| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:55 PM
NILES — A Berrien Springs funeral home owner will be sentenced May 2 for embezzling more than $260,000 of people's prepaid funeral funds over the last several years.
Matthew Purchase, 40, of East Washington Street in Berrien Springs, is the...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 10:16 AM
Earl H. Fields, 88, of Resort Township, died Aug. 17, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.
Earl was born on Dec. 23, 1922, in Ingham Ridge, Mo., the son of James and Dulcie (Burton) Fields and was raised in Missouri. He entered the...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 6:18 PM
Charles A. Lombardo, 57 of Burbank, California, died August 14, 2011.
He was born October 28, 1953 in Buffalo, New York the son of late Salvatore and Donna Lombardo. He was the second of four siblings. He was married from 1982-1987 to Susan Fabrizio....
| Aug 22, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Funeral arrangements have been made for 22-year-old Jenny Haskell, who died last Friday from injuries sustained in the Indiana State Fair tragedy.
Haskell was the sixth victim to be killed after the stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair’s...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:35 PM
The new owners of a funeral home that had been shut down by the state were confronted with an overwhelming task when almost 200 boxes of ashes were found stashed in the basement, and there's no way to track down loved ones who might want to claim those...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 6:30 PM
Ann Marie Hefferin was remembered Monday night as the girl with the contagious smile who loved Italian food, roller coasters, the color red, and flip-flops on the beach.
"We hope this evening and all the days of your life when you meet another person,...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:18 PM
With any hobby you will find passionate enthusiasts who find a way to work their favorite pastime in to every facet of their lives.
Now, golfers have the opportunity to take their love of the sport beyond the grave — by literally being buried...
| Aug 17, 2011
It was only a few steps. But it might as well have been a few miles.
For this was the longest walk of police Chief George Bruneio's life.
Looking unsteady, he stood before the phalanx of law enforcement officers gathered Tuesday at Northampton Community...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:50 AM
London Fashion Week usually brings forth a shock or two from cutting-edge designers, but a September creation by Rachel Freire might have raised the bar: a floor-length dress made from 3,000 cow nipples (designed to resemble roses). Initial disgust for...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Hundreds came to pay their respects to Isayah Muller at the Barrett Funeral Home on West 51 st Street in Manhattan on Tuesday. Muller, 19, was stabbed to death just hours after graduating from high school last Tuesday following a fight in a parking lot in...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Funeral arrangements have been set for a 14-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death in her Indian Head Park home on Thursday.
Kelli O'Laughlin, a freshman at Lyons Township High School was found by her mother, Brenda O'Laughlin, after she may have...