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COA asks for reappointment of board members

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging board has asked county commissioners to reappoint Dawn Everett, Allen Balog, Jim MacTavish, Chuck Thompson and Barb Fisher to new two-year COA board terms. In a related matter, trustees re-appointed officers including Margaret Shultz, chairman; Jon Withers, vice chairman; Charles Willer, treasurer; and Thompson as secretary.

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White Pigeon announces citizens of the year

White Pigeon officials have announced the village’s citizens of the year are the Rev. Wilbur Brandli and wife, Gloria. The couple arrived in White Pigeon in November 1968, coming from Paterson, N.J. In their early days in White Pigeon, the couple took on the challenge of a small church ministry along with their son, Tim, and their daughter, Gail. The ...

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Cartoon inspiration for Palmer Lake Flotilla

The annual Palmer Lake Flotilla will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Palmer Lake launch just off Burr Oak Road. The rain date is noon Sunday. This year’s theme is “Cartoons and Comic Strips.” Participants will decorate their boats with inspiration from popular cartoons or comic strips. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third places, with a ...

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Boy, 14, has hand blown off by homemade firework device

Police say a 14-year-old boy had his left hand blown off by a homemade firework device in southwestern Michigan. The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety says the child and a 12-year-old boy were injured on Tuesday afternoon. Officers responded and the boys were hospitalized for treatment. Police say the 12-year-old had minor injuries to his face. Police didn’t immediately ...

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Ruth Stump, 95

Ruth Marion (Struven) Stump, age 95, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. Ruth was born on April 12, 1920 in Riverdale, IL to Bernhard and Frieda (Abraham) Struven. In 1938, she graduated from Thornton Township High School in Harvey, IL. On April 19, 1941 she married Edward Lorenz Stump in Dolton, ...

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Birthplace of Meijer supercenter gets historical marker

A Michigan historical marker now stands at the original site of the store from Midwest retailer Meijer that pioneered the idea of a shopping supercenter. The marker was unveiled Monday at the site of the store in Grand Rapids. Hank Meijer, co-chairman of Meijer Inc., says it’s “just exciting to have the historical significance of this corner recognized.” Frederik Meijer ...

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