Orchard Primary staff seeks recess reversal

Union asks Board to reconsider after state budget is finalized ALMONT — On Monday, Sept. 23, staff from Orchard Primary School presented a letter to Supt. Dr. William Kalmar and Almont School Board members, expressing their concerns with a recent schedule revision...

‘Barncats’ to headline Fall Fest music lineup

DRYDEN — One of Lapeer County’s most popular bands headlines the musical entertainment on Saturday night at the 2019 Dryden Fall Festival this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. The “Barncats” play from 8 p.m. – midnight at the festival tent on Saturday,...

Monarch magnet

Allenton couple creates respite for butterflies on fall migration   ALLENTON — Amidst all the chaos in the world, Ruth and Larry Macha have an oasis right outside their back door. From about mid-August right through mid-October, the Machas enjoy the seemingly...

Man charged in Dryden shooting

Multiple counts leveled against 37-year-old Ferndale resident   LAPEER — Investigators are still trying to determine the events that led up to the Sept. 8 incident in Dryden Township that left one man shot and injured and second killed by gunfire; but as of Wednesday,...

Investigation ongoing in construction death

Worker dies in reported cave-in at Imlay City condominium site   IMLAY CITY — An investigation continues into the tragic death of a 38-year-old worker at a construction site in Imlay City Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12. Imlay City Fire Chief Rick Horton reported...

Courser saga draws to end

Disgraced former state rep avoids jail time in sentencing related to 2015 scandal   LAPEER — Former State Rep. Todd Courser won’t log any jail time for a misdemeanor charge related to a 2015 sex scandal. On Monday, Judge Nick Holowka ordered Courser to serve 12 months...