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Camper stolen in Constantine Township

A camper was stolen sometime between Sunday and Monday from a location in Constantine Township. State police said the incident occurred between 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday in the 10000 block of Quaker Street. The theft was reported at 6 p.m. Monday. Taken was a white, Viking pop-up camper with a Michigan trailer plate. It features a roof-mounted …

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Police investigate safe theft

An elderly Branch County man was the victim of a fraud inspection that resulted in the theft of his safe. Michigan State Police troopers said the incident occurred mid-morning last week at a residence in the 900 block of South Fremont Road in California Township. The suspects preoccupied the elderly resident by asking to inspect his electric service. It is …

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Jax

I am Jax!  I am a coonhound with something mixed in.  I am a handsome, black and tan two year old.  In case you didn’t pick up from my name, I am a male.  The people who gave me up said I get along with other dogs and am housetrained.  I am a bit on the exuberant side and I …

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Glen Oaks millage request narrowly defeated

Glen Oaks Community College will have to consider its options after a half-mill increase request was defeated Tuesday by a margin of 51 to 49 percent. College officials said security improvements, energy-efficiency upgrades, renovations of classrooms and laboratories, and other capital-improvement projects were planned for the seven-year life of the proposed millage. The half mill would have generated about $970,000 …

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COA millage renewal is approved

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging’s request for renewal of three-quarters of a mill was approved by voters, 71 to 29 percent. The request is for a six-year period, and will generate nearly $1.5 million during its first year.

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Election results – St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners

Two incumbents will join Sturgis resident Ken Malone to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners following Tuesday’s vote. A strong voter turnout saw Centreville resident Dennis Allen defeat Judy Nelson of Nottawa Township. Allen, the current board chairman, will be back to represent District 3, which covers Lockport, Nottawa, Florence and Sherman townships. The other incumbent, White Pigeon’s Dan …

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Nottawa voters approve school millage

Voters in the Nottawa Community School District agreed to support a sinking-fund mill in the amount of one-and-a-half mills. The request, approved by a margin of 255 in favor to 174 opposed, is for a 10-year period and in its first year will generate more than $90,000. Superintendent Jerome Wolff said the funds will be used for improvements in school …

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Millage requests approved in Centreville and White Pigeon Township

The two-mill request in Centreville for the fire department was approved by voters, 320 to 155. The measure will raise nearly $45,000 in its first year. Meanwhile, a request in White Pigeon Township for three-quarters of a mill for matching funds with the St. Joseph County Road Commission was approved, 764 to 560. Voters also approved an emergency services millage …

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Aaron Miller reelected to state house

Aaron Miller will return in January to serve his final two years as state representative for the 59th House District. Miller, a Sturgis resident, defeated Dennis Smith of Constantine by a margin of 66 to 34 percent. Miller, 31, said he appreciates the opportunity to serve the maximum three, two-year terms. A former high school teacher, Miller said he is …

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LaSata elected to state senate

Republican Kim LaSata, a 55-year-old Benton Harbor-area resident, will be the new state senator for the 21st District. She defeated Democrat Ian Haight (HATE). Haight, age 33, by a margin of 58 to 42 percent. LaSata, a former elementary school teacher, gave up her seat as a state representative to pursue the move up to state senator.

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