Donna Callan of Lexington take a break from their one-seater, four-wheeler, to view the Black River, from the bridge on Aitken Road in Lexington Township. (Photo by Dale Ball)

1:26 p.m. - From the left, Beth Stephens, Bradley Stephens and Brendan Stephens, all from Auburn Hills, are at the Brown City Park for play and a picnic. They are part of the Rochester Hills Baptist Church group staying at the Missionary Camp outside of Brown City. (Photo by Mary Holmes)

1:42 p.m. - MaryLou Blank of Snover is weeding the Coral Bells in the shade during a hot afternoon. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

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12:55 p.m. - Alisha Wilton (left) and Randy Hayward II of Brown City pay a water bill to Phyllis Niehaus at city hall in Brown City. (Photo by Mary Holmes)

1:25 p.m. - Terra Cambura (left) and Emily Wagner, both of Sandusky, are packing food at Country View Bulk Foods of Lamotte Township. (Photo by Carol Seifferlein)

1:52 p.m. - Amanda Adams, Croswell, and her daughter, Emma, take a stroll in downtown Croswell. (Photo by Dale Ball)

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Left to right Bob Hunter, Jerry Hillaker, Todd Porrett & Betsy Scott

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1:57 p.m. - Marlette DPW workers Matt Cook (left) and Joe Willis (right) repair the sidewalk on Main Street. (Photo by Mary Holmes) 2:01 p.m. - Alyssa Michalewicz of Forester makes a waffle ice cream cone at First Mate Ice Cream Shop of Port Sanilac. (Photo by Sue Spellmeyer)

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2:20 p.m. - Pam Doore of Buffalo, New Yok and Jim Edwards of Fort Gratiot picnic at the Horatio S. Earle Roadside Park on M-25 in Sanilac Township. (Photo by Sue Spellmeyer)

2:25 p.m. - Inside Gipetto’s Workshop in Port Sanilac, craftsman Richard Grammatica checks out a table he has nearly completed. (Photo by Dale Ball) 2:44 p.m. - Andrew Cervenak of Lexington serves a taste of wine at the Blue Water Winery of Lexington. (Photo by Sue Spellmeyer) 2:28 p.m. - Jeremy Bishop of Marlette is using controls to move heavy strips of metal at Sanilac Steel in Marlette. (Photo by Mary Holmes)

2:55 p.m. - These youngsters were just ‘hanging’ out on the playground equipment in Lexington harbor. They are: (from left) - Max Cannard and Will Cannard from Tallahassee, Florida; Drew Flaherty (top), Nolan Lamphere (below), Hope Lamphere and Jake Flaherty, all from Beverly Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Dale Ball)

3:34 p.m. - Dakota Kerbyson of Croswell is practicing with a bow with a little help from his brother Dylan at Kerbyson Farm. (Photo by Sue Spellmeyer)

3:35 p.m. - Penny Bopra mans the counter at the Melvin Post Office. (Photo by Mary Holmes)

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3:47 p.m. - Alyssa Rodriquez (left) and Tayton Browning play in their front yard in Maple Valley Township. (Photo by Mary Holmes)

4:47 p.m. - Customers Buck Maloney (front, right) of Peck and Larry Oswald (back, right) of Sandusky talk with Rodney Potter at his business, Potter’s Truck and Auto Repair in Sandusky. (Photo by Eric Levine)

5:09 p.m. - Matt Strickler of Marlette mows grass along Marlette Road east of Juhl Road in Elmer Township. (Photo by Eric Levine)

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4:16 p.m. - Applegate Inn owner Joe Zerilli of Applegate (left to right) pours Diet Coke for John Dawson and Rob Woodruff, both of Applegate. (Photo by Glenn Olds)

4:48 p.m. - Albrecht Sand & Gravel employees George Welsh (left) of Harrison and Jim Marth of St. Charles are placing and compacting shoulder gravel along Wildcat Road in Worth Township. (Photo by Robb Falls)

5:25 p.m. - Barber Rick Waun of Port Sanilac gives Matt Buckley of Port Sanilac a haircut at Rick Waun’s Barber Shop in Port Sanilac. (Photo by Glenn Olds)

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4:30 p.m. - Rich Gilbertson of Graff Chevrolet Buick in Sandusky is handing the keys to a 2011 Buick Regal to Linda Sitnicki of Snover after she signs the lease. (Photo by Luann Particka)

