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April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

LCBT warns about robocall debit card fraud

LAPEER — Lapeer County Bank & Trust is warning both their customers and the general public about fraudulent “robocalls” being made to Lapeer-area residents saying their debit cards have been compromised and asking for debit card More...

Special Sections

Police Beat

Sentenced

• John W. Osterbeck, 44, of Novi, was sentenced March 25 to between 18 months and eight years in state prison, with credit for 193 days served, after pleading guilty Feb. 2 to larceny of a building. More...

Police Beat

Narcotics arrest LAPEER — Michigan State Police arrested a motorist for violating the controlled substance act Sunday following a traffic stop on South Main Street. Alcohol arrests More...

Lapeer Police Department incidents

MONDAY When: 10:30 a.m. Where: Lapeer Police Dept. Incident: Citizen assist • Assisted citizen with a car seat installation. When: 4:15 p.m. More...

Opinion

Proposal 1 would pay Michigan’s road debt hangover

Editor’s note: This guest editorial was written by Jack McHugh, senior legislative analyst at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland. T he Proposal 1 road funding initiative on 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

Oil business booming

Experts ask ‘have hydrocarbon production and supplies met 2003 forecast?’

LAPEER TWP. — We are in a very interesting point in history. The world has numerous options and technologies to provide energy. In the realm of hydrocarbons where are we compared to predictions made in 2003? Where were we in 2003? More...

Profitable production of winter wheat depends on ample supply of nitrogen fertilizer

LAPEER TWP. — Early spring is the time wheat growers in Lapeer County and across the state implement nitrogen (N) fertilization strategies. More...

Michigan farmer drones on in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ottawa County fruit and grain farmer Jeff VanderWerff explained the values and risks of unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture in his testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee last week. More...

Community View

Easter Egg Drop

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Thrill of the Hunt

Parker Dockhorn, 3, of Oregon Township, inspects one of the eggs he picked up before placing it in a bag during Saturday’s Easter egg hunt held in downtown Lapeer. More...

Earhart presentation kicks off museum season

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Historical Museum is kicking off its 2015 season with “When Amelia Came to Michigan,” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at the Hotel McKinley, 150 East Third Street. More...

Lapeer family spreads Easter spirit

LAPEER — Hundreds of local residents enjoyed an early Easter celebration Saturday organized by a Lapeer family with a generous heart. The event was held at the Mott Community College- Lapeer Extension Center. More...

Judge OKs psych exam for man charged with threatening judge

LAPEER — Phillip Most, the Goodland Township man who pleaded no contest Feb. More...

Sports Update

Will they or won't they?

Wednesday events up in the air

   Tuesday, March 31, 2015; 10:05 p.m. -- LAPEER COUNTY -- Wednesday high school sports are up in the air after anywhere from 3-8 inches of snow fell across the area on Monday night. Full Story


News

Last snow of the season?

Tuesday’s heavy wet snow closed school in Almont, Dryden and Imlay City in what could be the last snow of the 2014-2015 winter season. More...

Child Advocacy Center a place of hope for abused children

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month; open house set for April 25

LAPEER — One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they reach the age of 18. More...

Safety improvements slated for Bronson Lake Road

OREGON TWP. — Construction officially began on Bronson Lake Road on Thursday, March 19, starting with the removal of trees from Marathon Road to Millville Road. More...

Obituaries

POLLY ANN BOLDT,

73, of Lapeer, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. More...

ALTA M. BATZLOFF,

93, of Millington, died March 25, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. Alta was born April 2, 1921, in Lapeer, to the late Paul and Sarah (Vaughan) Seames. More...

DELL LEE O’DELL,

79, of Metamora, (formerly of Thomas/ Oxford), died Monday, March 23, 2015. More...

Sports

Lightning drop twinbill to Kearsley

FLINT — Lapeer dropped a pair of games to Kearsley in non-conference baseball action Tuesday. The Lightning gave up two runs in the third and two more in the fifth in a 5-2 loss in the opener. The Hornets added a solo run in the sixth. More...

Lapeer wins, ties Kearsley in softball

BURTON – The Lapeer softball team quickly showed how much talent is on its roster, taking down one of the area’s toughest softball programs at Kearsley on Tuesday, 4-3, in eight innings. The nightcap turned out to be an 11-11 tie. More...

Tourneys all around

With the tournament dwindling down to the Final Four after this past weekend’s Elite Eight, there is still quite a bit of intrigue with the remaining teams. More...

Calendar

Calendar

NEW THIS WEEK Sundays Wedding Expo Tasting Spring Bridal Open House at the American Legion Post 16, 1701 W. Genesee, Lapeer on Sunday, April 26 from 12-3:30 p.m. Cost $5 per person. All proceeds go toward supporting our Veterans. More...

Marguerite Library to hold Spring Book Sale

LAPEER — Friends of the Marguerite deAngeli Library in Lapeer will hold its Early Spring Book Sale Tuesday, April 7 through Saturday, April 11. Hours of the sale are Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

‘Start a Business workshop April 10 at MCC

LAPEER — A free “Starting a Business” workshop will be presented in Lapeer on Friday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mott Community College Campus on Lake Drive, Room C319. More...

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