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Glen Oaks buy-a-brick campaign underway

Glen Oaks Community College is promoting a program that invites prospective donors to “leave a legacy.” The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation is accepting through May 31 orders for Phase 3 of its buy-a-brick campaign. The concept allows donors to honor a graduate, family member or friend with their names laser-engraved into the bricks. Four-by-eight-inch bricks are $50 and eight-by-eight-inch …

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County dedicates veteran transition home

St. Joseph County officials dedicated the county’s first veterans transition home during a ceremony on Friday (4-28-17). The house is for veterans who recently finished their term in service and want to live in the county, said Stoney Summey, director of veterans affairs for St. Joseph County. The home, located in the 21000 block of Schweitzer Road in Lockport Township, …

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Woman arrested after fleeing police

A police pursuit occurred early Sunday in Dowagiac. Cass County Sheriff ’s Department deputies said the incident took place around 4:45 a.m., when a 27-year-old woman fled from police and crashed her vehicle. With the help of a police K-9, the woman was found in a wooded area near the crash location and was taken to Dowagiac Lee Memorial Hospital …

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Blue

Hi! My name is Blue and I am a male, tricolor hound, about 4 years old. I’m a typical hound with my nose to the ground. I’m pretty vocal, but that’s normal for a hound, isn’t it? I do need some work on my housebreaking, but I’m sure I can learn. Please come in to see me and give me …

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CMHSAS compliance under scrutiny

The makeup of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County is under scrutiny. To be in compliance with the state’s Mental Health Code related to such panels, it must include members who themselves or are related to someone who – past or present – has undergone some form of counseling. The debate centers on …

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Rider injured in motorcycle crash

A Three Rivers man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving went off the roadway earlier this week in Lockport Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the motorcycle was heading west at 5 p.m. Monday on Hoshel Road, when it failed to navigate a curve near Lutz Road and went off the north side of the road. The motorcycle overturned and …

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New ISD superintendent signs contracts

Teresa Belote signed a contract with the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District for a total salary package of $146,000 at a special board meeting Monday in Centreville. In a separate special meeting later in the day, Bronson Community Schools Board of Education accepted Belote’s resignation as superintendent. The Bronson board voted to use the Michigan Association of School Board …

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Burr Oak awarded robotics grant

Students at Burr Oak Middle and High School were granted outside support as they use robots to build skills in science and engineering. The Monsanto Fund awarded a one-time $5,000 grant to the Bobcat High School Robotics Team and $1,500 to the Bobcats Middle School Robotics Team. The funds will support robotics activities and encourage local students who participate in …

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K-Wings fall to Walleye in Game 7

The Kalamazoo Wings season is officially over as the Toledo Walleye defeated the K-Wings 3-1 in Game 7 of the Central Division Semi-Finals on Tuesday night at the Huntington Center. After a scoreless first period which saw the K-Wings outshooting the Walleye 13-9, the two teams exchanged goals in the second period. Toledo hit the scoreboard first on a Kyle …

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Out and About – Week of April 24th

The only time I saw my father cry was when I told him that my nephew, who was his first grandchild, had been killed in an auto accident. At that time, a “real” man didn’t openly shed tears. I am so grateful that times have changed, and that now it is not a sign of weakness for a man to …

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