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Recount will be requested

More than two weeks after the elections, the Democratic candidate for the 20th District State Senate seat State Representative Sean McCann of Kalamazoo says he will request a recount. The results of the election showed McCann losing to Republican State Representative Margaret O’Brien of Portage by a small margin. The Kalamazoo County Board of Canvassers says their count showed O’Brien won ... Read More »

Michigan economic outlook

Economists at the University of Michigan say the state’s economy will steadily move forward during the next two years after five years of solid growth. In their annual forecast, George Fulton and colleagues Joan Crary and Donald Grimes said the state will add more than 132,000 jobs during the next two years. The U-M economists predicted employment gains of 59,400 jobs ... Read More »

Martha Myers, 68

Martha Jean Myers, age 68, of Mendon, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor following a long illness. She was born in Mendon on Sep. 20, 1946 the daughter of John and Susie (Van Voorhis) Wolfe, was a lifetime resident of Mendon, and attended the Mendon United Methodist Church. She graduated from ... Read More »

Jeff Middlestadt, 50

Jeffrey Scott Middlestadt, age 50, of Three Rivers passed away suddenly at Borgess Medical Center on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was born on March 13, 1964 in Three Rivers the son of Michael Middlestadt and Bonnie(Swartz)Summers whom survive. Jeff was a lifetime resident of Three Rivers. He enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles. He ... Read More »

Kathleen Kemp, 59

Kathleen A. Kemp, 59, of White Pigeon, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, following an extended illness. She was born Jan. 19, 1955, in Elkhart, Ind., a daughter of Keith D. and Phyliss Elaine (Kelly) Jellison. She spent her early life in Elkhart, later moving to Union and White Pigeon the past five years. She was ... Read More »

Bob Powers, 85

Robert W. Powers, age 85, of Marcellus, MI passed away Friday morning, November 21, 2014 at home. He was born April 18, 1929 in Porter Township, Van Buren County, to Garfield and Grace Powers. In 1949 in Marcellus he married Varetta M. Copenhaver who survives. He graduated from Marcellus High School in 1947 and Michigan State University with a B.S. ... Read More »