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Wayne Johnson, 83

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Robert Wayne Johnson, age 83, of Constantine, passed away Friday, May 28, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center. Wayne was born on December 2, 1931 in Constantine to Ralph and Nellie (Carnes) Johnson. He graduated from Constantine High School in 1950 and also attended Glen Oaks Community College. Wayne later went on to serve in the U.S. Army. He was previously married to ...

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Caroline Staffen, 80

Caroline K. Staffen, 80, of Three Rivers, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Three Rivers Health. Caroline was born July 13, 1934 in Hartford City, Ind. to the late Jay and Ici (Elliott) Drayer. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth and son, Kurt. Caroline is survived by her son, Timothy (Julie) Staffen; grandson, Landon K. ...

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Man who killed grandfather at 14 will get better sentence

A young Michigan man serving a life sentence for killing his grandfather at age 14 will get a new sentence and a chance at freedom, a judge said Friday. Dakotah Eliason, now 19, will be sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison and a maximum of 60 years, Berrien County Judge Scott Schofield said. “He’s pleased to have ...

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Traffic deaths down during Memorial Day holiday weekend

Michigan State Police officials say preliminary numbers show a drop in traffic deaths statewide during the Memorial Day holiday weekend compared with last year. Officials say eight people died in six separate crashes between 6 p.m. last Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday. That compares with 20 deaths in 19 crashes during the same period last year. The numbers reflect deaths ...

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Several items stolen in White Pigeon burglary

Cash and jewelry were among the items taken from a residence during a breaking-and-entering incident that occurred last week in White Pigeon Township. Troopers from Michigan State Police were called to the 14000 block of U.S. 12, where a residence was burglarized between 5 a.m. May 21 and 9:30 p.m. May 22. Access was gained through a front door that ...

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Centreville extends superintendent contract

The Centreville Public Schools Board of Education has agreed to offer Rob Kuhlman a one-year contract extension as superintendent. The decision was made Tuesday, when board members extended Kuhlman a salary of $80,200. With deferred compensation and cash in lieu of insurance, the district will pay $100,000 to retain Kuhlman for a sixth year in the 2015-16 academic year. Kuhlman’s ...

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