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Hazel Hoffine, 86

Hazel A. Hoffine, age 86, of Douglasville, Georgia, formerly of Three Rivers, died Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. She was born July 21,1937 in Three Rivers, a daughter of Chandler and Naomi (Freese) Shumway. Hazel graduated from Centreville High School in 1955. She then received her Registered Nurse certification at Mercy Hospital in Detroit …

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The History & Mystery of Three Rivers

Third Ward – More Constantine Street History: People, Places and Things Near the city limits on Constantine Street are two important places involved in making a difference in the life of Three Rivers. Children in the Three Rivers Little League were helped by citizens, companies and businesses supporting the Little League Parent’s Association by providing things like a field, equipment, …

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Paulette Leist, 83

Paulette Suzanne Leist, age 83, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 6, 1940 in St. Nazaire, France a daughter to the late Paul and Yvonne (Fouquet) Marrié. On July 7, 1979 in Sturgis, she married Ronald R. Leist. He preceded her in death March 12, 1994. After Ron’s death, Paulette …

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Theresa Martel, 76

Theresa Martel, age 76, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday evening, February 22, 2024 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born July 8, 1947 in Battle Creek, daughter of the late Alfred and Beverly L. (Meese) Kozaczewski. Theresa resided in the Sturgis and Nottawa area her whole life. She was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class …

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Pat Gregory, 80

Patricia Ann Gregory, age 80, of Schoolcraft, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at Medilodge of Portage surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 3, 1943 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Bert and Wilma (Knapp) Wolfe. She later moved with her mother and father to Pennsylvania where she graduated with the Class of 1961 from Reynoldsville-Winslow High …

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Ann Ely, 88

Virginia “Ann” Ely, age 88, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Optalis Health and Rehab in Three Rivers. She was born February 6, 1936 at home on Butler Road in Centreville, a daughter to Seth and Della (Bronstetter) Brown. Ann was a Centreville High School Graduate with the class of 1954. She married Howard Ely on July 25, …

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Ivy-Elizabeth Storm Smith

Ivy-Elizabeth Storm Smith was born sleeping, but still born, on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 4:14 AM at Three Rivers Hospital. She was born perfect, a beautiful girl with porcelain white skin, black hair and the most perfect red lips. Weighing in at 7 pounds and 04 ounces. With a length of 20 inches. She was born to Doren Smith …

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Michael Kutz, 64

Michael Paul Kutz, age 64, of Elkhart, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at East Lake Nursing & Rehab. He was born November 10, 1959 in Three Rivers, the son of Paul E. and Anna L. (Pond) Kutz, and graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1978. Michael was a dedicated employee of Elkhart Plastics for more …

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State grant for demolition of White Pigeon landmark

A state grant announced this week will cover costs associated with demolition of a dilapidated landmark in White Pigeon. Doug Kuhlman, village zoning administrator, said he received confirmation Thursday of a grant in excess of $575,000 from the State Land Bank Authority. The amount, he said, is enough to cover demolition of the building that housed the former Tasty Nut …

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Expansion project proposed for AZO

A multi-million-dollar expansion project could be coming to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport. WWMT is reporting that AZO released to the Federal Aviation Administration a proposal calling for weatherproofing and expanding the airport’s existing runway. If approved, the expansion would enhance the reliability and viability of the runway, allowing planes to land in excessive heat, cold or snowy conditions in …

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