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October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New Lapeer DBA coordinator dances into office

LAPEER — As the new Lapeer Downtown Business Association (DBA) coordinator, Jenice Groth hopes to bring fresh ideas to the Lapeer business district. More...

Special Sections

Police Beat

Police Beat

Alcohol arrests METAMORA TWP. — The Metamora Township Police Dept. arrested a 22-year-old man for drunken driving Sunday following a traffic stop on South Lapeer Road near West Davison Lake Road. He was taken to the Lapeer County Jail. More...

Sentenced

• Michael L.D. Lemaster, 25, of Lapeer, was found guilty Aug. 29 of second-degree home invasion; possession of burglary tools; two counts of larceny of a building; and felony firearms. He was sentenced Oct. More...

Lapeer Police Dept. incidents

MONDAY When: 2:28 a.m. Where: 300 block of E. Genesee Incident: Alarm More...

Obituaries

HAROLD MARK THOMPSON,

57, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, died Sunday, October 26, 2014. He was born on April 1, 1957, in Lapeer, to parents William and Mary Ann (Hodges) Thompson. More...

JOE HOISINGTON,

60, of Imlay City, passed away after an extended illness Saturday, October 25, 2014 at McLaren - Flint Region. He had recently been living in Burton. More...

DAVID J. MERENUK,

41, of Dryden passed away Saturday October 25, 2014 at his home. More...

Sports

9-0 Lightning roll into playoffs

LAPEER — Lapeer Lightning Coach Mike Smith has built his team’s success on a foundation of preparedness and his plan has not changed for the playoffs. More...

Brave hearts

Cross country season will close this Saturday with the state meets at Michigan International Speedway, but we can’t let the season pass into history without harking back to a meet two weeks ago. More...

Undefeated Raiders continue winning streak

Almont rolls into their game against Clawson Friday night with an unblemished 9-0 record. The Trojans enter the game at 6-3. The two teams did have one common opponent during the regular season. More...

Calendar

NEW THIS WEEK

Trunk or Treats/Fall Fun Children’s Carnival tonight from 6:30- 8 p.m. at Davison Missionary Church. Free Event for children 3 years to 6 grades. Huge inflatable’s, games, prizes, candy, ice cream, popcorn. Wear appropriate costumes. More...

New Year’s Eve plans under way to salute veterans at American Legion

LAPEER — The Lapeer American Legion, Post 16, SAL members are making plans for its first-ever “Salute to our Veterans” New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. More...

Dance party for kids at Marguerite deAngeli

LAPEER — The Marguerite de Angeli Branch of the Lapeer District Library, located at 921 W. Nepessing St. in Lapeer, will host a dance party for all children and their favorite adults on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More...

Embattled director of Lapeer EMS retires

LAPEER — It has been a long two years for Lapeer County EMS’ embattled executive director. More...

Playoff stories on Page 1B

This Friday, both Almont and Lapeer high schools’ football teams will commence their post-season play with their first playoff games. More...

Sports Update

Lapeer volleyball takes on Swartz Creek

   Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, 9 p.m. — The Lapeer volleyball team takes on Swartz Creek at the Swartz Creek quad Thursday in what could be a preview of the upcoming Class A district final next on Nov. 8. Full Story


News

Marlette woman injured in accident

WORTH TWP. — A 22-yearold Marlette woman was injured Oct. 23 when the car she was riding in collided with another on South Lakeshore Road near the intersection of Galbraith Line Road. More...

Trick-or-treating safety tips

Every year children anxiously count down the days until they are able to put on their costumes and head out into the neighborhood in search of candy. More...

Trick or Treat hours set

With Halloween on Friday, Trick-or-Treat hours have been set for children in Lapeer County and vicinity looking to go door-to-door in their costumes, collecting candy and treats along the way. More...

Opinion

Lightning energizes, sets example for our community

The Lapeer Community Schools Board of Education and superintendent Matt Wandrie couldn’t have scripted it any better. More...

Talk To Your Elected Officials

State Representative Kevin Daley (R) P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: 517-373-1800 kevindaley@house.mi.gov State Senator Phil Pavlov (R) P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: 517-373-7708 senppavlov@senate. michigan.gov More...

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Marketplace

Decorating with pumpkins

LAPEER TWP. — Did you know that pumpkins, a member of the squash family, are a healthy source of nutrients, including fiber? More...

Halloween begins three months of food events:

Open the season with safety in mind

LAPEER TWP. — Starting with Halloween in October through Super Bowl Sunday in January, there’s one eating event after another for both adults and kids. More...

Removing Halloween stains can be tricky

LAPEER TWP. — The candles in your pumpkins have all burned down, treats have been counted, classified and sampled, and you’re staring at tired green faces and purple hair. More...

Community View

That’s what SHE Said

Relax, studies show there are more treats than tricks out there

So, there’s this guy. His name is Joel Best. Have you heard of him? He’s not from around here, so you probably don’t know him. Mr. Best is not, in fact, related to the Best family from Metamora. More...

Hundreds enjoy Lapeer’s Treat Walk, Pumpkin Festival

Nepessing Street on Saturday was awash in bright colors and smiling faces as hundreds of area children and their parents enjoyed a beautiful fall day to participate in the Lapeer Business Association’s annual Treat Walk and Pumpkin Festival hel More...

Lapeer Community Church to hold events for women

ATTICA — Except for December when things tend to get hectic, Lapeer Community Church offers a ladies night out once a month so for November they double up. More...

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