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Goodrich village president tries to ban recording at offices

A village president in Michigan is trying to ban recordings at the community’s offices and the surrounding grounds, prompting opposition from those who don’t want restrictions at the public building. Just before the end of a recent council meeting, Goodrich Village Council President Mark Baldwin announced a ban on recordings. The announcement was met with talk of a lawsuit and ...

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Sheriff’s deputy charged with drunken driving after crash

Prosecutors in western Michigan have charged a Calhoun County sheriff’s deputy with drunken driving and attempted resisting and obstructing police. The Kalamazoo Gazette and WOOD-TV report that the deputy also was charged Tuesday with failing to stop at a crash scene and possessing a firearm while under the influence. Police in Kalamazoo say the deputy crashed her vehicle into a ...

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Out and About – Week of June 15th

Peanut butter and bologna? What a combination! I really like peanut butter sandwiches, but not made with just peanut butter. I have never tried a peanut butter and banana combination, although I’ve been told that it’s really pretty tasty, so I’ll add that to my bucket list of sandwiches. I have had peanut butter with slices of dill pickle, and ...

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Susie McDowell, 82

Irene “Susie” McDowell, age 82, of Vicksburg, died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on Jan. 6, 1933 the daughter of Robert and Effie(Shelton) Whaley. She was married to Albert McDowell on Nov. 17, 1951 in Tyronza, Arkansas and they have lived in Vicksburg since 1957. Susie provided cleaning ...

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Beulah Timm, 87

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Beulah J. Timm, age 87, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Sunshine House in Three Rivers. She was born October 21, 1927 in Sherman Township, a daughter of Henry and Marie (Smith) Lublow. Beulah graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1945. On December 21, 1952 she married Albert Timm in Centreville. He preceded her in death July ...

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Couple decorates German POW graves at Fort Custer

Thirty-one years ago on Memorial Day, Phil Rolffs decorated his father’s grave at Fort Custer National Cemetery and noticed the barren resting places of 26 German prisoners of war. “The (cemetery) was very festive looking, every grave had a flag, and many had floral arrangements,” Rolffs told the Kalamazoo Gazette. “Then we noticed the German graves, they were very forlorn ...

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