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Romona Jordan, 62

Romona (Long) Jordan, age 62, of Porter Township, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Three Rivers Health. She was born in Auburn, IN on October 27, 1954. Romona enjoyed painting and coloring. Romona is survived by her husband of 20+ years Adolfo Chavez Contreras, siblings, and some extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents and …

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Bill Schipper, 90


Willis (Bill) Schipper, age 90, of Colon, and formerly of Allendale, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater. Bill was born Nov. 6, 1926 in Allendale Township, a son of the late Minord M. and Anna M. (Van Single) Schipper. Early in life, he lived in Allendale, moving to Indiana in …

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Local man in Washington for inauguration

A Sturgis man who played a substantial role in Michigan’s endorsement of Donald Trump for president will be a part of the inauguration-related fanfare today in Washington. Rob Weitt served as one of the state’s 16 electors when Michigan’s Electoral College representatives a month ago confirmed the nomination of Trump for the nation’s top post. Weitt, 58, said the honor …

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Suspect apprehended following chase

An 18-year-old Constantine man was arrested this week on charges related to fleeing and eluding police in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s department deputies were called to Riverside Drive, near Mann Road, around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in response to a vehicle fleeing from a deputy. The incident originated in Mottville Township, where deputies attempted to pull over a gray Pontiac for speeding …

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TR Schools – Pending litigation

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan has issued a media statement centering on the termination of former employee Kevin Hamilton. Logan said the district has received notice of pending litigation and it believes, as does its legal representative, that the proper processes were followed in terms of the non-renewal of Hamilton, Logan stated. Termination of employment was based upon …

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Mary Yoder, 70

Mary L. (Miller) Yoder died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at her home in Colon, at the age of 70 years, three months and seven days. She was born Oct. 6, 1946, in Sturgis, to Leroy E.G. and Katie (Hershberger) Miller. On Oct. 19, 1965, she married Elias D. Yoder. To this marriage were born two sons and three daughters, Elias …

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