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Easterday Passes Away

Flags in Sturgis are flying at half-staff today to honor a former mayor, Don Easterday. Easterday, 84, passed away Thursday. He served as mayor from 1988 through 1992. City offices will close at 3:30 p.m. today so employees may attend Easterday’s funeral.

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Lincoln Day Banquet Success

A crowd of about 150 people attended Saturday’s annual St. Joseph County Lincoln Day banquet at the Sturges-Young Auditorium, in Sturgis. U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers delivered the keynote speech, which focused on the shortcomings of President Obama and underscored the need to vote for Republican candidates in the November general election. Congressman Fred Upton also gave a brief speech during …

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13th Annual Triple Creek Dash

Three Rivers Health and its fitness center, HealthTRAC, have announced the 13th annual Triple Creek Dash. The event starts at 9 a.m. April 14. Check-in and same-day registration begins at 7 a.m. The race course will include the neighborhood surrounding the Three Rivers Health campus, bounded by U.S. 131, Michigan Avenue, Broadway Street and the St. Joseph River. The event …

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And the envelope please

The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the ECHL, two-time defending North Division Champions, reigning Eastern Conference Champions and National Hockey League affiliate to the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils and American Hockey League’s Albany Devils, announce the recipients of the 2010-11 K-Wings Team Awards. The awards were presented following the K-Wings home game tonight versus the Cincinnati Cyclones at …

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Ending on a high note!

The Kalamazoo Wings exploded for four goals in the second period on their way to a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones on Sunday afternoon at Wings Stadium. With the puck behind the net, Ondrej Roman found Mathieu Aubin sliding in front for a quick pass and goal 12:58 into the opening period. Bouncing back nearly two minutes later, Kory …

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K-WINGS FALTER IN THE THIRD

Erasing a three-goal third period deficit, the Chicago Express scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Kalamazoo Wings 5-4 Saturday night at the Sears Centre. Needing only 26 seconds to get on the scoreboard, Dwight Helminen’s (6th) wrister from between the circles gave the K-Wings a quick 1-0 advantage. Scoring in similar fashion later in the period, Helminen (7th) netted …

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EXPRESS EDGE K-WINGS

Despite outshooting the Chicago Express 42-23, the Kalamazoo Wings could not dig themselves out of a three-goal deficit as they lost 4-3 Friday night. Flying out of the penalty box following a four-on-four, Kory Karlander (17) stole the puck in the Express zone and ripped a slap shot over Rob Madore 3:10 into the contest to give the K-Wings an …

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Breaking into Elementary School

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a breaking and entering at 7 a.m. Friday last week at Marcellus Elementary School. It was discovered that the school, an outside greenhouse and the concession stand had been vandalized and items taken, including electronics and a small amount of money. Marcellus School officials stated that repairs from …

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Bratfest Returns to Water Festival

A well-received component to the annual Three Rivers Water Festival will return in 2012 following a six-year absence. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners this week approved “Bratfest,” which is to be in operation during the Friday and Saturday of the Water Festival. Rick Daniels, chairman of the Bratfest, told the commission during Tuesday’s meeting that he headed up the attraction …

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Hike in Water Rates

Members of the Colon Village Council last week agreed to an increase in sewer and water rates. The 3.5 percent hike for the utility services was to go into effect this week. Village officials said the modification was necessary to offset an increase in its costs following a long-negotiated agreement with Colon Township and the Colon Fire and Rescue squad. …

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