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Corey Lake Orchard awarded grant

State Rep. Aaron Miller announced that a Three Rivers orchard has received a grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to expand and increase its production. Miller said Corey Lake Orchards in Three Rivers was awarded more than $48,000 through the “Value Added and Regional Food System” grant program. The money will be used to enable the ...

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Colon School Board meets tonight

Members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education this evening will continue deliberating their plan to trim as much as $500,000 from the district’s $5.7 million budget. The board, which met a month ago before a standing-room-only audience in excess of 80 people, is considering options that include the privatization of its transportation services, the elimination of up to ...

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Lake Wisconsin??

First it was an attempt to steal the “Mitten State” knickname, now they want the lake. There’s a light-hearted petition seeking to rename Lake Michigan as “Lake Wisconsin.” The petition is available online at visitlakewisconsin.com. The web site says Michigan residents have gloated over the lake for years and it’s time to change the name. So far more than 500 people have ...

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Strong storms move across Michigan

Strong storms that moved through Michigan tore the roof off a building in downtown Muskegon, and high winds knocked out power Friday in areas scattered around the state. Straight-line winds flung debris from the damaged building in Muskegon late Thursday, knocking over a street sign and forcing officials to close a road, The Muskegon Chronicle reported. Assistant Fire Chief Ken ...

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Shootings – Kalamazoo

Authorities in Kalamazoo County continue to investigate the possibility that two incidents of gunfire Wednesday night and Thursday morning are related. The first incident happened just after 10 Wednesday night. Around 19 shots were fired at a home in Kalamazoo. No one was injured. The other incident happened early Thursday morning in Osthemo Township. No one was hurt in that incident either. ...

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Cass man died in crash

A Cassopolis man died Wednesday afternoon in a crash in Cass County’s Mason Township. The victim was identified as 72-year-old Wayne Owen. He was reportedly northbound on Cassopolis Road when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree. According to Owen’s family, he had a history of heart related illness. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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