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Paw Paw Days brings crowds to downtown

This year’s Paw Paw Days officially celebrated the completion of the Michigan Avenue Streetscape project with a ribbon cutting ceremony, held Saturday, July 23. Mary Lou Hartwell Paw Paw DDA Chairperson, said, “The Downtown Development Authority is proud to be part of the transformation of our downtown. Several of our board members took part in Read More…

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Traffic stop leads to numerous drug, weapons charges

By Paul GarrodStaff Writer WAVERLY TOWNSHIP – A Gobles area woman and Lawrence area man face numerous drug and weapon charges, following a traffic stop in Waverly Township, Friday, July 22, according to a press release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott said Sheriff’s deputies made the traffic stop Read More…

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Fugitives arrested at Waverly Twp address

By Paul GarrodStaff Writer WAVERLY TWP. – Two people wanted by authorities, one for a parole violation and the other, felony larceny, were arrested early Monday morning, July 25, in Waverly Township, according to a press release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott said Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Read More…

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$40 billion without oversight? I think not

There is a different side to the Ukraine story than we’ve been told. Corruption has run rampant through the Ukrainian government ever since it gained independence from the former Soviet Union. One watchdog name Ukraine the second most corrupt nation in the world. That ranking by Transparency International rated Ukraine the second most corrupt in Read More…