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Betty Duncan, 87

Betty L. Duncan, 87, of Metamora, Ill. and formerly of Three Rivers, died at 12:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Snyder Village in Metamora, Ill. Born on Nov. 14, 1926 in Salem, Ohio, to William and Eva Schafer Coleman, she married Wesley C. Duncan on June 4, 1946 in Urbana, Ohio. Surviving are her husband, Wesley of Metamora, Ill.; ... Read More »

Mae Bell Dobine, 84

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Mae Bell Dobine, age 84, was born on July 26, 1930 in Sunflower, MS to Willie McCloud and Bessie Lee(Robie) McCloud. Mae passed away October 17, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband James Dobine, her parents, and her brother Willie Lee McCloud II. Mae Bell leaves to cherish her memory, four children, Marilyn ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of October 20th

If you’re a regular reader of this column, then you know that I can be quite nostalgic. I sometimes spend too much time dwelling on the past. You might say that my “Memory Bank” is quite full. What I’m leading up to is that I was thinking the other day about how things have changed over the past couple of ... Read More »

Sturgis Fire Department respond to vehicle fire

The Sturgis Fire Department was dispatched to 107 W. St. Joseph St. Friday after a report of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, fire personnel noticed light smoke coming from a sky-lift being used by a masonry crew repairing brick at Sturgis Central Commons. Moments later, something within the sky-lift compartment exploded and the fire intensified. Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Flames ... Read More »

Cassopolis manufacturer awarded grant

The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a grant to help a Cassopolis manufacturer expand its operations, which will create jobs and boost the local economy. State Rep. Matt Lori said the village of Cassopolis was awarded a $127,000 Community Development Block Grant to be used toward infrastructure improvements for the Schwintek Inc. expansion project. Schwintek, a manufacturer of automatic Bimini ... Read More »

Two Sturgis men arrested on multiple charges

Sturgis police arrested two men last week following a series of vehicle break-ins. Officers were dispatched to Market Street for a report of two men, both wearing hoodies and breaking into cars. Police arrested Sevon Gowen, 18, of Sturgis, and Max Shroyer, 19, of LaGrange, Ind. They allegedly had in their possession items that suggested vehicle theft, police said. One ... Read More »