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  • Paw Paw Tennis
    PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL – 8, NILES – 0 Paw Paw was on the road to Niles and came away with a strong 8-0 win.  Standout performances on the night came from 2nd Singles RJ Laughlin who won in straight sets and 3rd Singles Tanner Rabbitt and 4th Singles Prestyn Miner who both pulled there matches Read More…
  • Obituary: Mildred Arlene Sparks
    Mildred Arlene Sparks, 87, of Lawton, passed away Sept. 21, 2022, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. She was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Kalamazoo, daughter of the late Warren and Marion Corey, sister of MaryJo (Scott) Hendrixson, and her brother, the late James Corey.She grew up on a farm in Lawton and graduated from Lawton Read More…
  • Obituary: Virginia Mae Stimac
    Virginia Mae Stimac, 97, a longtime Paw Paw resident, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. She was born June 21, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter of John DePierre and Bernice (Olsted) DePierre.In 1947, she moved to Paw Paw with her family. She was united in marriage to the late John Stimac and the couple had Read More…
  • Obituary: Wanda Fay Nolen
    Wanda Fay Nolen, 87, of Mattawan, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at her home with her daughters by her side.There will be a celebration of life Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Paw Paw Eagles Club. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Read More…
  • Veterans Services grand opening this Thursday
    Van Buren County Veterans Services will hold a Grand Opening today (Thursday, Sept. 29) at 11 a.m. at its new site, 226 East Michigan Ave., Paw Paw. Van Buren County Veterans Services Director, David Krzycki, is shown at right, in photos with Veterans Service Officer Dennis Urquhart and Therapy Dog, “Mike”. On the new site, Read More…
  • Gobles man dies from injuries in M-51 crash
    By Paul GarrodStaff Writer PAW PAW – A Gobles man died Friday Sept. 23, from injuries he received in a three-vehicle crash early Wednesday, Sept. 21, on M-51 in Paw Paw Township near Eagle Lake, according to reports from the Michigan State Police Paw Paw post.Kevin Tackett, 50, died in the hospital from his injuries, Read More…
  • PP Township approves new hires for senior center
    By Paul GarrodStaff Writer PAW PAW – At the Sept. 12 Paw Paw Township Board meeting, township officials gave an update and approved new hires for the Paw Paw Township Senior Center.Township Treasurer Lisa Zinkil presented the board with an update on the Paw Paw Township Senior Center. She said the township has inked a Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Forget fossil fuels, solar power-nuclear energy is best
    In attempting to break through the logjam between clean air advocates and those who think our reliance on fossil fuels will not go away any time soon, we have forgotten what I think could be an important alternative- nuclear energy.Green New Deal proponents always talk about carbon footprints. Nuclear energy has virtually no carbon footprint. Read More…
  • Life as Performance Art
       It was a fizzle of a year for tomatoes, as most of my neighbors agree, and now in the waning days of September I am pulling the vines to add to the pile of yard waste waiting for the city crews to clear away. Along with the vines, the pepper plants, egg plants, and bean Read More…
  • 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…

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