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De Hardesty, 93

The Klinger Lake community lost a long-time resident and a familiar face on Saturday March 16, 2013, when Deloss Campbell Hardesty, known by most as De, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. De was born on April 17, 1919, in Medaryville, Ind. He was the son of Charles and Mae Campbell Hardesty. De was a 1937 graduate of Hammond ... Read More »

Sag Kinney, 85

Elwood C. “Sag” Kinney, Jr.,  age 85, of Constantine, passed away Friday, April 12th, 2013 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born in Cass County on June 20, 1927, a son of Elwood and Dorothy (Wortinger) Kinney. Sag graduated from Constantine High School in 1946. He served in the US Marine Corp. during WW II from 1946 to ... Read More »

Fred Woods, 58

Fredrick Albert Woods, age 58, of Three Rivers died Thursday April 11, 2013 at his home. He was born in Vicksburg on Dec. 18, 1954 the son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Dokey) Woods, and attended Mendon Schools. Fred along with his father were independent carpet layers. He enjoyed fishing and mushrooming, and collecting small antiques. Fred is survived by his ... Read More »

Scam from fake food inspectors

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is warning local food establishments about a scam involving fake food inspectors making the rounds in the area. The tri-county health department has received reports from local restaurant owners that individuals claiming to be from a health department have contacted them and requested to schedule an inspection at the establishment. State and local food ... Read More »

Arrest for meth

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit on Tuesday executed a search warrant on a suspected methamphetamine production lab in the 100 block of East Chicago Road in White Pigeon. The warrant was the culmination of an ongoing investigation that began with an arrest for methamphetamine precursors earlier in the week, according to the sheriff’s department. On scene, ... Read More »

Guns and jewelry stolen

Michigan State Police are investigating a residential break-in that took place while the owners were on vacation. A department media release stated the residence, located in the 21000 block of Hampton Road in Park Township, was burglarized between April 4 and 10. Guns and jewelry were the most significant items taken, the victims told police. Access was gained through forced ... Read More »