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Donut Drive next week

The St. Joseph County United Way is poised to start its 2014 campaign with the annual Donut Drive event coming next week. Executive director Kelly Hostetler said the donut drive also serves as a public thank you for the support provided to the Centreville-based agency. United Way volunteers will be in each of the county’s eight municipalities over an 11-day ... Read More »

Modification of lease agreement

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners last week agreed to a modification regarding its lease agreement with renters at the Meyer Broadway Park house. Tenants Dan and Sarah Hershberger have requested use of an attached, two-car garage known as Dimmick Lodge. The Hershbergers said they wish to park their vehicles inside the structure, and have offered to pay an additional ... Read More »

Teresa Heiber, 45

Teresa Lee Heiber, age 45, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2013, at her home. She was born Jan. 11, 1968, in Sturgis, Mich., daughter of Richard and Clara Mae (Metzger) Vargo. Teresa resided most of her life in the Sturgis area with the exception of the nine years the family lived in Missouri. On June 29, ... Read More »

Helen Boals, 91

Helen May Boals, 91, of White Pigeon, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Bowman House in Three Rivers, Mich., following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 23, 1921, in Sturgis, Mich., the daughter of Harry and Catherine (Kuhns) Eberhard. She was a Three Rivers resident since 2011, coming from the White Pigeon and Constantine area. On Dec. 24, 1936, in ... Read More »

Kazoo man is sentenced

A 48-year-old man has received the mandatory sentence of life without parole for first-degree murder in the 2010 gun slaying of a man in the victim’s Kalamazoo front yard. Police found the body of 38-year-old Joseph A. Salib on Oct. 3, 2010. Kalamazoo County Circuit Judge Pamela L. Lightvoet sentenced Randy P. Smith on Monday, also giving him life for ... Read More »

Trine students create special shower

A disabled man will be able to take a shower without assistance thanks to a hands-free, automatic shower system designed by students from a college in northeastern Indiana. A team of senior engineering students at Trine University developed the shower for 60-year-old Terry Haffner of nearby Fort Wayne. Haffner was born without arms and with partial legs. He says the ... Read More »