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Out and About – Week of August 18th

A good way to remain sane, might be to meet with a therapist on a regular basis. You know, someone that you can unload your troubles on, or just vent to. Sometimes you might receive some pretty good advice, and sometimes the advice is not worth giving a second thought. I see one of my therapists about every three weeks ... Read More »

Cassopolis business awarded grant

  A $550,000 state grant has been awarded to Postle Operating in Cassopolis for an expansion project that will create 40 full-time jobs during the next two years. State Rep. Matt Lori said the Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded the Community Development Block Grant for job training to the company, which produces extruded aluminum products for recreational vehicles. Postle Operating ... Read More »

Sturgis business toured by state officials

  A Sturgis business was at the center of attention Monday, as state and local officials visited Cobalt Holdings. Led by Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant, the team of officials met with Cobalt president Bruce Bart and toured the facility. Their visit was a part of Gov. Snider’s recycling program. Cobalt’s main product is crumb rubber. Created from ... Read More »

Colon Community Schools hosts back-to-school picnic

  Colon Community Schools will host a back-to-school picnic from 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the high school athletic complex. There will be hot dogs, chips, and drinks and a backpack and school supply giveaway for Colon students. Backpacks and supplies have been donated by the Colon community members and businesses.   Read More »

Two White Pigeon businesses offered grants

  White Pigeon Downtown Revitalization Association is offering grants to two local area businesses. The dollar-for-dollar matching grants are up to $500 and are for exterior improvements to the property. Applications are available at First Merit Bank, 114 W. Chicago Road. Application deadline is Sept. 5.   Read More »

Kalamazoo man dies in Colorado

A Kalamazoo native fell to his death at Rio Grande National Forest in La Jara, Colorado last week. Investigators say 22-year-old Dylan Jarsma was taking photos at Rio Grande National Forest Friday at about 1 p.m. ET when he fell 200 feet near a waterfall and was killed instantly. Jarsma and his girlfriend,Taylor Whisman, who witnessed the fall, were moving ... Read More »

Mendon Riverfest well attended

    The 27th Mendon Riverfest wrapped up Saturday with a fireworks show that drew more than a thousand spectators. Event organizers said the three-day festival was well attended and benefitted from good weather.   The team of Denny Jones, Shawn Conroy and Greg Bingaman was the overall winner of Saturday’s canoe swamp, while the winning youth-division squad was comprised ... Read More »

W. Michigan lane closures

  Due to a water service leak at 715 W. Michigan Avenue, the Three Rivers Department of Public Services will close both westbound lanes of West Michigan Avenue starting today (Monday). The closure is expected to remain in effect until Friday. The lane closures will begin and end approximately two blocks each side of the repair. To accommodate traffic, one ... Read More »

Sturgis traffic light to be replaced with stop signs

  Sturgis city commissioners last week approved removing a traffic light at the intersection of North Centerville Road and West West Street. The signal is to be replaced by stop signs. Beginning in late June, the traffic light was converted to flashing red and yellow signals at the intersection. After a six-week trial period, evaluations concluded that the traffic volume ... Read More »

Rocky

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Hello. My name is Rocky and I am a male, Beagle/Terrier mix, about 2 years old. I am cream and white, with short hair and have already been neutered. I’m very friendly and walk nicely on a leash. And, I am already licensed and have had my vaccinations, so I am ready to be part of your family. Please come ... Read More »