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Kiwanis Club seeks more participants

The Mendon Kiwanis Club is seeking additional participants interested in being a part of the 57th Mendon Kiwanis Showboat fundraiser event in November. “The Not So Wild West” is this year’s theme, and will feature songs and skits from the old west. Kiwanis members would like to extend an invitation to all voices in St. Joseph County to be included …

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Dianna Pliska, 61

Dianna Sue Pliska, age 61, of Constantine, passed away Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born on October 5, 1951, a daughter of Ethel Robinson and Charlie Cheeks. Sue graduated from Constantine High School in 1968. On July 4, 1988 she married Frank Pliska in Constantine. Sue worked as a Tax Assessor for Jamie …

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Roger Kisseberth, 77

Roger Alan Kisseberth, 77, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013. He was born Aug. 19, 1936, in Sturgis, to Milo and Martha (Mieras) Kisseberth. He married Marcella Daub Nov. 21, 1992 in Goshen. She survives along with a son, Mark T. (Jann Groom) Kisseberth, Winter Garden, Fla.; two step-daughters, Pamela (Mark Morton) Fisher, and Juli (Mitch) Kaylor, both of Goshen, …

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Tour attendance down

Attendance for Saturday’s second Colon Historic Home and Business Tour was down compared to the inaugural event in 2011. Still, co-organizer Sherry Engle said the 10-stop, self-guided tour managed to raise funds to help the Colon-based Community Historical Museum cover costs related to repairs around the building’s steeple. The tour featured four houses, four businesses, a church and the historical …

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Weather radios awarded daily

The St. Joseph County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is offering the chance to win one of three weather radios, awarded daily at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. Registration slips are available at the Emergency Management/Homeland Security display near the southwest corner of the racetrack. Officials from the agency said three tickets will be drawn daily at …

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Man charged in wife’s death

Authorities say a 58-year-old man is charged in the death of his 56-year-old ex-wife, whose body was found inside her southwestern Michigan apartment. Kalamazoo County’s Chief Assistant Prosecutor Carrie Klein says the open murder charge was authorized Saturday against Clinton Edward Smith. He was jailed and scheduled for arraignment by video on Monday afternoon. The prosecutor’s office said Monday morning …

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Two arrested for meth

Two people were arrested Friday at a Colon Township residence after police discovered the production of methamphetamine. The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit responded to a residence in the 28000 block of Bonham Road in response to a tip regarding suspected drug activity. SCAN unit members found an active, one-pot meth lab and a second inactive lab inside the …

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Walt McElvain, Jr., 75

Walter Lee McElvain, Jr., age 75, of Colon, died Sep. 14, 2013 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI on June 21, 1938 the only son and oldest of five children born to Walter Sr. and Margaret (Meyers) McElvain. He graduated from Vicksburg Schools and served in the U.S. …

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Wilma Hendricks, 90

Wilma Ruth (Good) Hendricks, 90, passed away Sept. 11, 2013, at Sturgis Hospital. She was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Kewanna, Ind., a daughter of Charles and Evie Good. She graduated from Star City High School and South Bend College of Commence in South Bend. She worked at Singer Sewing Machine Company, Weyerhauser in White Pigeon, Formed Tubes in Sturgis and Trio …

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Vickie Black, 65

Vickie L. Black, 65, of White Pigeon, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Sturgis Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born April 16, 1948, in Sturgis, a daughter of Otis and Arlene (Easterday) Leister. She had been a resident of White Pigeon since 1967, coming from Sturgis. On Oct. 8, 1966, she married Russell L. Black in Sturgis. She …

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