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Lyda Nickell, 93

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Lyda L. Nickell, age 93, of Constantine, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at her home. Lyda was born in Hamilton, OH on August 7, 1922, a daughter of George and Tina (Kates) Parker. She married Elwood L. Nickell in Hamilton, OH. He preceded her in death on November 1, 1962. Lyda owned and operated E.L. Nickell Co. from 1962 until 2001. ...

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Unanimous support for White Pigeon pet cemetery

White Pigeon Township’s board of trustees Tuesday unanimously supported the establishment of a pet cemetery. Designated for the northwest corner of White Pigeon Township Cemetery on Vermont Avenue, the pet cemetery portion will have a capacity of 1,040 gravesites. Jean Tefft, township office coordinator, said the cemetery will be open to anyone, not just the pets of White Pigeon Township residents. ...

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Authorities investigate dead body found in Florence Township

St. Joseph County authorities continue to investigate the death of a man whose body was found along a road early Monday in Florence Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies were called around 4 a.m. to Klinger Lake Road, just north of Mintdale Road, where deputies found the body of an unidentified man. Investigators remained at the scene until late morning ...

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School board recall – Not enough valid signatures

A recall effort in which a trio of Three Rivers Board of Education members has been targeted appears to have reached a conclusion. County clerk Lindsay Oswald said the minimum number of valid signatures required for the recall to appear before voters in the November election fell short on all three petitions. A minimum of 1,165 valid signatures was necessary ...

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Jodi Parrack investigation continues

Law-enforcement officials investigating the 2007 case involving the homicide of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack are pursuing a new avenue, thanks to a change in Michigan’s DNA collection law. A 65-year-old White Pigeon man, arrested in August for allegedly assaulting and restricting with a dangerous weapon a 10-year-old neighbor, is not considered a person of interest in the Parrack homicide, said Constantine ...

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Traffic stop leads to arrest of man in teen’s sexual assault

State police have arrested a 52-year-old man in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy at a southern Michigan cemetery. WOOD-TV and WXMI-TV report that the man and boy were in a van stopped about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The trooper learned during the traffic stop that the boy had been sexually assaulted at a cemetery in Coldwater. The ...

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