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DTE eyes southern Michigan for wind energy project

DTE Energy says it has plans for 50 to 70 wind turbines in southern Michigan’s Branch County. The Daily Reporter says the utility made a presentation Thursday to county commissioners in Coldwater. Commission Chairman Ted Gordon says any key decisions about the placement of turbines will be made by townships. Michael Sage of Detroit-based DTE says 180 people have signed …

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Man arrested after stabbing incident

A Texas man was arrested late Thursday after a stabbing incident at the Meijer gas station in Sturgis. Jaime Rubalcada, 25, of Harlington, was arrested on a charge of felonious assault. Sturgis police were dispatched to the location just after 11:30 p.m. Upon arrival, police noticed a man with a stab wound to his hand. He was taken to Sturgis Hospital …

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Police warn of potential phone scam

Police are warning residents to beware of phone calls that threaten action from the Internal Revenue Service or a federal agency. Sturgis police have received multiple reports of a recent telephone scam. IRS and law-enforcement officials do not contact people by phone to request money or reference outstanding warrants or tickets. Police said residents should not provide personal information, including …

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COA Board supports member reappointment

Members of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Advisory Board agreed last week to move forward with a declaration of support to get board member Don Eaton reappointed to the board. Wednesday’s vote came a day after the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved five of six reappointments to the COA board, excluding Eaton. Tom Stoll, COA director, …

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Serious injuries in Cass County crash

A Dowagiac woman suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident early Thursday in Cass County’s Jefferson Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 3:35 a.m. to M-60, near Hospital Street, where a car driven by 21-year-old Alexandria Tackitt had left the roadway. Investigators said Tackitt was driving east on M-60 when the car she was driving went off …

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Michigan State students to get free on-campus bus rides

Students, staff and faculty at Michigan State University will get free on-campus bus service for a year starting in late August. The East Lansing school says it’s amended its contract with the Capital Area Transportation Authority for the 2018-19 academic year. The free service will go into effect Aug. 27, when fall semester classes start, and will run on a …

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TR sports complex – Commissioners delay vote

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to delay voting on a detachment petition tied to the development of a multi-field sports complex in Three Rivers. Commissioners discussed the issue at last week’s executive committee meeting and agreed Tuesday to pull the matter from their agenda, at the recommendation of legal counsel. The petition was filed last month …

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TR school board reaches a settlement

A tumultuous situation involving the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has been resolved. Board members this week agreed to a financial settlement with Kevin Hamilton, former administrator of educational services at Three Rivers Middle School. Hamilton and two other administrators were let go following the 2014-15 academic year. They subsequently filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, …

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Arrest in Sturgis

A Sturgis man was arrested on a number of offenses after he was caught stealing a potted plant from a resident’s yard earlier this week. According to a department media release, a homeowner witnessed the theft at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of South Fourth Street. The homeowner was able to get a good description of the suspect …

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COA board appointments

Five people were reappointed to the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging Board during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Returning to serve two-year terms are: Jon Withers of Florence Township, Stephen Boland of Klinger Lake, Margaret Shultz of Lockport Township and Ed Stemen of Fawn River Township. In addition, Joe Heivilin was re-appointed to the 11-member board, but his term is …

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