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Woman dies after crash involving riding mower

Authorities say a 59-year-old woman has died after the riding lawnmower she was on was struck by a vehicle in Kalamazoo County. The sheriff’s department says Deborah Kay Smith of Augusta was pronounced dead at the scene of Tuesday’s crash in Ross Township. Investigators say she was operating the mower and went into the roadway before being struck. The sheriff’s ...

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Lost fortune: $1 million lottery prize unclaimed in Michigan

Well, someone really blew it. Michigan officials say no one stepped forward Wednesday with a winning $1 million Mega Millions ticket from a year ago. The deadline was 4:45 p.m. The money will now go to the school aid fund. The ticket was sold in Grand Rapids at the CVS Pharmacy on 28th Street. The winner matched the first five ...

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Portage Resident Recognized for Service During D-Day Invasion


Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, Wednesday presented World War II veteran and Portage resident Robert Max Goldacker with nine service medals. Goldacker, 91, received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Presidential Citation, the European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Honorable Service Lapel Button, the Sharpshooter Badge, and the Marksman Badge. ...

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Charles Rhodes, 66


Charles Francis Rhodes, age 66, of Marcellus, MI passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center. Charles was born in Three Rivers on December 27, 1948 the son of George L. and Esther J. (Boyer) Rhodes. Charles was a long time resident of Three Rivers. He was a decorated veteran who proudly served his country during ...

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Dead dogs were released by owner who couldn’t keep them

A sheriff says three dogs found dead on a rural road were released by a man who couldn’t keep them at a rental house. Clinton County Sheriff Wayne Kangas says the man was turned away from shelters before releasing four dogs. Three of the Labrador-mix dogs were found dead last week, apparently hit by a vehicle near Sleepy Hollow State ...

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Louise Kennedy, 91

Louise kennedy

Louise Madelyn Kennedy passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015 at Sunshine Care Home surrounded by her loving family and caregivers She was born on February 4, 1924 in Schoolcraft, MI the daughter of Fred G. Stiver and Mahala Taylor Stiver. On June 27, 1942 she was united in marriage to Jack V. Kennedy Sr. at St. Monica’s Catholic Church. ...

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