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K-Wings season ends with loss to Indy

The Kalamazoo Wings (34-31-4-3) season came to a grinding halt on Sunday afternoon as the Indy Fuel defeated the K-Wings 2-1. The two teams were fighting for the last playoff spot in the Central Division.  Heading into the final game of the season, the Fuel led the K-Wings by just one point.  A win would have guaranteed the K-Wings a …

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Michigan funeral service to be held for dogs in kennel fire

A western Michigan funeral home will host a community memorial service for 30 dogs that died in a boarding kennel fire late last month. Clock Funeral Home of Muskegon is hosting the service April 12 for families to share memories of their pets that died at Storm’s Ahead Kennel in Fruitport Township. Each pet that perished in the March 30 …

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Infant safe after being left in baby box near Michigan City

For the second time in five months, an infant has been left in a baby box at a northwestern Indiana volunteer fire station. Lt. Chuck Kohler of the Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department outside Michigan City said everything worked as planned and he was on scene tending to the baby girl less than a minute after receiving a page Sunday …

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Sturgis teacher sentenced

A Sturgis school teacher initially charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct was sentenced last week by St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman. Keith Lang was sentenced to four days with credit for time served and assessed $358 in court costs. In February, Lang pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated indecent exposure. As part of the plea …

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Glen Oaks agriculture students get hands on experience

Area agriculture students will soon gain valuable experience by farming more than 65 acres of ground on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College. More than 60 people attended a dinner meeting in late March to hear about the new opportunity for students and to learn about two agriculture-related programs on campus. Reid Leaverton, Ag Equipment Technology instructor, said the campus …

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Constantine Firefighter of the Year awarded

Constantine Fire Chief Mike Haydon was recently presented with the agency’s 2018 “Firefighter of the Year Award” by Bryan Hughey. Haydon was honored March 18 at an awards banquet at the station. Also honored with service pins were assistant fire chief Mark Moore, 25 years; Trevor Arnold, 10 years; Blake Piper, five years; and John Hofmeister, five years.

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Armed robbery suspect to appear in court

A Three Rivers teen will appear in court this week on a charge of armed robbery. St. Joseph County court officials said 17-year-old Austin Palmer has a preliminary examination scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph County District Court. Palmer was arrested March 19 after he was confronted by security personnel at the Three Rivers Menard’s after allegedly attempting …

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Michigan man shot in neck with arrow unsure if he was target

A southwestern Michigan man who was shot in the neck with an arrow while searching for deer antlers says he’s not sure if he was targeted or if the shooting was accidental. Michael Downey tells WWMT-TV that after being shot March 25 he grabbed the arrow’s shaft and “held it in place.” He made it to his car and drove for help. …

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K-Wings playoff hopes hang in the balance

The Kalamazoo Wings have three games remaining in the regular season.  Each of those games will be critical to their playoff hopes. The K-Wings are currently in fifth place in the North Division with a 34-29-4-2 record and 74 points.  The top four teams in each division move on to the Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Toledo Walleye and Fort Wayne …

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Police investigate suspicious Calhoun County death

State police officials are investigating a Calhoun County fatality that is being termed suspicious. Troopers responded at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday to the eastbound lane of I-94, just west of Capital Avenue, where a 59-year-old woman was found unresponsive inside her vehicle. Her car was in a ditch alongside the freeway. Authorities said the woman’s name is Vanessa Wilder, though her …

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