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Election audit shows no evidence of voter fraud

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald has forwarded to local media a media release from the Michigan Bureau of Elections. The agency last week released its audit findings for 136 Detroit precincts from the November general election, largely finding that human error, not illegal activity, resulted in mismatches between the number of ballots and recorded voters. Elections staff found no …

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Patrol boat named for WMU undefeated football

A Kalamazoo County Marine Division boat has been renamed in honor of Western Michigan University’s historical football season this year. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the naming of “Bronco 1” was part of a ceremony on Tuesday recognizing the accomplishments of the Broncos’ undefeated regular season. The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to honor the team for demonstration leadership …

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K-Wings fall to Komets 5-3

If Sunday’s game against the Fort Wayne Komets was any indication, the next two games between these teams could be rather testy, to say the least. The hits and checks plentiful and at times punishing as well as a few fights and some aggressive play and you see why these two teams have been bitter rivals for years. It won’t …

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Time change for electronics recycling

A revision to the time St. Joseph County residents can drop off televisions, electronics and computers at Waste Management’s Westside Landfill has been made. According to Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, the Three Rivers-area landfill will accept the items on Saturdays only, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. through 2017. Previously, the site was …

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Three Rivers Health announces job fair

Three Rivers Health has announced it will host a job fair open house next month. The one-day event for anyone interested in a job in the field of health care will take place 8 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. March 16 in the hospital lobby. Clinical and non-clinical positions are available. A drawing for one free month …

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Cash stolen from vehicle

Cash was stolen from a vehicle this week outside a residence in Sherman Township. State police said the incident occurred in the early morning hours Monday in the 67000 block of Thunderbird Drive. The victim said $100 was taken. The victim also stated a family member noticed illumination from a flashlight around 2 a.m. outside the residence.

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Miller looks forward to budget work

State Rep. Aaron Miller, who serves as the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, has issued a statement after Gov. Rick Snyder presented his budget plan to the House and Senate Miller said he appreciates the governor’s input and looks forward to working with him and the Senate to craft an efficient and effective state budget. Miller …

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Chupp named to Road Commission

A Sturgis-area resident with deep roots to the local Republican Party organization was chosen to serve a six-year term to the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board. County commissioners Tuesday announced Sherman Township resident Rod Chupp will take the seat held the past 10 years by David Yunker. Commissioner Dennis Allen was a member of the selection committee assembled to …

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Sturgis Schools approve superintendent’s retirement

Members of Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education last month approved a revised superintendent’s contract to allow Tom Langdon to retire next year. Langdon had approached the board and said he would be willing to retire March 31, 2018, with some consideration from the board to help make that happen. Board president Ann Bird said the new contract details the …

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Wanted man flees from deputies

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a wanted subject. According to a department media release, Corey Roggow, 36, fled from deputies during an incident Monday in the area of Carpenterson and Kelly roads in Burr Oak Township. Deputies were called to the area in response to a report of several suspicious vehicles. Roggow …

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