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Barbara Shearer, 85

Barbara Lee Shearer, age 85, of White Pigeon, passed away Saturday, February 8th, 2014 at her home. She was born in Culver, IN on December 10, 1928. In December 1963 she married Eddie L. Shearer in Elkhart. Barbara was owner & operator of Riverview Tavern, (Ma’s Place) in White Pigeon for 50 years. Surviving are her husband Eddie Shearer, White …

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Mary Wittenberg, 85

Mary Arzella Wittenberg, age 85, of Constantine, returned home on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at Three Rivers Health. She was born on August 13, 1928 a daughter of Jacob and Gladys (Pierce) Kuhn in Detroit. Mary graduated from Constantine High School with the class of 1947. On May 1, 1948 she married Elmer Leon Wittenberg at St. Pauls Lutheran Church …

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James Bucher, Jr., 51

James F. Bucher, Jr., age 51 of White Pigeon, died Saturday Feb. 8, 2014 at his parent’s home in Mendon following a long illness. He was born in Benton Harbor, MI on Aug. 28, 1962 the son of James and Doris (Burton) Bucher. James played football and baseball before his graduation from Stevensville-Lakeshore High School. He joined the U.S. Air …

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Doris Shoesmith, 82

Doris Elaine Shoesmith, age 82, of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 6, 1931 in Grand Rapids, MI., the daughter of Floyd and Imogene (Lett) Wolford. On August 12, 1950 she married the love of her life Mr. Ewalt Shoesmith. Elaine was a wonderful …

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Margaret Pueschel, 96

Margaret Pueschel, age 96, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday evening February 7, 2014 at Mathew 7:7 Adult Foster Care Home in White Pigeon, Michigan. She was born December 24, 1917 in Sturgis, Michigan a daughter of the late Edward and Eda (Eckert) Schroeder. Mrs. Pueschel was a life long Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with …

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Dorothea Robbins, 98

Dorothea Marie Robbins, age 98, of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away early Friday morning February 7, 2014 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born August 6, 1915 in Burr Oak Township, Michigan daughter of the late Albert and Clara (Hagelgans) Kaas. Mrs. Robbins was a lifelong Burr Oak resident and Valedictorian graduate of Burr Oak High School with …

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Vickie Kirkum, 61

Vickie L. Kirkum, age 61, of Coldwater, and formerly of Colon, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility in Coldwater. Vickie was born June 24, 1952, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Alvin J. and Wava J. (Wallman) Dobberteen. Vickie had lived most of her life in St. Joseph County, attending Colon High School, …

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Campaign successful

The St. Joseph County United Way raised more than $765,000 during its 2014 campaign, officials from the agency announced Thursday. About 200 people gathered at the Sturgis VFW to find out whether the campaign’s goal of $740,000 would be met. In the end, the final amount raised was $765,983, more than $30,000 over what was raised a year ago. Top …

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Roof collapses in Sturgis

One person was injured Thursday after a roof collapsed at Omni Source Corporation, at 2160 S. Centerville Road, in Sturgis. Sturgis fire crews responded at the scene and found a 100-by-200-foot section of the main building had collapsed. Two employees were in the building at the time, and both escaped. One suffered minor injuries. Gas and power were shut off …

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Woman arrested for meth

A 45-year-old Colon Township woman faces a number of drug-related charges after she was arrested this week by members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Sheriff’s deputies said SCAN unit members executed a search warrant Wednesday at a residence in the 60000 block of South Farrand Road in response to suspected manufacture and/or use of methamphetamine. The suspect …

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