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Man drowns in Cass County

A Cassopolis man died Monday when he fell out of a boat on Shavehead Lake southwest of Jones. The victim was identified as 71-year-old Larry Malsch. Malsch, along with Christopher Habic, 56, of Cassopolis, were sinking Christmas trees into the lake to enhance fish habitat. Habic, who was on shore, attempted to use another watercraft to reach Malsch, but he ... Read More »

Robbery at Marcellus gas station

A Marcellus gas station was robbed last week. Cass County Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred at 10:40 p.m. Thursday at Yummie’s Marathon. Investigators said a white man with a bandana covering his face entered the store and displayed a semi-automatic handgun. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the scene. A tracking dog from the Van ... Read More »

Free Ride Home program was a success

Last week’s New Year’s Eve Free Ride Home program drew fewer passengers than it did one year earlier. Despite the decrease from 35 a year ago to 26 this year, St. Joseph County Transportation Authority officials are calling the 2014-15 event a success. Marci Goodman, operations manager of the Three Rivers-based agency, said Free Ride Home would be a success ... Read More »

One injured in single-vehicle crash

One person was injured in a single-vehicle crash last week in Constantine Township. State police were called shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday to the 11000 block of Millers Mill Road. Upon further investigation, troopers found that the driver was westbound on Millers Mill when his vehicle crossed both lanes of traffic and rolled down an embankment. The driver freed himself ... Read More »

Beverly Withers, 87


Beverly Janet Withers, age 87, of Kalamazoo passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Crystal Woods Assisted Living. Beverly was born in Sturgis, MI on July 4, 1927 the daughter of Earl and Edna(Martin)Light. Beverly was a long time resident of Three Rivers where she participated and donated much of her time to community and church events. She was ... Read More »

Virginia Rumzie, 65

Virginia J Rumzie, age 65, of Centreville, passed away Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo. She was born in Brookville, PA February 1, 1949, a daughter of Earl and Virginia (Silvis) Kahnell. Virginia graduated from Titusville High School, PA in 1967. She served in the US Army from 1968 to 1969. On March 12, 1982 she married ... Read More »