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  • Obituary: Thomas “Tom” Scott Davis
    Thomas “Tom” Scott Davis, aged 61, passed away peacefully at home in Three Rivers, MI, on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on July 28, 1961 in Battle Creek, MI, to Donald and Marlene (Gregurash) Davis.Tom, who was an enthusiastic football player and Eagle Scout, graduated from Lakeview High Read More…
  • Obituary: Herschel Richard Figg
    Herschel Richard Figg, 93, of Paw Paw, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022. He was born September 10, 1929 in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of James L. Figg and Bessie (Gasaway) Figg-Stanley.Herschel was united in marriage to Ethel Mae (Stair) Figg on Sept. 18, 1956, at Full Gospel Assembly, Hartford.In addition to his wife, Herschel Read More…
  • Obituary: James D. Manning
    James D. Manning, 76, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Paw Paw, Sept. 11, 2022. Jim was born in Paw Paw on May 31, 1946.He was a 1964 graduate of Paw Paw High School, and immediately enlisted in the United States Air Force. Following his return from the Read More…
  • Obituary: Judith E. Nagy
    Judith (Judy) E. Nagy, 80, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away quietly on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, with her family at her side at Port Charlotte Hospice House, after a long illness and history battling cancer. Judy was born Oct. 27, 1941, in South Bend, Indiana, and was the only child of Steve and Evelyn Read More…
  • Obituary: Raymond Mariano Schincariol
    Raymond (Ron) Mariano Schincariol, 87, of Paw Paw, unexpectedly passed away on Sept. 12, 2022, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, surrounded by his family. Ron lived a blessed and full life. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a generous man of faith and service to his community, an athlete, a Read More…
  • Obituary: Smietana, Edward Jr.
    SMIETANA, Edward Jr. Of Paw Paw Age 76, died on September 12, 2022. Ed was born December 14, 1945 in Edinburgh, Indiana to Edward Sr. and Eva (aka Stella) (Soberiaj) Smietana. Ed truly valued life and the experiences it has to offer. His career as a professional with Boy Scouts of America spanned over 3 Read More…
  • VBISD pays tribute to three
    By Paul GarrodStaff Writer LAWRENCE – On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Van Buren Intermediate School District Board paid tribute to VBISD Board member, Frances Sage, who participated in her final VBISD Board meeting after 45 years.Following the meeting, Sage, as well as recently retired VBISD Superintendent Jeff Mills and the late James “Jim” Crandall, were Read More…
  • Lawton man sentenced to 5 years for defrauding VA
    Joseph Scott Gray, 53, of Lawton was sentenced to five years in federal prison for lying to the Department of Veterans Affairs to obtain over $250,000 in benefits to which he was not entitled.To obtain those benefits, Gray repeatedly told the VA he could not walk or stand, when in fact, he could. On October Read More…
  • Life as Performance Art
          Not too long ago some wise guy or girl came up with the nutty idea that there ought to be age limits on politicians.  Just as here in Michigan and a few other states elected officials can be “termed out,” after a certain number of years, the proponents of this idea think that at some arbitrarily Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: If only dreams of space flight were true
    Watching a rocket launch into space never gets old for me. Last week I had the opportunity to view three nighttime launches, thanks to Space X’s aggressive launch schedule to send Starlink satellites in to space. Living on the Space Coast of Florida parttime for the last several years has afforded me the opportunity to Read More…
  • Life as Performance Art
    We were in Canada when the news came that Queen Elizabeth II had died. A friend and fellow Anglophile texted so I would know about it.A few hours later when Madame Dewey and I got back to our room and turned on the television, that was the entirety of the news. Once the official announcement was made, there Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings-Signs that keep us guessing
    My son can attest to one of my biggest pet peaves- road signs that don’t make any sense. We drive a lot of miles together, and occasionally we find useless signs placed along roadways at taxpayers’ expense. I would be angry if they weren’t so comical. Here’s several I would like to share with you. Read More…
  • Life as Performance Art
        King Charles I of England detested coffee, and especially coffee houses.  If he had had his way, coffee would be forbidden in his realm, and coffee houses would slither into the recesses of history.    It had nothing to do with the smell or taste of coffee, nor the money people spent on buying it. Rather, it was Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Is this really you?
    Believe it or not, one of the most requested additions readers seek in our newspapers is horoscopes. Unfortunately we just don’t have the space to publish a regular Horoscope column. However I came across this rather humorous (some would say cruel) Horoscope piece in Reddit recently and thought I would share. See how you stack Read More…
  • PP Tennis scores victory over West Catholic
    PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL – 5, Grand Rapids West Catholic – 3, Singles:No. 1 – Jack Holt, Grand Rapids West Catholic def. Tyler Mejeur, PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL, 3-6 , 6-2 , 10-5 ;No. 2 – RJ Laughlin, PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL def. Luke Paganelli, Grand Rapids West Catholic, 6-0 , 6-2 , -;No. 3 – Read More…
  • Obituary: Irwin C. Barker
    Irwin C. Barker passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 22, 2022 at the age of 85. He was born in Lawrence, MI on January 9, 1937, to the late Lynn and Ruth (Dobson) Barker. Irwin proudly served his country in the United States Army where he was a welder. He retired from Arvco Container as Read More…
  • Obituary: David Augustus Walker
    David Augustus Walker, of South Haven, passed away June 16, 2022, in Centerville, TX, after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident and succumbed to injuries received from it. He was 84 years young. David was born May 12, 1938, in Kalamazoo, the son of Fred Elias Walker and Charlotte Frances Walker (Miller). It Read More…
  • Obituary: Dr. Gene T. Miller
    Dr Gene T. Miller, 85, of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Brooklyn, Grass Lake, and Paw Paw, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, at Legacy Assisted Living, Jackson, MI. He was born Sept. 6, 1936, in Detroit, MI, the son of George and Wilma (Lancaster) Miller.Gene graduated from Paw Paw High School. He then earned his Read More…
  • Obituary: Colleen May Macyauski
    Colleen May Macyauski, 85, of Lawrence, passed away peacefully, Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. She was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Grand Haven, MI, the daughter of Jerry and Mary (Baker) Blackmer.Colleen was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Macyauski, in 2009.She is survived by her five children; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.Visit www.adamspawpaw.com to view Read More…
  • Wine & Harvest Festival on tap for next weekend
    By Paul GarrodStaff Writer PAW PAW – Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival’s three-day event, Friday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 11, will feature something for everyone, including the return of the popular “Refresco Grape Stomp.”The Refresco Grape Stomp will be held Friday, from 4 to 5 p.m., at Lakefront Park, then Saturday, from 10 Read More…

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