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Gas smell prompts evacuation at Western Michigan dorm

Officials say the smell of natural gas on the campus of Western Michigan University prompted the evacuation of about 300 students from their dorm rooms. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports students returned to their rooms around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Stinson halls on the school’s Kalamazoo campus after being evacuated earlier in the morning as a precautionary measure. School spokeswoman Cheryl …

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1930s-era newsreel highlights challenges of Michigan winter

After spending decades in a basement in the eastern Upper Peninsula, a 1930s-era newsreel from the Michigan State Highway Department has resurfaced to remind us of the challenges — and the fun — of winters past. The film, “Winter Comes to Michigan,” created by the precursor agency to the Michigan Department of Transportation, gives a black-and-white window to the era …

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Bridie

02-02-16 13009 BRIDIE lab-border mix

Hi! My name is Bridie and I am a black and white female lab/border collie mix. I am about 1 year old and have more vim and vinegar than the Energizer bunny. I am very smart and if you can give time to me for training, I will be a good pal. Being with people is a treat. Speaking of …

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Annexation of sports complex land halted

Lockport Township has secured a temporary restraining order in response to the city of Three Rivers on Tuesday annexing an 80-acre parcel of land for development of a multi-field sports complex. The issue is set to be settled before circuit court judge Paul Stutesman at 1 p.m. Feb. 17. The restraining order was signed Wednesday morning by St. Joseph County …

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Two arrested after stabbing

Two Jackson residents were arrested last weekend following a domestic-assault incident in the city of Three Rivers. Police were called to the 200 block of River Drive and arrived to find an 18-year-old man had been stabbed by his girlfriend. The victim was treated at Three Rivers Health. He and his girlfriend were subsequently taken to the St. Joseph County …

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Commission approves COA receptionist

St. Joseph County commissioners this week agreed to the hiring of a part-time receptionist for Commission On Aging. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners approved the agency to fill the position, which will cost an estimated $17,000. In a separate matter, commissioners OK’d the classification of a lead ranger for the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department. The position is for …

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Annual free fishing weekend promotes water resources

State Rep. Aaron Miller is encouraging people to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend, Feb. 13 and 14, by venturing on the ice to a local lake or pond. Miller said no fishing license is required for residents or non-residents during the Free Fishing Weekend. Not only is it a fun time for experienced anglers, Miller said, but it is …

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TRHS Quiz Bowl Team takes 1st place

Three Rivers High School is pleased to announce that the TRHS Quiz Bowl Team and Coach Natalie Ullrey earned 1st place at today’s St. Joseph County High School Quiz Bowl meet! 2016 Quiz Bowl Team Members Sean Connelly Brianne Ritchie Daniel Shane Joe Embil Martin Arums Hunter Kimble Shelby Glessner Wesley Turner Luke Hoxie

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Out and About – Week of February 1st

About two years ago, I found myself experiencing a sneezing fit every couple of days. It consisted of about eight or nine sneezes in a row. I don’t have any allergies, and could be sitting at home, working in my office, or driving my car, when the sneezes occurred. My wife experiences the same thing. I’d be interested in knowing …

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