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Ruth Louise (Dorstewitz) Westcott


Ruth Louise Westcott, 73, of Paw Paw, passed away Monday, August 7, 2023, at her home. She was born November 2, 1949, in Paw Paw, the daughter of the late Francis Dorstewitz and Eleanore (Schmidt) Dorstewitz. Ruth

Lake Michigan College thanks voters for support


Lake Michigan College is thanking voters for approving its millage renewal this week. In a year when many school bond proposals failed, the voters overwhelmingly approved LMC’s request. College President Trevor Kubatzke tells us they’re humbled by

West Michigan Economy Stable, No Recession


A recent survey shows that a large portion of the Michigan economy is flattening. Brian Long, director of supply chain management research at Grand Valley State University, believes business purchases are as flat as can be. “However,

One Killed In Cass County Crash


A 23-year-old woman from Elkhart, Indiana has been killed in a single-vehicle crash in Cass County. Michigan State Police say she was a passenger in a 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was on Corey Lake Road when the

Election Results Updated


Voters headed to the polls Tuesday in southwest Michigan to decide a handful of races. The big one was Lake Michigan College’s millage renewal, which passed with wide support to grant LMC a continuation of its operating