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Out and About – Week of March 23rd

I’m at the age when some of my friends are having body parts either removed or replaced. A hip replacement here, a knee replacement there, or a gall bladder removed eventually. Someone once said that you should do any desired traveling while you’re young enough to enjoy it, because later on, you’ll be too busy having things done to your ...

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Contract discussions begin for Centreville superintendent

With their shared agreement for superintendent officially dissolved Monday, members of the Centreville Board of Education have decided to begin contract discussions with Rob Kuhlman. Kuhlman, who is in his fifth year as superintendent of Centreville and Mendon school districts, will not return to Mendon in the fall after its board last week voted 4-3 to not renew his contract. ...

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Lions Club names Citizen of the Year

The Three Rivers Lions Club has selected Al Heivilin of Three Rivers as this year’s “Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year.” Heivlin, 65, is a graduate of Three Rivers High School, where he earned two letters in basketball, three letters in football and four letters in track. Later in life, he formed his own construction company, FTK Construction, which ...

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County commission adds duties for HR Director

St. Joseph County Human Resources Director Teresa Doehring was appointed last week to serve as the county’s Freedom of Information Act coordinator. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, county administrator Pat Yoder said the appointment puts the county in compliance with statutory changes requiring such a position be filled. There is no additional pay for the role. Doehring has worked for ...

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Michigan chosen as 1st Midwest partner for Google views

Michigan has been selected as the first Midwest state to partner with Google on making photos of travel destinations available through Google Maps. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Travel Michigan Vice President David West and Steve Silverman from Google Maps announced the partnership Monday at the Michigan Tourism Conference in Grand Rapids. “The Pure Michigan campaign has elevated Michigan as a ...

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Meth lab explosion

Three people were hurt when a methamphetamine lab exploded near Battle Creek early Sunday. Calhoun County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Bronson-Battle Creek hospital shortly after 3:00 am when the victims arrived. Deputies say they believe a 45-year-old man was cooking meth in his Burlington Township home when the explosion occurred, leaving him with severe burns to his face and hands. He has ...

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Cook Plant Refueling

Indiana Michigan Power is working to refuel Unit 2 of the Cook Nuclear power plant in Berrien County. The unit had been running for 18 months with no issues, and the refueling outage will start at midnight Tuesday. About 25-hundred contracted workers are being brought in to help about 12-hundred regular employees at the Cook plant, according to Cook plant spokesman Bill ...

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Death certificates

The Archives of Michigan are now making available images of Michigan death certificates from 1921 to 1939. The certificates join others from 1897 to 1920 that were previously made available. The Michigan collection now contains 2.6 million death certificates for researchers. The images of death certificates are free on the Archives of Michigan website at seekingmichigan.org. State Archivist Mark Harvey says the index ...

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New Michigan-Ohio state line historical marker dedicated

A new historical marker has been dedicated along the Ohio-Michigan state line to commemorate surveyors and their work 200 years ago. The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports an event took place Saturday along U.S. 127 at the border between Medina Township in Michigan and Gorham Township in Ohio. Fulton County, Ohio’s chief surveyor Joseph Fenicle unveiled the marker. Fenicle spearheaded ...

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Officer sentenced perjury case

A former Constantine Police reserve officer was sentenced Friday to at least 20 months in prison for lying under oath in a case related to the homicide of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack. Raymond McCann II, who previously pled no contest to lying under oath during the investigative subpoena into the 2007 homicide of Parrack, was sentenced in St. Joseph County Circuit ...

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