Ramp up support for Lamsons, Schjoth; School, community-wide effort assists family after crash

Popular visitor in L’Anse–The Easter Bunny made a guest appearance outside The Village Gift Store at 102 N. Main St. in L’Anse last week, providing candy for children and photo ops for parents. Above, Courtney Spencer and her husband, Jared, try to coax a smile from daughter, Scarlet, while their son, Sterling, keeps a social distance. Patricia Bakewell purchased the costume and volunteered her time as the bunny, and will return outside the store this Friday from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. to spread more Easter cheer. Photo courtesy of The Village Gift Store.

by Nancy Besonen

Baraga Area Schools (BAS) ninth grader Kayla Lamson is free-r wheeling these days thanks to a class assignment straight from the heart. Kayla, her sisters, BAS fifth-grader Vanessa and L’Anse High School junior Alexis, and their uncle, Richard Schjoth, were injured Feb. 24, 2021 when Schjoth’s pick-up truck slid across the snowy center line on US-41 in Baraga and was struck by an SUV. Schjoth, Vanessa and Alexis were taken to U.P. Health System in Marquette. Kayla was transferred to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. The girls’ younger brother, Tyler, was also in the vehicle but was uninjured. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.