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It’s magic show time in Colon!

The 78th Abbott’s Magic Get-Together is underway! Greg Bordner, owner of Abbott’s Magic Co. in Colon, said the bar for talent at the Abbott’s Magic Get-Together is exceptionally high and for the four-day Get-Together, there’s not a stronger showcase of talent anywhere in Michigan. He said there are no less than four performers at each of the nightly shows Wednesday through Saturday. …

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Kalamazoo, Battle Creek airport gets $3.3M federal grant

The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport is getting a federal grant worth roughly $3.3 million to help with projects. The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation was announced Monday by U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. Work supported by the grant includes rehabilitation of the airport’s runway, an extension of its taxiway and installation of taxiway lighting. Stabenow said …

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Michigan officials say they’ll study Obama climate plan

Michigan officials reacted cautiously Monday to the Obama administration’s plan for cutting planet-warming gases from power plants, saying they needed time to study how it would affect the state’s economy and electricity rates. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a 32 percent reduction in carbon dioxide from power plants by 2030. In Michigan, that would mean a cut from …

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Police seeking information on several larceny incidents

State police are appealing to the public for help in identifying suspects involved in a rash of larceny-from-vehicle incidents last week in Park Township. According to a department media release, the incidents occurred between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday along Buckhorn Road between Heimbach Road and South Fisher Lake Road.

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John Deere Drive Green Demo Days event on August 15

GreenMark Equipment, Inc., will host their 2015 Drive Green Demo Days event at their dealership just north of Three Rivers on August 15. This event will give area residents a chance to check out the latest utility tractors, lawn and garden tractors, loaders, implements and other equipment from John Deere, as well as take advantage of special Drive Green savings. …

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Sturgis traffic signal change

A three-way traffic signal on South Nottawa Street at Wenzel Street will become a blinking light for the next 90 days, in anticipation of its potential removal. Sturgis city commissioners have approved a temporary control order that will change the stoplight to a flashing yellow signal for two-way traffic on South Nottawa Street and a red flashing light for Wenzel …

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