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Two injured in Cass County crash

Two Cass County residents were involved in an accident Wednesday morning in Pokagon Township. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said 55-year-old Dowagiac resident Donald Fazi was driving north on M-51 when his vehicle crashed into the back of a car driven by Elizabeth Ecker, 28, of Niles. Ecker had stopped her car to turn left onto Indian Lake Road, authorities …

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Glen Oaks honors supporters of college

Glen Oaks President David Devier has recognized two individuals with long-time ties to the college during the 2017 annual Glen Oaks Community College Foundation gala. He named the Raymond H. Jr. & Gretchen M. Dresser Business Development Center in honor of the Sturgis couple for their dedication to the college. Next, the campus student services wing was named the Philip …

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Hunters hitting the woods, fields for firearms deer season

Hunters are flocking to Michigan woods and fields for what wildlife biologists say should be a productive firearms deer season. The season runs through Nov. 30. Chad Stewart of the Department of Natural Resources says relatively mild weather over the past year is a good sign for deer fitness and fawn survival. He says hunter success rates should be as …

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Roy

They call me Roy.  I am a very nice chihuahua mix, five and a half years old.  I have had my neuter surgery.  I am current on my License.  I lost my home due to family health issues.  I get along with other small dogs.  I hope you will want me to join your family. My docket number is BIO17-000338, …

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Road Commission preps for winter weather

St. Joseph County Road Commission Manager Chris Minger said his crews are ready for winter, and they might get their first test of the season this weekend. With a new storage shelter holding 3,000 tons of a salt-sand mix, the original barn loaded with a 1,200-ton combination and another 18,000 tons of sand stored outdoors at the north end of …

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Gateway Village recognized for energy waste reduction

Gateway Village of Sturgis was among eight recipients recognized at the Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards for successful efforts to reduce energy waste. The winners were announced by Gov. Rick Snyder and honored at a ceremony in Detroit last month. Gateway Village was developed by Portage-based Hollander Development Corporation and awarded for its efforts to provide quality, energy-efficient housing options for …

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White Pigeon students raise hurricane relief funds

Students and staff at White Pigeon High School recently presented the local Salvation Army with a check to go toward hurricane relief. The school during homecoming week staged a “penny pinch” competition between classes, according to superintendent Jon Keyer. The effort raised $2,000. Student council president Lizzy Anderson said it wanted to do a service project as a way to give …

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Out and About – Week of November 13th

We are only into the third week of November, and Christmas is still more than a month away, but I couldn’t wait until next month to pay tribute to Ron Linton. Ron passed away at the beginning of this month, and those that knew him were more than deeply saddened. My condolences go out to Ron’s family. Ron’s favorite time …

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Man struck by car in Cass County

A 53-year-old Elkhart man died over the weekend after he was struck by a car in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called Sunday to M-51, near Pokagon Highway, in response to a subject in the roadway. Moments later, the sheriff’s department was advised that the man had been hit by a vehicle. The victim, Howard …

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Man dies in Cass County crash

Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded Monday morning to a single-vehicle fatal crash in Penn Township. Deputies responded at 10:44 a.m. to Decatur Road, near Shurte Street, where a vehicle driven by 34 year-old Russell Jett, Jr. of Kalamazoo had struck a tree. Investigators said the Jett’s vehicle traveled across both lanes of traffic and struck a tree on the opposite …

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