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Lapeer Police Dept. officers honored for response to Oxford shooting

By oht_editor | June 22, 2022

Monday evening during a meeting of the Lapeer City Commission, four Lapeer Police Dept. officers were honored for their response to the Nov. 30, 2021 shooting at Oxford High School that claimed four student lives. Lapeer Chief Dave Frisch presented proclamations on behalf of Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. Honored were Sgt. John Cipielewski, Officer Larry Taylor, Officer Brandon Johnson […]

Lapeer employees get ‘appreciation bonus’

By oht_editor | June 22, 2022

LAPEER — Seventy-two City of Lapeer employees were approved Monday evening to receive a one-time “appreciation bonus” for working through the COVID-19 pandemic, money to be paid via a portion of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 the City received from the federal government. ARPA provided $350 billion in additional funding to state and local governments. The City […]

North Branch native found guilty for two deaths

By oht_editor | June 22, 2022

LAPEER — A former North Branch man is expected to be sentenced in August for the 2019 deaths of two Sanilac County residents. After less than two hours of deliberation on Friday, a Lapeer County jury has found Michael Dale Burns guilty of two counts of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death and two counts of Reckless Driving Causing Death. On […]

Lapeer ponders new youth initiative

By oht_editor | June 22, 2022

LAPEER — Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, but getting them involved in local government and positions of leadership can sometimes be a challenge. Monday evening, the Lapeer City Commission heard from a bright 16-year-old junior who attends Charlevoix High School who has developed a grass-roots initiative to let the voice of youth be heard, and make a difference in their […]

imlay city Police Dept. Incidents

By oht_editor | June 22, 2022

Recent reports from the Imlay City Police Dept. June 20• N. Cedar Street: Alarm investigationJune 19• S. Almont Avenue: Assault/battery• E. Third: Family trouble• E. Capac Road: Alarm investigation• S. Almont Avenue: Peace officer duties• S. Cedar: Private property traffic crash• E. Third: Found property• N. Cedar and E. Third streets: Traffic stopJune 18• Newark Road: Welfare check• N. Cedar: […]

Lapeer Police Dept. incidents

By oht_editor | June 22, 2022

Lapeer Police Dept. Incidents are compiled from reports over the last several days TUESDAYWhen: 1:04 a.m.Where: B and Lincoln streetsIncident: Medical assistWhen: 2:20 a.m.Where: S. MainIncident: Traffic stopMONDAYWhen: 4:42 a.m.Where: S. MonroeIncident: Alarm investigationWhen: 12:08 a.m.Where: West StreetIncident: MiscellaneousinvestigationWhen: 12:34 a.m.Where: W. Genesee and S.Jackson streetsIncident: Traffic stopWhen: 2:59 a.m.Where: N. MainIncident: Assisted other lawenforcement agencyWhen: 9:18 p.m.Where: Imlay City […]

Registration open for Lapeer Days parade

By oht_editor | June 22, 2022

LAPEER — The Lapeer Days Festival Committee is pleased to announce the 2022 Parade theme: CELEBRATING 120 YEARS! Founded in 1902, by the Bostick family (see sidebar), the festival has survived and flourished from small beginnings to the largest free festival in Michigan. It is an integral part of the history of Lapeer and a treasure in our community. The […]

Interfaith association hosts grand opening at food pantry

By oht_editor | June 22, 2022

MAYFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer Interfaith Community Association (LICA) had the grand opening of its new food pantry on June 14 behind the Lapeer Church of Christ at 1680 N. Lapeer Rd. in Mayfield Township. The pantry will help to provide food for weekly community dinners, popup food giveaways, and food boxes for people in need. Previously, the food pantry […]

Summer musical theater camp spots still open

By oht_editor | June 22, 2022

LAPEER — With the first-ever Lapeer Summer Musical Theater Camp set to begin next month, the youth enrichment camp is already seeing plenty of community support. Two Lapeer-area community organizations, the Kiwanis Club of Lapeer and the Lapeer Optimists Club, have donated $1,500 each toward scholarships for camp attendees, joining a list of local supporters for the inaugural camp. The […]

Guest faculty for the Lapeer Summer Musical Theater Camp

By oht_editor | June 22, 2022

Lydia Stewart Scheps, director Lydia Stewart Scheps is a playwright and director from Lapeer. She has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a master’s degree in dramatic production from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. She also holds a master’s degree in fine arts from Hollins University’s Playwright’s Lab in Roanoke, Va. She taught theater and communications for ten […]