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  • Obituary: Theresa Lynn Walters
    Theresa Lynn Walters, 53, of Paw Paw, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. She was born Oct. 12, 1969, in Groton, Connecticut, the daughter of Thomas Drake and Jeanne (Buck) Drake.Theresa was known for the excellent meals she prepared and the treats she baked. You could always count on the … Read more
  • Mattawan’s tennis team ranked No. 3
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MATTAWAN – Mattawan’s tennis team enters this week ranked No. 3 in the state in Division 3 and undefeated in matches. They will be playing for a Southwest Michigan Athletic Association title on Saturday in a day-long .Coach Matt Boven likes how his team has been playing.Mattawan last week defeated St. Joseph … Read more
  • Life as Performance Art
    Mike “Dirty Jobs” Rowe wrote about work, “What’s happening now in this country that scares me to the core fundamentally is we have never had so much unrealized opportunity and little enthusiasm for it.”Since before European settlement America has been seen as a land of opportunity, new beginning, where people could work to create a … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: Nightmare in a latrine, lady can’t get out
    A few days ago, a story popped up on my computer screen entitled Michigan police rescue woman trapped in outhouse. It piqued my curiosity because the article proclaimed it happened in Otsego, MI, where we publish the Union Enterprise. After further review I discerned it was actually Otsego County, Mi, but not to take away … Read more
  • Sheriff’s office shows off new canine
    PAW PAW – Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott has announced the newest addition to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.K-9 Jett will be partnered with Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputy Devin Krogel. K-9 Jett is a 14-month half-German Shepard and half-Belgian Malinois. K-9 Jett received his name after Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputy James … Read more
  • Glendale business break-in reported
    By Paul GarrodStaff Writer GLENDALE – The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects from a break-in, reported early morning, Sept. 22, at Glendale Grocery, 41963 M-43.Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott reported that the two unknown subjects broke into the grocery store, located at the intersection of … Read more
  • Sheriff’s office issues citations to drivers in road construction project
    By Paul GarrodStaff Writer PINE GROVE TWP. – Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott reported that the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Van Buren County Road Commission regarding a construction project on County Road 388 in Pine Grove Township between 26 th Street and 29 th Street.Road Commission employees reported that … Read more
  • Vehicle pursuit through county ends with two arrests
    By Paul GarrodStaff Writer A South Haven man and a Bangor woman, each wanted on multiple felony warrants and warrants, respectively, now face additional charges after they led authorities on a vehicle pursuit through Lawrence, Hartford and Arlington townships, Thursday afternoon, Sept. 21, according to a press release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.Van … Read more
  • Rabid bat reported in Lawton
    LAWRENCE – A rabid bat has been identified in Van Buren County. The bat was collected from a home in Lawton, according to a press release from the Van Buren Cass District Health Department (VBCDHD).This is the first case of rabies in an animal in Van Buren County this year. The last time an animal in … Read more
  • Gobles defeats Martin to stay undefeated
    By John RaffelCorrespondent GOBLES – Gobles’ football team took on top-ranked Martin for the Channel 3 Game of the Week for week 4 on Friday and won 53-16.“The Tigers were relentless from the opening kickoff and never looked back,” Gobles coach Greg Eichler said. “Gobles took a 27-8 lead into halftime and started the second … Read more
  • Obituary: Craig A. Baker
    Craig A. Baker, a dedicated individual who worked in the food processing industry for over 35 years, has passed away at the age of 59 on September 12, 2023, surrounded by his wife and daughter.Born on June 17, 1964, in Livonia, MI, Craig was raised in a loving family by his parents Ruth and Charles … Read more
  • Rajzer honored for 50 years service to 4-H
    A longtime 4-H Van Buren County 4-H leader was recently honored for her many years of service.Beverly Rajzer was honored with a state Special Tribute by Senator Aric Nesbitt for her 50 years in the 4-H program.The tribute read in part: “As a leader in Van Buren County 4-H, Beverly is a role model whose … Read more
  • Colegios lead Mexican Independence parade through Hartford
    Longtime Hartford residents, Margarito (Mike) and Esther Colegio, now residing in Paw Paw, were Grand Marshals of last Saturday’s parade in downtown Hartford that celebrated Mexico’s Independence Day, Sept. 16. Mr. Colegio worked with migrant students in Texas during the 1960s. He then moved to Southwest Michigan in 1968 for the summer only, and returned … Read more
  • Paw Paw firefighters recognize Quillen in Roscommon
    Members of the Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Department traveled to Roscommon, Mich., where they took part on Sept. 16, in an annual State Tribute for fallen firemen, held by the Michigan State Firemen’s Association. This year, Paw Paw firefighter Lt. Ethan Quillen, who died in the line of duty Feb. 22, was recognized for his … Read more
  • Exchanging of keys marks power plants continued operation
    A Changing of the Keys of the Covert Generating Station was held Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 2600 77th St., Covert. The key exchange marks the continued operation of the former New Covert Generating Plant, now operated by Consumers Energy. The transition is part of Consumers Energy’s nation leading clean energy transformation plan. In photo from … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: Pull them I say, if it means pain goes away
    It’s no fun getting old. Although your mind remains sharp your physical attributes begin to deteriorate.In my case it is my teeth, that seem to be rotting away at a rapid clip. I’ve been to the dentist a dozen times this year and am preparing as I write this to go again. I can’t think … Read more
  • Life as a Performance Art
        Every September my mother spent several dollars buying boxes of rolls of caps for my genuine Roy Rogers Six Shooter.  If we needed more ammunition she was more than happy to foot the bill.  The reason for this was simple:  starlings.  We were directly under their flight path, and our hillside was covered with oak trees. The starlings flew … Read more
  • Mattawan tennis team undefeated
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MATTAWAN – The state’s No. 3 ranked Mattawan Divison boys’ tennis team remained undefeated at the University of Liggett Quad this past weekend.With two more wins and a tie, the boys improve their record to 12-0-2.The following flights won all 3 of their matches:Garrett Cheng at 3 singles and Dylan Hodgman at … Read more
  • Obituary: Richard Edward Healy
    Richard Edward Healy passed away peacefully at his Ackley Lake home in Paw Paw, Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. Richard was born in Chicago on Nov. 1, 1930, son of the late Edward Richard Healy and Esther C. (Atwater) Healy.At a very young age his father, a Chicago police officer, unexpectedly passed away in the line … Read more
  • Obituary: Carol Campbell
    Carol left the loving arms of her husband, Tim, and moved into the protective embrace of Jesus on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, at Rose Arbor Place, Kalamazoo. Carol was born the first child of Wayne Harvey Peter and Lois Mary Germaine Peter, Nov. 10, 1946, in Paw Paw. Carol was first married to John Rigozzi … Read more

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