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GoFundMe page set up for woman killed by ex-boyfriend

Relatives of the woman slain by her ex-boyfriend in a murder-suicide that occurred last week in Gratiot County’s North Shade Township are raising money to help her family pay for funeral expenses. Reagan Torp, 23, of Portland, was killed during the early morning hours of June 14 by Christopher...
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Obituary for Reagan Marie Torp

Reagan Marie Torp was taken unexpectedly on Tuesday June 14, 2022 by a terrible act of violence. She was 23 years old, her whole life still ahead of her. Reagan was an amazing young woman who would light up a room just by walking into it. Her contagious personality made you fall in love with her instantly. She had a smile that would fill your soul, and a huge, tender heart. Reagan loved to draw, and she adored her friends. She was an avid lover of animals, and would have owned every stray and sheltered animal if we would have let her. She is survived by her parents Mark and Melissa Torp, her sister (and best friend), Kelsea Watts (Chris Grambau), nieces, Oonagh Noel and Fallon Lucy Grambau, aunts and uncles, Jody (Brenda) Watts, Rob (Liz) Torp, Cindy Scheurer, Becky (Steve) Conlon, Shelley (Doug) Zdawczyk, cousins, Jenny Hearld (Gunner, Kinley, Stella), Codi, Stephen and Jacob Scheurer, Aidan and Cade Watts, Roisin and Shea Conlon, Emma and Colin Torp, Ashley Zdawczyk, Summer Corke, and many, many close family and friends. She is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Jens (Linda) Torp and maternal grandparents, Ralph (Shelly) Watts. There will be a Memorial Celebration of Life at the Portland, MI VFW on Sunday August 14, 2022 from 1-5pm. A GoFundMe has been set up by a close family friend to help the family with final expenses and lost wages. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the GoFundMe, or please make a donation to a Domestic Violence Charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at

Man driving stolen truck crashes into hair salon, causes gas leak

SPRINGFIELD, Mich. — A truck crashed into a hair salon and caused a large gas leak, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the driver crashed into Nature’s Designs Hair Salon located at 257 N 20th Street in Springfield, hitting a gas main, which caused a large gas leak in the area Friday morning.

Obituary for Edwin Earl Moffatt

Edwin Earl Moffatt, age 74, of Portland, passed away at home on June 18, 2022. He was born on September 6, 1947 in Ionia, the son of Edwin and Hazel (Connelly) Moffatt. Ed worked at General Motors until his retirement in 2004 after 38 years of service. He enjoyed softball and hunting in his spare time. Ed had a heart of gold and above all, he loved his family and was a great father.

Eastwood grad Reiser had storied baseball career at Elmwood

BLOOMDALE — After growing up in Pemberville and graduating from rival Eastwood n 1978, coach Kyle Reiser took to Wayne and his name became synonymous with Elmwood baseball. Reiser is retiring from coaching Elmwood baseball, although he will remain as a teacher, after 32 years at the helm. Under...

Freight train hits, kills person in Albion

ALBION, MI -- A freight train passing through Albion Friday morning hit and killed an unidentified person allegedly lying on the tracks, police said. At about 12:30 a.m. June 24, an officer from the Albion Department of Public Safety was approached by the conductor of a westbound Norfolk Southern freight train, who told the officer the train had hit a person on the tracks.