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KALAMAZOO EAST MENARDS SLATED TO OPEN DOORS ON SEPTEMBER 1ST

The new Kalamazoo East, MI Menards Mega Store located at 5300 Gull Road (Just West of N. Sprinkle Road on Gull Road) will open for business on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. With the opening of this new store, the Kalamazoo and surrounding area can further enjoy all of the great services, low prices and shopping convenience that Menards has to ...

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Out and About – Week of August 24th

Stress is not a good thing. Too much stress can be fatal, so we must continue to find ways to relieve it. One way that I’ve found to do just that is to get away from my daily routine for a day or two. We decided to take three days in the middle of the week and go camping. Yankee ...

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Breaking and entering in Fabius

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department responded this week to a breaking-and-entering incident at a residence in Fabius Township. According to a department media release, the situation was investigated Monday in the 12000 block of Coon Hollow Road. Sheriff’s officials said it appears the suspects made entry through a basement window at the rear of the residence. Items just small ...

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Local officials participate in CTA tour

Nearly two dozen local officials, including State Rep. Aaron Miller and State Sen. John Proos, took part Tuesday in a tour of the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority headquarters as well as a ride-along. Officials from the CTA said the first-of-its-kind event was staged to help promote the services it offers countywide. The group, which featured representation from Sturgis police, ...

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Eat local event planned

An opportunity to eat fresh and eat local will present itself during an annual event on tap this week. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, the third annual Local Food Dinner will be staged starting at 6 p.m. Friday at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds. Cost is $20 per person. Carol Higgins, chair of the Centreville-based agency, said ...

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United Way collecting Back to School donations

The St. Joseph County United Way is staging a “Back to School” event Friday and it is asking the public for help. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will benefit children in the community who need school supplies and backpacks. Shoppers at the Sturgis Walmart this week can purchase school supplies to be donated, then place the ...

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Midwest Propane to host family movie night

Midwest Propane invites the community to a family movie night this Thursday, Aug. 27. The feature film is the Disney/Pixar family favorite UP, and the event will be held under the stars on the lawn of the Cass County Council on Aging, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis. The venue opens at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7. The event ...

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Mental health agency will get COA allocation

St. Joseph County Commission on Aging officials stated last week they will continue to allocate nearly $17,000 for senior mental-health services next fiscal year. But, they told the county’s mental health agency not to count on any additional funding. Lynn Coursey, COA executive director, said her agency’s 2015-16 budget continues the mental-health-services allocation despite recent concerns over St. Joseph County ...

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Constantine library will be reimbursed

The Constantine Village Council has investigated and validated a claim that the Constantine Township Library has been overcharged on its water-sewer bill since 2007. Village manager Mark Honeysett said the library has two water meters— one for the building and one for lawn sprinklers. The problem centered on water to irrigate the lawn, which ran through both meters, Honeysett noted. ...

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$1 million bond set at arraignment

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough offered praise to investigators involved in the arrest last week of Three Rivers shooting suspect Westley George. McDonough stated in a media release that the situation “was difficult (but) handled professionally and without incident.” McDonough also expressed his condolences and prayers to the family and friends of victim Eugene Jackson. The 24-year-old Jackson died ...

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