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October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Police Beat

Sentenced

• Thomas E, Hubbard, 34, of Burton, was sentenced Oct. 8 to between three and 16 years in state prison after pleading guilty Aug. More...

Police Beat

Abandoned vehicle DEERFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. found a vehicle abandoned Sunday along East Barnes Lake Road near North Lapeer Road. Alcohol arrests More...

Lapeer Police Dept. incidents

TUESDAY When: 3:37 a.m. Where: Suzanne Drive Incident: Suspicious • Report of non-resident male in laundry room area. Unable to locate. MONDAY More...

Opinion

Unfunded liabilities haunt school districts

Editor’s note: The following guest editorial was written by James M. More...

Letters to The Editor

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

A night to remember I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in our first Oktoberfest Celebration, featuring The Polish Muslims. 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...

Marketplace

USDA announces measures to help farmers diversify weed control efforts

LAPEER COUNTY — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Oct. 15 announced several steps that the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) is taking to address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems. More...

No better time for an ag career

Editor’s note: The following column by Beth Barker, executive vice president/chief human resources with GreenStone Farm Credit Services, was first published in Michigan Farm News, Michigan’s only statewide farm newspaper. More...

What to do with frost-damaged corn

LAPEER COUNTY — Freezing air temperatures sometimes occur in early autumn before grain is physiologically mature. Grain drying rates can range from 0.83 percent to 1.16 percent moisture less/day. More...

Community View

Pink at the Rink

The Lapeer Storm take the ice in their pink jerseys during their pee wee hockey game at the Polar Palace on Saturday. More...

That’s what SHE Said

You are the boss of you, so make a change if you don’t like your life

When I started writing this column three years ago, my publisher, Wes, told me to write about current events when I felt moved to do so. He said if I tried to write about something that wasn’t really of interest to me, it may seem forced. More...

Giving thanks for a family meal made together

Reprinted from Nov. 11, 2009 Back in the day, most families’ preparations for Thanksgiving started long before the feast. Farm folks kept in touch with relations and friends who might come to join the big event with them. More...

Lapeer one of 12 cities with pot on ballot

LAPEER — Lapeer is among 12 Michigan cities with pro-marijuana initiatives that will include decriminalization proposals on their Nov. 4 ballots. More...

City applies for grants to rebuild DeMille

LAPEER — Lapeer City Manager Dale Kerbyson was granted permission Monday evening by the Lapeer City Commission to proceed with plans to apply for a state grant that could be used to rebuild portions of DeMille Street and Whitney Drive in the Mc More...

Sports Update

North Branch volleyball clinches outright TVC East title

   Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10 p.m. - OTISVILLE— The North Branch volleyball team clinched the outright Tri-Valley Conference-East title with a 3-0 win over LakeVille at LakeVille today. Full Story


News

Downtown Lapeer building that burned last November should be down by one-year anniversary of blaze

LAPEER — Taking months rather than weeks to complete the simple job, a Consumers Energy crew recently removed a small gas line from the two-story building that burned last November located between the PIX Theatre and Burke’s Flowers on Ne More...

Letter-writing workshop for pipeline opponents at Lapeer Township hall

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Reach top mileage on your car with it still going strong

Many drivers may find the idea of keeping a vehicle that has surpassed the 100,000-mile mark preposterous. However, perhaps due to the rising cost of new vehicles, many drivers now recognize the benefits of keeping their vehicles for the long haul. More...

Obituaries

ALINE “MICKI” BALL,

78, of North Branch, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Fisher Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mayville, surrounded by her loving family. More...

JOYCE E. TERRY,

80, of Elba, died October 17, 2014 at Whispering Pines surrounded by her family. Joyce was born December 31, 1933, in Columbiaville, the daughter of the late Clayton and Marion Dockham She was a past member of Rebekah Lodge 136 in Columbiaville. More...

ROBERT “JIM” BROWN,

75, of Lapeer, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Jim was born October 15, 1938, to Robert and Edith (Bottoms) Brown. He graduated in 1957 from Lapeer High School, and married Patricia Lang on October 10, 1958. More...

Sports

Imlay City soccer wins Div. 3 district title

MACOMB COUNTY — Imlay City continued its stellar season while knocking league rival Almont out of district play in Saturday’s No. 41-3 championship game. More...

Almont’s Zimmerman shoots 118 at state meet

VALLEY CENTER – Almont’s Grace Zimmerman can now say that she is battle tested. The freshman qualified for her first state meet in Almont’s inaugural season of fielding a girls’ golf team. More...

Almont boys 19th at state meet Roundup

HOLLAND – The Almont boys’ tennis team faced a rugged field in the Div. 4 state meet on Saturday placing 19th out of 25 teams after earning three points. More...

Calendar

Calendar

NEW THIS WEEK Sunday Rob Mills Family In Concert on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the West Goodland United Methodist Church 2008 N. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay City. A love offering will be taken, refreshments will be served after the concert. More...

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