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Martha Fitch, 89

Martha Ellen Fitch, age 89, of Three Rivers, passed away early Friday morning, January 10, 2014 at the Bowman House in Three Rivers. Martha was born on January 7, 1925, the daughter of the late John Daniel and Nellie Ann (Mader) Luther. Mrs. Fitch has been a long time resident of Three Rivers. She married the love of her life, …

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Finalist for top administrative post

Sturgis Public Schools Superintendent Tom Langdon is one of five finalists for the top administrative post at Jackson Public Schools. Langdon, 49, was interviewed for the position this week. He came to Sturgis in 2011 after serving several years as an administrator and superintendent for Big Rapids Public Schools. Langdon, whose current salary is $125,000, is vying for the position …

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Citizen’s tip leads to arrest

A citizen’s tip led to the arrest of three people on drug-related charges Thursday in Three Rivers. The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant for methamphetamine production in the 400 block of 4th Avenue. SCAN members discovered evidence of methamphetamine production and use. Arrested were a 63-year-old man, a 53-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman. They …

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Minor injuries after crash

A Mendon man suffered minor injuries after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on M-60 in Fabius Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Richard Hartzell, 73, was driving east on the state road when he lost control of his vehicle on an icy patch of roadway and his vehicle rolled into a ditch. The incident …

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Mary Brown, 48

Mary Lee (Heskett) Brown, age 48, of White Pigeon, daughter, sister, mother, wife and grandmother sadly passed away Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born in Elmhurst, IL, on December 10, 1965, a loving daughter of Don E. and Dorothy M (Corbin) Heskett. Mary attended Constantine Schools. On February 11, 2010 she married the …

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Douglas Cunningham, 54

Douglas Allen Cunningham, age 54, of Centreville, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2014 at his residence. He was born December 14, 1959 a son of Howard and Melva (Veon) Cunningham at Three Rivers Hospital. Following graduation from Centreville High School in 1979 he farmed with his father & brother, raising livestock, crops and training harness racing horses. He was …

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Ray Sharick, 86

Raymond Gerald Sharick, age 86, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Monday afternoon January 6, 2014 at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. He was born April 2, 1927 in Metamora, Illinois. Ray resided in Sturgis for the past 57 years coming from LaGrange, Indiana. He worked as an auto mechanic for forty years retiring from Dave Smith Pontiac Buick & GMC …

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Ella Balluff, 91

Ella L. Balluff, age 91, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Thurston Woods Village. She was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Nisland, S.D., a daughter of the late John and Anna (Peters) Freed. Ella spent her early years and graduated high school in Sturgis, S.D, and had been a resident of Sturgis, Mich., since 1952, moving here …

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Lore Oman, 78

Lore Anna Oman, age 78, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Sunday afternoon January 5, 2014 at her home. She was born January 5, 1936 in Lansing, Michigan daughter of the late Fred and Anna (Shumann) Frueh. Lore resided in Sturgis since 1956 coming from Lansing. On October 6, 1956 she married James Oman in Sturgis. She retired in 1991 from …

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Rachel Hostetler, 90

Rachel B. Hostetler, age 90, of Sturgis, MI entered Heaven’s Gates, on Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at Thurston Woods Village.She was a native and former resident of Berne, IN, daughter of John P. and Barbara Schwartz, she was born on July 31, 1923. She married Joe R. Wickey on January 2, 1942 (deceased October 8, 1960). On March 7, 1971 …

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