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Clifford Ditmer, Jr., 58

Clifford Merle Ditmer, Jr., age 58, of Nottawa, and formerly of Burr Oak, lost his hard-fought battle with cancer Saturday, May 16, 2015, at home, surrounded by his family. Clifford was born Nov. 3, 1956, in Sturgis, a son of Clifford Merle Ditmer Sr. and Dale (Woodman) Webster. Survivors include his loving wife, Loreane (Conley) Ditmer of Nottawa; his mother; ...

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Harriet Altland, 92

Harriet Emeline Altland, formerly of White Pigeon, died March 15, 2015, in Mancos, Colo. She was born Dec. 12, 1922, in Centreville to Millard Roland and Bessie Elizabeth (Brown) Snow. She graduated from Centreville High School and then St. Camillus School of Nursing at Borgess in Kalamazoo in 1945. In 1947, she married the love of her life, William J. ...

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Out and About – Week of May 18th

The internet is full of remedies: everything from curing toenail fungus to preventing baldness. Some of these remedies actually work, and some are just plain crazy and could be harmful to your health. I have several skin tags on my upper body that I’d really like to get rid of. As a matter of fact, one physician in town refers ...

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Colon Bronson schools partnership under consideration

A shared superintendent with Bronson Community Schools is an option members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education have agreed to investigate. The seven-member board Monday decided to consider a partnership with its neighboring district and its first-year leader, Teresa Belote (buh-LOAT). The measure was endorsed as Colon Community Schools is searching for a new school chief after Vic ...

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Legal process continues following alleged daycare incidents

A Three Rivers man faces seven counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct after he was bound over to circuit court last week. Cary Jones, 46, was charged following his alleged infractions at the Abracadabra Daycare facility in Three Rivers, where his girlfriend was the owner. Last week’s proceedings took place in St. Joseph County District Court, where five children between ...

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Laura Briggs, 83

Laura Marie Briggs, age 83, of Three Rivers passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. She was born in Plover , WI the daughter of Edwin D. and Georgina (Gemberling) Slack. Laura was a resident of Three Rivers for over sixty years. She was employed for many years as a retail manager of Spiegel’s in Kalamazoo. ...

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