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Patrol boat named for WMU undefeated football

A Kalamazoo County Marine Division boat has been renamed in honor of Western Michigan University’s historical football season this year. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the naming of “Bronco 1” was part of a ceremony on Tuesday recognizing the accomplishments of the Broncos’ undefeated regular season. The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to honor the team for demonstration leadership …

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Cash stolen from vehicle

Cash was stolen from a vehicle this week outside a residence in Sherman Township. State police said the incident occurred in the early morning hours Monday in the 67000 block of Thunderbird Drive. The victim said $100 was taken. The victim also stated a family member noticed illumination from a flashlight around 2 a.m. outside the residence.

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Miller looks forward to budget work

State Rep. Aaron Miller, who serves as the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, has issued a statement after Gov. Rick Snyder presented his budget plan to the House and Senate Miller said he appreciates the governor’s input and looks forward to working with him and the Senate to craft an efficient and effective state budget. Miller …

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Chupp named to Road Commission

A Sturgis-area resident with deep roots to the local Republican Party organization was chosen to serve a six-year term to the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board. County commissioners Tuesday announced Sherman Township resident Rod Chupp will take the seat held the past 10 years by David Yunker. Commissioner Dennis Allen was a member of the selection committee assembled to …

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Wanted man flees from deputies

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a wanted subject. According to a department media release, Corey Roggow, 36, fled from deputies during an incident Monday in the area of Carpenterson and Kelly roads in Burr Oak Township. Deputies were called to the area in response to a report of several suspicious vehicles. Roggow …

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Commissioners make several appointments

Several board and committee appointments were made by members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week. Reappointed Tuesday to the County Agricultural Preservation Board were commission representative Dan Czajkowski of White Pigeon to a one-year term; agriculture representative Roger Gentz of Mendon Township to a three-year term; and township representative Carroll Parmeter of Flowerfield Township to a …

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