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Wetlands workshop planned

The Friends of the St. Joe River Association, in partnership with the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission, is hosting a workshop and tour of wetlands June 18 in Berrien County. Participants will learn about the status of existing and historic wetlands, the benefits and functions wetlands provide in the ecosystem, and new data available for planning and zoning decisions to better ...

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Suspect arrested in breaking-and-entering case

State police officials arrested a man connected to a case involving breaking-and-entering incidents and the theft of a motor vehicle in Leonidas Township. Troopers said breaking-and-entering incidents between midnight and 9 a.m. Saturday were reported in Branch County’s Sherwood Township as well as locations along Shorts Road and Factoryville Road in Leonidas Township. A minivan was reported stolen from one ...

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That’s a big sundae!

A small town in southwest Michigan is waiting eagerly to learn whether it set a world record with the construction of an 1,800 foot ice cream sundae.  Volunteers in Nashville worked for about 10 minutes Saturday assembling what organizers hope will be declared the world’s longest ice cream sundae. The sweet feat  included 192 scoops ice cream and countless amounts ...

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Update – Missing children from SE Michigan

The mother of three Michigan boys missing since Thanksgiving 2010 says she now believes they’re dead.  Tanya Zuvers says she’s hanging on to a sliver of hope but she’s almost certain they’re dead.  The boys were last seen at their father’s home in Morenci, near the Michigan-Ohio border. Tanner Skelton was 5, Alexander Skelton was 7 and Andrew Skelton was ...

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Glen Oaks names Teaching Excellence Award recipient

Pam Carrel, Glen Oaks Community College instructor of nursing, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015-16 E. J. Shaheen Teaching Excellence Award. Announcement of the award was made by school President David Devier during the 47th Glen Oaks graduation ceremony Friday. When Carrel enrolled at Glen Oaks Community College in 1978 she was set on becoming a marching ...

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Three WWII Veterans honored

Three World War II veterans from Southwest Michigan joined state Rep. Aaron Miller at the Capitol Thursday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe. Miller invited the veterans and their families to join him and Brig. Gen. Len Isabelle at the Capitol, where they were introduced in the House and Senate chambers. Rep. Miller said he ...

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State game area master plans available for review

State game area managers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are seeking public input on several draft master plans for state game areas located in the southwestern region of the state, including one that straddles Cass and St. Joseph counties. Steve Chadwick, supervisor for the DNR Wildlife Division’s southwestern region, said the master plans are important in guiding habitat ...

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Semi-trailer fire shut down 131

U.S. 131 between U.S. 12 and Dickenson Road was closed for about an hour Thursday after a semi-trailer caught fire. Around 7:45 a.m., a semi-truck hauling eggs was northbound on U.S. 131 when fire started in the trailer. The driver was able to disconnect from the trailer and drive a safe distance away. It appears the blaze started in the ...

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Groundbreaking for RV company in White Pigeon

Forest River Manufacturing, a recreational-vehicle company, will break ground this week at its future Michigan site. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at 500 W. Chicago Road in White Pigeon. The Indiana-based company in January announced its intention to launch new products in White Pigeon in three newly constructed 100,000-square-foot facilities. Company officials estimate creation of close to 400 ...

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Man seeking ‘suicide by cop’ dies in shootout with police

Battle Creek police report that a 19-year-old man who said he wanted police to kill him was fatally shot when both he and officers opened fire. The shooting happened Sunday morning. Police tell WOOD-TV that a family member called about 10:40 a.m. saying the man had taken a relative’s gun and wanted to die. Police say the man then called ...

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