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Jeff Jackson, 50


Jeff Jackson, age 50, of Colon, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Jeff was born Dec. 30, 1965, in Elgin, Ill., a son to the late Clyde and Mildred (Fredericks) Jackson. He had lived most all of his life in the Colon area, where he was a self employed carpenter. On July 27, 1993, he married …

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Gerri Finch-Smith, 66

Geralyn A. (Gerri) Finch-Smith, 66, of Kalamazoo, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at The Laurels of Galesburg, following a brief illness. She was born May 31, 1950, in Detroit, a daughter of Paul B. and Mary E. (Walsh) Mecklenborg. She was a resident of Kalamazoo the past seven years, coming from South Haven, and lived many years in White Pigeon. …

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County officials prepare for recount

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald said she and her staff are preparing for a recount of presidential ballots. The procedure is being done at the request of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. Oswald this week said she is putting teams together for the task in order to get state election officials on their way to the next county …

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Glen Oaks approves residence hall

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted this week to approve a $5.3 million bid to build a student residence hall on the Glen Oaks campus. The bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, includes all desired alternative options, according to school president David Devier. The three-story, student-housing unit is to include two- and four-suite units that share kitchen …

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Constantine boy arrested following home invasion

Three teenagers, including a 15-year-old boy from Constantine, were arrested after being involved in multiple home invasions this week. State police were alerted shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday that a White Pigeon Township homeowner in the 68000 block of Lutz Road reported a home invasion and his residence was ransacked. A trooper investigating the incident learned of a possible suspect …

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Susie Bingaman, 73

Susan Jean “Susie” Bingaman, age 73, of Vicksburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers following a brief illness. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI on Sep. 25, 1943 the daughter of Sterling M. and Alice L. (Kobb) King. After graduating from Mendon High School with the class of 1961 she worked at the Haas …

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