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Vapor intrusion evaluation at Sturgis site

An EPA Superfund site in Sturgis is being re-evaluated for a new concern called vapor intrusion. The Sturgis Municipal Wells Superfund Site was placed in the Superfund Program in 1984 for chemical contamination from the Kirsch Company impacting local drinking water wells. Vapor intrusion occurs when contaminated vapor gets into the indoor air of a building. The current owner of …

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Fatal crash near Sturgis

A Sturgis man died Tuesday as a result of injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle crash in Sturgis Township. State police said Robert Riddle, 82, attempted to make a left-hand turn from southbound White School Road onto eastbound Fawn River Road shortly before 3 p.m. Investigators said Riddle, who was driving a Ford F-150, turned into the path of a …

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Boil-water order has been lifted in White Pigeon

A boil-water order in the village of White Pigeon has been lifted. Municipal officials said samples taken Tuesday afternoon came back negative for the presence of bacteria. As a result, the order was lifted at 4:15 p.m. The latest order, the second one this month in White Pigeon, was put in effect Thursday afternoon. On Oct. 10, municipal officials cancelled …

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Kalamazoo takes step toward using $70M in private donations

The Kalamazoo City Commission has taken a step toward using roughly $70 million in private donations to help cover city costs. The commission voted 6-1 to approve the memorandum of understanding during a public meeting Monday. The document outlines the agreement between donors and the city as well as each party’s commitment to the Foundation for Excellence. The foundation, introduced …

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Identity of girl attacked by dog announced

The identity of a 4-year-old victim of a dog attack Sunday in Sherman Township has been confirmed. Kiyana McNeal was killed by the family pet, a recently acquired Doberman. The dog apparently lunged at the girl’s neck as she was offering it a treat. McNeal’s mother attempted to pull the 4-year-old dog off the girl and was bitten by the …

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White Pigeon Schools discuss sinking fund renewal

White Pigeon Community Schools hosted the first of what will be three community forums related to its plan in May 2017 to seek renewal of a five-year, 3-mill sinking fund request. Superintendent Jon Keyer said the sessions will give the district a chance to field input from residents regarding what its greatest needs are. He conceded the district has addressed …

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