Dennis Rumsey

Indiana drugstore worker held in 2017 killings of teen girls

Authorities on Monday announced an arrest in the unsolved murders of two teenage girls — a drugstore worker who has been living in the same small northern Indiana community where their bodies were found after they went on a hike nearly six years ago. Richard Matthew Allen, 50, was arrested Friday on two murder counts in the killings of Liberty German, 14, …

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Out and About – Week of October 31st

There are many ads on television that just don’t make any sense. The one that comes to mind is the one dealing with a woman lying on her floor saying, “Help me, I’ve fallen and can’t get up!” My question is why doesn’t the cameraman offer assistance? It just doesn’t make any sense. Tuesday, November 8, is Election Day. It’s …

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Patricia VanSkike, 90

Patricia Joan (Clemens) VanSkike, age 90, of Sturgis, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Feb. 5, 1932 in Sturgis to Vernon & Marjorie Wallick. One of 6 children, she fell in love with Richard Clemens, who lived down the street. Her father insisted she wait until her 17th birthday …

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Rich Scott, 71

Richard U. Scott, Jr., age 71, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 27, 2022 at his home. He was born February 12, 1951 in Detroit, son of the late Richard and Orpha (Cochrane) Scott. Rich resided in Sturgis since 1981, coming from California. On June 12, 1971 he married Mary Carpenter at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis. Rich …

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Friday night football scores

Niles 56, Three Rivers 32 Constantine 47, Buchanan 12 White Pigeon 30, Centreville 6 Mendon 44, Climax-Scotts 18 Colon 62, Camden-Frontier 8 Mason 49, Sturgis 12 Hastings 40, Vicksburg 7

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Byron Moser, 66

Byron Wayne Moser of Vicksburg, age 66, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 at his home. He was born in Long Beach, California on August 30, 1956, the son of Lee Roy and Betty Lou (Craft) Moser. He graduated from Magnolia High School in Anaheim, and he earned his Associate’s Degree in Electronics at Fullerton Community College. He was …

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Tammy Smith, 56

Tammy Louise Smith, age 56, of Jones, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at her home. She was born September 19, 1966 in Three Rivers, a daughter of Brady and Harriett (Everman) Chaffee, Sr. Tammy graduated from Constantine High School in 1985. On June 15, 1991 she married Tommy Smith at the Hallelujah Center in White Pigeon. Tammy previously worked …

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Kim Grossman, 58

Kimberly Sue Grossman, age 58, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, October 10, 2022 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born June 11, 1964 in Sturgis, daughter of the late Jan Lowell and Gloria Ann (Hagen) Grossman. Kim resided in the Sturgis and Centreville area most of her life. She was a graduate of Centreville High School with the …

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Roman Miller, 61

Roman Leroy Miller, age 61, of Bronson, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at his home. He was born July 25, 1961 in Three Rivers a son of Roman K. and Rhoda (Bontrager) Miller. Roman attended Constantine Schools. On August 2, 1996 he married Laura Ditmer in Bronson. Roman worked at the Citgo Gas Station in Bronson where he was …

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Phyllis Gage, 90

Phyllis May Gage, age 90, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Safe Haven Assisted Living, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 23, 1932 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Levi and Ida (Grimm) Brewster. Phyllis never graduated from high school because of the need to work in her parents’ grocery store. She married Max …

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