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K-Wings roster grows by four

KALAMAZOO, MI – As the season inches closer, the Kalamazoo Wings roster continues to grow. Returning for another season with the K-Wings are defenseman Adam Phillips and forward Tyler Shattock and newcomers Chris Leone and Kyle Bushee, also defenseman. Phillips and Shattock will be returning for their second season with the K-Wings. Phillips played in 52 games last season, racking …

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Motorcyclist killed in crash

A 28-year-old Bronson man was killed Thursday when his motorcycle struck the rear of a pickup truck in Fawn River Township. Zachariah Himebaugh, was declared dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred just after 3:30 p.m. Michigan State Police said both vehicles were westbound in the 30000 block of U.S. 12, near Sweet Lake Road. The driver of …

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No-wake request for boaters

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is requesting boaters to abide by a no-wake request until at least midweek. The agency issued a media release and made the request in light of an abundance of rain during the past week, which has elevated lake levels in the region. No-wake boating practices will ensure docks, boats and shoreline objects remain in …

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Drug charges for two Colon residents

Two Colon Township residents are being charged with drug-related offenses following an incident last week in the 30000 block of Coohon Road in Colon Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to the residence regarding a tip about narcotics. Once inside, deputies located several marijuana plants, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and firearms. Charges are being reviewed …

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Deputies respond to two vehicle crash

A vehicle being driven possibly without its headlights illuminated is the potential cause of a collision last week in Fabius Township. Deputies from St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday to the intersection of U.S. 131 and West Michigan Avenue in response to a two-vehicle accident. A Chrysler minivan driven by 22-year-old Joseph Branch of …

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High water cancels several Riverfest events

The weekend’s 29th Mendon Riverfest saw some popular events canceled due to the St. Joseph River’s high water and fast-moving current. Roger Cupp, chair of the Riverfest Committee, said Saturday’s canoe race, canoe swamp, and duck and toy-boat races were canceled for safety reasons. The high water and swift current were the result of a heavy day of rain Wednesday …

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Tough guy Ben Wilson returns to K-Wings

KALAMAZOO, MI – Defenseman Ben Wilson, who was named the K-Wings Defenseman of the Year last season, has signed to return to the team for the 2016-17 season. Last season, Wilson played in 54 games where he had 7 assists and 76 minutes in penalties and a +3. Returning for his fourth season, Wilson said he keeps coming back because …

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Mark My Words – No reason for a child to feel worthless

From time to time someone will post a status to their Facebook page that asks people to read, comment, share or post as their own status to help “spread the word” about a topic, cause or some event. The most recent one that has popped up within the last week reads: “With school starting I thought it would be nice …

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Commissioners approve accepting grant

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week approved accepting a grant on behalf of the sheriff’s department to fund secondary road patrol. County administrator Pat Yoder said the grant, in excess of $185,000, is awarded through the state police agency’s office of Highway Safety Planning. It covers the cost of two deputies dedicated to patrolling the county’s secondary roads …

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Reappointments made to Solid Waste Management Planning Committee

Four people were reappointed to the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Management Planning Committee this week. Commissioners on Tuesday renewed the terms of Eric Shafer and Aaron Cuillifer, representing industry; Lee Zimmerman, representing environmental; Robert Robinson, representing the general public; and John Dobberteen, representing municipalities. Their terms are for two years, expiring Sept. 1, 2018.

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