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Elkhart man died in Cass County crash

An Elkhart man died Tuesday morning following a single-vehicle accident on icy roads in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 5 a.m. to the area of Mason Street and Union Road in response to a rollover accident. Upon arrival, deputies found 48-year-old Daniel Staley had lost control of his vehicle and it left …

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Legislature to consider 2 project recommendations

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week announced a state agency has recommended funding for two local projects to enhance recreational opportunities. Projects recommended by the Natural Resources Trust Fund Board include the $293,700 development of a canoe and kayak launch site north of the bridge at Memory Isle Park in Three Rivers. The development will also convert lights at the …

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Sturgis students receive Christmas donations

With the help of local police and fire personnel, 22 Sturgis elementary students had their Christmas season brightened Saturday morning. The students were selected by staff members from Wall, Congress, Wenzel and Eastwood schools. Sturgis Walmart donated money for the students to shop. The event was organized by Sturgis school resource officer Sam Watson. Representatives from Sturgis, Michigan State Police …

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Binx

Do you want a cat with personality with a big “P”?  I’m your cat!  I am talkative and want your “hands on” attention.  I am orange and white, about five years old.  I am a neutered male.  I love people, but will curl up in any box you have.  Come see me.  Animal Control will be closed for Christmas Friday, December …

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Out and About – Week of December 18th

This week’s “Myth Buster”: Computers are more reliable, and they last longer when they’re left on all the time. FALSE. The theory was that thermal cycling, from powering computers up and down, stressed and broke the components. The fact is that thermal problems are usually from heat buildup and/or poor ventilation. In any case, it’s always better to shut the …

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Man killed when Amtrak train hits pickup truck in Lawton

Police say one man was killed when an Amtrak train crashed into a pickup truck west of Kalamazoo. WOOD-TV reports the crash occurred Tuesday night in Lawton. Police Chief Jeffrey Mack says emergency responders found the man outside the pickup when they arrived on the scene. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Mack says witnesses told investigators they …

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Serious injury in crash

One person was injured in a single-vehicle crash early Monday in White Pigeon Township. Sheriff’s deputies said Roy Castro, whose age and community of residence were not included in a department media release, was driving west on U.S. 12 around 3:30 a.m., when he lost control of his vehicle near Hillandale Road. The vehicle went off the roadway and struck …

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Former Union resident placed in Top 12

Mekayla Eppers, a White Pigeon High School alumna, ended her career as a pageant contestant over the weekend in the Mrs. World event. The former Mekayla Diehl (DEAL), who grew up in the community of Union, placed in the Top 12 Saturday in the 33-contestant pageant staged near Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to her departure Dec. 5 for the African …

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TR school board issues superintendent evaluation

Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has given Superintendent Jean Logan an evaluation that equates to a rating of “minimally effective.” District officials said the evaluation was conducted Nov. 29 during a closed session involving board members and the 52-year-old Logan. The result was a score of 68 percent. Logan, who is in her fourth year as superintendent of …

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Glen Oaks – Concourse improvements

Glen Oaks Community College’s board of trustees voted last week to approve a concourse design and move forward with a USDA loan application for the improvements. Architect Andrew Lechner of Arkos Design gave a presentation on the project Thursday. He said changes will include moving the cafe, the addition of an art gallery and expanded restrooms. President David Devier told …

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