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Constantine hires new member

Jason Therrien has been hired as the newest member of the Constantine Police Department. Therrien, who was hired Feb. 11, joins the force as a lieutenant. Village Manager Mark Honeysett said Therrien was recommended by officers who work for the Constantine Police Department and the Three Rivers Police Department. Honeysett said Therrien was described as extremely knowledgeable and possessing a …

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Centreville chooses next superintendent

A Portage native has been selected as the next superintendent of Centreville Public Schools. Members of the district’s board of education chose Stephanie Lemmer to replace Rob Kuhlman after he concludes a seven-year tenure as superintendent in June. The decision was made based on two finalist interviews Saturday at Centreville High School. Lemmer has served as director of Head Start …

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Two arrested after high speed chase

Two Indiana men are in the Elkhart County Jail awaiting extradition to Michigan after leading Michigan State Police on a high-speed chase last weekend. The pair, a 21-year-old from Topeka and a 20-year-old from Goshen, was arrested by Indiana authorities after crashing a stolen car. About 7 p.m. Sunday, a state police trooper attempted to stop the northbound vehicle on …

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Colon crash causes minor injuries

A 38-year-old Calhoun County man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Colon Township. Sheriff’s officials said Lawrence Riggio III, of Athens, was driving east on M-86 when he swerved his vehicle to avoid striking an animal in the path of his travel near Farrand Road. The vehicle proceeded about …

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Miller announces in-district gatherings

State Rep State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis invites his constituents to meet with him during in-district gatherings later this week. Miller emphasized the importance of accountability and availability to people, saying accessibility goes hand-in-hand with good representation. Miller will be available 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Vandalia Village Hall in Cass County, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

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4 wheeler stolen in Fabius Township

A Yamaha four-wheeler was stolen last week from a residence in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s investigators said the incident occurred between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday behind a residence in the 14000 block of Drummond Road. Deputies said the suspects had removed a black, 2002 Yamaha 347-CC quad from the property. The vehicle was being restored and not operable in …

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