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Upton nominates 2 local students to US Service Academies

Two area high school students have been nominated by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton to United States Service Academies. In all, Upton made 16 service academy nominations for the 2015-2016 academic year. The group of young men and women has excelled academically and athletically in their respective schools and have gone through an extensive selection process, Upton stated in a media …

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Seven participants graduate from probation program

Seven county residents graduated this week from the Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program, while other participants were promoted to the next phase of the program. Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman, who oversaw the ceremony, called Tuesday’s event a big day for the Swift and Sure program and for the graduates. As each graduate stepped up to receive their achievement …

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White Pigeon home damaged in fire

Smoke detectors were credited for alerting a family that a fire had started in their home early Monday in White Pigeon Township. Firefighters were called to the 68000 block of Sevison Road around 1:30 a.m. They arrived to find smoke coming from the eves and a small fire near the front door. Three occupants, a husband, wife and 6-month-old child, …

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Sturgis approves site plan for property

The Sturgis Township Planning Commission has approved a site plan that will allow a refuse disposal company to lease part of its former Carter Lumber Company property to a local towing service. Nissley Disposal of Burr Oak received township approval in June to move its operation to the former lumberyard site, off M-66. That approval will allow Nissley to store …

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Traffic stop leads to arrests

Two Sturgis men were arrested last weekend after a traffic stop in LaGrange County. Juan Aguilar-Reyes, 18, and Anthony Sandoval, 19, were stopped around 8 p.m. Saturday. Sheriff ’s deputies said Aguilar-Reyes has never obtained a driver’s license. A case of beer was found in the vehicle during the stop and both men were arrested for minor in possession. Aguilar-Reyes …

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Minor personnel changes for Mendon Schools

Mendon Community Schools made a minor personnel move during the district’s board of education meeting last week. Board members approved changing the employment status of Pan Cook from part-time kindergarten aide to full-time second-grade aide for the balance of the school year. Mendon alumna and Kalamazoo Valley Community College student Jenna Griffith was subsequently hired as a part-time kindergarten aide, …

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