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Detours in Sturgis during reconstruction

Reconstruction of East West Street, from North Nottawa Street to North Lakeview Avenue, was slated to begin Monday in Sturgis. There will be no through traffic allowed during the construction phase. Detour signs will be posted. In addition, street lights will be removed for the reconstruction. Overhead lights are being installed during construction as a temporary measure and the decorative ...

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River Country Tourism Council names officers

The River Country Tourism Council recently conducted elections and announced a new slate of officers for the two-year term of 2015 to 2017. Officers are: President Herb Howard of America’s Best Value Inn & Suites, Three Rivers; Vice President Beth Hubbard, Corey Lake Orchard, Three Rivers; Treasurer BK Patel, Holiday Inn Express, Three Rivers; and Secretary Victor Naik, The Hampton ...

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Board of Commissioners meets this afternoon

Remonumentation contract agreements with three different companies highlight the agenda for today’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. The contracts are likely to be signed with Mostrom and Associates, Car and Associates, and Keiser Land Surveying. Also on the agenda is the county’s annual equalization report. In addition, a Nottawa Park Campground attendant agreement with Denise Franklin, and an ...

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Two arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

A White Pigeon man was arrested last month in LaGrange County, Ind., on several drug charges, including possession of cocaine. Jose Rubio, 21, was jailed along with Rafael L. Luna, 29, of LaGrange, following a traffic stop near Howe. County deputies said the vehicle in which Rubio and Luna were riding was stopped for an equipment violation A search of ...

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Shaggy learning to trust after wandering Grand Rapids area

Catch Shaggy

Shaggy the dog, who wandered the Grand Rapids area for months before his capture, is making strides at an animal rescue and rehab facility. The Grand Rapids Press reports Shaggy, an 18-month-old Newfoundland mix, is among 13 other undomesticated dogs being taught to trust people at The Devoted Barn about 30 miles south of Detroit. The facility’s owner, Melissa Borden, ...

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US appeals court: City can’t enforce ban on collection bins

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s ruling that bars a central Michigan city from enforcing a bans on charity collection bins. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Monday upheld a Grand Rapids federal judge’s 2014 decision to issue a temporary restraining order against the city of St. Johns. The group Planet Aid sued the ...

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