Cases, variant counts surge in Lapeer County

LAPEER COUNTY — COVID-19 case numbers continue to surge and health officials believe virus variants are playing a role in the uptick. As of Monday morning, 37 confirmed cases were hospitalized locally with six individuals in the intensive care unit and four requiring...

Growing season gets an early start

Valley Farms planting onion crop in March IMLAY TWP. — Just four days after spring officially ‘sprung,’ a crew from Valley Farms was in the muck fields, starting to plant their 2021 onion crop. Craig Brandt, who operates the vegetable farm with his brother, Chris,...

Virus variant is confirmed

Officials stress getting vaccinated is one of the best defenses against B.1.1.7 LAPEER COUNTY — Virus numbers are on the rise again and, for the first time, county officials confirmed the presence of a variant among residents. Lapeer County recorded 237 new cases of...

COVID impacts school calendars for Capac, Imlay City

TRI-CITY AREA — COVID-related issues have caused two school districts to amend their instructional plans for next week. At their meeting on Thursday night, the Capac School Board voted to move the Jr./Sr. High School to remote instruction next week, March 22-April 9,...

Ed Tech instructor was mentor, problem solver

Mike Bammer’s career spanned 28 years ATTICA TWP. — Students and staff at the Lapeer County Ed Tech Center are mourning the death of longtime educator Mike Bammer. On Thursday, the school announced the 59-year-old diesel technology instructor had passed away from...