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Toledo takes a 2-0 lead over K-Wings

The Kalamazoo will have to dig their way out of a hole if they hope to move on to the second round in the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs. The K-Wings and Toledo Walleye began their best-of-seven first round matchup on Friday night. Game two was on Saturday night. Toledo won both games over the weekend to take a 2-0 lead …

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New golf cart ordinance in Centreville

Centreville municipal officials have taken steps to establish an ordinance regarding the use of golf carts on village streets. During last week’s village council meeting, trustees agreed to a procedure that requires golf-cart owners to register their cart and provide proof of insurance. The process will result in the issuance of a permit specific to the operation of a golf …

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Sturgis proposes new parking designations

New downtown Sturgis businesses and the addition of residential housing units have prompted the city to create new parking designations in municipal lots. The policy creates open parking, short-term parking, designated overnight parking and permitted parking where residents or businesses may rent spaces in certain areas for $12 per month or $ 120 per year. Rental parking spaces would be …

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Food distribution programs benefits many families

Valley Family Church has started a new program in Centreville, where free food is available for distribution once a month. The “FridayGroceries” Food Pantry staged its “MobileGroceries” event last week at Centreville Elementary School. The outreach initiative offers supplemental groceries to area residents 10 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Event organizers said about 200 people took …

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Favorable ruling for City of Three Rivers

Members of a state panel Wednesday sided with the city of Three Rivers in its attempt to annex a 77-acre parcel of land from Lockport Township. By a 3-to-2 vote, the five-member State Boundary Commission recommended in favor of the city following a public proceeding at the commission’s office in Lansing. At stake is the prospective development of a $4.1 …

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An improvement in the local unemployment rate

February’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was two-tenths of a percent lower than one month previous. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed the county’s 4.1 percent February unemployment rate marked a decrease from January’s 4.3 percent. St. Joseph County remained below the state unemployment average, which was 5.7 percent in February. …

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Community Baby Shower on May 6th

The St. Joseph County Great Start Parent Coalition is hosting its twice-a-year “Community Baby Shower” next month. Event organizer Matie James said the free event takes place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District office on Shimmel Road. All new and expecting parents, and their family members, are welcome to attend. The …

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Flood Warning for Three Rivers – Updated

The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has extended a Flood Warning for the Saint Joseph River at Three Rivers through Saturday, April 15th. At 10am Thursday, the stage was 7.2  feet and steady. Minor flooding is occurring. Flood stage is 7.0 feet. Forecast:  The river will fall below the 7.0 flood stage around 2pm on Friday, April 14th. At 8.0 feet…Minor flooding of apartments …

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Mark My Words – You, my friend, made it look easy

As I scoured my email the other day, sorting out the spam from the emails that I actually needed to read, one in particular caught my eye. The subject line made me nervous, so I hesitated opening it. I was worried for what this email contained. Anytime I see or hear the word “changes”, it causes me to pause. After …

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TR High School Golf

The weather was better, the golf not so much. The Wildcat team finished 7th at the Paw Paw jamboree with a score of 197. The event was played at Heritage Glen GC and the team results were as follows: Otsego 163 Edwardsburg 180 Plainwell 181 Vicksburg 183 Paw Paw 191 Allegan 194 Three Rivers 197 Sturgis 199 South Haven 209 …

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