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Police, utilities warn of possible outages on Sunday

Michigan State Police and utilities are warning people high winds could cause power outages on Sunday. The National Weather Service says a high wind watch is in effect from Saturday night through Sunday night in southern and eastern Michigan including the Thumb region. It says sustained west winds of 30-40 mph with gusts as high as 60 mph are possible. …

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Letter returned to Michigan woman after 45 years

A Michigan woman who wrote a letter to her family in 1974 has been reunited with the tattered note after it was finally delivered to the home where her family lived years ago. WOOD-TV reports that Mary Vaughan Brady of Grand Rapids received the letter Thursday. The man who now lives at the home, Evan Koons, found the worn and …

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City commission plans special budget meetings

Three Rivers city officials plan to take up to two special meetings to discuss and set the municipality’s 2019-20 fiscal year budget. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners this week agreed to hold the meetings at 6 p.m. May 12 and 28, with a public hearing on the 12-month budget slated for 6 p.m. June 4.

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Resident concerns over road reconstruction

Concerns have been expressed by some Sherman Township residents regarding a plan to reconstruct Wait Road. Slated to take place next year, the project will extend from North Centerville Road at the Sturgis city limits north to Wait Road. The reconstruction would continue east to the M-66 intersection for seven-tenths of a mile. The plan calls for widening Wait Road from …

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White Pigeon School Board considers CTE millage

White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education members discussed a request from St. Joseph County Intermediate School District regarding a Career and Technical Education millage. The ISD is asking school districts countywide if they are in favor of putting on the ballot a request for no more than one mill to support CTE in St. Joseph County. White Pigeon school board …

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Michigan couple charged after girl ingests meth, dies

Two southwestern Michigan residents face charges in northern Indiana in the death of a 10-year-old girl who died after ingesting methamphetamine. Prosecutors say the girl and her 9-year-old sibling were taken to an Elkhart home last June by her father, 34-year-old Brandon Hobbs, and his 30-year-old girlfriend, Erica Reschke. The girl died at the home. Toxicology tests revealed high levels …

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Shelby

I am a happy dog.  I get very excited because I have so much freedom here.  I can jump straight up at least three feet, I have springs on my feet.  The ladies here call me “Shelby”.  They say I am a beautiful, black, one year old lab.  I am a female, partially housebroke.   I have been crated and want …

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Police seek information on missing woman

Schoolcraft Police Chief Bryan Campbell has issued a media release regarding a missing person. Campbell said 38-year-old Kristy Ann Williams, also known as Kristy Bishop, has not been seen by friends or family members in the past month. Williams stands 5-foot-5 and weighs about 150 pounds. She has blond hair, blue eyes and was last seen at her residence in …

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United Way begins planning for new event

St. Joseph County United Way is gearing up for an inaugural event taking place later this year. “Yards, Barns and Brew Fest,” a first-of-its-kind event to aid the St. Joseph County United Way, will be held May 3 and 4 at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds. United Way director Kelly Hostetler said booth space is available for prospective home, garden, …

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ORV public hearing scheduled

A public hearing regarding an off-road vehicle ordinance in St. Joseph County has been scheduled. Commissioners on Tuesday set the public hearing for 5 p.m. April 16. If approved, the ordinance would create regulations related to operating three-wheeled or quad vehicles on county roads, though only if certain restrictions are adhered to. Language in the proposed ordinance is borrowed from …

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