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A Murphy Tradition

Olivia Hayes, 5, of Metamora, wore an Indian headdress for her traditional Thanksgiving feast on Friday at Murphy Elementary School. More...

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Police Beat

Heat lamp suspected cause of pole barn fire

DEERFIELD TWP. — The homeowners were able to save their dogs and Deerfield Township Fire Dept. More...

Police Beat

Bad weather LAPEER COUNTY — After lake effect snow bands swept across the region Thursday Lapeer Central Dispatch took numerous reports of vehicles sliding off roadways, property damage accidents and personal injury accidents. Alcohol arrest More...


• Rebecca A. Nelson, 29, of Flint, was sentenced Nov. 13 to 90 days in the Lapeer County Jail, with credit for 68 days served, after pleading guilty Sept. 22 to attempted larceny. More...



74, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 in Almont. Maria Imelda Aguinaga was born on September 16, 1940, in Jalisco, Mexico. She was the daughter of Bibiano and Aurora Aguinaga. More...


88, lifetime Lapeer resident, died Monday November 17, 2014. More...


74, of Lapeer, died Wednesday November 12, 2014. More...


A Michigan Thanksgiving: More local, less money

LAPEER COUNTY — A recent informal survey of Thanksgiving dinner components found America’s favorite meal substantially more affordable in Michigan than in other states. More...

Why do we eat CRANBERRIES at Thanksgiving?

This Michigan-grown fruit hits its prime season in November

LAPEER TWP. — According to University of Maine Cooperative Extension, American Indians used cranberries as a food source, to dye fabric and as medicine. More...

Keeping your food safe during winter emergencies

LAPEER TWP. — Severe weather can bring power outages and other complications that can affect the safety of our food. Knowing how to prepare and handle these events will protect you and your family from sickness due to tainted food. More...

Community View

Enjoying a feast of Thanksgiving

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That’s what SHE Said

Have you heard of First-world problems? I’m here to say they’re not really problems

Sagebrush Cantina is a bustling Mexican restaurant in Lake Orion. We dined there last weekend and were seated by the front window. At the table next to us were two middle-aged women. More...

Future Farmers Christmas wreaths now available

ATTICA TWP. — The Lapeer County Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be selling Christmas arrangements and wreaths this year to raise enough money to go to the FFA Michigan State Convention. More...


North Branch players celebrate the moment of victory. See Sports, More...

Lapeer Elks serve up free Thanksgiving dinner

LAPEER — For the 23rd year in a row, the Lapeer Elks Lodge 2567 will be serving a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community, offering a traditional holiday meal for anyone and everyone in need. Thursday, Nov. More...

Sports Update

Lapeer hockey set to face Clarkston

   Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, 7:40 p.m. -- The Lapeer hockey team is at Clarkston on Saturday, while the Alliance is at Bishop Foley at Troy Ice Arena. Full Story


Santa Claus is coming to town

Will meet with children in Lapeer starting Dec. 5

LAPEER — In just a few weeks, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be back to visit the boys and girls of Lapeer County. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at their new home, now located at 286 W. Nepessing St., beginning on Friday, Dec. More...

Chamber of Commerce accepting donations to assist Light Up Lapeer holiday decorations

LAPEER — The Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce has been busy planning to light up downtown Lapeer once again for the holiday season. More...

Hadley Christmas bulb for $1

For those looking to shop local on Black Friday, they might want to consider calling the Hadley Township Historical Society. More...



We have much to be thankful for

What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Many of us conjure up images of delicious turkey dinners with all the trimmings — potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and dinner rolls. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to The Editor

“Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.”

Pipeline not needed More...



North Branch sweeps Lakewood for Class B crown

BATTLE CREEK -- Winning the state volleyball championship couldn’t have been any sweeter than the way North Branch captured the Class B crown last week. More...

Spurred to a title

Motivated Broncos ran roughshod over field

North Branch didn’t just win a state volleyball championship this year. The Broncos stampeded the field, leaving hoof prints at every stop from Frankenmuth to Battle Creek. More...

All-Saginaw Valley League

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NEW THIS WEEKMondaysGrocery Giveaway at North Branch Wesleyan Church 3164 North Branch Rd., North Branch on Monday, Nov. 24, 4:30 p.m. doors open and line numbers given at 3:30 p.m. No cost and no proof of need required. More...


Thanksgiving Eve service at Dryden church More...

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