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Police credit dog for saving missing Paw Paw toddler

Michigan parents have their dog to thank for leaving a trail of paw prints that police used to track a 2-year-old who was missing for several hours. Van Buren County authorities returned Princeton Peake to his parents after he escaped his locked home in Paw Paw early Wednesday. Myhia Perez, Princeton’s mother, said she woke up Wednesday to find her …

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Disaster loan deadline approaching

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 23 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Michigan as a result of frost and freeze from March 14 through May 20, 2017. The disaster declaration includes Cass and St. Joseph counties, …

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Klinger Lake hosts art event

Sunday’s seventh annual Art on the Green art show will feature a wide selection of genres by 15 different vendors from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. at the Klinger Lake Country Club. Organizer Shireen Cline said the vendor lineup includes Coldwater’s Kitty Wilcox, who specializes in jewelry, painter Kim Sovine of Sturgis and pottery artist Elizabeth Wamsley of Syracuse, Ind. She …

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Centreville softball team recognized for state win

Four days after claiming the Division 4 state softball crown, Centreville Bulldogs players and coaches were recognized Wednesday during the squad’s sports banquet, which doubled as a community rally. With parents, grandparents and even fans with no ties to the school in attendance, high school principal Matt Hawkins said the team should be remembered for its character as much as …

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Three Rivers Schools tentative budget calls for teacher raise

A 3 percent raise for teachers is included in a tentative 2018-19 budget for Three Rivers Community Schools. Its board of education this week approved the preliminary budget before discussion focused on the need for a potential millage or sinking-fund request. The district’s need for facilities improvements are a major need, according to interim superintendent Rob Kuhlman. Board member Pete …

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COA millage-renewal request on November ballot

St. Joseph County’s registered voters will have another ballot question before them in November. County commissioners on Tuesday authorized a millage-renewal request sought by the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging. The renewal will not seek any additional money, but will simply continue funding three-quarters of a mill the agency receives presently. If approved, the request will cover a six-year …

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Mendon hears presentation on solar panels project

A pair of company officials from Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy staged an informational session Tuesday before the Mendon Township planning commission. David Shifflin, Michigan project manager, and Kara Bakke, Geronimo’s permitting specialist, said the gathering was a courtesy to the township officials whose ultimate recommendation will likely determine the fate of an ordinance related to the presence of solar panels in …

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Golf carts stolen in Mottville

Several golf carts were stolen earlier this week from a business in Mottville Township, according to state police. Troopers said the incident occurred between 4:30 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday in the 68000 block of U.S. 131. The owner of the carts said it appears someone cut their way through a fence and took the golf carts, which were …

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State budget bills head to governor

State Rep. Aaron Miller recently voted for a state budget that reins in government spending and pays down debt, while investing in public-safety measures to better protect taxpayers and their families. Miller, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, said statewide trooper strength will be at its highest level in 18 years. He said the state is training …

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Muhammad Ali’s Michigan home on the market for $2.9 million

The family of Muhammad Ali has put the late boxing legend’s Michigan estate on the market for nearly $2.9 million. The 81-acre property in southwestern Michigan’s Berrien Springs features a full-size boxing ring, a private gym, steam room, a main home and a guest house. There also is an outdoor pool, bathhouse and cabana. The estate is on the St. …

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