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Disaster loan deadline approaching

The U.S. Small Business Administration wishes to remind businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters in Michigan of the deadline to submit disaster-loan applications for damages caused by severe storms and flooding Feb. 19- 21. The deadline to submit applications for physical damage is May 29. Low-interest disaster loans are available in nearly two dozen counties, including St. Joseph and …

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Paving project begins in Branch County

Michigan Department of Transportation will begin a major repaving project next week in Branch County. Ten miles of U.S. 12 between Bronson and Coldwater will start Monday morning. Construction includes removing the bridge over the Indiana Northeastern Railroad, installing concrete curb and gutter, upgrading guardrails, improving drainage, and new signs and pavement markings. The $2.4 million investment will improve ride …

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Michigan board agrees to put marijuana question on ballot

Michigan voters will decide in November whether to allow recreational marijuana, after officials certified Thursday that there were enough signatures to put the measure on the ballot. The proposal, which the bipartisan state elections board allowed to proceed on a 4-0 vote, would make Michigan the 10th state and the first in the Midwest to legalize the drug for recreational …

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Testimony concludes in fatal Michigan bike crash trial

Testimony has concluded after defense attorneys declined to call any witnesses in the trial of a Michigan motorist accused of running down nine bicyclists, killing five of them. The defense’s move Thursday means 52-year-old Charles Pickett of Battle Creek will not testify during his trial on 14 charges, including five each of second-degree murder and operating a motor vehicle while …

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Heather

I am Heather.  I love to run and sing.  I am a female, Tri colored hound, I was picked up as a stray.  I am about one and a half years old.  The ladies here at Animal Control say I don’t potty in my unit so I may be housebroken.   I love people and come right up to them.  Because …

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Two dead in house fire near Mendon

Two men died early Wednesday in a house fire in the 53000 block of Silver Street in Mendon Township. Authorities said one body was found in the basement, the other on the first floor. Michigan State Police investigators said the cause of the fire is undetermined. Identities of the two men have not been released, pending notification of next of …

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Filing deadline passes for August ballot

Tuesday was the filing deadline for county commission seats, and other local and state positions appearing on the August primary ballot. Barring a write-in candidate, Republican county commissioners Allen Balog and Kathy Pangle will be uncontested. They are seeking two-year terms; Balog represents the city of Three Rivers, and Fabius and Flowerfield townships, while Pangle’s jurisdiction covers Burr Oak, Colon, …

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Glen Oaks moves forward with renovation plans

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to move forward with a USDA loan application for concourse renovation. The loan is for up to $2.2 million, according to Glen Oaks president David Devier. He said the interest rate for the loan has been locked in at 3.79 percent. Devier anticipates closing as early as next week, and then …

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Constantine looks to place school resource officer

Constantine municipal officials plan to work with the local school district to install a resource officer at Constantine schools on a full-time basis. Village manager Mark Honeysett said he has had conversations with superintendent Steve Wilson and a representative from Michigan Fraternal Order of Police, and plans are to draft a contract to provide an officer for the position. If …

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White Pigeon approves wireless access points purchase

Members of the White Pigeon school board have approved the purchase of new wireless access points. The budgeted item will cost more than $56,000. However, associate superintendent Carrie Erlandson said the district could use E-rate funds for the purchase, so the purchase would have a budget impact of less than $20,000. The district currently has about 75 access points. Erlandson …

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