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Mendon principal interviews for Quincy superintendent job

A Mendon Community Schools administrator was interviewed Tuesday as one of three candidates for the job of superintendent of Quincy Community Schools. Marc Kramer, Mendon High School principal, was the first of the three candidates interviewed. The other candidates are James Baker, assistant superintendent for Battle Creek Lakeview Public Schools, and Monte Moffett, assistant superintendent of schools in Chesterton, Ind. …

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Centreville will not move forward on medical marijuana ordinance

Members of the Centreville Village Council agreed this week to not move forward with a medical-marijuana ordinance. The council had worked on the ordinance since May 2017, but over the past few months, multiple residents attended meetings and urged the council to vote against the idea. Village president Keith Shears and trustees Jeff Johnson, Steve Quake, Harlie Sherman and Dick …

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Adopt-A-Highway program extended due to weather

The schedule for the annual Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program has been changed due to persistent snowbanks and late-season snowstorms. The ongoing pickup in the southern half of the Lower Peninsula will be extended through April 29. The section’s clean-up period started last weekend, though cold and rain prevented any group from taking part in the opening weekend. The …

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Man dies in Cass County crash

A Detroit-area man died in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff’s deputies were called at 10:30 p.m. Friday to Kessington Road, where 32-year-old Gary May, of New Haven, was driving northbound and lost control of the Jeep Cherokee he was driving, according to authorities. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned several times. May, who …

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Recycling event to be held at fairgrounds

Here’s a reminder that the annual spring collection of household hazardous waste and electronics recycling event will be April 28 at the county fairgrounds. For the first time, the collection will not take place the same Saturday as the annual Home and Garden Show, which is this weekend. St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee secretary Pat Kulikowski said the electronics …

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Three Rivers narrows search for superintendent

The field of candidates for Three Rivers Community Schools superintendent has been narrowed to two finalists. District officials announced last week that the two candidates interviewed Thursday will return for another round of questions later in the month. They are Jonathon Whan and Ron Moag. Moag is chief financial officer and human resources officer for Suttons Bay Public Schools, while …

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Sturgis Hospital prepares for changes

Sturgis Hospital has announced a number of impending changes following a series of measures adopted by its board members. According to hospital officials, the following moves are being implemented to help strengthen its financial position and prepare for the future: ■ Sturgis Hospital Board of Directors has told hospital administration to seek and evaluate potential partners whose assets can enhance and …

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Drug arrest made in Cass County

A 48-year-old Cass County resident was charged with a methamphetamine-related offense last week in Mason Township. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team responded Wednesday to the 70000 block of Sterling Drive to execute a search warrant. Detectives located a marijuana-grow operation that was in compliance with Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act. However, methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia were located in a bedroom …

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Online voter registration bill moves to state House

State Rep. Aaron Miller, chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said a plan approved by the committee last week would modernize Michigan’s voter-registration system by giving qualified voters the option to register online. Miller said requiring residents to fill out a paper form to register to vote is an antiquated process and is actually less secure than an …

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State police offers Citizens’ Academy

The Michigan State Police “Citizens’ Academy,” an eight-week program that gives citizens the opportunity to become familiar with the mission and operation of Michigan State Police, is beginning a new session next month. The program will teach participants to understand the procedures troopers follow, increase their awareness of law enforcement’s role in the community and get to know personnel at …

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