Dennis Rumsey

Out and About – Week of July 15th

The subject of Immigration is one of the issues featured on the evening news these days, and is also a prime issue in the current race for President of the United States. I’m thinking the American Indians didn’t do a very good job when it came to dealing with the first immigrants coming to America. Later on, the American Indian …

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Rodney Borger, 67

Rodney Lynn Borger, of Kalamazoo, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2024, at the age of 67. He was born on September 14, 1956, in Three Rivers. He was the son of Robert and Janet (Forsyth) Borger. Rodney’s journey of life included his education at Schoolcraft schools. He graduated with the Class of 1974 from Schoolcraft High School. His dedication …

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Bonnie Reames, 90

Bonnie Jean Reames, age 90, of Three Rivers, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2024 at Edgewood Health & Rehabilitation in Three Rivers. She was born December 24, 1933 in Schoolcraft, the daughter of Cornelius and Miram (Stiver) Michielson. On October 11, 1952 in Vicksburg, she married Leo C. Reames, whom she had met on a blind date. The couple farmed …

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The History & Mystery of Three Rivers

The Worline and Bonfoey Milk Station at #203 S. Andrews was started in 1920 by Mel Worline and Carl Bonfoey. In 1928 Worline sold out to Earl Tice. Steve entered the business with his father in 1936. Steve and wife Hester were owners until 1967 when they sold to Ray Miller, distributor for Dean Dairy Products. Miller purchased City Dairy …

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Dan Jones, 74

Stanley (Dan) Jones, age 74, of Constantine, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at his home. He was born July 12, 1949 in Allegan, the son of Stanley M. and Alice (Johnson) Jones. Dan graduated from Allegan High School in 1968, where he met the love of his life, Lura. Following graduation, he served in the US Marine Corp …

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Ruth Nicholls-Bernyk, 47; Judith Holtz, 50

Judith A. Holtz of Sturgis, passed away on December 12th, 2005, at Sturgis Hospital following a sudden illness. She was 50 years of age. Judith was born in Three Rivers on July 27, 1955. She graduated from Three Rivers High School and later attended Glen Oaks Community College. Judith served in the United States Army, and we honor her for …

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TR man injured in crash

A Three Rivers man was injured in a two-vehicle crash earlier this week in Cass County’s Volinia Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of Decatur Road and Marcellus Highway in response to a personal-injury crash. Investigators said 43-year-old South Bend resident Jocylyn Vanfleeren was driving north on Decatur Road and …

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SJC law enforcement officers recognized

Undersheriff Jason Bingaman led an awards event last week recognizing law-enforcement across St. Joseph County. During the July 3 event, Bingaman presented “Employee of the Month” awards to deputies Brooke Bingaman, Veronica Hoggard, Devantae Jennings, Kevin Penn, Jesse Raymond, Spencer Schrader and Ethan Warren. Meanwhile, Bingaman gave lifesaving awards to Deputy Zach Radtke and White Pigeon Police Officer Matt Hanson.

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Glen Oaks contributes greatly to our local area

A recent economic and investment analysis concluded that Glen Oaks Community College significantly contributes to both the local economy and the lives of its students, according to a comprehensive study conducted for the fiscal year 2021-22. The study, leveraging data from GOCC’s academic and financial reports and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau, …

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Clarification from the Salvation Army

Kevin Kroehler, case manager for the Salvation Army in Sturgis, said clarification is in order regarding services provided and not provided by the agency. He said the office has been receiving phone calls from people under the impression Salvation Army either covers the cost of car repairs or offers a car-repair service. Kroehler wishes to set the record straight by …

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