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Police Beat

Police Beat

Prisoners picked up FLINT — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. met with Genesee County authorities Sunday, March 1 to pick up an unidentified prisoner on an unspecified warrant. More...

Lapeer Police Department incidents

TUESDAY When: 4 a.m. Where: 300 block of W. Nepessing Incident: Alarm • Business alarm When: 2:29 a.m. More...

Sentenced

• James L. Beam, 32, of Pensacola, Fla, was sentenced Feb. 18 to 90 days in the Lapeer County Jail, with credit for 81 days served, after pleading guilty Jan. 20 to failure to pay child support. More...

Obituaries

BILLIE LLOYD ANDISON

BILLIE LLOYD ANDISON, 49, of Lapeer died Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was born August 17, 1965, in Lapeer, to parents Stanley and Elaine (Lock) Andison. More...

GERALD NORTHROP

GERALD NORTHROP, 69, of Attica, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Gerald Lee Northrop was born on April 7, 1945, in Attica, the son of Harold and Marie Northrop, Sr. More...

ALBERT MONTGOMERY

ALBERT MONTGOMERY, 75, of Lapeer, went to be with his Lord February 24, 2015 at home with his loving family. More...

Community View

Flipping for FLAPJACKS

Chris Cakes event at Murphy raises funds for PTC

METAMORA — Chris Cakes has been around since 1969, bringing their pancake-making expertise to Michigan just 12 years ago. More...

That's what SHE said

You don’t have to finish everything you begin; quitting’s not always a bad thing

I don’t understand why parents get weird and mad when their kids want to quit something,” I said to Tressa, the friend who does my hair. More...

Lapeer Memories

It seemed like mother was always cleaning or cooking for the Burke family

Thoughts about the good old days came to mind the other morning while I was cleaning my kitchen cupboards and hating every minute of it. I remembered my mother’s cupboards, which were very clean and neat and never disorganized. More...

Weston offers ‘Begindergarten’

New program a ‘stepping stone’ for early learners

IMLAY CITY — Imlay Cityarea parents will have one more option when they consider enrolling their youngster in school for next fall. More...

Sports Update

Lapeer hockey upsets Davison in pre-regional

Lapeer girls lose to Carman-Ainsworth in OT

   Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 9:36 p.m.-- BURTON — The Lapeer girls' basketball team lost to Carman-Ainsworth 66-59 in overtime at Kearsley tonight in the Class A district semifinals. Davison plays Kearsley at 7:30 p.m. Full Story


News

Commission adopts resolution favoring state road millage

LAPEER — Michigan voters will have an opportunity May 5 to decide on a proposal to secure a funding source to rebuild the state’s crumbling highways, roads and bridges. More...

Correction

In our Sunday Sports section we listed an incorrect opponent for the Lapeer hockey team on Feb. 21 in the photo caption. Lapeer played Midland Dow. We regret the error. More...

Lapeer County law enforcement set to join CLEMIS

LAPEER COUNTY — By the end of the month law enforcement at the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. and the county’s six local police departments will get a little less expensive and a little more efficient as the county joins CLEMIS. More...

Opinion

KWA could pump more than water into our community

The Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) has tunneled a massive water pipe nearly two miles out into southern Lake Huron in Sanilac County from which it will draw water to serve Flint and other Genesee County municipalities. More...

Lapeer residents, attend public hearing on March 16

I recently attended a meeting of our Lapeer City Commission to become more informed about possible changes to our city water system. More...

Reverse Raffle a huge success thanks to many

On behalf of the North Branch Athletic Boosters, we would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their contributions toward the huge success of our 15th Annual Reverse Raffle on Feb. 28. More...

Sports

Lapeer drops season finale

PORT HURON – Lapeer dropped a 5-3 decision to Marysville in its final regular season game Saturday. No details from the game were available at press time. — K.W. More...

District openers trim the area field down

BURTON – The Lapeer girls’ basketball team drew a first-round bye in the district playoffs at Kearsley and will begin its postseason journey at 6 p.m. tonight against Carman-Ainsworth. More...

Playoff time

Winter may not be over quite yet, but boy are we getting close. Before we know it, the snow will gradually begin to melt and the temperatures will rise. That’s usually what we’ve got our sights set on this time of year. More...

Calendar

Blueberry Festival auction set for Saturday

LUM — There’s still time to get tickets for the 35th annual Blueberry Festival auction, set for 6 p.m. Saturday March 7 at Castle Creek Golf Club. More...

CALENDAR

NEW THIS WEEK

Sundays Trinity United Methodist Church Chancel Choir is pleased to present an Easter Cantata entitled “Followers of the Lamb” by Lee and Susan Dengler on Sunday, March 29 at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Trinity is located at 1310 N. More...

Kent Copeman artwork on exhibit in Grand Blanc

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Arts Council began featuring the varied watercolors of Kent Copeman at Genesys Health Park in February and will continue through April. More...

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