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June 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ace of Hearts jackpot to be paid out on Monday

LAPEER — There is no telling just how high the jackpot will be Monday night for the Ace of Hearts game at Louie’s Sports Tavern. That depends entirely on how many people feel lucky enough to purchase a handful of tickets. More...

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Police Beat

Police Beat

Home burglarized in Mayfield Township MAYFIELD TWP. — A Plum Creek Road resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Wednesday that burglars broke into their home. Online relationship ends in sexual assault More...

Opinion

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IN OUR WORDS

Snyder signs fiscally responsible budget

Gov. Rick Snyder on June 13 signed House Bills 4228 and 4328 into law, finishing the budget process for the fiscal year set to begin Oct. 1. More...

IN YOUR WORDS

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

Cute pictures in paper The pictures of the kids having fun during the Soybean Festival were simply adorable. The one of the little girl holding a huge balloon baseball bat was my favorite. Thanks for putting such cute photos in the paper. More...

Sports

Say what?

So there I was, just running a few errands, picking up a few farm supplies. I took my purchases to the counter, let a woman toting a heavy bag of dog food go ahead of me and browsed the candy end cap. My turn. More...

Black team tops Gold in boys' hoops

FLINT — The annual battle of the area's top high school senior basketball stars is always a fun game to watch, but in the end, someone has to come out on top. More...

Short-handed women put on big show

FLINT — A light turnout of players shortened the women's basketball game in the Bruin Club All-Star Classic last Thursday at Mott Community College. More...

Calendar

AUCTIONS

THURSDAYS Consignment Auction, Lapeer American Legion Post 16, 1701 W. Genesee. 6:30 p.m. Come to buy or bring items to sell. 989-912-8701 More...

CHURCH

Local Lapeer church is looking for a mature Christian musician to lead worship with guitar or keyboard. Instruments provided. This opportunity is a once or twice a week commitment to use your gift for the Lord. Please contact Judy at 810-614-9016. More...

COMMUNITY

FIRST, THIRD FRIDAYS Free community gym and dodge ball tournament from 8-10:30 p.m. at Victory World Outreach Church, 10291 Green Rd., Goodrich. Activities include basketball, ping pong, foosball and dodge ball tournaments. Details: 810-636-2100. More...

Road Work Update: Bowers Road Closed for tree work, 7:18 a.m. June 24, 2013  Free Access 

LAPEER COUNTY — Bowers Road will be closed to all but emergency vehicles between Lake George and Lake Pleasant roads today while Lapeer County Road Commission crews complete some tree work and guardrail placement. More...

Ice cream, balloons and good times downtown

Lapeer County Bank & Trust Co. hosted the 12th annual Ice Cream Social event Friday on the courthouse lawn in downtown Lapeer. More...

LA’s The Calling to headline Lapeer Days Festival in August

“Wherever You Will Go” hit No. 5 on Billboard in 2001

LAPEER — In 2001, the alternative rock band The Calling released their first album. The first single off the album, the song “Wherever You Will Go,” hit No. More...

Sports Update

North Branch volleyball clinches outright TVC East title

   Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10 p.m. - OTISVILLE— The North Branch volleyball team clinched the outright Tri-Valley Conference-East title with a 3-0 win over LakeVille at LakeVille today. Full Story


News

Motorcycle chase ends in Tuscola County

MAYFIELD TWP. — A 24-year-old Kingston man who reportedly led Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. deputies on a chase up into Tuscola County is looking at the possibility of up to two years in prison and a $2,000 fine, if convicted. More...

Arcadia Township approves expanding parking lot project

ARCADIA TWP. — Getting in and out of the Arcadia Township Hall should be a little easier by summer’s end. More...

Metamora police looking for burglary suspect

METAMORA — The Metamora Township Police Dept. has spoken to a “person of interest” in a burglary and an attempted burglary earlier this month in the heart of the village, but no arrests have been made yet. More...

Obituaries

Obituaries

DOROTHY JUNE BALDWIN, 85, of Lapeer, died Saturday, June 15, 2013. She was born June 27, 1927, in Eden, Ontario, Canada, to Clarence and Grace “Wanda” (Allemand) Williams. More...

Marketplace

Pizzazz Boutique to mark grand opening Wednesday

LAPEER — All that glitters may not be gold, but it sure is pretty, and the Pizzazz Boutique has plenty of sparkle to go around. More...

Lapeer teen crowned Michigan Sugar Queen

Victoria Hudgins wins companysponsored event

BAY CITY — Michigan Sugar Company recently announced the crowning of the Michigan Sugar Queen and Court for 2013. Named queen was Victoria Hudgins, 18, of Lapeer. More...

Weigh In

Editor’s note: The County Press is asking area business people and professionals to “Weigh In” with your answers to our weekly Weigh In question. More...

Community View

Beat the summer heat at local water parks

County parks, as well as Lapeer and Imlay City, offer pools, water fun

LAPEER COUNTY — No matter where you live in the county, you’re not too far away from a place where you can escape from the summer heat. More...

Mentors for Kids awards its Benefactor of the Year

LAPEER — The Mentors for Kids board of directors has awarded its Benefactor of the Year award to Larry Stricker. More...

Ice cream social

Hundreds of local residents both young and old visited downtown Lapeer Friday for Lapeer County Bank & Trust’s 12th annual Ice Cream Social. More...

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