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Taylor; Scheidl among latest signings by K-Wings

KALAMAZOO, MI – More familiar faces are returning as the Kalamazoo Wings 43rd season approaches. Forwards Justin Taylor and Lane Scheidl along with rookie forward Kyle Smith have signed on for the upcoming season. Scheidl, 24, is returning for his third season with the K-Wings. Last season, Scheidl played in all 72 games, scoring 17 goals and 25 assists. During …

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Cass County to hold Child support amnesty day

Here’s a reminder that the Cass County Friend of the Court office is holding an “Amnesty Day” this week. Court officials said the bench-warrant amnesty day will be Thursday, providing an opportunity to resolve a warrant without arrest. It will take place 1 to 6 p.m. at the Cass District Library. Anyone who has a warrant for their arrest because …

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Police investigate theft from welcome center

State police investigators are looking into separate incidents of theft of money from vending machines at a Coldwater-area welcome center. The incidents occurred Aug. 16 and again Aug. 22 at the Michigan Welcome Center along northbound I-69. Investigators said the machines were pried open and money was taken in both cases.

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Miller will make appearances

State Rep. Aaron Miller is making four public appearances Thursday, including a location in St. Joseph County. Miller will be available to meet with constituents at Burr Oak Township Hall, 208 W. Front St., from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The second-year legislator will be at other locations in Cass County earlier in the day. He will be at the Baker’s …

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Dinner will highlights local food

The annual Local Food Dinner, sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, takes place at 6 p.m. Friday at the Centreville fairgrounds. Local farmers will provide fruits, vegetables and meat. Meanwhile, local chefs John Farrand, Brenda McWatters and the Amigo Center will prepare the meal. The $20 per-person cost supports the programs sponsored by the conservation district. The evening …

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Deadline looming to apply for help with winter energy bills

Eligible Michigan residents have a little more than a month to apply for a credit that helps with winter energy bills. The Michigan Agency for Energy says the deadline to apply for the Home Heating Credit in 2016 is Sept. 30. Those eligible must own or rent the home in which they live and their income must fall within certain …

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Woman faces trial in drunken driving crash that killed boy

A southwestern Michigan woman has been ordered to stand trial in connection with a rollover crash that killed a 4-year-old boy. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that 24-year-old Nicole Camden waived a preliminary examination Tuesday in Kalamazoo County District Court. Camden is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death. She faces a Sept. 12 pretrial hearing. Police say a …

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Five tornadoes tallied after survey of weekend storm damage

Weekend storms that swept across parts of southwestern and western Michigan also spawned at least five tornadoes. National Weather Service meteorologist Evan Webb in Grand Rapids says Tuesday that the tally was made after damage from Saturday was surveyed. No injuries were reported, but some homes and hundreds of trees were damaged. The strongest tornado had estimated peak winds of …

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Out and About – Week of August 22nd

If you have served in the Armed Forces and have a DD214, which serves as proof of your service, you can be a member of the American Legion. If you are a member of the American Legion and served in a combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW (Veterans of a Foreign War). If you served in the …

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Pedestrian crash in White Pigeon

A White Pigeon woman was seriously injured late Monday afternoon in a car/pedestrian crash on US-131 near the intersection of US-12. According to state police, 24-year-old Kalan Rider was walking northbound with the flow of traffic, on the shoulder, when she was struck. The driver of the car was identified as Adam Marble, age 37, of Plainwell. Rider was transported …

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