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Woman injured in lake

An Illinois woman was taken to Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac Saturday following an incident on Dewey Lake in Cass County. The Cass County sheriff’s office said the woman, whose name was not given, is from Palos Heights, Ill. She was floating on a tube near the sand bar on Saturday evening when the family pet jumped in the lake and began …

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One injured in Cass County crash

The Cass County sheriff’s department is still investigating a single-vehicle accident that happened in Mason Township last Friday. The sheriff’s office said Sarah Miller, 26, of Elkhart, Ind., was southbound on George Smith Drive when her vehicle left the roadway and struck multiple vehicles. Miller was taken by Porter Ambulance to Elkhart General Hospital for minor injuries. Alcohol was a factor, authorities said.

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Investigation continues in Newberg crash

A two-vehicle accident that occurred at M-40 and Dutch Settlement Road in Newberg Township last Friday is still being investigated. Authorities said a feed/grain delivery truck driven by Stanley Myers, 69, of Constantine, was northbound on M-40 when it was involved in an accident with a vehicle driven by Cheryl Dimmick, 61, of Portage. Dimmick and her three passengers — …

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Police search for shooting suspect

One person was arrested as a result of a shooting incident in Vandalia last Friday. The Cass County sheriff’s office said a handful of people began arguing and two people shot at each other. No one was injured in the incident, but there was some property damage. One person was arrested after the incident, the other suspect fled the scene and …

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New principal for Vicksburg High School

Centreville junior-senior high school principal Matt Hawkins is leaving the district. Hawkins has accepted the job of assistant principal for Vicksburg High School. Hawkins, from Three Rivers, has been at Centreville Public Schools for two years. Keevin O’Neill, the most recent Vicksburg principal, was appointed as the new superintendent. Adam Brush, former assistant principal at the school, is taking over …

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Local fireworks locations and times

Here’s a look at some times and locations for local fireworks tonight: Decatur — dusk, Lake of the Woods Constantine — dusk, Little League Fields Colon — Dusk, elementary school Schoolcraft — 10 p.m., high school

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Vandalism at Constantine school

Authorities are looking for help in locating subjects who broke into Eastside Elementary School in Constantine, and committed extensive damage in several classrooms. Police said the incident happened between 2 p.m. on Monday, July 2nd and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd. Most of the damage involved school tables, but the subjects also poured what appeared to be cleaning solvent …

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15 train cars derail in downtown Kalamazoo

Police say 15 train cars have derailed in downtown Kalamazoo. No injuries have been reported. The city’s Department of Public Safety says the train was carrying freight, not passengers, and some cars were empty. There’s no evidence of hazardous materials being released. The derailment was reported around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday.  (AP)

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Out and About – Week of July 2nd

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate ‘FREE stuff. It’s difficult to find anything these days that doesn’t come with a price. This year’s Water Festival had quite a few activities that didn’t cost one cent. It hasn’t been a month and yet here’s another event that is absolutely FREE. Core Community member Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma would like everyone to …

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No more SAT for teachers who want Michigan certification

A new Michigan law eliminates a requirement that teachers take the SAT, the standardized test commonly used in college admissions. The test was required for people who wanted to become certified to teach in Michigan. But critics say it’s not a good indicator of a successful teacher. Sen. Marty Knollenberg, a Republican from Troy, says the SAT doesn’t measure enthusiasm, …

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