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ISD superintendent retirement delayed

The retirement date of St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Superintendent Barbara Marshall has been delayed. ISD board trustee Elizabeth O’Dell made the announcement last month. The search committee requested Marshall postpone her April departure until June 1, O’Dell said, and Marshall agreed. O’Dell said Marshall staying on board an additional two months will assure enough time is available to …

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Winds blamed for toppling part of vacant Kalamazoo building

Police say high winds are to blame for knocking down part of a vacant building in Kalamazoo. Officers responded Sunday evening to the building on the city’s north side and found that two walls of the building had collapsed. No one was injured. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says one of the collapsing walls knocked down a power line. …

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Car stolen in Park Township

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report of a vehicle stolen last week in Park Township. According to a department media release, a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant was reported taken between 4 p.m. Wednesday and noon Thursday from the 20000 block of Moorepark Road. No additional information was availale.

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State of the Hospital meeting scheduled

Officials from Three Rivers Health will lead a “State of the Hospital” meeting next week. The town hall meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the hospital cafeteria. Representatives from Three Rivers Health will present the state of the hospital, its financial position, and its quality activities and outcomes over the past year. CEO Bill Russell said the occasion …

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Miller chairs House Elections and Ethics Committee

State Rep. Aaron Miller, following his first meeting as chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said he’s looking forward to working on policy over the next two years that brings even more integrity and efficiency to Michigan’s election system. Miller said elections play a critically important role in ensuring government is chosen by the people, and we should …

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Election audit shows no evidence of voter fraud

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald has forwarded to local media a media release from the Michigan Bureau of Elections. The agency last week released its audit findings for 136 Detroit precincts from the November general election, largely finding that human error, not illegal activity, resulted in mismatches between the number of ballots and recorded voters. Elections staff found no …

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Patrol boat named for WMU undefeated football

A Kalamazoo County Marine Division boat has been renamed in honor of Western Michigan University’s historical football season this year. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the naming of “Bronco 1” was part of a ceremony on Tuesday recognizing the accomplishments of the Broncos’ undefeated regular season. The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to honor the team for demonstration leadership …

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K-Wings fall to Komets 5-3

If Sunday’s game against the Fort Wayne Komets was any indication, the next two games between these teams could be rather testy, to say the least. The hits and checks plentiful and at times punishing as well as a few fights and some aggressive play and you see why these two teams have been bitter rivals for years. It won’t …

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Time change for electronics recycling

A revision to the time St. Joseph County residents can drop off televisions, electronics and computers at Waste Management’s Westside Landfill has been made. According to Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, the Three Rivers-area landfill will accept the items on Saturdays only, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. through 2017. Previously, the site was …

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Three Rivers Health announces job fair

Three Rivers Health has announced it will host a job fair open house next month. The one-day event for anyone interested in a job in the field of health care will take place 8 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. March 16 in the hospital lobby. Clinical and non-clinical positions are available. A drawing for one free month …

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