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Absentee ballots available

Voters in White Pigeon Community Schools may now obtain an absentee ballot for the May 8 millage renewal sought by White Pigeon Community Schools. The 780-student district is seeking renewal of a 3-mill sinking fund for five years. If approved, the $5 million generated as a result will allow the district to continue building, infrastructure and technology upgrades. The original ... Read More »

Picking up litter

The Michigan Department of Transportation is asking motorists to use caution the next two weekends, as almost 3,200 volunteer groups across the state will be picking up litter through the agency’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Volunteers the next two Saturdays will be scattered along more than 7,200 miles of state highways and roadways during the first of three pickups this year. The ... Read More »


The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the ECHL, two-time defending North Division Champions, reigning Eastern Conference Champions and National Hockey League affiliate to the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils and American Hockey League’s Albany Devils, announce the times and dates of 2012 Kelly Cup Playoff Eastern Conference Semi-Final match-up against the South Carolina Stingrays. The K-Wings and Stingrays will ... Read More »

K-Wings moving on to round two

KALAMAZOO – The Kalamazoo Wings are moving on to the next round of the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs after defeating the Wheeling Nailers three games to one in their best-of-five first round set. Winning both games on home ice over the weekend, the K-Wings will now face the South Carolina Stingrays in a best-of-seven matchup that begins this Friday night ... Read More »

Kalamazoo Advances to the Eastern Conference Semifinals

Ever trailing in game four, the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Wheeling Nailers 3-2 Saturday night at Wings Stadium to win their Best-of-Five Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Series three games to one. Justin Taylor earned his first goal of the postseason to give the K-Wings the lead 5:46 into the first period. Taylor’s initial shot was stopped by Patrick Killeen; however, with ... Read More »

K-Wings take 2-1 series lead over Nailers with 5-1 win

KALAMAZOO – The Kalamazoo Wings may have won game three of the best-of-five series over the Wheeling Nailers on Friday night, but coach Nick Bootland says there are still areas that the K-Wings need to work on if they are going to move on to the second round. “I really don’t think that it is a 5-1 score,”Bootland said. “We ... Read More »


The Kalamazoo Wings proved there is certainly no place like home, as the K-Wings defeated the Wheeling Nailers in game three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with a decisive 5-1 victory to take a two games to one lead in the Best-of-Five Series. Keeping up with the trend of the first two games of the series, Kalamazoo scored the game’s ... Read More »

More research for millage renewal

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners has tabled a matter regarding a public hearing on a millage renewal in support of the E-911 Central Dispatch operation. Commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting agreed that further research into the agency’s long-term needs and projected expenses should be evaluated before authorizing a public hearing on the potential millage request. E911 director Jon Uribe was ... Read More »

Two to seek re-election

Two incumbents on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners have filed paperwork in order to seek re-election. Commissioners Don Eaton and John Dobberteen are the first to declare for their return to what will be a five-member board in 2013. The seven-seat panel will be reduced as a result of redistricting performed by the St. Joseph County Apportionment Commission. ... Read More »

New contract agreement

Members of the Police Officers Labor Council in Three Rivers agreed to a new contract with the city, following action Tuesday. City manager Joe Bippus said the union agreed to concessions that include a reduced rate of pay for holidays and unused vacation time. Bippus said the three-year agreement includes raises of 2 percent the first year and 1.5 percent ... Read More »