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Grondin case returns to Circuit Court

Attorneys will argue statement of admissibility

LAPEER — It’s been three years, eight months and 15 days since Andrea Lorraine Eilber, a 20-yearold Otisville woman was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head in the basement of her aunt’s home in Mayfield Township. More...

Special Sections

Police Beat

Vehicle catches fire after accident on Lake Nepessing Road

The Elba Township Fire Dept. was called out around noon Monday to a vehicle fire as the result of a two-car collision on the Lake Nepessing Road overpass at I-69. More...

Sentenced

• Kyla C. Morgan, 21, of Lansing, was sentenced July 21 to 30 days in the Lapeer County Jail, with credit for one day served after pleading guilty May 28 to bringing contraband into a prison. More...

Police Beat

Domestic incidents BURLINGTON TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. was sent to a Kennedy Road residence Sunday following reports of a domestic disturbance. No arrests were made. More...

Obituaries

BARBARA LINTON SLINGERLEND,

88, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015 at McLaren Regional Hospital surrounded by her family. More...

JAMES S. GROVER,

83, of Hadley, passed away on July 25, 2015. More...

GERALD OWEN BAXTER,

69, of North Branch (formerly of Lake Orion), died Saturday, July 25, 2015. Jerry was born August 8, 1945, in Lapeer, to Ray and Winifred (Ford) Baxter. He graduated from Lake Orion High School, class of 1964. More...

Sports

Lapeer golfers win FJGA flights

GRAND BLANC – Two Lapeer High golfers won flight championships in Monday’s final regular-season week of Flint Junior Golf Association play at the Captain’s Club of Woodfield. More...

Here comes the boom

The summer has been great, and despite most people’s opinions, I’ve actually enjoyed the temperatures. Not too hot and not too cold. That, however, will change once high school football starts. More...

Hoops camps happening at Imlay City

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City’s coaches and players are holding a pair of basketball camps for youth in the area this week. The camps, which began on Monday and run through Thursday, are divided up into two sections. More...

Calendar

NEW THIS WEEK

Sunday Community Colors 5K is a fun filled vibrantly colored race through the beautiful trails of Rowden Park 1552 N. Main St., Lapeer on Sunday, August 23 at 10 a.m. There will be Color Stations placed throughout the route where our Color Station More...

Fire department to hold benefit for stricken lieutenant

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Fire Dept. is stepping up for one of its own. Lt. Charlie Boadway, a 28-year veteran of the department, was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. More...

Confederate flag supporters hold demonstration in Lapeer

LAPEER — More than 50 people turned out Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of the Walmart store in Lapeer to participate in a flag run to show support for the flying of the Confederate flag. More...

Imlay City Blueberry Festival

Junior Miss Blueberry, Tiffany Guerrero of Imlay City, enjoyed the ride through town on the back of a convertible Ford Mustang as she waved to the crowd in Saturday’s Blueberry Festival parade. More...

Sports Update

Two big athletic events

Neutral site ice affair

   Friday, July 31, 2015, 11:04 a.m. — FRANKENMUTH —  A yearly Triathalon known as the Bavarian Inn Experience will take place Aug. 1 starting at 7:45 a.m. There is a cash prize purse of $8,000 and two aquabike events have been added for 2015. Full Story


News

Correction

Veterans and active duty personnel, with proof of service, will get in free Thursday at the Eastern Michigan State Fair. The County Press on Sunday incorrectly stated that their families will also get in free. More...

Fair in full swing in Imlay City

IMLAY CITY — While the tents were going down after the close of the 35th annual Blueberry Festival Monday morning, Traverse City-based Arnold Amusements was busily assembling rides at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds and food vendors were More...

Pistol-packing trio unnerve visitors at Blueberry Fest

IMLAY CITY — A trio of armed men made some people nervous Saturday evening at the 35th annual Imlay City Blueberry Festival. Imlay City Police Chief John Stano said he was notified around 7:30 p.m. More...

Opinion

Courser, Green must meet needs of residents, not their own agenda

EDITORIAL

Rep. Todd Courser recently attended a Lapeer County Commission meeting, his first since being elected to the 82nd House seat last November. More...

Concert series was a community success

READER FEEDBACK

The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority would like to thank the community for another wonderful Summer Concert Series. More...

Excess of laws entangle law-abiding people

Editor’s note: The following guest column was written by Anne Scheiber, senior investigative analyst for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. More...

Marketplace

Where are new corn crop prices headed?

NORTH BRANCH TWP. — USDA released new projections for the 2015- 16 corn marketing year in the July 10 WADA report that expects smaller crops, and slightly higher prices for Lapeer County-area corn producers. More...

Gov. Snyder approves changes, giving MAEAP room to grow

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder signed House Bill 4391 into law July 9 as Public Act 118 of 2015, broadening the funding base for the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). More...

Syngenta sees risks for farmers, competitors in merger

NORTH BRANCH — Talk about a difference of opinion. While Monsanto reaches out to farmers and investors in the U.S. and overseas about the reasons for its proposed $45 billion merger with Syngenta, the Swissbased Syngenta sees nothing but. More...

Community View

Imlay City Blueberry Festival

IMLAY CITY — High heat and humidity thinned the crowds somewhat for the 35th annual Imlay City Blueberry Festival, but organizers were still pleased with the overall results. More...

Wave of women on rise will enhance legacy in business

Well known for her voice and hits like “Firework,” superstar Katy Perry typically scores the cover of magazines like Rolling Stones. Recently, however, she was featured on the cover of Forbes. More...

Centennial edition transported me back in earlier days in Lapeer

While shopping one day at the Kroger store in Lapeer, my thoughts went back to the old newspapers my mother-in-law had saved over the years that we had found and kept. More...

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