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COMMUNITY LEADERS AND COA PROMOTE MARCH FOR MEALS

Close to 20 community leaders from St. Joseph County are participating in the 15th annual March for Meals Community Champions Week of March 20-24. This national campaign is an annual month-long event and is led by Meals on Wheels America. It is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation, both serious problems currently impacting our community and …

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K-Wings defeat Everblades 3-2

The Kalamazoo Wings (34-27-1-3) are one point out of a playoff spot thanks to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Everblades (41-17-2-3) at Wings Event Center on Wednesday night. Peter Schneider scored two goals and Joel Martin stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced in the win. Eric Kattelus also scored for the K-Wings. The K-Wings remain at home …

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Melody

03-21-17 BIO17-000078 MELODY dog

Hi! My name is Melody and I am a female tan and white chihuahua mix. I’m 3 years old and about as cute as can be. If you want a dog who fits just right in your lap, I’m your girl. I’m the perfect size for being a traveling pup, too. And, how about those cute freckles on my legs? …

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Centreville chooses next superintendent

A Portage native has been selected as the next superintendent of Centreville Public Schools. Members of the district’s board of education chose Stephanie Lemmer to replace Rob Kuhlman after he concludes a seven-year tenure as superintendent in June. The decision was made based on two finalist interviews Saturday at Centreville High School. Lemmer has served as director of Head Start …

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Two arrested after high speed chase

Two Indiana men are in the Elkhart County Jail awaiting extradition to Michigan after leading Michigan State Police on a high-speed chase last weekend. The pair, a 21-year-old from Topeka and a 20-year-old from Goshen, was arrested by Indiana authorities after crashing a stolen car. About 7 p.m. Sunday, a state police trooper attempted to stop the northbound vehicle on …

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Colon crash causes minor injuries

A 38-year-old Calhoun County man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Colon Township. Sheriff’s officials said Lawrence Riggio III, of Athens, was driving east on M-86 when he swerved his vehicle to avoid striking an animal in the path of his travel near Farrand Road. The vehicle proceeded about …

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Miller announces in-district gatherings

State Rep State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis invites his constituents to meet with him during in-district gatherings later this week. Miller emphasized the importance of accountability and availability to people, saying accessibility goes hand-in-hand with good representation. Miller will be available 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Vandalia Village Hall in Cass County, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

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4 wheeler stolen in Fabius Township

A Yamaha four-wheeler was stolen last week from a residence in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s investigators said the incident occurred between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday behind a residence in the 14000 block of Drummond Road. Deputies said the suspects had removed a black, 2002 Yamaha 347-CC quad from the property. The vehicle was being restored and not operable in …

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Pedestrian injured in White Pigeon crash

A White Pigeon man was injured Tuesday morning in a car/pedestrian accident. County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the intersection of US-131 and US-12 shortly before 6am. The pedestrian was identified as 51-year-old Lonnie Bingaman. The car, driven by Matthew Thomas, 27, of White Pigeon, was westbound on US-12. The incident remains under investigation.

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Out and About – Week of March 20th

I consider myself to be one of the luckiest guys around. I’m retired, so I have plenty of time to do what I want, or what needs to be done, and if I don’t get things done today, there’s always tomorrow. I volunteer with several groups and try my best to be a good citizen and a nice guy. Most …

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