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Miller legislation moves to Senate

State Rep. Aaron Miller last week praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for approving his legislation to prevent state representatives and senators who resign from office from running in the special election called to fill the seat. Miller, who chairs the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said the legislation simply clarifies that when an elected official resigns …

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Three car crash in Cass County

Three vehicles, including a car driven by a White Pigeon man, were involved in an accident earlier this month in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said a car driven by 83-year-old Gordon Jackson of White Pigeon was heading north March 3 on Tharp Lake Road when it pulled into the path of a car heading east on U.S. …

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Out and About – Week of March 13th

Hopefully everyone remembered to set their clocks ahead one hour this past Sunday. Remember, spring ahead, fall back. I still haven’t heard a good reason for resetting our clocks twice a year. There has been talk of doing away with the time changing, but that would require an act of Congress and we all know they are way too busy …

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Falkenstein resigns from GOCC board

Mary Lou Falkenstein, citing health reasons, tendered her resignation from the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees. Her resignation will take effect March 20. Falkenstein served on the board for 4 1/2 years. Thursday, a $500 scholarship was announced to be awarded to a Glen Oaks student during the 2017-18 school year in her honor. GOCC is looking to …

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Investigation continues in Cass County crash

The Cass County sheriff’s department is investigating a crash that occurred late Sunday night on Rudy Road. Deputies said the driver of the vehicle, Lucas Black, 34, of Dowagiac, was southbound on Ruby when a vehicle driving northbound began to pass another vehicle. Black told police he swerved to miss the oncoming vehicle and lost control, rolling it several times. …

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Colon crash injures two

Two people were injured in an accident Saturday at the intersection of Farrand and Colon roads in Colon Township. The St. Joseph County sheriff’s department reports that a vehicle driven by Matthew Allen Chorpenning, 27, of Sturgis, pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Kyle Steven Wirgau, 25, of Colon. Wirgau was taken from the scene to Three …

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Date change for Wildcats ADAPT event

The second annual Safe Driving Campaign: Wildcats ADAPT is being moved from Wednesday this week to next Wednesday, March 22. This is the third event in the campaign this year, which will feature a school assembly car crash and helicopter rescue demonstration. Three Rivers fire and a local helicopter rescue team will coordinate a car crash scene and helicopter landing …

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Three Rivers ends season

The Three Rivers boys basketball team had its season ended Monday night in Allegan. The Wildcats, who picked up the school’s second district title on Saturday night by beating Paw Paw, fell 67-44 to Wayland Union Monday night. The Cats were led in scoring by Jalen Heivilin with 20 points on the night, he was the only Wildcat player in …

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Mark My Words – Don’t live with regret!

  Funk and Wagnalls, the dictionary people, for those of you who have no idea what those words mean, say that that word regret means “to look back to with distress; grieve over; remember with longing.” Regret is such a horrible sounding word. It isn’t a fun word to say, even if you are telling someone that they may regret …

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Breaking and entering investigated

The Michigan State Police are asking for help in regards to a breaking and entering. The incident happened between 1 and 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3, in the 3100 block of Michigan Ave. in Leonidas Township. Troopers said several items were taken from the home during the break-in. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the MSP …

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