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TrineOnline offers enhanced path to degrees for students

Trine University is enhancing and expanding its online degree programs with the launch of TrineOnline, a new approach designed to be convenient and cost-effective for students seeking to complete an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. The launch comes a month after Trine was recognized by US News and World Report in its annual listing of Best Online Programs. TrineOnline will …

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Centreville man died in crash

Icy roads and speed are believed to have contributed to a crash that left a 54-year-old Centreville man dead last week. Sheriff’s deputies were called shortly before 5:30 a.m. Thursday to an area on Lutz Road, south of Featherstone Road. Investigators said Willie Fuller was driving south on Lutz Road when he lost control of his Ford pickup. The truck …

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Police investigation break-in in Mendon

State police are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident reported last week in Mendon. The situation occurred either Dec. 14 or 15 at Mendon Little League concession building in the 100 block of Kirby Road. Troopers were told nothing was taken but there was considerable damage done to the building and its interior, according to a department media release.

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Glen Oaks honors employees with milestone anniversaries

Glen Oaks Community College has recognized 12 employees who have reached milestone service anniversaries. The employees were acknowledged during an All-College meeting Feb. 5. The most-senior recipient was Robin Weekly, day receptionist/ switchboard operator, who is celebrating 40 years of service. Weekly started working at the college in 1978 as a switchboard operator/receptionist. In addition, she has held positions in …

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Michigan lawmakers may forgive snow days after frigid temps

Michigan lawmakers are considering whether to cut schools some slack after frigid temperatures and other weather caused a high number of snow days. State law forgives schools from making up six days that have been canceled, and schools can get a waiver for three additional days. Some legislators from both parties say the wintry weather has been so extreme that …

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Sturgis city commission approves hospital resolution

Sturgis Hospital officials said the hospital is in a desperate state, prompting Sturgis city commissioners this week to approve a resolution of support. Commissioner Jon Good drafted an ordinance that acknowledges the Sturgis City Commission recognizes the importance of having a local hospital. “Whereas the Sturgis Hospital has been and continues to make all efforts to provide compassionate care to …

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Investigation continues in Covered Bridge incident

St. Joseph County sheriff’s officials are continuing their investigation into a hit-and-run incident last week at the north end of the Langley Covered Bridge in Lockport Township. Road commission officials said a southbound vehicle struck the horizontal height-warning bar and metal sign to which it was attached around 8 p.m. Feb. 6. Authorities said a vehicle pulling a trailer appears …

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FPFD to host Skywarn Spotter Training

Here’s a reminder that registration is required for the upcoming “Skywarn Spotter Training” session. The one-session program starts at 6 p.m. March 12 at the Fabius-Park Fire Department, on Broadway Road in Fabius Township. Event organizers recommend completion of MetEd Online Spotter Training prior to attending the class. Registration for next month’s session can be done online at: stjosephmispotter.eventzilla.net, or …

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ARF reaches milestone

Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County is celebrating a milestone that was reached last month. The group helped with costs for its 10,000 spay/neuter since the group was founded in April 1998. A stray, 40-pound dog was found and taken to Crossroads Veterinary Clinic in Three Rivers Jan. 19. Staff named her Hannah and on Jan. 22, ARF covered …

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County hires new finance director

St. Joseph County didn’t have to look far to find a new finance director. Angie Steinman, currently Cass County’s finance director and acting administrator, has been hired to replace Ryan Post, who resigned in December to take a position in Van Buren County. A Dowagiac resident and native, the 42-year-old Steinman will take over on Feb. 25. Steinman’s work history …

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