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Monty

Hi, my name is Monty. I am a tricolor, male beagle mix. I’m about two years old and am very friendly. I am partially house-broken. My face is interesting because it is kind of brindled. I know I would make a good buddy to a new family. Please come adopt me so I may love you. My docket number is …

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COA board position remains unfilled

Committee members charged with recommending a candidate to the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging Board reached an impasse, meaning the spot will be left unfilled for the time being. County commissioners at Wednesday’s executive committee meeting said the three candidates interviewed within the past week each brought their own, unique strengths. In the end, Commissioner Dan Czajkowski said, the …

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Road Commission names new director

The St. Joseph County Road Commission didn’t have to look far to find its new managing director. Members of the road commission board agreed Monday to offer the position to John Lindsey. He joined the Centreville-based agency 8 1/2 years ago and serves as director of fleet and facilities. A 57-year-old lifelong Bronson resident, Lindsey previously spent 30 years in …

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Man injured after fleeing police

A 28-year-old Grand Rapids man was seriously injured after leading police on a pursuit across St. Joseph County earlier this week. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the incident started at 11 p.m. Tuesday after deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Michigan Avenue at Hutchinson Road in Park Township. The driver, Nicholas Spoors, attempted to …

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Multiple injuries in crash

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident last week in Fawn River Township. Sheriff’s deputies said a vehicle driven Jerry Farler was heading east on U.S. 12 when the driver attempted to turn left onto County Farm Road in front of a westbound car driven by Diane Brochue. Brochue and a passenger, Jasmine Kilpatrick, were airlifted to Bronson Methodist …

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Vehicle stolen from dealership

Sheriff’s department officials are investigating the theft of a vehicle from a Three Rivers car dealership. The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at Vetter-McGill Chevrolet, located west of Three Rivers on M-60. According to video surveillance, two men arrived at the business in a heavy-duty truck equipped with accessories typically found on repo trucks. The suspects removed a white …

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Glen Oaks board hears alternative and adult ed options

Alternative and adult education at Glen Oaks Community College was at the center of last week’s Glen Oaks Community College board meeting. Chuck Frisbie, director of institutional innovation, shared statistics about alternative education in Centreville. Last year, the district brought alternative education classes to the college and saw a jump in average credits earned from 1.1 in 2016 to 5.95 …

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Constantine considers tax abatement

Members of the Constantine Village Council last week reviewed an application from Michigan Milk Producers Association for a tax abatement. The request is for a 50-percent tax abatement for 12 years on a new $6 million processing facility. The council set a public hearing for Sept. 4. The application states the project will increase MMPA’s milk processing to 1.3 million …

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Tests: Georgia remains match Michigan teen last seen in 1979

Authorities say tests have confirmed the remains of an unknown person buried in Georgia are those of a 15-year-old boy who ran away from his southeastern Michigan home in 1979. Michigan State Police say a forensic analyst from University of North Texas’ Center for Human Identification on Tuesday revealed the DNA match with Dennis Greer. Investigators say he left his …

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Write-in candidate for township supervisor loses tiebreaker

A write-in candidate who was challenging an incumbent township supervisor in southwestern Michigan has lost a tiebreaker for the Republican nomination. Robert Baker, who wants to be on the November ballot for the Ross Township post, picked a piece of paper marked “not elected” out of a box Tuesday at the office of the Kalamazoo County clerk. WWMT-TV reports both …

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