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Snyder, others marking War of 1812-related bicentennial

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and others on Saturday helped mark the bicentennial of the true end of the War of 1812 on Mackinac Island. Snyder took part in a ceremony in Marquette Park near Fort Mackinac. He was to be joined by Canadian Consul General Douglas George and Eric Hemenway of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The event, ...

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Howell hardware store says goodbye to cherished feline

When customers first step in Grundy’s Ace Hardware in Howell, most ask where Bobbi the cat is. “That is seriously the first thing people would ask: ‘Where is Bobbi?’ ” laughed Grundy’s owner Cliff Grundy. “She was the center of attention.” Bobbi was the store’s 21-year-old calico cat that would greet customers and expect belly rubs in return, according to ...

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School board recall will move forward

Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Gary Giguere Jr. on Friday affirmed a June 26 decision by the St. Joseph County Election Board regarding the case of a recall sought of three members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education. In a four-page summary, Giguere sided with the election board in the fact that “each reason for the recall is ...

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Three Rivers Health Auxiliary awards scholarships

The Three Rivers Health Auxiliary has awarded four, $1,000.00 scholarships to local students pursuing degrees in the medical field. The Auxiliary raises funds for the scholarships through various raffles, sales and events as well as the snack bar and gift shop located at the hospital. The auxiliary has been awarding scholarships for more than 15 years and is excited to ...

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Sentence handed down in armed robbery case

A 20- year- old Middlebury, Ind., woman received a prison sentence of 51 months to 20 years for her part in a Jan. 3 armed robbery at Sturgis Petroleum Marathon at the corner of Fawn River and South Centerville roads. St. Joseph County 45th Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman handed down the sentence to Kayla Sue Cockburn earlier this month. ...

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Sturgis traffic signal change

A three-way traffic signal on South Nottawa Street at Wenzel Street will become a blinking light for the next 90 days, in anticipation of its potential removal. Sturgis city commissioners have approved a temporary control order that will change the stoplight to a flashing yellow signal for two-way traffic on South Nottawa Street and a red flashing light for Wenzel ...

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