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Former Mayor of Lake Linden Passes Away

Former Lake Linden Mayor Walter Laverdiere has died. Laverdiere operated Laverdiere Motors for 50 years. He also fronted a popular band called Walt Laverdiere and the Top Hatters, which performed all over the western Upper Peninsula. Leverdiere served four years as mayor of Lake Linden. He passed away Wednesday, at age 90. A Memorial Mass is planned for July.

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