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Adams honored by village of Burr Oak

The Village of Burr Oak recently honored Norma Adams for 18 years of service as a village trustee. Adams, who chose to not seek re-election, was given an oak plaque by village president Shawn Seeba. The plaque, which was designed and created by Burr Oak resident Dave Pant, was presented in recognition of Adams years of work and dedication to …

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Man killed in truck mishap

Jackson County authorities say a man was killed while making a wood delivery with his dump truck.  The accident happened Tuesday afternoon in Parma Township, west of Jackson.  Undersheriff Chris Kuhl tells WILX-TV that that 36-year-old Jeff Teague of Parma Township was delivering wood to a home when his Ford truck had a mechanical problem.  Kuhl says the truck’s dump …

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Out and About – Week of November 12th

The election is over, which means that the campaigning is over, which means no more mudslinging via the news media. Someone made a lot of money during the campaigning, and I’m sure it wasn’t me or any others more deserving. What a waste of dollars. What will they talk about next on Facebook or Twitter? The next event to plan …

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Memorial service set for Stark

The family of former Three Rivers Police Chief Earl Stark has scheduled a memorial celebration for 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Riverside Church. Stark, who went on to serve as a member of the Three Rivers City Commission, passed away Friday at the age of 64. He had been ill for some time and Stark’s health was a factor in …

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Man arrested for theft

A Flowerfield Township resident was arrested Saturday night on charges related to the theft of irrigation wire. Michigan State Police report the 27-year-old man was arrested around 9:40 p.m. on Maple Lane in Burr Oak Township. Investigators had noticed a large amount of wire at his residence before they made the arrest. A department media release did not state the …

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Women treated for injuries after crash

A 66-year-old Niles woman was cited for failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Fabius Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, Margie Livers was eastbound on M-60 when she stopped at the U.S. 131 intersection. Livers proceeded to cross the southbound lane of U.S. 131, when her vehicle was struck by …

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Another meth arrest

A 40-year-old woman is the latest person to be arrested following an investigation into methamphetamine-related tips passed on to the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Sheriff’s department officials said the woman, whose identity and address were not available in a media release, was arrested for a probation violation at a residence in the 60000 block of West Street in …

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Geek the Library a success

More than 75 people attended Saturday’s finale of the “Geek the Library” promotion at White Pigeon Township Library. The Geek the Library program started in June and was a campaign that allowed people to talk about subjects they like. The concept, according to library officials, was to remind people that information about their favorite subjects is available at the library. …

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Church seeks downtown location

Members of the Three Rivers Planning Commission are expected to handle a matter this evening regarding a special-use permit to allow a church to locate in a downtown storefront. The proposal, being sought by Verse By Verse church, is the main focus of the 6:45 p.m. meeting. At issue is whether downtown is a suitable location for a church. The …

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Stark’s funeral arrangements to be announced

Three Rivers municipal officials said former police chief and city commissioner Earl Stark has passed away. Stark, who chose to not seek reelection for a third, two-year term a year ago, had represented the city’s Third District. Details about Stark’s funeral arrangements are expected to be announced today.

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