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Man injured in ATV accident

An Illinois man sustained serious injuries last weekend following an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Colon Township. State police said Nicholas Leth, 25, of Palos Heights, Ill., was driving the four-wheel ATV on the ice-covered Palmer Lake at 5:10 p.m. Saturday when he lost control and it flipped over, landing on top of him. Leth sustained injuries to his ...

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Governor Snyder gives State of the State address

In his 5th State of the State address on Tuesday night, Governor Rick Snyder called on the legislature to help create a “river of opportunity” for those who are struggling in Michigan. In addition, the governor proposed merging two state departments into one large department. The proposal would merge the Departments of Community Health and Human Services into one department ...

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Honors for two former legislators

A pair of legislators who collectively represented St. Joseph County for a full decade was honored by a panel of county officials this week. Former State Sen. Bruce Caswell and former State Rep. Matt Lori were acknowledged by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting. Resolutions honoring the pair were read by Commissioner Rick Shaffer and approved ...

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Clerk and register of deeds plans June retirement

The most-tenured employee for St. Joseph County government announced Tuesday she plans to retire later this year. Clerk and register of deeds Pattie Bender issued a media release Tuesday, indicating her plan to retire June 30. The 64-year-old Bender joined the county in 1970 and became clerk in 1991, succeeding Beverly Burnham. A lifelong Centreville resident, Bender said she looks ...

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Swearing-in ceremony planned for Proos and Miller

A ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for two state legislators will take place later this month in Centreville. The event will feature State Sen. John Proos and State Rep. Aaron Miller, as they began their terms Wednesday. Proos, a Berrien County resident, was re-elected to a four-year term in November, while Miller, who lives in Sherman Township, started a two-year stint replacing ...

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Sales tax increase for roads

A tired Michigan Legislature had to meet all night and into the morning, until it gave approval to a proposal asking voters to increase the state sales tax by a penny to pay for better roads.  Under the package, most of the revenue would come from a one percent increase in the Michigan sales tax. Other revenue would come from ...

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