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Serious injuries in Cass County crash

A Dowagiac woman suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident early Thursday in Cass County’s Jefferson Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 3:35 a.m. to M-60, near Hospital Street, where a car driven by 21-year-old Alexandria Tackitt had left the roadway. Investigators said Tackitt was driving east on M-60 when the car she was driving went off …

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Litter cleanup along state highways

Thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers will be along state roadways this weekend picking up litter during the second of three scheduled pickups this year. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation program will clean highway roadsides through Sunday, in an effort that started last Saturday. Volunteers typically collect 65,000 to 70,000 bags of trash. The program began in 1990 and has …

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Michigan State students to get free on-campus bus rides

Students, staff and faculty at Michigan State University will get free on-campus bus service for a year starting in late August. The East Lansing school says it’s amended its contract with the Capital Area Transportation Authority for the 2018-19 academic year. The free service will go into effect Aug. 27, when fall semester classes start, and will run on a …

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TR sports complex – Commissioners delay vote

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to delay voting on a detachment petition tied to the development of a multi-field sports complex in Three Rivers. Commissioners discussed the issue at last week’s executive committee meeting and agreed Tuesday to pull the matter from their agenda, at the recommendation of legal counsel. The petition was filed last month …

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TR school board reaches a settlement

A tumultuous situation involving the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has been resolved. Board members this week agreed to a financial settlement with Kevin Hamilton, former administrator of educational services at Three Rivers Middle School. Hamilton and two other administrators were let go following the 2014-15 academic year. They subsequently filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, …

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Arrest in Sturgis

A Sturgis man was arrested on a number of offenses after he was caught stealing a potted plant from a resident’s yard earlier this week. According to a department media release, a homeowner witnessed the theft at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of South Fourth Street. The homeowner was able to get a good description of the suspect …

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COA board appointments

Five people were reappointed to the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging Board during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Returning to serve two-year terms are: Jon Withers of Florence Township, Stephen Boland of Klinger Lake, Margaret Shultz of Lockport Township and Ed Stemen of Fawn River Township. In addition, Joe Heivilin was re-appointed to the 11-member board, but his term is …

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Michigan officials: Don’t wait to lock in propane prices

Michigan officials say propane users should lock in fuel prices now, even though heating season is months away. The Michigan Agency for Energy says U.S. propane stocks are slightly higher now than they were a year ago. But they’re 27 percent below levels seen in 2016. Executive Director Anne Armstrong Cusack says customers should sign contracts soon instead of waiting …

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Pet of the Week

I am so sweet as a senior dog.  The lady that was getting acquainted with me was so pleased that I walk slowly by her side.  I come when called.  The staff here think that I am housebroken  as I exhibit good bathroom manners.  I want to be a one person dog.  I have tri-coloring with some brindle and I …

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Glen Oaks agrees to millage proposal

Glen Oaks Community College will go to voters with a millage request in November. The college’s board of trustees last week agreed to move forward with a proposal for the five-year, half-mill request. The vote follows months of planning and community input. If approved, the millage would address situations including: renovating outdated technology laboratories and reconfiguring spaces to support workforce …

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