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CAVESTOCK opens on Michigan Ave

CAVESTOCK opens on Michigan Ave

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20221 min read

The Greater Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Paw Paw business, CAVESTOCK, located at 309 E. Michigan Ave.,in the Paw Paw Plaza. CAVESTOCK carries a full range of products to prepare…

St. Marks hosts free community dinner

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20221 min read

PAW PAW – St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Paw Paw, will offer its free community dinner as a drive-thru event, Thursday, Jan. 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 412 Cedar Street.The meal will consist of spaghetti pie, fruit…

Mattawan girl has been found safe

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20221 min read

MATTAWAN – A 14-year-old Mattawan female, reported missing on Sunday, Jan. 9, has been located and is safely back home with her family, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post.Ajanae Raine Cretsinger was reported…

Nesbitt maintains perfect voting record

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20222 min read

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Aric Nesbitt was present for every one of the Michigan Senate’s 494 roll call votes in 2021, according the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s watchdog site MichiganVotes.org.“I was elected to do a job; it is…

My birthday present ends up in jaws of thief

My birthday present ends up in jaws of thief

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20223 min read

Here’s a story that hopefully will provide a chuckle or two.So my birthday is right around the corner, and my son, bless him, had my gift sent by UPS to our home. Unfortunately, we were at the office and couldn’t…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20224 min read

Longtime friends shared with Pat and me in a Christ-mas letter they had returned to Orchestra Hall for the first performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchetra in nearly two years.At the end CSO director Ri-cardo Muti spoke briefly with the…

Letter to the Editor: Wildlife crossings will reduce collisions

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20222 min read

Dear Editor: The next couple of months roads will be full of ice and snow, making driving conditions dangerous. While there is little we can do to stop weather related accidents, there is a source of accidents we can do…

Letter to the Editor: Tyranny of the Minority

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20223 min read

To the Editor: Tyranny of the minority …The conservative right-wing has never bought into the idea of a multicultural society …. that the birthright of all Americans is equal representation and protection under the law. Call them nationalists (mostly white),…

Obituary: Victor Robert Crane

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20222 min read

Victor Robert Crane, 84, of Paw Paw, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday Jan. 1, 2022, at his home, with his family at his side. He was born March 19, 1937, in Logansport, Indiana, the son of…

Obituary: Gary Lee Ramlow

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20221 min read

Gary Lee Ramlow, 75, of Lawton, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo.A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2pm, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Lakeside Cemetery, Decatur. Those wishing to…

Sale of Palisades to take place once plant stops producing

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20223 min read

Palisades to sell to Holtec once production stops on May 31The company that owns Palisades Nuclear Plant has received federal regulators’ approval to sell once the power plant stops production this year.The 811-megawatt plant, located on the shores of Lake…

Decatur McDonalds closes without much notice

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

Residents of Decatur were surprised as it’s recently been discovered that the McDonald’s located at 400 W Delaware St has closed indefinitely. Someone rolling through the drive-thru noticed a sign on the speaker informing residents of the closure and prompting…

Mike’s Musings: Politicians should spend time in private sector

Mike’s Musings: Politicians should spend time in private sector

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20223 min read

Here’s a novel suggestion. Can we make it a requirement for those running for Congressional seats to spend a few years in the private sector?This idea was presented to me a few weeks ago, and the more I thought about…

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20225 min read

I read Mike Wilcox’s fa-ther’s reflections on small town life with delight.I grew up in a city of some 30,000. After ordination I moved to a church in a ham-let of 92 people, with one gas station, one grocery store,…

Obituary: A. James (Jim) Crandall

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

A. James (Jim) Crandall passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Dec. 29, 2021.  Jim was born in Canton, Illinois in 1934, to George and Rose Crandall.On Sept. 20, 1958, Jim married the love of his life, Gayle Sousley,…

Area family starts foundation to honor deceased member

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20223 min read

The Schincariol family of Lawton has announced an effort this year to raise money to purchase music lessons and instruments for area teens.“Our long-term goal is to provide teens of Southwest Michigan the tools and training to explore and develop…

Lawrence DDA to hold open house

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20221 min read

LAWRENCE – The Village of Lawrence Downtown Development Association (DDA) will hold an open house, Tuesday, Jan. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at Conquer Nutrition 106 W. St. Joseph St. The event will serve as an official greeting from the…

Road Commission issues snow plowing policy

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

LAWRENCE – Michigan’s first snowflakes have fallen, and before the state is feet-deep in snow, the Van Buren County Road Commission explains how it responds to winter storms, according to a press release from the road commission. There are over…

MDHHS to update quarantine guidelines

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will update its quarantine guidance for the general public to reflect the recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Notably, the CDC recommends a shortening…

Trip Advisor ranks Kal-Haven Trail the best – is it time to utilize it?

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20227 min read

Proudly showing the first sign in the installation of the 31 panels comprising the Michigan Michigan Heritage Trail Project are Dan Spegel from the Michigan History Center, Jeff Green and Sue Hodnapp from Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail. By Leslie…