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Out and About – Week of April 13th

The last time I checked, we humans have five senses, sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. If you were to count “common”, that would be six. “Common” is probably the one sense that most of us are missing, and that is a shame. If I had to give up one of the other five, it would be a very difficult ...

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Woman arrested following search warrant

A citizen’s tip led to the arrest Monday of a woman charged with drug-related offenses. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in Lockport Township. SCAN officers received information about a house in the 60000 block of Constantine Road that was alleged to have methamphetamine activity. After gathering probable cause, a search warrant was ...

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Minor damage in two weekend fires

Two residents at Riverside Townhouses, at 1200 Hov Aire Drive, were left homeless after a fire early Saturday night. The fire was reported in apartment 101 about 6:45 p.m. Investigators said the fire originated in the kitchen and is believed to have started because of careless cooking. No other residents were affected. Meanwhile, Centreville firefighters were called shortly after 10 ...

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No recommendation on Colon Schools budget

Faced with trimming $500,000 from a $6 million budget, members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education expressed their frustrations during a special work session Monday. The target of their dismay was a state legislature that they said continues to force school districts to do more with less. Board member Eric Bower said he is frustrated at the state ...

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A decrease in Michigan traffic deaths

Traffic deaths in Michigan fell 8 percent in 2014. According to just-released information from the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center, traffic deaths last year fell below 900 for the first time since 2011, from 951 in 2013 to 876 in 2014. Michael Prince, director of the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, says while overall crashes increased 3 percent, there ...

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Dog park coming to Meyer Broadway

County commissioners last week approved a 4 1/2-acre canine area at Meyer Broadway Park in Fabius Township. The initial proposal was presented April 1 at a Parks and Recreation Boardmeeting by recreation director Jaymes MacDonald. Commissioner Rick Shaffer said the plan for the park is to get it up and running soon, since the county is behind the move. The ...

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Two injured in car crash

A two-vehicle accident last week in Fabius Township resulted in two people seeking medical treatment at the hospital. State police said Three Rivers resident Thomas Sayer, 78, was heading east on M-60 when he failed to stop at the U.S. 131 intersection. His vehicle struck a southbound SUV driven by Mary Carr, 77, of White Pigeon. Carr and Sayer, who ...

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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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