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July 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Elba Twp. firefighter William Shepherd remembered for 41 years

ELBA TWP. — Members of the Elba Township Fire Dept. are grieving one of their own with the passing of William Shepherd, who died Thursday. Shepherd, 74, was a member of the department for 41 years. More...

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Police Beat

Minor arrested for alcohol possession DRYDEN — The Dryden Police Dept. arrested an unidentified youth for minor in possession of alcohol Sunday July 20 following an incident on Union Street. Domestic violence More...

Sentenced

Editor’s notes: Each Wednesday The County Press publishes sentence reports from the 40th Circuit Court under Chief Judge Nick Holowka in Lapeer that include incarceration. More...

Lapeer Police Department incidents

TUESDAY When: 12:19 a.m. Where: 600 block of Dewey Incident: Agency assist • Assist Lapeer & Rescue More...

Opinion

Fact versus fiction on Right to Farm Act

Recent changes to the voluntary set of guidelines used to support the state’s Right to Farm Act have created a maelstrom of misunderstanding and misinformation about what the law does and does not do, including what protections it may or may no 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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Sports

And the beat begins

Two soccer programs become one under LSC banner

LAPEER — Because of the efforts of individuals like former Lapeer East varsity soccer coaches Chad Kenny and Bill Kinzer, the Lapeer Soceer Club (LSC) started laying down roots close to two decades ago that are still firmly in place. More...

Have fun

A cross the county, youth athletes lit up area softball and baseball diamonds all summer long. More...

Locals take part in Reaching Higher camp

MILFORD — Each summer, the Reaching Higher basketball camp takes a large group of some of the state’s top players and puts on a showcase. More...

Calendar

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NEW THIS WEEK Monday & Wednesday More...

Breaking News - 7:11 PM

Livonia man dies following dog attack  Free Access 

METAMORA TWP. — Craig Sytsma, 46, of Livonia, died from injuries Wednesday after he was viciously attacked by two large dogs while jogging northbound on rural Thomas Road, south of Baruer Road, in Metamora Township. More...

Konschuh put on paid leave

Hearing set for Friday

CORUNNA — Circuit Court Judge Byron Konschuh and his attorney are due back in court Friday morning. Only this time it will be in front of 66th District Court Judge Terrance Dignan in Shiawassee County. More...

Dryden Road project cost overruns curtails Lake Pleasant Road work

METAMORA TWP. — The Dryden Road project is ticking along, despite setbacks that will keep the road under construction for longer than anticipated, and at a higher cost. More...

Sports Update

73 tops junior golfers

   Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:56 p.m. — METAMORA -- Gavin Beckwith shot 73 to top the 18-hole division in the Metamora junior golf league Thursday at Metamora Golf and Country Club. Full Story


News

Animal shelter spends $110k on improvements

LAPEER COUNTY — If you live in Lapeer County and have an unlicensed dog, it would serve you well to get that taken care of, and quickly. More...

Custom-built bridge will soon span Farmers Creek at Cramton Park

LAPEER — As plans stand right now, Cramton Park should have a new bridge over Farmers Creek by Lapeer Days. More...

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse worth the drive to visit

PORT HURON — Looking for something to do this weekend? Less than 90 minutes from Lapeer County, area residents can set a destination to visit the historic Fort Gratiot lighthouse in Port Huron where Lake Huron enters the St. More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM EDWARD SHEPHERD,

74, a lifetime Lapeer resident, died Thursday July 17, 2014. More...

BARBARA ANN (DeGROAT) GRUNOW,

74, of Byron, MI (formerly of Columbiaville), passed away peacefully at home Thursday, July 17, 2014. More...

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...

Marketplace

Cooler temperatures help pigs make weight at fair

IMLAY CITY — As county fairs are occurring throughout Michigan, including the upcoming Eastern Michigan State Fair, thousands of young people are preparing their pigs for exhibition. More...

Rural farms to help shape urban livestock guidelines

LAPEER COUNTY — Later this year a 20-member working group summoned by the Michigan Dept. More...

Make plans for 4-H livestock sale

The 51th Annual Lapeer County 4-H Livestock Sale will be held at the Eastern Michigan State Fair in Imlay City on July 31 starting at 11 a.m. Order of sale is as follows: beef, poultry, feeder calves, goats, milk, rabbits, hogs and lambs. More...

Community View

That’s what SHE Said

Those who know the least about you always have the most to say

A pparently, I’m going back to school to become a pathology assistant. My coworker told me just last week. The funny thing is, I had no idea. “Carolyn, I heard you’re going back to school to be a pathology assistant. More...

Crowds return toDowntown Lapeer

Downtown Lapeer was bustling with activity Saturday morning as the result of several activities coordinated by the Lapeer Downtown Business Association. More...

‘We’re going out together’

Couple employed by sheriff’s department to retire together

LAPEER — For the past quarter century, Dorothy and Gary Kalar have been fixtures at the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

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