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Sylvia Welborn, 74

Sylvia Ann Welborn, 74, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Sylvia was born in Bronson and grew up in Sturgis. In 1966, while living in Omaha, Neb., she met and married her husband. Thus began her life of travelling the world. From Nebraska, they moved to Virginia, then Okinawa, Japan, and on to Oklahoma. Next was Panama, then …

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Road needs to be rebuilt

A township official in St. Joseph County has asked the county’s board of commissioners for financial help to rebuild a portion of a major north-south roadway in Florence Township. During Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting, Florence Township Supervisor Gordon Evilsizor said the deteriorating condition of Constantine Road is a concern that needs attention. Evilsizor said the three-mile …

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More arrests for meth

Three people were taken into custody after a residence in Three Rivers was raided and methamphetamine production was discovered. According to a sheriff’s department media release, members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit acted on a citizen tip regarding potential drug activity at a residence in the 200 block of North Hooker Avenue. Once inside the residence, SCAN …

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GOP Fair Booth

We had the best turn out at our booth this year, that we have had in a long time… perhaps ever! While there are many dis-satisfied people in general with the political landscape of our nation, most visitors were very happy with the direction of the State of Michigan. That was refreshing. They seemed to recognize the change of course …

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Accident causes minor injuries

Minor injuries were sustained by motorists involved in a three-vehicle, fog-related accident Monday. State police officials said they responded to a 7 a.m. accident on U.S. 131 and Anderson Road in Mottville Township, where a southbound semi swerved into the northbound lane and struck an oncoming semi that had stopped to turn west onto Anderson Road. The collision also impacted …

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Cook refueling starts

Refueling started Tuesday night for the Cook Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 2 reactor in southwest Michigan. The unit in Bridgman ran for 18 months at 100.6% capacity, including a 452 consecutive day run that fell 19 days shy of the unit’s record. Over the course of the outage, about 1,900 contracted workers will supplement the regular 1,198-person plant staff. This …

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Alan Stump, 67

Alan R. Stump, age 67, of Colon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home. Alan was born Aug. 24, 1946, in Sturgis, a son to the late Orris and Nina (James) Stump. Alan graduated from Sturgis High School with the Class of 1965. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967. Alan was married to Carol …

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Ray Blaskie, 82

Raymond M. Blaskie, age 82, passed away Monday night, Sept. 30, 2013, at the home of his sister Genevieve Cadman in Burr Oak, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 10, 1931, in Bronson, a son of the late Peter and Julia (Francisco) Blaskie. He was proud to have served his country by making a career in the …

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Out and About – Week of September 30th

For the first time in I don’t know how many years, we missed the annual St. Joseph County Grange Fair. We always manage to make it over to the fair at least one or two times every fall. We were attending a Lions Leadership Forum, along with about 2500 of our best friends, in Overland Park, Kansas. We missed walking …

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Buy Nearby campaign

Only days remain until Michigan shoppers and retailers celebrate the first “Get Caught Blue-Handed” Day on Saturday, Oct. 5, as part of the annual Buy Nearby campaign launched earlier this year by Michigan Retailers Association (MRA). The celebration takes place in stores and communities all across the state. Michiganders are encouraged to go shopping nearby with friends and family and …

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