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Arline Brown, 84

Arline A. Brown, age 84, of Colon, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family. Arline was born May 11, 1930, in Evergreen Park, Ill., a daughter of the late Edwin and Sophie (Schwer) Jacques. She lived in the Chicago area early in life, graduating from Calumet High School with the class of 1948. On ...

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Poll: Sales tax proposal is in trouble

A new statewide poll is showing that Proposal 1, which is on the May ballot in Michigan, is in trouble. The survey was commissioned by the Lansing-based “MIRS” newsletter and conducted by Target Insyght. While pro-Prop 1 ads have been aired heavily for three weeks, 55-percent of likely Michigan voters remain opposed to it. And that figure rises to 65 percent after ...

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Leo Hurley, 82

Leo Russell Hurley, 82, of White Pigeon, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Three Rivers Health, following a short illness. He was born June 22, 1932, in Rensselaer, Ind., a son of Leo B. and Martha J. (Critser) Hurley. He had been a resident of White Pigeon since 1974, coming from Rensselaer. He was a high school graduate and a ...

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Edna Davenport, 91

Edna Rose Davenport, age 91, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday afternoon March 25, 2015, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. She was born Dec. 12, 1923, inWells County, Ind., a daughter of the late Sylvester “ Wes” and Grace Gertrude (Beaty) Dunwiddie. Mrs. Davenport resided in the Sturgis and Constantine area most of her life. On March 2, ...

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Body found in St. Joseph River

Police say the body of a missing Marine was recovered from the St. Joseph River in northern Indiana.  Thirty-three-year-old Jason Holland of Mishawaka initially was reported missing from his home last October.  Two Indiana Michigan Power employees conducting a routine inspection discovered his body Wednesday afternoon near the Twin Branch hydroelectric dam in Mishawaka.  A St. Joseph County coroner used ...

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St Joseph County Conservation District presents awards

A local business owner, members of a family farm and a panel of elected officials were recipients of awards presented Wednesday by the St. Joseph County Conservation District. Jeff Pant, owner of Fawn River Kayak Guide and Rental, was named the conservation district’s volunteer of the year. Henry, Ricardo and Martha Miller, of Florence Township-based Villa Miller Farms, were recognized ...

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