Idea floated to disband dept.

Mayor will host one-on-one discussions Thursday, April 1 IMLAY CITY — City officials have decided to temporarily postpone discussion of a plan to disband the Imlay City Police Department and place it under the authority of the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department. City...

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...

Family Literacy Center in need of more tutors

In-person tutor training set for Tues., April 13 in Lapeer LAPEER COUNTY — The Family Literacy Center (FLC) of Lapeer was recently a recipient of the Michigan Governor’s Service Award in the Outstanding Volunteer Organization category. It was a fitting honor for an...

Council not in favor of annexation request

125 new homes predicted to raise water rates ALMONT — It appears the village will not approve an annexation request from a developer looking to access Almont’s utilities on Kidder Road. At Almont Township’s January board meeting, an annexation request from Randy...

Grass, brush fires lead to burn ban

Imlay City fire chief reports that most start in burn pits IMLAY CITY — It’s been a busy time for Imlay City firefighters who have been called out to numerous brush and grass fires in Imlay Township and countywide in recent weeks. Imlay City Fire Chief Rick Horton...

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...