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GOCC Foundation Board welcomes 4 directors

  Four new directors have joined the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation Board. Members of the quartet will begin their terms with the new academic year in July 2016, according to college president David Devier. The new members are: Terry Conklin, superintendent of Burr Oak Schools; Murray Malinoski, a Three Rivers-area dentist; Anita Sholl, staff accountant at Burr Oak Tool; …

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County expected to get 2 new dental clinics

Dental clinics to serve Medicaid and uninsured patients are expected to open in Sturgis and Coldwater by the end of September after the recent approval of an inter-local contract. Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency board OK’d a recommended agreement with the non-profit group “My Community Dental Centers.” Health officer Rebecca Burns said the clinic will fill a much-needed service in …

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Road Commission approves construction plans

Members of the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board approved two significant expenditures last week. During their monthly meeting Wednesday, commissioners OK’d a $1.2 million package that features the construction of an equipment barn and a plan to correct a roofline problem that creates an annual, springtime problem. The barn, projected to cost more than $825,000, will be put in …

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Paddle for Paws fundraiser postponed

Organizers behind this year’s Paddle For Paws fundraiser have announced the event has been postponed a month due to circumstances beyond their control. Sponsored by Upcycled Pets of St. Joseph County, Paddle For Paws is a benefit to help the Three Rivers-based organization offset food and medical expenses associated with foster pets in the program. The event was supposed to …

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Mendon couple injured in car crash

A Mendon couple was injured over the weekend after their vehicle was struck by a car in Kalamazoo County. The incident occurred at 2:50 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Eighth Street and West S Avenue in Texas Township. Investigators said a 61-year-old Texas Township woman was driving east on West S Avenue when she disregarded a stop sign …

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Early start date for White Pigeon Schools

White Pigeon Community Schools has been given a waiver to begin the school year a week before the traditional day-after-Labor Day start. Superintendent Jon Keyer said in addition to the state-mandated additional five days added to the 2016-17 school year, the desire to start Aug. 29 instead of Sept. 6 is to stay consistent with Glen Oaks Community College and …

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