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Alberta Dowty, 96

Alberta M. Dowty, age 96, of Brighton, and formerly of Sturgis passed away peacefully late Friday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 12, 1917, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Bert and Isabell (Porter) Parker, longtime First Presbyterian Church members. Mrs. Dowty resided nearly her entire life in Sturgis, moving …

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Job Fair

A job fair for people considering work in the manufacturing industry will take place Wednesday, January 29th in Three Rivers. Hosted by Michigan Works, the event features employers looking to fill positions in the fields of customer service, logistics, engineering, warehouse work and machinists. American Axle and Manufacturing Co. will be one of the employers on hand. Prospective participants must …

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Free radon test kits

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is offering free radon test kits to residents in its district. Rebecca Burns, environmental health director, said the offer is in conjunction with January being National Radon Action Month. She said radon has no taste or odor, and is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock. Its vapors can seep through …

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New squad car

The village of Burr Oak has a new squad car for its police department. Spearheaded by Police Committee chairperson Brad Woodman and finance chairperson Alice Munoz, the process of a grant request yielded funds to help the village replace its 13-year-old squad patrol car with a 2014 Police Interceptor. The grant was provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. …

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Fire causes severe damage

A Fabius Township residence sustained severe damage during a fire Sunday afternoon. Fabius/Park Fire Chief Scott Roderick said the residence, in the 10000 block of Hoffman Road, was fully engulfed when fire personnel arrived. Potential cause of the fire is likely due to a wood-burning stove, Roderick said. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.

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Jean Ware, 62

Jean Williams Ware, age 62, of Klinger Lake, Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday morning January 17, 2014 at her home. She was born June 30, 1951 in Wauseon, Ohio daughter of Donald and Grace (Willson) Williams. Her early life and growing up years was lived in Delta, Ohio. Jean was living and working in Chicago when she built a home …

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William Carver, Jr.

William M. Carver, Jr., resident of Lombard, Ill., beloved husband of the late Janice F., nee Van Slyke; loving father of William (Julie), John (Julie) and Michael; proud grandfather of Will, Jennifer, Matthew and Jeremy; dear brother of the later Eleanor (the late Keith) Littleton. Visitation Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a funeral service at 7 …

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Peggy Schaeffer, 76

Peggy A. Schaeffer, 76, of Sturgis, and formerly of Wolcottville, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla. Mrs. Schaeffer was born Aug. 4, 1937 in New Haven, Ind., to Raymond E. and Vera C. (Papenbrock) Burchardt. They preceded her in death. On June 19, 1962, she married Gary L. Schaeffer in New …

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Out and About – Week of January 20th

The Three Rivers area Snowman Making Contest is back. If I remember correctly, this contest was cancelled last year due to lack of snow. It seems that we won’t have that problem this year. The contest will be held this Saturday, January 25, from noon until 2 PM. The site is the west side parking lot, located on the west …

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Centreville getting its own police

The village of Centreville is less than a month from starting up its own police department. After contracting law-enforcement service through the sheriff’s department for more than 20 years, the village has decided to run its own police force. Village president Jeff Johnson said interviews with chief candidates took place over the weekend. The village has allocated a $40,000 annual …

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