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Holiday retail sales report

Michigan retailers report that sales during the just-completed holiday season were “positive” and better than last year, even though they did not meet pre-season expectations. A new survey from the Michigan Retailers Association found that a strong December made up for a slow start in November, as retailers posted an average year-to-year sales improvement of 1.1 percent. That was slightly ... Read More »

Decrease in state unemployment level

Michigans unemployment in December fell to its lowest level in more than 12 years. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the jobless rate last month was down by four-tenths of a percentage point to 6.3 percent. That’s the lowest monthly rate for the state since the November 2002 rate of 6.2 percent. The states labor force was ... Read More »

Kris Reid, 64

Kristine Anne “Kris” Reid

Kristine Anne “Kris” Reid, 64, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at home. She was born May 11, 1950 in Three Rivers a daughter to the late Douglas J. and Elizabeth (Meyer) Bullock. As a young girl Kristie became an avid stamp collector and developed a love of reading with “Nancy Drew Mysteries” and “Superman Comic Books.” As ... Read More »

Betty Bontrager, 84

Betty Mae Bontrager, age 84, formerly of White Pigeon, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born Jan. 26, 1930, in White Pigeon, a daughter of William Stewart and EdnaMae (Simpson) McClain and attended Cook Country School on Vistula Road. Betty was a homemaker who also worked in the shipping department at Kent Company in Elkhart, ... Read More »

Man sentenced for beating girlfriend with puppy

A 51-year-old man has been sentenced to six months in jail after authorities say he beat his girlfriend with a two-week-old puppy, causing the animal’s death.  Timothy Tucker also was sentenced Tuesday to four years of probation and entry into the Swift and Sure Sanctions Program. He was ordered to pay state fees and restitution.  Tucker pleaded guilty in December ... Read More »


01-20-15 12455 HEATHER - cat (1) revised

Hi. My name is Heather and I am a unique color. I am a torbie but my background color is golden and I have some muted orange patches. I am about one year old with short hair and a very pretty face. I am kind of shy but am very affectionate when I get to know you. I would love ... Read More »