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Ryleigh Hart, 4


Ryleigh Marie Hart, age 4, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. She was born on November 13, 2009 in Kalamazoo, MI. the beautiful daughter of Mr. Austin Dean and Rebecca LeAnne (Keller) Hart. Ryleigh was preceded in death by her sister, Jordan, grandmother, Velma Keller, and great-grandfathers, Henry Keller and Phillip ... Read More »

Doug Peasley, 59

Douglas P. Peasley, age 59, of White Pigeon, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Three Rivers Health. He was born in Sturgis on January 7, 1955, a son of Charles and Patricia (Parks) Peasley, Sr. Doug worked as a sawman at Arbor Industries in Middlebury, IN. and at several plastics companies over the years. Doug enjoyed nature, especially fishing, ... Read More »

Lynn Jones, 38

Lynn E. Jones, 38, of Three Rivers, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.Arrangements are pending at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. Read More »

Jeanne Ivins, 94

Jeanne M. Ivins, 94, of White Pigeon, Mich., died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Sturgis Hospital, following an extended illness.She was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Chicago, the daughter of Jim andMary (Walker) Nelson.She was a White Pigeon area resident since 1950, coming from Chicago. She had been employed at the Chicago Telegraph Company, Roy’s Grocery Store in White Pigeon ... Read More »

Valette Hartong, 85

Mrs. Valette Eileen (Eppley) Hartong

Valette Eileen (Eppley) Hartong, 85, of Sturgis, went to be with Jesus, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at her home. She was born Oct. 13, 1928, in Wabash, Ind., daughter of Garl and Alice (Speicher) Eppley. Valette attended Manchester College where she met her future husband, Dana Hartong. On Aug. 29, 1948, they married in Wabash, Ind., where they resided until ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Fair opening day well attended

Sunday’s opening day of the 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair was met with strong attendance, fair officials said. Though daily attendance figures are not released until the end of the week, fair officials said ideal weather and the novelty of opening day were factors in the strong attendance. In addition, the farm-truck pulls drew a large and supportive crowd ... Read More »