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Oswald sworn in as county clerk

Conceding she has big shoes to fill, Lindsay Oswald on Tuesday was sworn in as St. Joseph County’s 29th county clerk. The 35-year-old Lockport Township resident succeeds Pattie Bender, who retired Tuesday after a 45-year career with St. Joseph County. Oswald was hired in 2013 to serve as the county’s grant writer. She was a 10-year employee for the city ...

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Police seek people of interest in theft

The Schoolcraft Police Department is trying to identify two people of interest related to the theft of a donation jar. The jar was taken from the check-out area shortly after 3 p.m. June 17 at the Citgo gas station, 620 N. Grand St. A male and female have been identified in security video as being people of interest in the ...

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Sturgis Schools approve budget

The 2015-16 operating budget for Sturgis Public Schools was approved by district officials last week. The school district, which is St. Joseph County’s biggest at nearly 3,300 students, is in strong financial standing, according to Superintendent Tom Langdon. Projections from the board show a 15 percent fund equity, which allows Sturgis schools to make payroll without borrowing money to cover ...

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Constantine names Citizen of the Year

Chuck Frisbie has been named Citizen of the Year in Constantine. Frisbie, 53, has been the superintendent at Constantine Public Schools for seven years and plans to retire after the 2015-16 academic year. He previously taught in Mendon for eight years, coached and taught physical education at Glen Oaks Community College for two years, then returned to Mendon, where he ...

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Police investigate Flowerfield theft

Michigan State Police continue to investigate the theft of items from a vehicle in the 11000 block of Flowerfield Road in Flowerfield Township. Stolen were several locksmith tools, including a portable key-making machine.

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Serious injury in crash

A rural Leonidas woman was seriously injured in a one-car crash Tuesday afternoon on Cupp Road in Nottawa Township. 29-year-old Jennifer Bainbridge lost control of her car, went air born, and struck a tree. County sheriff’s deputies say she was trapped in the vehicle and unconscious. Bainbridge was extricated from the vehicle, and taken by ambulance to Bronson Methodist Hospital.

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Another earthquake hits southern Michigan

The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that another earthquake has rattled Michigan. The magnitude 3.3 quake was centered seven miles northeast of Union City, and occurred at 11:42 Tuesday morning. The earthquake appears to be an aftershock from the quake which happened on May 2nd, five miles south of Galesburg, and had a magnitude of 4.2 on the richter ...

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Out and About – Week of June 29th

A couple of weeks ago, I accompanied my wife to a brief reunion of her classmates from grade school and high school. The purpose of the get together was to take a tour of her grade school in Kalamazoo, which is scheduled for demolition. The school was built in the 1920s, so many children have passed through the doors of ...

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Constantine principal moves to superintendent at Colon

Constantine High School Principal Christine Barnes has accepted an offer from Colon Community Schools to serve as its superintendent. The job was presented following interviews with three candidates last week. Board president Eric Wagner said Barnes brings to the 600-student district an impressive work ethic. In addition, Wagner said, she used to live in Colon, still attends church in the ...

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Man injured in motorcycle accident

A 33-year-old Marcellus man was injured over the weekend in a motorcycle accident in Fabius Township. County sheriff’s deputies said the man was driving east on Coon Hollow Road around 6 p.m. Saturday when he lost control near Vernon Road, went off the right side of the roadway and the motorcycle struck a mailbox. The driver was thrown into the ...

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