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Konschuh motions to dismiss prosecutor

LAPEER — Lapeer County Circuit Court Judge Byron Konschuh and his attorney, Michael Sharkey, are expected in front of 66th District Court Judge Terrance Dignan in the Shiawassee County seat to challenge the charges against the judge and ask tha More...

Special Sections

Police Beat

Lapeer Police Department incident report

FRIDAY When: 12:09 a.m.Where: 1200 block of S. Main Incident: Alarm• Business alarm More...

Police Beat

Man, 26, arrested for drunken driving BURNSIDE TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. arrested a 26-yer-old man for drunken driving Wednesday following a traffic stop on North Van Dyke Road near Peck Road. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Taxing machinery, equipment a drag on job growth

Proposal 1 on the Aug. More...

Letters to the Editor

Wait for the facts The media has given significant prominence to the news of the charging of Judge Konschuh with a crime. I understand that it is “news” and it is important news in our community so I’m not being critical. However More...

Sound Off

Was call a ploy? On Saturday, July 26 I received a call that said it was from the State of Michigan. I wondered why was someone calling when the government offices are closed on Saturday. More...

Marketplace

Jobless rate in Lapeer County edges up to 8.9%

LAPEER — The unemployment rate in Lapeer County increased by more than a full percentage point from May to June. According to figures released this week by the Michigan Dept. More...

Lapeer-area physicians touted for focus on patients

LAPEER COUNTY — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated 11 Lapeer County practices as patient-centered medical homes for the 2014 program year — meaning they have particular qualities and processes that help improve health-care More...

Meghan Johnson, 13, of Brown City (left) and her friend Kaitlyn Daniels

Meghan Johnson, 13, of Brown City (left) and her friend Kaitlyn Daniels, 14, of Burnside Township, both active in the local 4-H program, had fun with two of their animals at a backyard Future Farmers of America meeting and barbecue held last month a More...

Community View

Confessions of a garage sale-aholic

LAPEER COUNTY — It takes a seasoned veteran to successfully navigate the cut-throat world of garage sales in Lapeer County. More...

Calendar

Calendar

NEW THIS WEEK

Monday & Wednesday Free Diabetic Education Class by The Loving Hands Clinic will be conducting and held four evenings, two nights per week, beginning Monday, July 21, Wednesday, July 23, Monday July 28th and the last class on Wednesday, July 30th More...

Fair boosts our local economy

$1.125M bump for Lapeer

While there is no question that the Eastern Michigan State Fair generates lots of fun for fair-goers from Lapeer County and beyond, what the fair generates in positive impact to Lapeer County’s economy may come as a surprise. More...

PUBLISHER’S MEMO

Results are in for Lapeer County’s Best of the Best!

Today is the day! In today’s Best of the Best special section we announce the winners of The County Press 2014 Readers Choice poll. More...

Sports Update

Gilbert Rincon returns to run annual tennis clinic

   Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9 p.m. — LAPEER -- Gilbert Rincon, a Lapeer native and tennis pro will be at the Lapeer Optimist Community Tennis courts on the campus of the former Lapeer West campus to run the annual two-day tennis clinic. Full Story


News

Elba Twp. firefighter remembered

A flag-draped Elba Township fire truck sat outside Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Lapeer on Wednesday as family, friends and firefighters from throughout the county and region gathered to remembe More...

Family remembers loved one with donation to Elba Twp. Fire Dept.

ELBA TWP. — The family of James Sloan presented the Elba Township Fire Dept. with a check for $4,000 in his name Monday night. Sloan died in May 2013 at the age of 75. He served on the Elba Township Fire Dept. More...

Pioneering Gibbons family among early settlers

The forerunner of this newspaper, the Plain Dealer, was founded in 1839, the same year my ancestors left England and sailed to America. The Richard Woods family settled in Lake County, Ohio. More...

Obituaries

JOHN MYERS

JOHN MYERS, of Lapeer since 2008, died July 18, 2014. He was born November 9, 1938, in Hastings, MI. He joined the Air Force out of high school, serving eight years. More...

NORMA J. HOCKIN

NORMA J. HOCKIN, 76, of Oregon Township, passed away on July 19, 2014. She was the loving wife of George R. Hockin (D. 2005) More...

JOHNNY HUNT

JOHNNY HUNT, 66, of the Lapeer area, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 20, 2014. He was the loving husband of Mary Hunt (D. 2000). More...

Sports

Lightning coming together Lapeer Steelers to be renamed Lapeer Junior Lightning

LAPEER — With Little League baseball and soccer games serving as the backdrop on nearby fields, the Lapeer Lightning high school football program welcomed Class B powerhouse Flint Powers Catholic to Lapeer East Wednesday night for a 7-on-7 scri More...

Bucket list updated

A s Old Man Time continues to breathe down many of our necks and family and friends are struggling with the unwanted choices of putting loved ones in hospice and health care facilities, I thought it was a good time to review my bucket list. More...

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Lapeer High’s Jon Currie gets ready for the snap during the Lightning’s 7-on-7 scrimmage against Flint Powers on Wednesday. More...

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