Erratic Driver Leads Police Chase in Fenton, Couple Trying to Bring Back Fenton Cinema

There was plenty of news in Fenton this week.

Here is a look at what you might have missed.

Monday, Aug. 27

We provided you with a story on Fenton families getting ready for and another busy year.

also shared the news on Kalamazoo couple Steve and Teresa LaFountain, who are trying to reopen the old Fenton Cinema. The LaFountains are asking the community for donations, through Crowdfunding, and their goal is $1 million.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

provided a story about the Fenton Police Department's open house, to show its newly remodeled 911 dispatch center to the community. The dispatch center opened in the 1970s, was remodeled in 2001 and now has $283,603 in new equipment, due to a lease-to-purchase agreement the Fenton Downtown Development Authority is funding and some money from the police budget.

Also on Tuesday, we gave you the letting you know that the Livingston County Sheriff's Department received a report of a barn on Linden Road being broken into. Missing were beaver and coon traps, chain saws, a framing gun and fur stretchers.

And we told you the update on a project to make the more aesthetically acceptable to homeowners in the area. Due to some changes in plans, the cost for changes to the station have risen to up to $90,099.

also had a story about a crash on Silver Lake Road, at the U.S. 23 ramp. One of the drivers had minor injuries, police said.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

provided an update on the Silver Lake Road/U.S. 23 crash that took place Tuesday afternoon. Both drivers who were involved in the crash were ticketed for failing to yield, Fenton police said. The traffic light at the intersection where the crash occurred was yellow.

Also on Wednesday, we had news on a where a 20-year-old was spotted driving erratically and refused to stop for an officer. The driver sped up and crashed into a utility pole on Silver Lake Road. All three people in the car were injured and taken to a hospital. Alcohol is believed to be involved, Fenton police said.

And had the story on $4.54 million in changes that are scheduled to begin in Fenton in April 2013, with the Downtown Development Authority's Streetscape Project. The project will include road reconstruction and pavement rehabilitation, underground utility work and streetscape improvements.

We also shared the winning photo for Week 12 of -- Trish Wicker's "Girls Night at Comerica." There's still time to enter the photo contest for Week 14, through Sept. 7, so upload your favorite photo!

Thursday, Aug. 30

reported on the Fenton and Lake Fenton school districts' goals for the upcoming year, and what's new at the schools for 2012-13.

Also on Thursday, we shared information on Second Annual Beer and Wine Tasting Event, which will support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The fundraiser will be from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Friday, Aug. 31

provided some tips from Fenton teachers and A.G. Schmidt Middle School counselor Tamara Hall, for kindergartners and sixth-graders. The professionals shared how to combat "butterflies" about the first day of school in a new building.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Fenton Patch provided the with a list that included West Nile deaths in Michigan and the $337 million Powerball winner.


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