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Area resident to be honored at fair

A lifelong Centreville-area resident will be honored this weekend by the St. Joseph County Fair Board of Directors. Fair Manager Bill Johnson announced Wednesday that the indoor show arena at the east end of the fairgrounds will be named the Henningsen Show Arena. The honor recognizes Nottawa Township resident Fred Henningsen and his family for their decades of supporting the ... Read More »

Derek Jeter tribute video

Michigan residents are tipping their hats to Kalamazoo native Derek Jeter in a tribute video to the retiring New York Yankees captain.  The video has been in production since July and is inspired by Nike’s tribute commercial. The local video features teachers from Kalamazoo Central High School who taught Jeter, as well as former classmates and old friends.  The public ... Read More »

Operators of Deer Forest in court

The operators of the Deer Forest Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Coloma have 10 days to come up with $13,000 or they will be evicted.  Jon Stolarz and Amie Gadberry have been running the park since March, but admitted in a Berrien County court Tuesday they have not paid any rent or insurance to owner John Modica. Stolarz took to Facebook ... Read More »

Mattie Street, 74


Mrs. Mattie Mary Street, age 74, of Three Rivers, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Sept. 6th, 2014 at the St. Lawrence Hospice House, Lansing, MI., surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Oct. 11, 1939 in Lambert, MS.; the daughter of the late Jimmy and Elizabelle (Johnson) Norrington. Mrs. Street has been a long time ... Read More »

Ed Laverdure, 83

Edward Roy “Ed” Laverdure, age 83, of Three Rivers, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born in Rollette, ND on Jan 27, 1931 the son of Jerry and Rose (Vivier) Laverdure. After high school Ed enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a medic during the Korean War. He was married ... Read More »

Potential charges against Centreville village president dropped

Potential charges against Centreville village president Jeff Johnson have been dropped, according to St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough. A complaint was filed in June by Centreville Police Chief Luke Delcourt against Johnson for harboring a felon and obstruction of justice, following the arrest of Johnson’s 42-year-old son, Jeffrey Charles Johnson, and his 39-year-old girlfriend, Karissa Baltz. Baltz and the ... Read More »