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Lions accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year

The Three Rivers Lions Club has announced it is accepting nominations for the “Three Rivers Lions Club Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year” award. Presented since 1965, the Three Rivers Lions Club’s Citizen of the Year award was renamed in 2014 to honor Snook, a community activist and longtime Lion who passed away in 2013. The award recognizes people …

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Insurance sign-up assistance available

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, through its program called “Ins and Outs,” is scheduling appointments to assist area residents with signing up through the Healthcare Marketplace or for Medicaid. Open enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace will end Feb. 15. According to Steve Todd, health officer for the tri-county health department, the agency has available eight certified, in-person assisters who …

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Winter Adventure event announced

Camp Fort Hill has announced details regarding its second annual Winter Adventure event. From 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 24, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to snow shoe or cross-country ski. The free event will also feature soup, sandwiches and s’mores. Also, drawings for gift cards to Lee’s Sports will take place throughout the afternoon Jan. 24. …

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Driver behavior, speed to blame for freeway pileup

A state Transportation spokesman says speed and “driver behavior” are to blame for a 193-vehicle pileup that killed one man and closed a stretch of Interstate 94 for two days.  Nick Schirripa tells the Kalamazoo Gazette for a story Tuesday that “people were driving too fast and following too closely on an icy freeway during a white-out” Friday near Galesburg …

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Fatal shooting in Kalamazoo County

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is interviewing a person of interest after a woman was shot to death close to Western Michigan University. Deputies say they found the 21-year old woman shot last night at Copper Beech Townhomes in Oshtemo Township, and she died later at a hospital. A man reportedly called 911 to report the shooting about 6:00 Sunday night, …

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Highway damaged by pileup

Pits and gouges will remain on Interstate 94 in southwest Michigan between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek until crews can repave the areas where several vehicles burned in a massive pileup on Friday.  Michigan State Police say 123 vehicles were involved in the crash that closed both the east and westbound lanes of I-94 from late Friday morning until 4:30 a.m. …

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Lots of vehicles impounded

It’s going to take at least a few days to get all the wreckage sorted out from Friday’s 193-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 in Kalamazoo County. That means added frustration for the owners of the cars and trucks involved, who had to leave the vehicles on the highway. Several tow truck company employees tell the Kalamazoo Gazette that they’re urging people to …

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Investigation continues

State police say a 193-vehicle pileup that closed a stretch of Interstate 94 in Michigan for two days started in eastbound lanes and likely spread to westbound lanes because motorists became distracted by the crashes. Lt. Dale Hinz says investigators have no evidence that cars or trucks crossed the median in eastern Kalamazoo County. He says a trucker killed Friday …

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Pretrial conference delayed for Wing

St. Joseph County Circuit Judge Paul Stutesman last week granted another adjournment in the criminal sexual conduct case against David Wing, a former St. Joseph County public school teacher and administrator. Defense attorney Ronald Grubbs requested that a pretrial status conference be delayed another 30 days, citing technical problems with accessing some of the prosecution’s evidence against Wing, 59, of …

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Commission makes annual allocation to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week made its annual appropriation to the county’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Commissioners budgeted more than $257,000 to the Centreville-based agency. County administrator Pat Yoder said the agency this year will be allocated an additional $90,000 to rectify a previous accounting error. As a result, $86, 817 will be transferred …

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