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Poll: Sales tax proposal is in trouble

A new statewide poll is showing that Proposal 1, which is on the May ballot in Michigan, is in trouble. The survey was commissioned by the Lansing-based “MIRS” newsletter and conducted by Target Insyght. While pro-Prop 1 ads have been aired heavily for three weeks, 55-percent of likely Michigan voters remain opposed to it. And that figure rises to 65 percent after ...

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Body found in St. Joseph River

Police say the body of a missing Marine was recovered from the St. Joseph River in northern Indiana.  Thirty-three-year-old Jason Holland of Mishawaka initially was reported missing from his home last October.  Two Indiana Michigan Power employees conducting a routine inspection discovered his body Wednesday afternoon near the Twin Branch hydroelectric dam in Mishawaka.  A St. Joseph County coroner used ...

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St Joseph County Conservation District presents awards

A local business owner, members of a family farm and a panel of elected officials were recipients of awards presented Wednesday by the St. Joseph County Conservation District. Jeff Pant, owner of Fawn River Kayak Guide and Rental, was named the conservation district’s volunteer of the year. Henry, Ricardo and Martha Miller, of Florence Township-based Villa Miller Farms, were recognized ...

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Sturgis awarded grant for Wade Street reconstruction

State Rep. Aaron Miller announced this week that a state grant has been awarded to reconstruct a portion of Wade Street in Sturgis. Miller said the Michigan Department of Transportation has awarded a $259,000 Transportation Economic Development Fund grant for work on Wade Street from South Centerville Road to a location just east of Clark Street. The roadwork will accommodate ...

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Search warrant leads to arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit on Wednesday executed a search warrant that led to the arrest of three people. According to a department media release, the incident took place in the 67000 block of Klinger Lake Road in White Pigeon Township. Investigators had received information about possible methamphetamine production and distribution from a residence. A search ...

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Schoolcraft farmer wins corn contest

An area corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2014 National Corn Yield contest sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association. Schoolcraft resident Ronnie Landis placed first in the state in the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 250.6410 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was a Dekalb brand product. ...

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Man injured in motorcycle crash

A 42-year-old Sturgis man was taken to a Kalamazoo hospital after he was found unconscious in a city street. Officers were called shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of North Clay Street regarding a motorcycle accident. The man was lying in the street with his motorcycle nearby. He was taken to Sturgis Hospital and subsequently to Bronson ...

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Speed limit – 80 MPH

Once thought to be dead, legislation that would increase the speed limit to 80 miles per hour on some outstate rural freeway sections in Michigan is being resurrected in the state House. Representative Brad Jacobsen says I-69 between Flint and Lansing, areas north of the Saginaw/Bay City area and US-131 around Cadillac would seem logical for inclusion in the measure. But ...

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Reva

Reva

  Hi, my name is Reva. I am about two years old. I have a short, soft coat that is red. I like people, am active but settle down and behave inside. I walk nice on a leash. I really want my own person to walk. My docket number is #12531 at St. Joseph Co. Animal Control Shelter located at ...

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Hydrant flushing to begin in Three Rivers

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services has announced details regarding its twice-a-year hydrant flushing. Residents should be advised that the process begins at 11 p.m. April 1, continuing from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. five nights a week through the end of May. The action will take place Sunday through Thursday nights. The department will begin in the Fourth ...

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