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Wasp infestation closes part of path in Battle Creek park

Part of a path in a southern Michigan city park has been closed due to a wasp infestation. Nests were found near a clearing. Battle Creek officials say areas where the nests are found will be sprayed. Officials initially reported the infestation was by bees. No wasps have been found at a playground near the Linear Park path. The Kalamazoo …

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White Pigeon woman has died following traffic accident

A woman involved in a car-pedestrian accident earlier this week died Wednesday. State Police Det./Sgt. Todd Petersen said 24-year-old Kalan Rider was walking on the shoulder north with the flow of traffic on U.S. 131, near the intersection of U.S. 12, when she was struck from behind. The incident occurred late Monday afternoon. The driver of the car was 37-year-old …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Drug-related charges are being sought against a Mendon man following a traffic stop this week in Park Township. Sheriff’s deputies stopped the car he was driving Tuesday on Michigan Avenue near Buckhorn Road after it was observed speeding. The driver, a 22-year-old Mendon man whose name was not released pending arraignment, did not have a valid license. A passenger was …

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Two Rollstrong fundraisers scheduled

A fundraiser to help a Constantine man injured in an alumni football game last year takes place this weekend. The inaugural Rollstrong Golf Outing, to benefit Robert Roll, begins at noon Saturday at Sauganash Golf Course in Three Rivers. Cost is $50 per golfer for the scramble and, furthermore, event organizers said hole sponsorships remain available. Proceeds from the event …

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Back to School event gathers school supplies

The St. Joseph County United Way is co-sponsoring a “Back to School” event taking place Friday at the Sturgis Walmart store. United Way executive director Kelly Hostetler said the event takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is being organized to help children who need supplies and backpack assistance for school. Bins have been set up inside the store …

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New health center approves grant

The board of directors of Covered Bridge Healthcare last week voted to approve a Patient Centered Medical Home grant from the Health Resource and Services Administration. The $35,000 grant allows the health center to provide all-access care to the community, regardless of whether patients are insured, uninsured or under insured. The agency’s focus is the patients’ health: physical, behavioral, dental, …

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