5:03 p.m. - Eric Merriman (left) and Dave Brown, both of Carsonville, help work on a pickup truck at Backus Oil of Carsonville. (Photo by Glenn Olds)

5:40 p.m. - Becky Knox (right) and her niece Brandi Minor get ready to watch a traveling girls softball game between teams from Peck and Caro at the ball fields in Marlette. On the far left is another Melvin resident, Chris Shell. (Photo by Eric Levine)

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5:55 p.m. - Once a week Lucy Scally of Yale (right) picks up Lucy Hutchison of Port Sanilac and takes her out. Today they picnicked at the road side park two miles south of Port Sanilac on M25. (Photo by Glenn Olds)

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5:56 p.m. - Katie Forys of Clifford is earning money this summer working for Little Caesars in Marlette. (Photo by Eric Levine)

6:20 p.m. - Heather Gordon of Croswell curls her twin sister Heidi Gordon’s hair at the Heather Gordon Color Salon in Croswell. (Photo by Glenn Olds)

6:17 p.m. - Vincent and Jamie (center) Verville drove their golf cart to visit their neighbor, Sally Abel (left), on her centennial farm on Montgomery Road west of Gosline Road in Marlette Township. (Photo by Eric Levine)

6:44 p.m. - The Brown City Soybean Festival Commission is planning for next summer’s event. From the left and clockwise around the table Robert Jacobson, Chairperson Pat Jacobson, Charity Jacobson, Mayor Christine Lee, City Manager Clint Holmes, Kathleen Loutzenhiser, Tara Fuller, Sheryl Faulconer. Not pictured - Susan and George Morse. (Photo by Eric Levine)

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6:15 p.m. - Vernon Hazzard of Sandusky can still smile even through the pump at Murphy USA in Sandusky was at $75 and climbing. (Photo by Luann Particka)

6:43 p.m. - Larry and Barbara Pabst of Croswell enjoy supper outside. (Photo by Glenn Olds)

7 p.m. - Two couples out walking their dogs stop to chat in Lexington. Becky Wurmlinger (left to right), Kurt and Debbie Sasonowski and Mark Wurmlinger, all of Lexington. (Photo by Glenn Olds)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

7:15 p.m. - Paul (right) and Andrew Crowell of Croswell stop at the A & W Family Restaurant of Lexington after spending time at the beach. (Photo by Glenn Olds) 7:48 p.m. - Tracy VanConant and Cameron Watson of Peck just finished playing at the park in Peck. (Photo by Glenn Olds)

7:05 p.m. - Ashley Munro washes dishes at the Harrington Inn in Brown City, where she also works at the salad bar. (Photo by Eric Levine)

8 p.m. - Taylor Bemis of Sandusky takes a good swing while playing softball at Heritage United Methodist Church of Snover. (Photo by Leslie Billot)

8:15 p.m. - David Hunt of Ubly (left) and Allan Fryer of Howell are conveying hay into a barn on Wheeler Road south of Bay-City Forestville Road in Austin Township. (Photo by Luann Particka)

9:07 p.m. - Roslyn Nagel of Bad Axe prepares billings for MRI patients at the Thumb MRI on M53 in Greenleaf Township. (Photo by Leslie Billot)

8:14 p.m - Raymond and Ashley Storey of Sandusky buy gas from Christy Behn at Speedy Q Market in Sandusky. (Photo by Glenn Olds)

9:25 p.m. - Victoria Urban of Cass City is ready to ring up the cash register at Scott’s Quik Stop at M53 and M-46 in Lamotte Township. (Photo by Lexlie Billot)

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11:25 p.m. - State Police Trooper Bethany Craig of Port Sanilac ends her shift at the Sandusky Post. Photo by (Leslie Billot)

9:45 p.m. - Katie Lewis of Marlette cleans up after a long day at Treve’s Pizza of Marlette. (Photo by Leslie Billot)

11:55 p.m. - Butch Westover of Caro trims scrap off a sun roof component at Advanced Auto Trends Inc. of Snover. (Photo by Leslie Billot)

10:22 p.m. - Donlee Kasmikha of Marlette (left) takes a break from mopping the floor. His dad, Sam Kasmikha of Warren, who is the owner of Hilltop Truck Stop of Marlette Township, oversees operations. (Photo by Leslie Billot)

10:40 p.m. - Terry Rader of Hadley returns his Schwan’s delivery truck to the warehouse in Marlette to be re-stocked for the next day. (Photo by Leslie Billot)

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