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Homes in Sherman Township evacuated after propane leak

About a dozen homes in Sherman Township were evacuated late Sunday after a thousand-gallon propane tank began to leak. Authorities said the tank slid off of its base due to soft ground and rolled down a hill around 9:30 p.m. The tank then struck a tree at the tank’s valve. Homes were evacuated in an area that included Banker Street, ... Read More »

Vern Wadsworth, 88

Vernon H. Wadsworth, age 88, of Three Rivers, formerly of Centreville, MI, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his home. Vern was born in White Pigeon on May 19, 1926, a son of Lowell and Aletha (Hammond) Wadsworth. He served in the US Navy during WWII. On July 20, 1946, Vern married Barbara J. Snook in LaGrange, IN. She preceded ... Read More »

Janette Bainbridge, 83

Janette L. Bainbridge, age 83, of Marcellus, MI passed away Saturday morning November 22, 2014. She was born September 28, 1931 in Three Rivers, MI the daughter of Leonard C. and Margaret L. (Caul) Parmeter. On March 11, 1950 in Marcellus, MI she married Eugene E. Bainbridge who preceded her in death in 2008. Janette managed their family farm and ... Read More »

Ken Mann, 91

Kenneth Paul Mann, age 91, formerly of Mottville, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born in Elkhart, IN on September 29, 1923, a son of Roland and Mary (Koebernik) Mann, Sr. Ken attended White Pigeon Schools and served in the U.S. Army as a Sgt during WW II. Ken met Gloria Horn on ... Read More »

Fatal fire in Kalamazoo

Firefighters sent to an apartment in Kalamazoo found a 47-year-old resident dead in a bedroom.  The cause of the fire and the woman’s death are under investigation. The Kalamazoo Public Safety Department calls the fire “suspicious.”  The fire was quickly extinguished Saturday night. No other apartments at the Clayborne Court complex were affected. (AP) Read More »

Watson Weinberg, 72

Watson Wilbur Weinberg, age 72, of Mendon, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at the Froh Community Home in Sturgis where he had resided the past month. He was born in Vicksburg, MI on April 2, 1942 the son of Wilbur W. and Ruth (Lyons) Weinberg and was a lifetime resident of the Vicksburg-Mendon area. He graduated from Vicksburg High School ... Read More »