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Sturgis business toured by state officials

  A Sturgis business was at the center of attention Monday, as state and local officials visited Cobalt Holdings. Led by Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant, the team of officials met with Cobalt president Bruce Bart and toured the facility. Their visit was a part of Gov. Snider’s recycling program. Cobalt’s main product is crumb rubber. Created from ... Read More »

Colon Community Schools hosts back-to-school picnic

  Colon Community Schools will host a back-to-school picnic from 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the high school athletic complex. There will be hot dogs, chips, and drinks and a backpack and school supply giveaway for Colon students. Backpacks and supplies have been donated by the Colon community members and businesses.   Read More »

Two White Pigeon businesses offered grants

  White Pigeon Downtown Revitalization Association is offering grants to two local area businesses. The dollar-for-dollar matching grants are up to $500 and are for exterior improvements to the property. Applications are available at First Merit Bank, 114 W. Chicago Road. Application deadline is Sept. 5.   Read More »

Fran Stoppenbach, 91

Stoppenbach obit

Frances “Fran” Belle Stoppenbach, age 91, of Three Rivers passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Heartland Health Care Center. Fran was born in Quincy, MI on June 7, 1923 the daughter of Archie and Iva(Roth)Smith. Frances graduated from Coldwater High School in 1941. She then went to work for her brother Darryl at the A&P grocery store in ... Read More »

Harry Rasmussen, Jr., 86

Harry R. Rasmussen, Jr., age 86, of Decatur, MI passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. He was born August 30, 1927 in Superior, WI the son of Harry R. Sr. and Mable (Reynolds) Rasmussen. He was preceded in death by his first wife Ruth in 1985.  On October 16, 1987 he married Evelyn R. Rice who survives. Surviving besides his wife ... Read More »

Kalamazoo man dies in Colorado

A Kalamazoo native fell to his death at Rio Grande National Forest in La Jara, Colorado last week. Investigators say 22-year-old Dylan Jarsma was taking photos at Rio Grande National Forest Friday at about 1 p.m. ET when he fell 200 feet near a waterfall and was killed instantly. Jarsma and his girlfriend,Taylor Whisman, who witnessed the fall, were moving ... Read More »