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Police investigate Sherman Township burglary

A Sherman Township residence was forcibly entered and burglarized last week. Sheriff’s deputies were called around 9:30 p.m. Thursday to the 63000 block of East Fish Lake Road. A number of items were taken, though a full inventory was not indicated in a department media release. The manner through which access to the residence was gained was not mentioned, either.

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Unemployment rate down in county

November’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was six-tenths of a percent lower than the previous month. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed the county’s 3.6 percent November unemployment rate marked a decrease from October’s 4.2 percent. St. Joseph County was below the state unemployment average, which was 4 percent in November. …

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White Pigeon Library unveils updated room

A crowd of about two dozen people were on hand Saturday to help the White Pigeon Township Library open its newly renovated Kathryn Kistler Children’s Room. After library officials staged a ceremonial ribbon cutting, the public had a chance to explore the 1,000-square-foot room in the southwest corner of the building. Library director Perri Saunders said highlights of the renovation …

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K-Wings topple Thunder

WICHITA, KS – The Kalamazoo Wings (16-12-2-1) bounced back after dropping their first game of the weekend to the Kansas City Mavericks on Friday by a score of 4-2.  Aaron Irving and Josh Pitt scored in the loss for the K-Wings. On Saturday, the K-Wings continued their road trip by heading to Wichita, Kansas to battle the Thunder in a …

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Bodies of man, adult daughter found in cold Michigan home

Police are investigating the deaths of an 81-year-old man and his 55-year-old daughter after their bodies were found inside a cold southwestern Michigan home. Police went to the Niles home Wednesday afternoon when a neighbor reported not seeing the residents and snow piled on a vehicle in the driveway. Autopsies on the bodies of Albert Bivins and Patricia Bivins did …

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K-Wings soar past Komets 8-3

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Kalamazoo Wings (15-11-2-1)  kicked off 2018 in style as they as they knocked off the Fort Wayne Komets (20-9-2-0) by a score of 8-3 on Wednesday night. The Komets had won 15 of their previous 18 games and had a shutout streak of 126 minutes and 31 seconds before Wednesday nights game. In two rivals …

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Layla Marie

Happy New Year!  My name is Layla Marie.  I am a female and I have just had my surgery and I am ready to find my new home.  The ladies here think I am an American Bulldog.  I am about two years old, white with brown spots.  I am housetrained, my previous owner says I get along with other dogs …

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Hospitals celebrate first babies of the new year

St. Joseph County’s first baby of the new year was born Monday at Sturgis Hospital. Meanwhile, staff at Three Rivers Health had to wait an additional day but its first arrival of 2018 came Tuesday. Jazelyn Peyton May Deter was born at 8:32 p.m. New Year’s Day at Sturgis Hospital. She is the daughter of Sturgis residents Crystal Sue May …

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White Pigeon library to unveil restoration

A major transformation of a popular area at White Pigeon Township Library will be unveiled this weekend. A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to make official the restoration of the Kathryn Kistler Children’s Room. The project was identified by library director Perri Saunders last spring and work got started in the fall after the township’s library board …

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Southwest Michigan internships announced

The Monroe-Brown Internship Program, a partnership between Southwest Michigan First and the Monroe-Brown Foundation, announces its 2018 summer college internships. This year’s 23 internships will be hosted by 18 Southwest Michigan companies and include opportunities in engineering, financial planning, human resources, marketing, architecture, construction and product management. The Monroe-Brown Internship Program provides interns with $3,000 in scholarship funding for college, …

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