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Woman injured in crash

A Kalamazoo woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend in Fabius Township. Carissa Jones, 18, was driving north on Day Road at 6:30 p.m. Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle in the 57000 block, near Dutch Settlement Road. Jones had to be extricated from the vehicle and was airlifted to Borgess Medical Center. She was …

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K-Wings sign two; Extend offers to six others

KALAMAZOO, MI – While the calendar just turned to July, the Kalamazoo Wings and head coach Nick Bootland are looking ahead to October. The K-Wings announced the signings of forward Tanner Sorenson and defenseman Sean O’ Rourke on Friday, making them the first two players signed for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Sorenson, 23, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, will be …

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Driver faces drunken driving charge in crash that killed boy

A southwestern Michigan woman has been charged in connection with a rollover crash that left a 4-year-old boy dead. WOOD-TV and WWMT-TV report that 24-year-old Nicole Camden, of Kalamazoo, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and other charges. Police say a minivan rolled over April 1 in Kalamazoo Township. Jayden Johnson was …

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Out and About – Week of July 4th

Three Rivers has always been my hometown. I was raised here, then ventured out into the real world soon after graduation from high school. For the next thirty-three years, I lived in the Chicago area, Denver, and Las Vegas. I always thought of Three Rivers as my hometown because of the people and the sense of tranquility that made up …

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Mendon’s Heritage Schoolhouse demolished

An iconic building in Mendon was razed last week, as crews from Grand Rapids-based X-treme Demolition knocked down the Heritage Schoolhouse. The former Mendon High School was taken down after preservation efforts – which included a number of fundraising efforts – were thwarted by increasingly high costs to rehabilitate the multi-story building. In the end, the district’s board of education …

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Police investigate Park Township break in

State police are probing the recent break-in of a residence in Park Township. Investigators were called last month to a home at the intersection of Heimbach and Buckhorn roads. The owner said electronics and televisions were stolen within a 75-minute span June 16. Access was gained through forced entry.

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Miller commends colleagues for budget work

State Rep. Aaron Miller, who serves as chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, has issued a statement in response to Gov. Rick Snyder signing the state’s budget for the coming fiscal year. Miller said the Legislature has again produced a budget that invests in areas important to Michigan families – roads and bridges, education, public safety and …

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Kayaks stolen in Nottawa Township

St. Joseph County deputies are investigating the theft of two Kayaks from Lennon Road in Nottawa Township. One is a 10-foot Sundolphin, lime green in color. The second was a 10 1/2-foot Perception Sport, faded green in color. Both are sit-in models. The incident was reported June 26 and took place at a residence in the 60000 block of Lennon …

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River level will change

The city of Sturgis has announced a drawdown of the reservoir area upstream of its dam and hydroelectric plant on the St. Joseph River near Centreville. Municipal officials said the drawdown is expected to impact the river by lowering water levels in an area from the dam upstream to the village of Mendon. Water levels are expected to rise downstream …

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COA director announces resignation

St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Executive Director Lynn Coursey announced last week her resignation from the Three Rivers-based agency. Coursey had served in the capacity for 13 years. She said she is pursuing other opportunities, and added she is proud of the COA’s current visibility as a result of its efforts the past 13 years.

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