Obituary: Carolyn “Joyce” Sage

Obituary: Carolyn “Joyce” Sage

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20242 min read

Carolyn “Joyce” Sage, passed away peacefully at Bronson Commons, Mattawan, July 6, 2024. Joyce’s family is extremely grateful to the staff at Bronson Commons and Centrica Care Navigators Hospice for the care they provided to her during her final weeks.Born…

Obituary: Thomas Arthur Janecke

Obituary: Thomas Arthur Janecke

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20242 min read

Thomas Arthur Janecke passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at the age of 76. Born on December 14, 1947, in Mason, MI, Tom was the beloved son of Arthur and Marie (Heiber) Janecke. He grew up on the family…

Mike’s Musings: Tone down political Rhetric demand answers from ss

Mike’s Musings: Tone down political Rhetric demand answers from ss

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20243 min read

Like many of you I was in shock when I heard there was an assassination attempt on former president Trump’s life while he was speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania. It had been 43 years since the barbaric act of…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20244 min read

Another “Old” in the grocery checkout lane ahead of me asked the clerk, “Is this the airport?”“What do you mean?” she asked, baffled.“I’d expect to pay this much for a bottle of water there, but not here,” he said.She rolled…

Paw Paw’s football summer has been busy

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20241 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent PAW PAW – Paw Paw football coach Dennis Strey and his Red Wolves have less than a month to go before the practice season officially kicks off on Aug. 12. But there’s still work to be done.“We’ve…

Two Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers honored

Two Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers honored

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20242 min read

Shown from left, 911 Director Tim McGee, Dispatcher Alison Dean, and Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott. Shown from left, 911 Director Tim McGee, Dispatcher Brooke Smith, and Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott. PAW PAW – On Wednesday, July…

Lawrence Public Schools announces new superintendent

Lawrence Public Schools announces new superintendent

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20242 min read

Williamson succeeds Gretchen Gendron, who is retiring after 30 years of dedicated service to the district. LAWRENCE -The Lawrence Public Schools Board of Education has announced the appointment of Ryan Williamson as the new superintendent of schools, effective Aug. 1,…

Paw Paw Days 2024 – The Fabulous 50s set for July 26-28

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20243 min read

PAW PAW – The Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce is putting the finishing touches on Paw Paw Days 2024 – The Fabulous 50s, set for the weekend of July 26-28. The traditional Classic Car & Truck Show and Marketplace…

Lawrence names new director of athletics and dean of students

Lawrence names new director of athletics and dean of students

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20241 min read

Noah Wiswary LAWRENCE – Lawrence Public Schools has named Noah Wiswary as the district’s new director of athletics and dean of students, according to a press release from the school district.A graduate of Olivet College, Wiswary achieved a bachelor’s degree…

Obituary: Kathleen Wagner

Obituary: Kathleen Wagner

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Kathleen Wagner of Three Rivers died at Ascension Borgess Hospital on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. She was born in Three Rivers, Michigan, on February 1, 1948, to Harold and A. Juanita (Cole) Anderson. She graduated from Three Rivers High School…

Obituary: Justin Noel Norton

Obituary: Justin Noel Norton

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Justin Noel Norton June 10, 1975 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 48) Justin was born to Pratoom (Toy) Sommai Norton and Richard (Ric) Norton nearly a half century ago in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. From the time he took his first…

Obituary: Joyce Edna Moore

Obituary: Joyce Edna Moore

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Joyce Edna Moore, 72, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at her home. She was born August 6, 1951, in Three Rivers, the daughter of Armond and Dolores (Arndt) Moore, and graduated from Three Rivers High School…

Obituary: Hugh Clifton Wilson

Obituary: Hugh Clifton Wilson

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Hugh Clifton Wilson, 91, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Centrica Rose Arbor Place. He was born April 10, 1933 in Kenton, Ohio, the son of Hugh C. and Marjorie (Frost) Wilson. Hugh served his country…

Obituary: Caroline Rose (Hoeft) Modrzynski

Obituary: Caroline Rose (Hoeft) Modrzynski

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20244 min read

July 27, 1930 to June 3, 2024 Caroline was the only child of Agnes Susan (Klingshirn) and Charles Henry Hoeft of Rogers City, Michigan. She attended St. Ignatius Catholic School in Rogers City and Siena Heights in Adrian (boarding school)…

Out and About: Kentucky Derby, elections, and faith

Out and About: Kentucky Derby, elections, and faith

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Every year, in early May, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky is the place to be if you’re a fan of horse racing. The Kentucky Derby is definitely a race like no other. Horses are beautiful animals and a thoroughbred racehorse…

Constantine: Sewer spills at force mainoccurred in mid-June; 65k gallons spilled

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

CONSTANTINE — A sewer spill from the force main that send effluent from Constantine to Three Rivers experienced two failures in mid-June, according to the Village of Constantine.The village announced in a release Wednesday that on June 18, the pipeline…

Eishen honored with proclamation fromSturgis City Commission

Eishen honored with proclamation fromSturgis City Commission

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Eric Eishen poses for a photo with vice mayor Aaron Miller and mayor Frank Perez after receiving a proclamation of achievement plaque from Sturgis City Commission. Dennis Volkert/Sentinel By Dennis Volkert Sturgis City Commission on Wednesday presented a proclamation to…

Resurfacing project begins at Augspurger CourtsSturgis Public Schools receives $34K USTA grant toward cost

Resurfacing project begins at Augspurger CourtsSturgis Public Schools receives $34K USTA grant toward cost

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Power-washing at Augspurger Tennis Courts in Sturgis, the first phase of a resurfacing project. The district has received a grant to use toward cost. Dennis Volkert/Sentinel Resurfacing of Augspurger Tennis Courts is underway in Sturgis.The resurfacing process started this week,…

“MI Art Fest” takes place today in downtown Sturgis. 

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20241 min read

A variety of attractions are featured at various locations.  Here’s a roundup of a few of the highlights.  “Color Run,” 5 p.m., begins at Free Church Park. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi performance, 7 p.m., art stage, North Street.  Jeep cruise-in,…

Roundup of happenings in the Sturgis area

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Coming events Roundup of happenings in the Sturgis area. Through July 26“Youth Community Art Show,” Open Door Gallery. Submission deadline July 9.Through July 29Adult summer reading, Sturgis District Library.Through July 31“Meet Up and Eat Up,” Sturgis District Library book give-away,…

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