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Kalamazoo County administrator gets $65K severance payment

A Kalamazoo County administrator from Iowa who resigned following allegations of mistreatment of women is getting a $65,000 severance payment. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Terrence Neuzil will get a one-time payment of six-months’ salary and an extension of employee-sponsored health insurance benefits for himself and his family under terms of an agreement with Kalamazoo County. Neuzil vigorously denies the allegations. …

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County commissioners approve new health center location

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved moving forward on a location for the new Covered Bridge Healthcare. The matter was fielded Tuesday during the commission’s regular meeting. The Board of Directors of Covered Bridge Healthcare Center of St. Joseph County last month accepted a Health Resource Services Administration grant to allow the federally qualified health center to …

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Constantine discusses pay increase for elected officials

Members of the Constantine Village Council this week discussed an increase in salary for elected officials. The matter arose after the council last month adopted a one-year budget that took effect April 1. It included a salary increase of $3,500 to $4,000 annually for the village clerk and treasurer. The salary of the village president was raised from $75 to …

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Tanker truck driver dies in Cass County crash

Authorities say a tanker truck driver is dead following a crash in southwestern Michigan that prompted an evacuation of the nearby area. The Cass County sheriff’s department says 60-year-old Charles Edwards of Berrien Springs was pronounced dead at the scene of the early Thursday crash in Howard Township. Authorities say the truck was hauling gasoline and ended up on its …

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County commission keeps sports complex moving forward

Opponents of the location for a proposed Three Rivers sports complex addressed members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. Despite the concerns, members of the commission approved a resolution to keep the multi-field sports complex development moving forward. Commission chair Allen Balog said much of the opposition brought up at the meeting was about location. Balog, however, said …

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Burr Oak police chief returned to work

Burr Oak Police Chief Cynthia Miller returned to work Tuesday following a three-day suspension. Miller was disciplined last week for what officials say was insubordination. Village trustee Tabitha Hines, who chairs the village’s police committee, informed Miller she would be off for three days without pay. The suspension period began Thursday and concluded Monday. Because it is considered a personnel …

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