Week in Review: Freedom Festival, Tragedy Strikes with Two Drownings, More Talk on Chickens
Here is a look at what you might have missed.
The Fenton area mourned two drowning victims this week, an 11-year-old boy from Fenton who lost his life in Marl Lake and a 25-year-old man from Flat Rock who was visiting friends when he disappeared in Lake Fenton. Area residents celebrated the Fourth of July on Wednesday and learned on Friday that a Fenton resident, Ronnie Duke, 45, pleaded guilty in a large mortgage fraud scheme.
Monday, July 2
Fenton Patch told you about the tragic death of West Frescura, 11, of Fenton, who was playing in Marl Lake when he disappeared into the water on Sunday. Fenton City Council observed a moment of silence for the boy.
We shared the story of Cory Shotton of Fenton, who brewed 13 different beers for his upcoming wedding to Rachel Bosley.
We also reported that the pre-trial and trial for David Eddie Collins, of Flint, who was charged after a shooting incident in Fenton Township, have been moved to October.
Tuesday, July 3
Fenton Patch posted an update from Fenton Police Department, in which Chief Rick Aro issued a reminder for Fourth of July fireworks and provided a report on an alleged retail fraud at Wal-Mart on Owen Road.
We shared City Council's continuing discussion on the issue of whether to allow chicken keeping in the city, and many Patch readers added their own information and comments to this ongoing debate.
Wednesday, July 4
We reported on the reception at the Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, for Fenton Freedom Festival Grand Marshal Roger Sharp. Family and friends of Sharp packed the room to honor the area businessman, who supports many local causes and organizations.
Fenton Patch posted a story on this year's Open Gate Garden Club Summer Garden Tour, which is coming up on July 15. It will feature eight local gardens.
Thursday, July 5
Fenton Patch posted a story about police's search for a Flat Rock man, 25, who jumped off a boat into Lake Fenton on Wednesday night. After searching Wednesday night and much of Thursday, divers found his body.
We shared photos and a story from the Fenton Freedom Festival, which included the new Firecracker Fun Run, a parade, activities at the community center, fireworks and more.
Friday, July 6
Fenton Patch showed you a report from the Detroit News, on a Fenton man, Ronnie Duke, who pleaded guilty in one of the largest mortgage fraud schemes in the country.
We shared a story about Fenton's Concerts in the Park, which take place on Thursdays at the Fenton Gazebo.
Saturday, July 7
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