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Tax exemptions for two Sturgis businesses

Sturgis city commissioners last week approved tax exemptions for two local companies. Each exemption is for a 12-year period. The first was Parma Tube, for investing $450,000 in two CNC tube benders, a tube-end-forming machine and supporting equipment. The exemption will also help maintain 62 existing jobs and create three new positions. The other was granted to Morgan Olson, for ... Read More »

Saturday celebration in Colon

The Colon Historical Society is celebrating its 40th birthday with an ice-cream social and other events 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Colon Community Park. The celebration will feature hometown entertainment, old-fashioned games, and prizes awarded for best homemade pie, biggest squash and biggest pumpkin. Other highlights include a husband-calling contest, sack races, wheelbarrow races, a three-legged race and a ... Read More »

Police find bike

State police said a bicycle was found last week in Mottville Township. The girls bicycle was located in an area along U.S. 12 and Vistula Road. The bicycle can be claimed by making positive identification and alerting the state police post in Coldwater, at 517-278-2373. Read More »

Good news for the RV industry

The RV industry is enjoying a smooth ride as the recession that devastated it fades into the distance.  Industry leaders say key manufacturers and suppliers have announced recent expansions, the stock market is at an all-time high and consumers are more confident in the future.  Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council executive director Mark Bowersox tells the South Bend Tribune the rebound ... Read More »

Don Harris, 92

Donald Elmer Harris, age 92, of Centreville, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers.  He was born in LaGrange, IN on June 26, 1922, a son of Donald and  Mildred (Pearson) Harris. On July 19, 1975 he married Virginia Boyland, she preceded him in death. Don was a Foreman at Kirsch Company, retiring Dec. 31, ... Read More »

Lee Cropsey, 90

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Lee Roy Cropsey, age 90, of Marcellus, MI, passed away Friday evening, August 29, 2014, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI.        He was born May 4, 1924, in Wakelee, MI the son of Sherman Dewey and Bessie Irene (Griffis) Cropsey.  On April 9, 1950, in Edwards Corners Bible Church, Marcellus, MI, he married Evelyn R. Ritter who preceded him in death ... Read More »