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Lapeer County reports COVID death

LAPEER COUNTY — A resident in their 40s has died from COVID-19. The Lapeer County Health Department made the announcement on Thursday, August 6. Officials also reported the addition of 38 new positive cases since Monday. Health Department Director Kathy Haskins notes...

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Voters approve ballot proposals in St. Clair County

ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Capac Schools’ Operating Millage renewal, plus two county-wide proposals, were supported by voters yesterday in the August 4 primary election. The schools’ millage passed by a 1,154 to 876 margin according to the unofficial results. Both St. Clair...

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Welcome Michaela home

IMLAY CITY — After spending the past six months recuperating from injuries she sustained in a snowmobile accident, 12-year-old Michaela Wolford is coming home. On Thursday, July 30, Michaela’s many friends are invited to welcome her return home by gathering en masse...

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Counties’ new COVID-19 cases in double digits

TRI-CITY AREA — On Monday, Lapeer County’s COVID-19 case count surpassed 300. In the past week, there have been 40 new confirmed cases and that pushes the total number to 319. As of Monday, there were 73 probable and 213 recovered cases. The county’s death count...

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County records 20 new COVID cases

TRI-CITY AREA — On Thursday, the health department reported the addition of 20 additional COVID-19 cases since Monday. Director Kathy Haskins said just over half that number are “the result of testing migrant farm workers this past week and most likely originated from...

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Youth-only exhibits at fairgrounds extended

IMLAY CITY — In lieu of hosting a traditional fair, the Eastern Michigan State Fair Board has opted to host daily showcases for youth-only exhibitors over the next two weeks at the fairgrounds, starting Saturday, July 25 through Aug. 2. Fair Manager Ian Kempf said the...

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City offers manager job to Horton, again

City offers manager job to Horton, again

IMLAY CITY — The search for a new city manager has ended as it began—with Imlay City Commissioners offering a contract to longtime Lapeer County Chief Financial Officer Craig Horton. At a July 14 special meeting, commissioners voted (5-2) to allow the city’s personnel...

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Pedestrian struck, killed on Van Dyke

IMLAY CITY — A pedestrian was killed early Friday, July 17, when he was struck by a vehicle on northbound M-53 (Van Dyke). Police Chief Scott Pike reported that the victim, a 24 year-old male from Attica, was well-known to Imlay City police, and that it is believed...

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Two positive COVID cases out of 80 at fairgrounds

Results were delayed due to holiday, overburdened labs IMLAY CITY — Only two of 80 people who took part in a COVID-19 testing event at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds on June 30 were positive for the virus. Lapeer County Health Dept. Director Kathy Haskins...

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