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Colon begins search for village manager

Colon municipal officials have started the process of hiring a village manager. Village president Diane Downs said a 90-day period has passed during which village residents had the opportunity to express comments relevant to the issue. Now, the position is being advertised through various channels, including the Michigan Municipal League. Downs said the village has allocated between $45,000 and $60,000 …

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County hospitals welcome first babies of the year

St. Joseph County’s two hospitals have welcomed their 2017 New Year’s babies. Three Rivers Health recorded its first birth of the year Tuesday morning. Parents Joshua Jones and Alysha Newman, a Constantine native, welcomed daughter Taylor Jones. She arrived two weeks before her due date. Meanwhile, Sturgis Hospital saw its first birth of 2017 just a few hours earlier, at …

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Teen dies when tree falls on vehicle

A Lansing teenager died Wednesday in Cass County after a tree fell on the vehicle in which he was a passenger. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 6:35 a.m. to M-40 near Harvey Street in Newberg Township. Investigators were told a pickup driven by 52-year-old Michael Rinehart of Lansing was northbound on M-40 when a tree fell on …

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Electronics recycling available though 2017

Waste Management’s Westside Landfill has announced details of a recycling program involving televisions, electronics and computers. According to Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, the Three Rivers-area landfill will accept the items on Saturdays only, from 7:30 a.m. to noon through 2017. The drop-off location is at the facility’s recycling center at 60050 Roberts Road. …

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Indiana man arrested after fleeing police

An Indiana man was arrested on charges that include fleeing and eluding following a two-state pursuit that concluded early Wednesday in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were advised around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday that a suspect was being pursued stemming from an incident in Elkhart. The chase continued into Cass County, where deputies spotted the vehicle near Calvin Center …

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County commission makes board appointments

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week made appointments to the Board of Public Works and the Community Mental Health Board. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners renewed the appointment of David Miars to a three-year term on the Board of Public Works. His term will expire at the end of 2019. Meanwhile, three people were appointed to the CMH …

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