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TRHS safe driving campaign recognized

A team of Three Rivers High School students that spearheaded a safe-driving campaign over the past few months has been recognized for its efforts. Members found out last week they came in second place and were awarded a $1,250 cash prize. The teens facilitated three events that provided the school’s student body with tips about safe driving during the winter …

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Bristol chosen to host shooting competition for next 5 years

The National Rifle Association has chosen a northern Indiana gun range to host a competitive shooting championship for the next five years. Chief Wa-Ke’-De Outdoor Range held the National Smallbore Rifle Championships the last two years. The National Rifle Association called the facility “excellent” and awarded it a five-year contract for the event. The NRA also said it had “overwhelmingly …

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Kalamazoo shooting suspect competent to assist his lawyer

A man accused of killing six people in southwestern Michigan has been found competent to understand the murder charges against him and assist his attorney. A judge held a brief hearing Friday to acknowledge the exam results for Jason Dalton. His criminal case in Kalamazoo was on hold for weeks while experts determined whether he understood the process. The exam …

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Battle Creek zoo breaks ground on lion, wild dog exhibits

Battle Creek’s Binder Park Zoo has broken ground on two new exhibits connected by the lives of two young people. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that the zoo held a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday for a new viewing area for its current group of African wild dogs. The family of a 26-year-old man who died in a 2010 accident donated a …

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GOCC voted to proceed with housing facility

Glen Oaks Community College’s Board of Trustees voted this week to proceed with the bidding, design and construction of a $6.5 million, 120-bed student housing facility. Subject to final approval on a USDA low-interest loan, the proposed four-story building would begin with a groundbreaking expected to take place in early summer with plans for the facility to open with the …

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Road Commission received Organization award

The Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council has honored the St. Joseph County Road Commission with a 2016 TAMC Organization Award. The award was presented last week during the annual TAMC Spring Conference in Dearborn. Chris Minger, St. Joseph County’s Managing Director, told TAMC that the Centreville-based road commission has spent many hours developing five year plans with various funding balances. …

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