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Mark My Words – Talk to your children!

Are we losing our ability to have conversations? Is the art of conversation becoming a lost art, in itself? It is hard to imagine that something as simple as having a conversation could become a thing of the past, but sadly, it feels that way, especially when you are talking to the younger generation. In a discussion with some colleagues …

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Analysis: Snyder’s second term marred by Flint water fiasco

Gov. Rick Snyder launched his second term touting Detroit’s recent emergence from bankruptcy and a new way of structuring state government so Michigan’s downtrodden residents could join a “river of opportunity.” A year later, a real river — the Flint River — and the fallout from a water crisis in another impoverished city have marred the Republican’s image as a …

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Man charged in 2 Michigan slayings arrested in Colorado

A Los Angeles man arrested in Colorado after an Amber Alert was issued out of Michigan for his two young daughters was charged Friday in the slayings of their mother and the woman’s father. Authorities are seeking to extradite Alex Perez, 24, back to Michigan where he is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, the Berrien County prosecutor’s office …

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Girl stabs boy in neck with pencil on school bus

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl stabbed a boy in the neck with a pencil while they were on a school bus in Calhoun County. Battle Creek police responded Thursday afternoon to the stabbing, which took place after crude comments were being made toward the girl on the Battle Creek Public Schools bus. Police say the 12-year-old boy was treated for …

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County Commission approved contracts for grant writer

Two governmental entities have renewed their agreement with St. Joseph County regarding the use of its grant writer. County Commissioners last week approved contracts with the village of Centreville and Park Township for grant-writing duties by James Hissong. The entities agreed to pay about $69,000 each for Hissong’s services. County administrator Pat Yoder said Hissong and county clerk Lindsay Yoder, …

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Schoolcraft man shoots himself while disassembling firearm

Schoolcraft officers responded to a 9-1-1 call from a person advising he had shot himself accidently in a parking lot in the village earlier this week. A 22-year-old Constantine man was located shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot in the 700 block of North Grand Street. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the thigh area. …

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DAR makes donation to provide rides for veterans

The Abiel Fellows Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently made a $200 donation to the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority. The funding will provide rides for 10 people to the agency’s weekly trip to the Battle Creek VA Hospital as well as rides to Ann Arbor for medical services. Rebecca Shank, treasurer of the Three Rivers-based chapter, …

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Three Rivers does not advance in America’s Best Communities contest

Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christy Trammell said she was told this week the community did not advance in an economic-impact contest sponsored by Frontier Communications. After being selected in April as one of 50 quarterfinalists from a pool of 400 applicants in the America’s Best Communities competition, Three Rivers was awarded $50,000 for making the …

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Shivers

01-13-16 12994 SHIVERS terrier mix

Hi. The ladies here call me Shivers because I shiver a lot from the other dogs barking. If you take me where it is less noisy I get very playful. I am a tricolor male terrier mix, about 9-10 months old and I have those cute freckles the lady who takes my picture likes so well. I’m very sweet and …

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Arrest made in animal cruelty case

A Park Township resident was arrested Tuesday on a charge of animal cruelty. Sheriff’s officials said animal control supervisors Greg Musser and Josh Shook were called to the 19000 block of M-60 in response to a report of a puppy being left outside. Musser and Shook discovered the six-month-old animal had frozen to death. Deputies said a veterinarian later confirmed …

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