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Make plans for recycling event on April 23rd

Members of the St. Joseph County’s Solid Waste Committee are asking residents to be mindful of an approaching date as they begin their spring cleaning in coming weeks. The agency’s twice-a-year collection of household hazardous waste, and recycling of electronics, tires paper and latex paint takes place April 23rd at the county fairgrounds. The event will take place 8 a.m. …

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Restroom project moves forward at Nottawa Park

A quote for work related to the development of a septic system and restroom at Nottawa Park at Sand Lake was awarded last week by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. County administrator Pat Yoder said a $12,000 quote was received from Jones Petrie Rafinski of Elkhart for engineering services to complete the project and ready it for construction. …

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Wind damage at Edwardsburg

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Cass County’s E-911 Central Dispatch fielded a number of calls Thursday regarding structural damage caused by high winds. According to an agency media release, the dispatch center around 3:30 p.m. had received a number of calls from the village of Edwardsburg regarding several reports of downed trees. Many trees were uprooted, several homes received wind damage to shingles and siding, …

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State police budget up for consideration

The Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee for State Police this week approved a $654 million budget that state Rep. Aaron Miller said improves public safety for all Michigan families. Miller, chair of the panel, said the budget includes funding for a state trooper school that will train 64 men and women to provide law enforcement across the state. The spending plan …

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Several area students named to honorable mention teams

Six area student-athletes received all-state accolades for their work on the hardwood floor this season. Three girls were recognized: Mendon’s Megan Zinsmaster, a senior, was named to the Class D honorable mention team; Riley Phelps, a White Pigeon High School senior, earned a nod to the Class C honorable mention squad; and Centreville’s Bailey May, also a senior, was named …

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February sees increase in flu illnesses

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is reporting an uptick in flu-like illness and other viruses. Agency health officer Rebecca Burns said the tri-county health department during February saw an increase in respiratory illnesses and gastro-intestinal illnesses, as well as other communicable diseases. According to Kim Wilhelm, prevention services director, it is typical for flu to peak in February and …

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K-Wings hold on to defeat Royals

The Kalamazoo Wings (31-28-4-1) scored in the first two periods last night and goaltender Clay Witt held off the comeback minded Reading Royals to pick up their second victory in as many nights. Curtis Valk and Justin Taylor scored just 24 seconds part in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. The goal by Valk was his 16th of …

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Police investigate violent threat at Middle School

Three Rivers Middle School teachers and administrators were on full alert Wednesday, the day after a threat of violence was posted on a social media site. Superintendent Jean Logan said middle school principal Nikki Nash was made aware Tuesday night of a social-media posting by a student who threatened to commit an act of violence Wednesday. Logan said police were …

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Millie

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Hi! I’m Thoroughly Modern Millie and I am a beautiful female blue tick hound. I am very mellow and gentle and am about 5 years old. I really like attention, walk nicely on a leash and get along with other dogs. My cute, floppy ears feel like black velvet. Just to show you how sweet and friendly I am I …

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Sturgis approved agreement on new softball complex

Sturgis city commissioners on Monday approved a $1.6 million agreement for St. Joseph County’s commitment to help fund a proposed $2 million softball complex. The move came six days after the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to allocate the amount to the city toward development of the four-field complex on city-owned property on Lafayette Street, near …

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