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Sturgis reappoints city commissioners

Sturgis city commissioners last week reappointed incumbent planning commissioners Michael Caywood, Don Eaton and Peter Stage. The commission also appointed newcomers Jeff Mullins and Garry Allen to fill one- and two-year vacancies, respectively.

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Enterprise Drive construction begins

Enterprise Drive construction signage was slated to be installed Wednesday, a step taking place before pavement milling starts today. Project officials said the task is a complete roadway surface reconstruction. The project is planned to have the first layer of asphalt placed and the roadway temporarily open to traffic before Water Festival begins next month. The top layer will be ...

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Service planned for woman whose remains identified this year

A memorial service is planned for a young Michigan woman whose remains were identified this year after being found in Louisiana in 1981. Carol Ann Cole’s sister, Jeanie Phelps, has been raising money for a funeral since identification was made in the “Bossier Doe” case. Phelps tells the Kalamazoo Gazette she feels good to know that Cole will get a ...

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Covered Bridge suffers damage following crash and fire

Officers from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a hit-and-run crash that resulted in a vehicle fire inside the Langley Covered Bridge. According to a department media release, deputies were called around 6 p.m. Monday to the Lockport Township landmark, where a motorcycle was found on fire closer to the north end of the bridge, Investigators determined the ...

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St Joseph County plans purchase of Burr Oak Township property

An attractive financial offer from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources prompted members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday to allocate more than $200,000 for property acquisition. The county’s commitment of nearly $227,000 represents 31 percent of the almost-$732,000 needed to purchase a 126-acre property in Burr Oak Township. The land is to be managed and overseen ...

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Colon schools approves outsourcing of transportation

Bus service for students in Colon Community Schools in the fall will be provided by a Lansing-based company, as the district’s board of education voted Monday to outsource its transportation department. The agreement with Dean Transportation is expected to save Colon about $158,000 annually, according to district officials. As part of its agreement, Dean Transportation will purchase all 14 of ...

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Commissioners approve filling of sheriff’s department positions

Approval to fill two positions at the sheriff’s department and authorization to a change in employment status for three Juvenile Day Treatment Program monitors was issued by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. The action means the sheriff’s department can proceed with filling a full-time corrections officer spot and a full-time road patrol position. Also, the employment status ...

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Out and About – Week of May 18th

The internet is full of remedies: everything from curing toenail fungus to preventing baldness. Some of these remedies actually work, and some are just plain crazy and could be harmful to your health. I have several skin tags on my upper body that I’d really like to get rid of. As a matter of fact, one physician in town refers ...

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Colon Bronson schools partnership under consideration

A shared superintendent with Bronson Community Schools is an option members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education have agreed to investigate. The seven-member board Monday decided to consider a partnership with its neighboring district and its first-year leader, Teresa Belote (buh-LOAT). The measure was endorsed as Colon Community Schools is searching for a new school chief after Vic ...

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Legal process continues following alleged daycare incidents

A Three Rivers man faces seven counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct after he was bound over to circuit court last week. Cary Jones, 46, was charged following his alleged infractions at the Abracadabra Daycare facility in Three Rivers, where his girlfriend was the owner. Last week’s proceedings took place in St. Joseph County District Court, where five children between ...

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