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Police Beat

Police Beat

Man arrested LAPEER — The Lapeer Police Dept. took a 27-year-old man into custody Monday on an unspecified warrant. He was taken to district court. Woman arrested on felony warrant More...

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IN OUR WORDS

Let the Summer Games begin!

For the following two weeks, more than 10,000 athletes from all around the world will compete in virtually every summer sport imaginable, from synchronized swimming to marathons, from boxing to basketball. Between now and Aug. More...

IN YOUR WORDS

“Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.”

Liberty decreases On this issue of rightto carry vs. gun confiscation, a person’s right to own and right to carry is their own personal business and yes, you have to have a permit for both. More...

Marketplace

‘The buzz is around town’

Lapeer family starts new taxi service

LAPEER — Paula Holstine collects honeybees, and among her friends and family, she is affectionately known as the Queen Bee. More...

Servpro owner earns company kudos for service

LAPEER — Local SERVPRO franchise owner Todd Bronson was honored with the Chairman’s Bronze Award for outstanding revenue performance during the SERVPRO 43rd Annual National Convention, held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort More...

Federal disaster loans available

LAPEER COUNTY — Lapeer County residents who suffered losses as a result of severe storms that swept through the region May 3-5 and subsequent flooding have until Aug. 27 to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans. More...

Community View

Imlay City dedicates new train viewing platform

Imlay Township resident Stephanie Guezin (above) and her son, Maxwell, 2, watches as a freight train roars west through Imlay City’s new train viewing platform. More...

Rambling in the rain

The Genesee Ramblers band performed in downtown Lapeer Thursday evening, part of the ongoing summer concert series held each week on the historic courthouse lawn. More...

Cynthia Daly running to retain clerk’s job

Editor’s note: Cynthia Daly, running for re-election as Hadley Township clerk, could not be reached by The County Press prior to publication of our 2012 Primary Election Voter Guide on July 22. More...

Outage forces businesses to close, snarls traffic for nearly five hours Thursday

LAPEER — Failure of what’s essentially the equivalent of a household circuit breaker on steroids left much of Lapeer powerless midday Thursday. More...

Blueberry Festival starts Friday in Imlay City

IMLAY CITY — Like a ripe, juicy blueberry, Imlay City’s population is set to swell by a factor of three Friday and Saturday as the community holds its 32nd annual Blueberry Festival. More...

Sports Update

Alliance looks for first win Saturday at Bishop Foler

   Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, 7:22 p.m. -- The Alliance hockey team looks for its first win of the season Saturday when it takes on Bishop Foley at the Troy Ice Arena at 7:15 p.m. Lapeer is off until Wed., Dec. Full Story


News

Officials: Don’t get rolled over by asphalt scams

LAPEER TWP. — An Imlay City Road resident told Lapeer County Road Commission (LCRC) officials Tuesday that a well dressed man approached him offering to sell leftover materials from a recent road resurfacing project. More...

Smoke alarms alert family, awaken them from burning house

Four area fire departments respond to Tuesday blaze

IMLAY TWP. — Imlay City Fire Dept. Chief Kip Reaves is crediting a working smoke alarm with saving the lives of a young family, even though the home was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning. More...

Miss Metamora, court named

METAMORA — Miss Metamora and her court prove that representing your community isn’t just about a pretty face. More...

Obituaries

IN MEMORY OF LOIS GREEN

07/25/1934-12/14/2007 You can only have one mother, Patient, Kind and true; No other friend in all the world, Will be the same to you. More...

ELLEN LOUISE WILKINS,

85, passed away. She was born in Vincennes, Indiana to the parents of Nina Alberta Dorris and Fred Forler. She married Luther Norman Wilkins on June 25, 1950, and together they had five children. More...

THOMAS H. VALENTINE,

90, of Fostoria died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at home with his family. Tom was born July 24, 1922, in Watertown Twp., the son of the late Charles and Esther Valentine (Farrar). He later married Marian Chaplin on June 26, 1947, in Bowling Green, Ohio. More...

Sports

North Branch staff prepares all levels

Coaches ready school football hopefuls

NORTH BRANCH — Broncos head football coach Pat Forster is used to traveling during the summer to different universities for football camps to get his kids ready for the season. More...

Spoiler alert

Quick…if you don’t want the contents of this column spoiled, turn away now, hide your eyes, and count to five. Tick, tock. Tick, tock, Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. More...

North Branch cross country gets new coach

NORTH BRANCH — Sometimes change is good. Other times, not so much. For the North Branch girls’ cross country team, that question is soon to be answered now that Wayne Haney has assumed the program’s top spot. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

CARDS AND GAMES TUESDAYS Bingo, hosted by the Lapeer Masonic Lodges at the Lapeer Center Building. Early birds start at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open for dinner and snacks. Details: 810-664-2109. WEDNESDAYS More...

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