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Out and About – Week of September 18th

If you you’ve traveled all over the state of Michigan and have never visited the upper peninsula, then you’ve never experienced the “Real Michigan”. The upper peninsula, or better known as the UP, is quite unique and a lot different than the lower peninsula. Both peninsulas are extremely picturesque, especially north of Cadillac in the lower peninsula. The upper peninsula …

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Power washer stolen in Nottawa

A commercial power washer was stolen from a vehicle last week in Nottawa Township. State police said the incident occurred between 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday in the 25000 block of M-86. The Mi-T-M power washer was taken from a work van.

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Two injured in crash

A 19-year-old Three Rivers man was involved in a single-vehicle accident late last week in Constantine Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called at 4 a.m. Friday to North River Road, near Nerman Road, regarding a rollover accident. Deputies said Dacoda Jacobs was ejected from the vehicle he was driving. A passenger, 19-year-old Nicholas Baldwin of Three Rivers, …

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Charges to be sought against a Sturgis couple

Sturgis police are expected to pursue charges against a Sturgis couple – already incarcerated in LaGrange County, Ind. – following the execution of a search warrant. According to a department media release, officers followed through on the warrant Wednesday in the 700 block of Market Street. A search of the residence revealed what authorities called a makeshift chop shop located …

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Police investigate stolen RV

A fifth-wheel travel trailer was stolen last week from a residence in Mottville Township, according to state police. Investigators were called Thursday morning to the 69000 block of U.S. 131, where a 2018 Riverstone Legacy trailer was stolen sometime between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. The travel trailer is tan and brown in color. Troopers said suspects also …

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Dual enrollment discussed in Lansing

State Rep. Aaron Miller was joined last week by two intermediate school district superintendents in testifying before the House Education Reform Committee in support of legislation to expand the scope of eligible institutions for post-secondary education for dual enrollment purposes. Miller said lawmakers’ commitment to high school dual enrollments should not be dictated by a state’s boundaries where it makes …

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Western Michigan University to replace 12 residence halls

Western Michigan University is planning to replace 12 residence halls on campus. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that university officials sought input from students and faculty Thursday on what to include in the new residence halls. The forum was the first of three meetings the project’s design and planning team will hold. Students asked for amenities such as recreational rooms, computer …

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Pedestrian killed by train in Marcellus

A 27-year-old Marcellus man died Thursday morning after he was struck by a freight train at a crossing in the village of Marcellus. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the crossing at the east end of town. Deputies arrived to find Logan Lamons deceased. According to witnesses, Lamons was walking on the …

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Fair week begins Sunday

The 167th St. Joseph County Grange Fair starts its seven-day run Sunday with a full slate of events and activities. “Family Day” will begin with antique tractor pulls at 8 a.m. in the grandstand infield. Other morning activities include 4-H horse and rabbit shows, church services at 9:30 and 11 a.m., and the midway opens at noon. Farm truck pulls …

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West Nile virus confirmed in St. Joseph County

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency wishes to inform the public that a horse in St. Joseph County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The agency was notified after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the condition. The equine is one of 13 in the state to test positive for the mosquito-borne disease. Health officials said …

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