Dennis Rumsey

Connie Stoppenbach, 75

Connie Lyanne (Peters) Stoppenbach, deeply loved wife and mother, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Centreville at the age of 75. Connie was born December 21, 1947 in Kalamazoo to Charles and Phyllis (Reed) Peters. She was raised in Constantine, and graduated from Constantine High School in 1966, later attending Glen Oaks Community …

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Gail Morey, 74

Gail R. Morey, age 74, of Sturgis, passed away early Sunday morning, January 22, 2023 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. She was born October 10, 1948 in Otsego, daughter of the late Cyril and Geraldine (Robyler) Farnham. Gail resided in Sturgis for over 50 years coming from Otsego. On May 14, 1983 she married Rex A. Morey in Sturgis. …

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Barbara Evert, 78

Barbara Lee Evert of Klinger Lake. Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Monday, January 16, 2023 while wintering in Naples, Florida. She was born in Muskegon on September 30, 1944 and was a member of the Sturgis High School class of 1962. She continued her education at Hope College and transferred to Northern Michigan University where she …

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Out and About – Week of January 23rd

We’ve all had encounters with law enforcement at least once in our lives. These encounters are usually minor traffic stops because we failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, or we were caught driving over the speed limit. I personally don’t know of anyone who has had the police break down their front door looking for …

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May Eckhardt, 100

May C. Eckhardt, age 100, of Sturgis, passed away Friday morning, January 20, 2023 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born May 15, 1922 in Chicago, daughter of the late William and Minna (Sengabush) Heurich. May resided in Sturgis for the past 82 years coming from Chicago. On May 17, 1947 she married Richard F. Eckhardt in Sturgis. …

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Boys basketball – Friday

Eddies 53, Vicksburg 47 Kalamazoo Christian 33, Schoolcraft 16 Kalamazoo Hackett 77, Constantine 37 Marcellus Howardsville Christian 62, Benton Harbor Countryside Academy 56 Sturgis 45, Three Rivers 42    

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Girls basketball – Friday

Cassopolis 54, White Pigeon 42 Kalamazoo Christian 33, Schoolcraft 16 Kalamazoo Hackett 49, Constantine 22 Mendon 41, Marcellus 36 Niles Brandywine 69, Centreville 38 Three Rivers 56, Sturgis 31 Vicksburg 47, Eddies 16 Waldron 50, Burr Oak 38  

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Douglas Butler, 75

Douglas Woodrow Butler, age 75, of Mendon, died Thursday, January 19, 2023 at his home in Mendon.  He was born in Three Rivers on April 15, 1947 the son of Carl W. and Helen (Harriger) Butler.  Douglas was a lifetime resident of Mendon, and was a member of the Mendon High School graduating class of 1965.  After high school, he …

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Betty Priest, 93

Betty I. Priest, age 93, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday evening, January 19, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 23, 1929 in Bronson, daughter of the late Cecil and Hildred (Funk) Anderson. Betty resided in Sturgis since 1966 coming from Bronson, where she was a graduate of Bronson High School with the class of …

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Gary Krontz, 67

Gary Dean “Bird Eggs” Krontz, age 67, of Coldwater, and former resident of Burr Oak, passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 18, 2023 at the Laurels of Coldwater. He was born October 20, 1955 in Sturgis, son of the late Harold Dean “Pat” and Laura Lee (Leatherbery) Krontz, Jr. Bird Eggs resided in Burr Oak most of his life. He was …

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