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New president for Rotary Club

The White Pigeon Rotary Club last week passed the gavel to its new president, Mike Brorson. Brorson will serve as club president for the 2014-15 year. Brorson has been a member of Rotary for the past 14 years and is serving his third term as president of the club. Brorson is a broker/owner of RE/MAX Elite Group with offices in …

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Agreement allows students to earn bachelor’s

An agreement signed last week between heads of two local secondary universities makes official a pact that allows college students an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at Glen Oaks Community College. A ceremony involving Glen Oaks president David Devier and his Trine University’s Earl Brooks II took place Thursday at the Centreville-area campus. Brooks said the agreement means students …

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Man arrested after stabbing incident

Police from multiple agencies in Calhoun County responded when what officers describe as an argument between a man and his girlfriend, ended with a kidnapping and attempted murder. It happened shortly before 2am Friday in Emmett Township. Police say a man arguing with his girlfriend first attacked another woman in the house and then picked up a knife and stabbed …

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Area athletes named to all-state team

Three area athletes have been named to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association First Team all-state team. Pitcher Chance Stewart, a Sturgis High School three-star athlete who has committed to Western Michigan University as its football quarterback, was chosen as a Division 2 member for his baseball prowess. In Division 4, Kaleb McCarroll of Mendon added the all-state honor …

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Nurse honored with award

Sturgis Hospital marked National Nursing Week by honoring Alicia Navarro, RN, with the Faye Kerschner Nursing Excellence Award. Navarro provides patient care on the Medical/Surgical Unit and CCU, and also oversees education for nursing staff on her unit, and works to keep nursing policies updated. The award is given in memory of Faye Kerschner, a Sturgis Hospital nurse who was …

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Parking violations in Constantine

A public hearing on parking violations in Constantine is on tap next month, following discussion at a recent Constantine Village Council meeting. Council members earlier this month discussed imposing stiff fines, including vehicle impoundment, for improper and overtime parking in the business district. The council set a public hearing for 7:05 p.m. July 21 regarding the issue. Village manager Mark …

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Man injured in explosion

Authorities say a 50-year-old man has been injured in an explosion while trying to make fireworks at his home in southwestern Michigan. Officers were called around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday to the home in Portage. Public safety Lt. John Blue says a suspected methamphetamine lab also was found at the scene, but that’s being investigated separately. Battalion Chief Rick Palmer says …

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Reducing the number of 911 calls

St. Joseph County’s Central Dispatch is asking for help to reduce an increasing number of nuisance 911 calls placed by cell phones stored in pockets, purses and bags. These 911 pocket dials calls usually result from an object depressing a key on the cell phone’s keyboard that is programmed to dial 911 in case of emergencies. Most open-face phones have …

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Stinky flower at MSU

The smell of death in the air at Michigan State University drew crowds following the blooming of the corpse flower. The roughly 5-foot tall flower has the formal name Amorphophallus titanum. Its smell is described as like that of a rotting body, or sometimes merely like dirty socks. Hundreds of people stood in line Tuesday to see the flower at …

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Glen Oaks partnership with Trine

A press conference is scheduled later this week by Glen Oaks Community College regarding a new partnership with Trine University. Details to be revealed during a 10:30 a.m. Thursday media event are expected to elaborate on a program wherein Glen Oaks students are offered a chance to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Trine without having to leave St. …

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