Historical Notebook: ALBION HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1924

Historical Notebook: ALBION HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1924

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

Each year at this time we feature the Albion High School Class of 100 years ago. The Class of 1924 had 94 members; 39 were boys, and 55 were girls. Most of them had been born around 1906. It was…

Delinquent water bills to be added to summer tax bills, Senior Housing coming closer to reality for Albion

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20245 min read

Those who owe delinquent water bills can expect to see them added to their summer tax bill. At Monday’s meeting, the Albion City Council voted to approve the addition of delinquent water bills and receivables owed to the city to…

Obituary: Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason

Obituary: Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason was 69 when she passed peacefully surrounded by family at her side on May 5, 2024. Laureen was born July 28, 1954, in Albion Michigan. After graduating high school, she went right into the workforce in…

180 graduate at Marshall High School Commencement

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20246 min read

Albion High School graduate, Dr. Chris D. Coleman, is guest speaker, urges graduates to “focus on the task and the effort at hand, but don’t limit your possibilities” By John Hendler On a sunny, cloudless evening, 180 students were given…

Looking Out: The Mick

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

Two days ago I met a guy from Chicago.  He was trying to sell me a car and must have thought it was important to tell me that he used to be a major league baseball pitcher. I needed new…

TR girls’ soccer earns academic team All-State; two players named Honorable Mention All-State

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20241 min read

THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ girls’ soccer team was honored with a few awards for their efforts on and off the field in the 2024 season.The team as a whole earned Academic Team All-State Honors for their efforts in the…

Obituary: Donald Major Dean

Obituary: Donald Major Dean

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

Donald Major Dean, age 76 of Mendon, passed away at his home on June 7, 2024. He was born in Ypsilanti, MI on July 21, 1947 the son of Charles and Mary (Barnes) Dean. Donald attended Colon High School and…

Obituary: Marlene Rochelle Moore Gilger

Obituary: Marlene Rochelle Moore Gilger

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

Marlene Rochelle Moore Gilger, aged 53, passed away peacefully on June 6th, 2024, at home. She was born on March 26th, 1971, in Three Rivers, Michigan, to Jack and Virgina Moore. She was a beloved resident of Murray, KY and…

Obituary: B. Douglas Troup

Obituary: B. Douglas Troup

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

B. Douglas Troup, 74, of Jones, died Monday evening, June 10, 2024 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.Doug was born October 4, 1949 in Elkhart, Indiana, to Boyd and Charlotte (Konneck) Troup. He spent the first 13 years of his…

Obituary: Sherman Dee Greider

Obituary: Sherman Dee Greider

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

Sherman Dee Greider, Sr., age 90 of Leonidas, passed away at his home on June 6, 2024. He was born on December 29, 1933 in South Bend, IN the son of John and Evelyn (Hudzinski) Greider. Sherman attended Riley High…

Out and About: Sheriff’s forum, Water Festival, and important things

Out and About: Sheriff’s forum, Water Festival, and important things

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

Next Monday, June 17, the Riviera Theatre, in historic downtown Three Rivers, will host a forum featuring the five candidates for St. Joseph County Sheriff. This FREE event begins at 6:30 p.m., and is sponsored by the St. Joseph County…

Flowerfield Twp. approves Road Commission gravel operation, but litigation looms

Flowerfield Twp. approves Road Commission gravel operation, but litigation looms

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20248 min read

Flowerfield Township Supervisor Ron Shaver reads over a Finding of Facts document prior to a vote on approving the conditional rezoning for a property on Cranberry Lake Road to be used for a St. Joseph County Road Commission gravel operation.…

Obituary: George Richard Diethrich

Obituary: George Richard Diethrich

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

George Richard Diethrich, of Marcellus, a man of unwavering strength and a sharp engineering mind, passed away on June 10, 2024, in Cassopolis, at the age of 86. Born on August 16, 1937, in Constantine, MI, to Wilbur and Marjorie…

‘Sturgis Fest’ week ready to roll

‘Sturgis Fest’ week ready to roll

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20245 min read

Doug VanMeter Mary Kay Schultz 12th ‘Sturgis Fest’ week ready to roll. Keith James/Indigo Web Services via Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce By Dennis Volkert “Sturgis Fest” takes place June 18-22.Theme for this year’s festival is “Disney Days.”Festival week opens…

Resident addresses Sturgis City Commission regarding incidents of speeding

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

By Dennis Volkert During public comment Wednesday at the Sturgis City Commission meeting, resident Greg Lomax addressed the board regarding a problem of speeding in areas near the roundabout, Thurston Woods Village and Doyle Community Center. He said drivers continue to…

Obituary: Mary Linn Reindel

Obituary: Mary Linn Reindel

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

Screenshot    Mary Linn Parkhurst Reindel died May 11, 2024. Mary was born to Ted and Rose Mary Parkhurst in Cadillac, Michigan on August 5, 1953.As a child growing up in Marion Mary excelled in school and enjoyed participating in…

Obituary: George Paul Zemke

Obituary: George Paul Zemke

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

George Paul Zemke (aka Papa), age 86 of Clare passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024 in Midland Hospital surrounded by family.  He was born to George H. and Eva (Rogan) Zemke on February 22, 1938 in Glenwood Minnesota.  He attended Luther…

Obituary: Brent W. DeGeer

Obituary: Brent W. DeGeer

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20241 min read

Brent W. DeGeer, age 47 of Lake, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024 at the MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland. Brent was born the son of George H. and Nancy A. (Henry) DeGeer on January 5, 1977 in Reed City.…

May I Walk with You? Catholic

May I Walk with You? Catholic

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

What does it mean when we say that the Church is “catholic”? Automatically, we think of the Roman Catholic Church as one of several denominations of Christians, but what is meant by that descriptor. The United States Catholic Catechism for…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Don’t Bring those babies home!

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Don’t Bring those babies home!

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20244 min read

Watching the wildlife has always been one of my favorite things about living in Michigan, and it is a hobby that can be pursued just about anywhere, even in town, where, one spring, a deer trotted past the windows of…

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