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Alan Jackson To Headline Fair

Officials with the St. Joseph County Grange Fair announced Monday that country/western singer and songwriter Alan Jackson will headline the closing night of the 2012 fair. Jackson, who gained national prominence in 1990 with the hit, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” will appear Sept. 22. Bill Johnson, fair manager, said tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 29 at …

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Colon Will Increase Water Bills

Residential and commercial water bills in the village of Colon will soon feature a newly added monthly service fee of almost a dollar. Starting in March, the 89-cent-per-month fee will be added to the 630 water customers within the village limits to help generate $6,000 toward a new fire/rescue agreement between the village and township. Colon Township was paying all …

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Village Inn Wins Best Chili Event

A first-time participant in the annual Constantine Chili Throwdown took top honors during the third annual event Saturday. The Village Inn, which opened for business in July, was the top vote-getter from nearly 50 voters who weighed in on choosing the event’s best chili. For $5 per person, the public was invited to sample each of four chili offerings and …

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PSC approves I&M agreement

The Michigan Public Service Commission last week issued an order approving a settlement agreement, which authorizes Indiana Michigan Power to increase electric rates by more than $14.6 million annually, effective with the next full cycle of billings. The amount represents an increase of nearly 5.9 percent over the rates set in I&M’s last rate case. According to the most recent …

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Relay For Life Kick Off

The American Cancer Society has announced its Relay For Life campaign in Three Rivers will kick off next week. Starting at 6 p.m. March 1, cancer survivors, caregivers, families, schools, companies, faith-based and civic organizations are invited to gather at Kadant Johnson Research & Development Center to launch fundraising efforts for the year. The theme of this year’s event is …

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Choices, choices…

Life is about choices. Choices can create stress. Stress is annoying. As much as I hate to admit it, making a decision can be a time-consuming process for me. I am definitely not a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of guy when it comes down to it. I think. I wonder. I debate. And even then, I …

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EXPRESS ROLLS PAST K-WINGS

Allowing four goals on their first 10 shots faced, the Kalamazoo Wings weren’t able to recover and lost 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Wings Stadium to the Chicago Express. Immediately after killing off a penalty, the Express capitalized on an odd-man rush. Stepping onto the ice after his penalty, Devin DiDiomete found the puck and sent a pass to Tyler Donati …

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It’s time to eliminate the penny

(CNN – Opinion by Robert Whaples) — If you’ve ever looked closely at a newly minted penny, you’ve probably been struck by its sheer beauty. Abraham Lincoln’s bearded, chiseled, copper face shines forth beneath the proclamation of “In God We Trust” and beside the quintessential American motto, “Liberty.” Americans revere the penny, as it encapsulates a history lesson — Lincoln brought …

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GLADIATORS DEFEAT THE K-WINGS

The Gwinnett Gladiators avenged a loss six days earlier to the Kalamazoo Wings by coming-from-behind to defeat the K-Wings 4-3 Saturday night in a shootout. Following a pregame ceremony to celebrate life by recognizing 14 breast cancer survivors that put the largest home crowd (4,754) of the season on their feet, the K-Wings kept them cheering by striking three times …

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K-WINGS HANG ON FOR SHOOTOUT VICTORY

Surrendering a three-goal lead late in the third period, the Kalamazoo Wings stayed composed and fought back to defeat the Cincinnati Cyclones 5-4 in a shootout Friday. Dictating the tempo in the first period, Kalamazoo jumped ahead 6:38 into the period, when Darren Archibald skated around two defenders and sent a centering pass to Dustin Cloutier for his 7th goal …

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