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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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City resolution supports pedestrian trail

Members of the Three Rivers City Commission last week threw their support behind a proposed state grant to help cover the cost of a pedestrian trail. A resolution endorsing the plan is required for the city to potentially qualify for a Michigan Department of Transportation grant. The proposed trail, which would run adjacent to U.S. 131 between Hoffman and Broadway …

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Sturgis Enrichment Center celebrates one-year anniversary

Officials with the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging recently observed the one-year anniversary of the Sturgis Enrichment Center. Opened in April 2016 on North Franks Avenue, the Sturgis Enrichment Center has fulfilled its purpose as a gathering place for senior citizens on the east side of the county, according to COA director Tim Stoll. Last week’s fanfare included a …

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Constantine considers golf-cart ordinance

Following action earlier this month by the Centreville Village Council regarding a golf-cart ordinance, the village of Constantine recently discussed the issue. During last week’s Constantine Village Council meeting, municipal officials agreed to pursue an ordinance that would also include provisions for penalties or violations. Village manager Mark Honeysett said concerns he has include whether it’s OK for someone whose …

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Household waste and recycling event successful

Saturday’s collection of household hazardous waste and electronics generated more than 50,000 pounds of televisions, computers and related accessories. The 12th annual collection featured a flow of traffic that arrived an hour before the four-hour event began at 8 a.m., according to Pat Kulikowski, secretary for the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee. The line of traffic continued through the …

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Centreville hosted “Courts in the Schools”

St. Joseph County District Court Judge Rob Pattison last week staged his fourth “Courts in the Schools” program. Before a group of nearly 100 upperclassmen at Centreville High School, Pattison sentenced Megan Kucks, a 22-year-old Kalamazoo resident, and Thomas Polston, a 24-year-old Burr Oak man, for their separate cases of driving while impaired. In part because they agreed to have …

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Magic event draws big crowds

Organizers behind Saturday’s “31 Flavors of Magic” in downtown Colon are calling the third annual event a success. Boosted by a strong array of talent at 10 different venues, “31 Flavors” drew more people than it had at either of the two previous events, according to coordinator Ron Carnell. Spectators were treated to a variety of magic genres, including stage …

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Multiple charges in fleeing incident

An Indiana woman was arrested on several charges after she refused to stop for a speeding violation earlier this week in Mottville Township. State police attempted to stop the vehicle around 11 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 12 near Vistula Road. The driver, a 26-year-old woman from Plymouth, Ind., refused to stop and accelerated to speeds between 75 and 85 miles …

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ISD selects new superintendent

Teresa Belote was chosen Wednesday by the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District board as its next superintendent. Belote, who has a long history with Sturgis Public Schools and is currently superintendent of Bronson Community Schools, was selected over Pat Kreger, superintendent of Union City Community Schools. ISD board members noted they were fortunate to have two solid finalists for …

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