06-21-2018 Berrien County suffers tragic loss of Lori Jarvis, Register of Deeds; Dennis Thomas is “T

AND THEN THEY WERE #1… The Coloma varsity softball squad showed they were #1 after defeating Millington Saturday in the MHSAA state finals championship game at Secchia Stadium on the campus of MSU. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack) See the Press Box on Page 12 for more photos and sports new. See Page 14 for a special salute to the Champs!

Berrien County suffers tragic loss of Lori Jarvis, Register of Deeds

Lori Jarvis See obituary on Page 6

By Annette Christie Berrien County Undersheriff Chuck Heit said that their office was investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on M-63 near Eaman Road in Hagar Township on Thursday morning. Heit said the accident occurred at approximately 10:00 a.m. when the driver of a vehicle that was headed northbound, left the roadway and struck a garage on the west side of the road.

RACE FANS RELAX… Recent erroneous reports that Hartford Speedway has been sold to become a Medical Marijuana Grow Facility have been hugely over exaggerated. When in fact track owner Tim Dibble reports of a lease for just five currently unused acres of what would be the upper left corner of this photo to a Detroit area corporation for the development of a Secure Class C MM Grow Operation pending city and state licensing approval. The facility will have no business connection to the track, other than that of landlord/tenant and will have no effect on the Friday night racing fans and drivers have come to love. See the story on Page 3 (Google Earth photo)

Dennis Thomas is “Top Pop”

By Annette Christie When it came time to review all of the entries for Top Pop, it was the old-fashioned hand-written letter from a young girl about her father that earned the award. The little girl, Ava Thomas, said her daddy should be the Top Pop because he spends a lot of time with her and he is always there to cheer her on. We met up with the Top Pop winner at the ball fields but Dennis Thomas wouldn’t have it any other way. When asked what his plans were for the day honoring dads, “Hopefully we will be here all day, if they keep on winning,” Dennis said. Daughter Ava plays softball for a summer recreation team. Their day started with an 8:30 a.m. game that would hopefully lead to two more. If they were to do anything else, Dennis said, “It will be something simple with the kids.”