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April 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Roundabout work to start May 4

LAPEER — As construction begins on the roundabout at Lake Nepessing, Davison and Genesee Roads, a number of misconceptions, myths and misguided beliefs regarding the cost and duration of the project have been running rampant. More...

Special Sections

Police Beat

Police Beat

No license ends with traffic citation METAMORA TWP. — The Metamora Township Police Dept. cited a motorist with driving while license suspended Wednesday, following a traffic stop on South Lapeer Road near Best Road. Alcohol arrests More...

Lapeer Police Dept. incident report

FRIDAY When: 12:10 a.m.Where: DeMille Blvd.Incident: Animal complaint Report of dog in roadway. Unable to locate. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Road to Proposal 1 hasn’t been smooth, but it’s better than dead end

Nine days from today, Lapeer County and Michigan voters will go to the polls to decide the fate of Proposal 1. Much has been said and written about this controversial initiative. More...

Letters to the Editor

Proposal has turned into request to fund social programs More...

Sound Off

Charge for commercials So you want to fix the roads? Why not charge $1 every time a commercial is aired on TV. Most commercials are writeoffs for most advertisers anyway. And we might be able to view a TV program for 20 minutes of the 30 minutes. More...

Marketplace

Building Brands

It’s raining ideas

Pizza and college students. Seems like a natural combination — yes? The problem is that in a college town full of pizza joints, it takes a lot to become the favorite among the masses. More...

City OKs tax break for plastics plant

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City commission members approved a 12-year tax break for Imlay City Molded Products Tuesday night on a 5-0 vote. More...

Deputy clerk accepts new post at GLTA

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City’s loss is GLTA’s (Greater Lapeer Transportation Authority) gain. More...

Community View

Tilted Axis ready to start brewing

Tanks arrive for installation at downtown Lapeer brewery

LAPEER — Downtown Lapeer’s brewery is nearing its finish after almost a year of construction and a number of unexpected delays. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Today Lapeer Community Spring Expo at the Center for Innovation, formerly Lapeer West High School 170 Millville Rd., Lapeer on Sunday,April 26 from 11 a.m. More...

Auto View

NEW TERRAIN ARRIVES AS POPULARITY OF SUVS REACHES PEAK

Distinguished by a new, more contemporary front-end appearance, the 2016 GMC Terrain and Terrain Denali were introduced at the recent New York International Auto Show. More...

Home sales up in county

LAPEER — Terry Danielian, president of the Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association of Realtors (LUTAR), announced at a recent LUTAR meeting that there was a substantial increase in the average home sale process in Lapeer County for the year ending 2 More...

Ray C’s opens at new M-24 location

LAPEER — It has been a long road, but Friday marked a milestone in the realization of a dream of Ray Clemens Sr., owner of Ray C’s Harley-Davidson. More...

Sports Update

North Branch softball 2-1 at Saginaw Heritage tourney

LakeVille wins 11 events in County Meet

   Sunday, April 26, 2015; 3:30 p.m. Full Story


News

Two-vehicle accident injures driver

Lapeer Fire & Rescue firefighters used the Jaws of Life tool to pry open the door on a 2007 Pontiac Vibe driven by a 73-year-old Lapeer man who Tuesday morning pulled into the path of another veh More...

Michigan traffic deaths fall in 2014

LAPEER — For the first time since 2011, Michigan traffic deaths fell below 900 for the year, from 951 in 2013 to 876 in 2014, according to just-released information from the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center. More...

Wandrie staying put in Lapeer —for now

LAPEER — Matt Wandrie, superintendent of Lapeer Community Schools (LCS), was in Lansing Wednesday to meet with state lawmakers and officials to get a handle on what kind of per-student money the district might expect this year as the district s More...

Obituaries

JOYCE LAUR TOEPFER (STILES)

JOYCE LAUR TOEPFER (STILES), 89, of Palm Springs, CA, (formerly of Lapeer), died Friday April 3, 2015. She was born December 28, 1925, to parents Ray and Iris (Johnson) Stiles. Joyce married Peter Laur in 1943. More...

ELFRIEDE HAMSEY

ELFRIEDE RAMSEY, 83, of Lapeer, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. More...

BEVERLY JUNE BREMMER

BEVERLY JUNE BREMMER, 82, of Lapeer, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. More...

Sports

Fire up Chips!

Lady Bronco signs with CMU volleyball

NORTH BRANCH – Laura Willson could have gone to college as far away as Central Arkansas or even Arizona State University. When it came down to it, though, the North Branch farm girl and volleyball standout wanted to stay close to home. More...

North Branch’s Dean inks with Missouri Valley

NORTH BRANCH – In-state schools missed out on a stellar softball player, as North Branch senior Brianna Dean signed her national letter-of-intent to play softball for Missouri Valley College Tuesday in the school’s media center. More...

Getting to the core of it all

Boy, these kids today… they are just too soft. A little rain, wind and snow shouldn’t be phasing them. That’s what we’ve heard, and A LOT, over the past couple weeks. More...

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