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Police Beat

Police officer’s fund ensures Murphy Links Program at Bear Lake Camp continues

METAMORA TWP. — The Murphy Elementary School Links Program will once again enjoy a day of fun and team building on Friday, May 29 at the Lions Bear Lake Camp in Lapeer thanks to the Lapeer City Police Officers Charitable Fund (LCPOCF). More...

Police Beat

Narcotics arrest ELBA TWP. — Michigan State Police arrested a motorist Sunday on a narcotics charge following a traffic stop on westbound I-69 near the county line. Home burglarized More...

Sentenced

• Kaycia M Girolamo, 29, of Fostoria, was sentenced May 21 to 90 days in the Lapeer County Jail, with credit for one day served after pleading guilty March 20 to delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance and marijuana possession. More...

Obituaries

WILBOURN “BILL” SHEARER,

87, of Lapeer, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. More...

GERALD “JERRY” P. HOUCK,

93, of Lapeer, died Friday May 22, 2015. He was born April 2, 1922, in Burnside, to parents Lawrence and Irene Houck. Jerry married Alvera E. Schlaud on Sept. 30, 1950 at Immaculate Conception Church, Lapeer. Mr. More...

MARJORIE WHITFIELD,

93, of Port Huron, (previously of Imlay City), passed away after an extended illness Friday, May 22, 2015 at Marwood Manor Convalescent Care Facility. More...

Sports

Almont softball 4-1 at own tourney

ALMONT – Over five games at its own tournament on Saturday, Almont placed second with two stateranked teams in the mix. More...

Hockey’s coaching carousel

Welcome back all. Judging by the ruckus, everybody must have had a good holiday. If everyone will settle down we can get this thing started. So Mike Babcock is now the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. More...

Lapeer Soccer Club rebrands itself to become part of Lightning

LAPEER – The Lapeer Soccer Club has joined a lot of other programs in the area renaming itself the Lapeer Lightning Soccer Club. More...

Calendar

Calendar

NEW THIS WEEK Mondays Growns Galore & More for the Dryden Class of 2017 Prom Fundraiser. Don’t know what to do with your gowns from prom, homecoming and accessories. Donate them to the More...

Children’s Foundation to benefit from Tim Hortons Camp Day

LAPEER — On Wednesday, June 3 Tim Hortons will host Camp Day. More...

Paying tribute

Members of American Legion Post 16 Lapeer reflect as speakers pay tribute to America’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Lapeer. More...

Doctor with office in Lapeer admits defrauding patients, government

DETROIT — A Birmingham neurosurgeon with an office in Lapeer and admitting privileges at McLaren Lapeer Region and six other southeast Michigan Hospitals has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud in federal criminal cases in Michigan and California. More...

Sports Update

Pre-district results - baseball, softball, soccer

Capac baseball wins

   Wednesday, May 27, 2015; 11:50 a.m. -MEMPHIS -- After ending the regular season hitting on all cylinders, the Capac varsity baseball team began the playoffs on Tuesday by defeating New Haven 15-4. Full Story


News

Ambulance director dies suddenly

LAPEER — Jason Beck, Lapeer County EMS’s (LCEMS) newly-hired executive director died Sunday following a medical emergency Saturday night on his way home from LCEMS’ annual recognition dinner. More...

Tree falls on house

LAPEER — A tree fell into a house just south of Newark Rd. on Clark Rd. over the holiday weekend. More...

Drop ceiling falls in Burnside Twp. Hall

BURNSIDE TWP. — Township officials in Burnside Township are struggling among desk lamps while insurance adjusters figure out how much it’s going to cost to fix the ceiling in the township offices. More...

Opinion

Devil’s in the details of new state budget

Editorial

Gov. More...

Talk To Your Elected Officials

State Representative Todd Courser (R) P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: 517-373-1800 toddcourser@house.mi.gov State Senator Mike Green (R) P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: 517-373-1777 michigan.gov More...

Political Cartoon

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Marketplace

May 31 deadline for youth livestock show

NORTH BRANCH TWP. — Young livestock enthusiasts here in Lapeer County and across the state have one more week to apply for a 2015 Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship. More...

6 tips to protect soybean seed quality

BURLINGTON TWP. — Soybean seeds are tiny and delicate. To coax a strong, high-yielding plant out of the ground, you must treat seeds in a tender and cautious manner. More...

House panel approves Rep. Lauwers resolution for GMO food labeling

LANSING — The House Committee on Agriculture on May 20 approved House Resolution 89, introduced by state Rep. Dan Lauwers, urging Congress to adopt a national label program for genetically modified food. More...

Community View

Memorial Day

Honoring those who gave all

American Legion Post 135’s color guard heads east on East Fourth Street at the beginning of Imlay City’s annual Memorial Day Parade. More...

SCIENCE ALIVE

Murphy students get close-up look at exotic animals Photos by Stevie Thieda

METAMORA TWP. — Exotic animals paid a visit to Murphy Elementary School students last week on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 and 20. More...

When we were young, fun was much more wholesome

Watching the world and local news nowadays often leaves a person wondering “What happened?” More...

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