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Police Beat

Police Beat

Domestic incidents ELBA TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. was sent to a South Elba Road residence Wednesday following reports of a domestic incident. The man involved left for the night and no arrests were made. More...

Lapeer Police Department incident report

FRIDAY, Jan. 23 When: 2:57 a.m. Where: Main and Oregon Incident: Traffic arrest• Officer cited driver for driving while suspended and outstanding warrant. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Grateful every day for those who give

We’ve said it many times, but it’s worth repeating. More...

Letters to the Editor

Good to be back! It’s about time that the powers that be came to their senses and brought the “original” farmer’s market back to downtown Lapeer. More...

Sound Off

A happy experience Many thanks to the man in the meat department at Bryan’s Market. He’s always willing to help me find things that aren’t even in his department, and with a smile on his face. All the employees there are so nice. More...

Marketplace

Jobless rate declines to 6.3%, lowest in 12 years

LAPEER — Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December fell over the month by fourtenths of a percentage point to 6.3 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Dept. More...

Entrepreneurs eye incubators

IMLAY CITY — Republican firebrand Ron Paul claims nine out of 10 business startups fail. The Small Business Administration, using Bureau of Labor Statistics data, contends the survival rate at five years is 50 percent. More...

‘Start a Business’ workshop Feb. 6 at Mott Community College-Lapeer

LAPEER — A free “Starting a Business” workshop will be presented in Lapeer on Friday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mott Community College- Lapeer campus on Lake Drive. More...

Community View

Lapeer chamber names 2015 Citizens of the Year

Homeless advocate Kendra Petty, robotics mentor Tony Diodato honored along with two Lapeer High School youth winners for 2015

LAPEER — The greater Lapeer area is served every day by hundreds of volunteers and others who quietly, yet energetically give of themselves and their time and talents to improve the quality of life for people in our community. More...

Calendar

Calendar

NEW THIS WEEK

TomorrowMega Clothing Giveaway Monday, Jan.26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughWednesday, Jan 28 from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. at Lapeer Seventh DayAdventist School 1284 W. Turill Rd.,Lapeer. Lots for all, questions call810-338-7472. More...

4-H program seeks autographed items

LAPEER TWP. — In preparing for its Friday, April 10 Celebrity Autographed Items Auction, the Lapeer County 4-H Youth Program is seeking donations from the public of autographs of famous people. More...

Valentine’s dance party for kids set for Feb. 5 at Marguerite library

LAPEER — The Marguerite de Angeli Branch of the Lapeer District Library will host a Valentine’s dance party for all children and their favorite adults on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. More...

Jenkins pleads to bank robbery

Sentence to come down March 23

LAPEER — Dustin Jenkins, who was once the darling of Lapeer County’s running community, will learn his fate March 23. More...

Dog mauling death case set for trial Feb. 3

LAPEER — A bid by attorneys for Sebastiano Quagliata, 45, and Valbona Lucaj, 44, to delay their trial on charges in the mauling death of Craig Sytsma has failed. The Metamora Township couple is expected to be in court at 9 a.m. Feb. More...

Woman found dead in snow

LAPEER TWP. — The Lapeer Township Police Dept. More...

Sports Update

Lapeer beats Swartz Creek/Clio

   Monday, Jan. 26, 2015; 9:30 a.m. -- FLINT-- Lapeer defeated Swartz Creek/Clio 9-1 in hockey action Saturday. Full Story


News

Sloppy joe dinner and dessert auction to benefit Vermuelen family after house fire

IMLAY CITY — The Vermuelen family lost their home on Dec. 4, 2014 when a fire ripped through their home and devastated their lives. They did not have homeowners insurance and they lost everything. More...

Lapeer City Briefs

Retiring finance clerk honored by Lapeer officials More...

Lapeer commissioner joins Rep. Courser for State of the State

State Rep. Todd Courser, R-Lapeer (right), was joined Jan. 20 in the House rotunda by Lapeer City Commissioner A. Wayne Bennett for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in Lansing. More...

Obituaries

JOYCE WEIR AVERY

JOYCE WEIR AVERY, 82, of Lapeer and Lakeland, FL, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015, in Lakeland, FL. Born March 17, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jennie (Fullson) Weir. On September 23, 1950, she married Richard Avery. More...

ISABEL KATHRYN LEACH

ISABEL KATHRYN LEACH, 90, of Lapeer, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015. More...

JANET CICHORACKI

JANET CICHORACKI, 78, of North Branch, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at home, surrounded by her loving family at her side, after a four year battle with cancer. More...

Sports

FOURTH-QUARTER HEROICS

Ashley Jamsion (22) drives the lane in the first quarter for Capac as Ashton Combs (44) defends last Friday. More...

Capac girls unravel Lady Spartans

IMLAY CITY — In a contest that saw the Capac girls’ basketball team take a slim 23-20 lead into halftime at Imlay City Friday, Ashley Jamison and Larisa Dalecki came out in the third quarter and dominated the post. More...

Lady Chiefs smack Peck

CAPAC — In a non-league home game against Peck last Wednesday, Capac outscored the Lady Pirates in every quarter on their way to winning 42-25. This included 9-7 in the first quarter, 9-2 in the second, 14-9 in the third and 10-7 in the fourth. More...

Auto View

NEW 2015 RAM 1500 REBEL MAKES A STATEMENT

The new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind off-road design to the full-size truck segment. More...

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