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  • Area basketball teams closing out January, Mattawan now 10-0
    by Ben MurphySports Writer Lady Red Wolves play to win over rival Otsego The Paw Paw girls basketball team was able to get the better of rival Otsego on Friday. The Lady Red Wolves, playing on the road in the Wolverine Conference battle, were able to come away with a 48-38 victory.“Big win against our Read More…
  • Suspect involved in high speed chase arrested
    PAW PAW TOWNSHIP – A 27-year-old Sterling Heights, MI man, with several warrants, was arrested early Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, following a high-speed chase through Van Buren and Berrien counties, according to a press release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott reported that on Jan. 18, at approximately 12:45 Read More…
  • Veteran receives motorized wheelchair from PP organizations
    By Paul GarrodStaff Writer PAW PAW – A South Haven man, a Vietnam Marine veteran, who lost both legs in the war, was surprised Sunday afternoon in Paw Paw when he received a motorized wheelchair from the Paw Paw Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and the Paw Paw American Legion Post 68.Glenn Higgs received an Read More…
  • Area women’s group raises money for Lawrence Band Boosters
    100+ Women Who Care of Van Buren County in less than one hour raised $8,500 for musical instruments for the Lawrence Band Boosters. Tina Zapata, Lawrence Band Boosters president, who gave a presentation before the group, said many of the band-owned instruments are over 40 years old. “At this point, we hope to purchase a Read More…
  • Paw Paw Auto Dealer to hold Book Sale in March
    Tapper Chevy and Tapper Ford, of Paw Paw, are currently collecting books for an upcoming book sale. Books of all types are being collected for the sale to be held in March.All proceeds from the sale will go to the Van Buren County Chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination L:ibrary, a program that mails free books Read More…
  • KOC to Hold Free Throw Contest
    The Paw Paw Knights of Columbus will hold a basketball free throw contest, Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Paw Paw High School gymnasium. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.The event is open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 14, as of Jan. 1, 2023. Birth certificates must be provided at time Read More…
  • Breakfast Fundraiser planned for Wings of God Transition Home
    PAW PAW – A pancake breakfast fundraiser for Wings of God Transition Home, Paw Paw, will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Paw Paw First Presbyterian Church, 120 Pine St., Paw Paw.A generous donor will match all donations up to $2,000.The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, hot chocolate bar and Read More…
  • Backyard Symposium 2023 Planned
    For the third year, the Van Buren Conservation District will hold its Backyard Symposium, an online speaker series hosted on Zoom.The symposium will feature speakers who will talk about topics that connect people with the wildlife and environment around them. This year, the tagline is “Branching Beyond Your Own Backyard”.Topics include outdoor recreation in Van Read More…
  • Life as Performance Art
        The first of several garden seed catalogues arrived the other day, and I dropped everything for an hour or so to go through it.  Others will soon follow, and I will go through them as well. We will dog-ear pages and circle some of their wares that are appealing, and then make a final decision on Read More…
  • Classified document scandal needs to be put to rest
    After re-reading my opinion last week that the Trump/Biden classified documents scandal was much to do about nothing, I realized I left out a couple of major points.First, I minimalized the importance of classified documents, by writing many of them are rendered useless by age. We are going crazy over documents relating to policies and Read More…
  • Sports Roundup- Mattawan remains undefeated
    by Ben MurphySports Writer Mitchell buries five threes in Paw Paw girls’ win over Three Rivers The Paw Paw girls basketball team was able to pick up a nice road Wolverine Conference win on Friday. The Lady Red Wolves took down host Three Rivers, 50-33.Three Rivers led the game 11-9 after the first quarter, but Read More…
  • Obituary: Joyceanne Judy Sass (Myers)
    Joyceanne Judy Sass (Myers) 79, of Kalamazoo, went home to the Lord on January 7, 2023. She was born June 23, 1943 in Fremont, Michigan to Walter Myers and Violet Myers (Leppen).She attended Plainwell High School. She received her associates degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Bacholors degree in Social work from Spring Arbor Read More…
  • Obituary: Rita “Darlene” McAuliffe-Craig
    Rita “Darlene” McAuliffe- Craig, 80, of Lawrence, died Jan. 10, 2023. She was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Chicago, the daughter of Mayme Polich.Darlene was a graduate of Lindblom Tech High School. She married Ed McAuliffe and the couple moved to Southwest Michigan in 1980. She retired as a billing clerk from Crystal Flash, Paw Read More…
  • Obituary: Ernest Guy Cramer
    Ernest Guy Cramer, 88, of Lawton, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at his home. Ernie was a lifelong Lawton resident, born in Paw Paw, on Nov. 12, 1934, to Charles Cramer and Winifred (Brown) Cramer.Ernie was a hardworking man who took care of his family. Known by others as “Mr. Fix It” there Read More…
  • Covert High School MLK day celebration took center stage
    The 35th annual Covert Community MLK Celebration was held Sunday, January 15, at Covert High School’s auditorium. Keynote speaker was Dr. Michael Scott, Sr., of Galilee Baptist Church, Kalamazoo. Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the event featured musical selections from the MLK Community Choir, and words from The Ministerial Alliance, and Read More…
  • Three to be inducted in to Paw Paw Hall of Fame
    By Paul GarrodStaff Writer PAW PAW – A Paw Paw High School graduate, nominated for his contributions to society since graduating, a longtime PPHS teacher, nominated for his service to Paw Paw High School, and the 2001-2002 PPHS women’s basketball team, nominated for their outstanding athletic achievements, are this year’s honorees to the Paw Paw Read More…
  • Life as Performance Art
     Harry and Megs recalled a conversation Mother had with me over half a century ago.  I don’t know what brought it on, although it was probably a long-winded telephone monologue from her friend Juanita. Juanita would call several times a week, usually when she was unhappy. Mother sat me down and said that in all relationships, Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Who cares who has classified documents? Not I
    Much ado about nothing, or so that’s what I would call the most recent hysteria about classified documents. As background for those not following the storyline, classified documents which President Biden was required to return to the federal government at the end of his vice-presidential term, were discovered in three locations- one being his personal Read More…
  • Obituary: Barbara Jean Evans
    Barbara Jean Evans, 77, of Paw Paw, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Barb was born in Hammond, IN, Sept. 2, 1945, the daughter of Casimir Tyrka and Ella (Artim) Tyrka.Word searches and criminal TV shows occupied much of Barb’s free time. She loved nature and enjoyed feeding and watching the hummingbirds around her home. Read More…
  • Obituary: Mary Veronica Dick
    Mary Veronica Dick, 77, of Lawrence, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.Mary’s life began in Paw Paw on June 24, 1945, daughter to the late Waldo Dick and Hellen (Fritz) Dick. Mary grew up on the family farm in Lawrence with her two brothers. She lived on the farm her entire life. She graduated from Read More…

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