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No urban chickens in Constantine

Members of the Constantine Village Council voted earlier this month against urban chickens being raised inside the village limits. At several meetings this year, the council discussed an ordinance allowing urban chickens stemming from a June 20 discussion with Charlie and Beth Cauffman. They requested to keep up to six chickens in their yard. Then, Jeff and Nancy Cale in …

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Two arrested in Sturgis on drug and weapons charges

Two Indiana residents were arrested on drug-related offenses as well as a weapons violation earlier this week in Sturgis. Sturgis police said a vehicle was stopped at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Buckingham and Canterbury streets for a plate-registration violation. The driver, a 24-year-old man from Elkhart, advised officers he was in possession of a firearm, which was …

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Free rides home for New Year’s Eve

Here’s a reminder that the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority will once again offer its annual New Year’s Eve “Free Ride Home.” Steve Yorks, director of the Three Rivers-based agency, said the free rides will be available from and to any St. Joseph County location and will start at 10 p.m. Saturday and conclude at 4 a.m. Sunday. The event …

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Calley signs bill to require CPR instruction in grades 7-12

Michigan schools will have to provide CPR instruction under legislation signed by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. The law enacted Wednesday takes effect in the next academic year. The measure requires that schools provide instruction in CPR and the use of defibrillators at least one time between grades 7 and 12. The instruction can be for hands-only CPR, a simpler type …

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Lia

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Happy New Year! My name is Lia and I am a female tricolor shepherd mix. I’m about 8-9 months old and have a very cute white chest. I am a little timid at first but warm up to you quickly. I weigh about 40 pounds and am a good size for a family dog. Please make my new year the …

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Sturgis man arrested on drug charges

Three Rivers police arrested a Sturgis man early Wednesday on drug-related offenses. According to a department media release, a vehicle was stopped shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Broadway Street near South Douglas Avenue for an undisclosed moving violation. Police observed evidence that led them to conclude the occupants of the vehicle were seeking components to manufacture methamphetamine. The department’s K9 …

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New lights installed on maintenance vehicles

The St. Joseph County Road Commission will install green lights alongside its amber lights to improve visibility of its maintenance vehicles, including snow plows. Agency officials said the green lights appear brighter and can be seen from farther away than other colored lights, making them suitable for enhanced visibility in inclement conditions. Road commission director Chris Minger said the commission …

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K-Wings drop back-to-back games

Christmas has come and gone and it seems even Santa Claus himself didn’t have anything in his sleigh to help the Kalamazoo Wings (11-17-0-3) put together a post-holiday winning streak. After dropping a 4-1 decision to the Cincinnati Cyclones on Tuesday night, the K-Wings fell to the visiting Toledo Walleye by the same score on Wednesday night. On Tuesday, Tanner …

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Mark My Words — Christmas is what you make it…and trains!

Trains. Every year at Christmas, I think of trains. For many years when I was younger, much younger, I always asked for a train set for Christmas. I attribute my desire for a train set to a couple of reasons. Growing up, on our car rides between Constantine and Three Rivers, I remember having many conversations with my Grandma Wellington …

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Teenager arrested after theft from restaurant

A 17-year-old employee was arrested following a breaking-and-entering incident at Mancino’s Italian restaurant in White Pigeon. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the eatery Monday in response to forced entry through a rear door. Investigators found access was gained by drilling out the locking mechanism and prying the door open. Two flat-screen televisions, a laptop computer and the contents from the …

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