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K-Wings fall to Greenville

The Kalamazoo Wings (6-10-0-2) did not have much to be thankful for over the Thanksgiving holiday. After falling to the Indy Ice on Wednesday by a score of 5-3, the K-Wings fell to Fort Wayne by a score of 6-1 on Thursday. Completing their five-game road trip, the K-Wings returned home on Friday to host the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. The …

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Official who faced conflict of interest allegations resigns

A township official from Cass County who faced conflict of interest allegations has resigned from a local board. The South Bend Tribune reports Frank LaPierre recently resigned as chairman of Ontwa Township’s wastewater board. Edwardsburg businessman Robert J. Donnelly had publicly criticized LaPierre for being board chairman while working for an engineering firm the township contracts with for consulting and …

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Former Centreville teacher trial postponed

A jury trial on criminal-sexual-conduct charges against a former Centreville Public Schools teacher has been postponed again, this time due to the death of a family member of a case investigator. Jury selection had been scheduled to begin earlier this month in the case of Terry Miller, 47, a former Centreville junior high and high school teacher initially charged in …

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Investigation continues into cemetery vandalism

More than a month after the Sturgis community was jarred by vandalism at Franks mausoleum at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis police are continuing their investigation into the case. Meanwhile, former Sturgis City Commission member Rob Sisson, who has expressed outrage about the incident, said someone “tried to send a message” to him with a lawn sign, but it was placed …

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Sturgis organizations receive grants

The Sturgis Area Community Foundation recently completed its 2016 competitive grant program. The following organizations received grants: Sturgis Helping Hands, $2,500, to assist with the Helping Hands Backpack program; Mixed Martial Arts/ Doyle Community Center, $3,740, for program support; Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services, $1,500, to assist with a Sexual Assault Awareness Community Forum; city of Sturgis, $35,000, for Spence …

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President-elect Trump holds slim lead in Michigan

President-elect Donald Trump’s lead in Michigan is 10,704 votes over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The state Bureau of Elections said Wednesday that results certified by county canvassing boards show Trump ahead with about 4.8 million votes cast. The result still must be certified by the state at a meeting scheduled for Monday. If it stands, the two-tenths of a percentage point …

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Curry, Caldo, Chowder, and Chili

Happy Thanksgiving! Our names are Curry, Caldo, Chowder and Chili. We are about 6 weeks old and full of curiosity and energy. If the picture is kind of blurry it’s because we were having so much fun exploring that we couldn’t sit still. Please come in and give us the best thing for which we could be thankful – a …

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Road commission suggest checking mailboxes

The St. Joseph County Road Commission is encouraging residents to shake their mailboxes this month. Agency manager Chris Minger said a mailbox post over the years can rot or become wobbly. The annual shaking test is a solid way of determining whether a mailbox is secure and its post strong. The test is suggested to ensure mailboxes and posts are …

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Salvation Army seeks volunteers

The Salvation Army is still in need of volunteers willing to man kettles at collection sites. Service clubs, churches, youth groups and students in need of volunteer hours are encouraged to consider partaking in the bell-ringing duty. In St. Joseph County, the need for bell-ringers is especially great in Colon, Centreville, Sturgis, Three Rivers and White Pigeon. Prospective participants are …

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Hile named Sturgis mayor

After five years, someone other than Ken Malone will serve as leader of Sturgis City Commission meetings. Robert Hile, 59, was named mayor after serving five years as vice-mayor under Malone. Hile said he and Malone had discussed a change in leadership a year ago. Meanwhile, Jon Good, at-large commissioner, was appointed vice mayor in a 6-3 vote over Mark …

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