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Two men killed in crash

Two people were killed Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash in White Pigeon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department says a van, driven by 30-year-old Kirk Miller of Keystone, Indiana, was westbound on Fawn River Road, left the road, and rolled over several times shortly after 6:30am. Two of the six passengers were killed in the crash. They were ...

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Royals pounce early, defeat K-Wings 4-1

KALAMAZOO- Facing the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference, the Kalamazoo Wings (15-17-2-1) had their work cut out for them as they battled the Reading Royals (26-8-1-1) on Wednesday night at Wings Stadium. After scoring three goals in the first 14 minutes of the first period, the Royals held the K-Wings off the scoreboard until forward Tyler ...

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Former Village Market sold

The Centreville Downtown Development Authority recently completed a transaction that includes the purchase of the former Village Market. DDA officials announced details of the purchase Tuesday, saying the $75,000 deal includes the 20,600-square-foot grocery building and attached plaza that features four storefronts. DDA Chair Pattie Bender said the association’s interest in the property was – in part – because of ...

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Unemployment rate drops

November’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County remained less than 7 percent, as it dropped one-tenth of a percent compared to October. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget indicated seasonal retail hiring helped offset job losses in the construction and hospitality fields. St. Joseph County’s 6.7 percent November unemployment rate was not only ...

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Sign up for CERT Training

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department and the Centreville Fire Department are hosting a Community Emergency Response Team class. The three-part program starts Jan. 19 and continues Feb. 2 and 16 at the sheriff’s department. It will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be provided. The Community Emergency Response Team program educates people about disaster preparedness for ...

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Saws stolen

Several chainsaws and a gas-powered pruning saw were taken early Monday from a business in Park Township. Sheriff Brad Balk said someone broke into Fillmore Equipment, located at 16700 U.S. 131, by shattering a front window. Balk said the incident at the John Deere dealership occurred prior to employees arriving to work for the day.

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K-Wings announce roster moves; weekly honor and ticket deal

KALAMAZOO – The Kalamazoo Wings will be welcoming a new face to the lineup while at the same time losing two more. Forward Alexandre Grenier has been reassigned to the K-Wings by the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. Grenier, who started the season in Salzburg, Austria, is a first year pro. Grenier was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the ...

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Out and About – Week of January 7th

2013 is now one week old, and I’m wondering how many people are holding fast to the resolutions that they made last week. Do people still make them? Usually, resolutions deal with losing weight, or being more mindful as far as taking care of things around the house. I normally don’t make resolutions, but I’ve decided to do so this ...

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City of Sturgis honored

The city of Sturgis has been recognized for the third consecutive year for its work to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development. The annual honor was given following the 2012 annual eCities research project survey conducted by iLabs through the University of Michigan-Dearborn Center for Innovation Research. Sturgis was honored as a Five-Star Community, joining 27 other Five-Star and 26 ...

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Elkhart man arrested for DUI

A 34-year-old Elkhart man was charged with driving on a suspended license and open intoxicants after he was involved in a one-car crash last week in Nottawa Township. Sheriff Brad Balk said Chad Ginther was driving east on Butler Road when Ginther crossed the center line, drove off the roadway and his vehicle struck a tree east of North Angling ...

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