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Sand colic is a risk to horses

The mild, relatively snow-free winter in southwestern Michigan could contribute to a condition known as sand colic in horses.  The lack of snow cover has resulted in horses ingesting extra sand as they feed. Normally, snow cover up to four months of the year allows horses to rid their bodies of the sand swallowed at other times.  Michigan State University Extension warns …

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Boy dies near Wakarusa

A northern Indiana coroner says a 9-year-old boy suffocated to death after being trapped under a pile of cornmeal. The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department says Kevin Burkholder was tunneling through the cornmeal when it collapsed on him. The coroner’s office has ruled the death an accident.  The sheriff’s department says police were called Sunday night to the site near the …

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Hillegas In Jail

An Indiana man who was brought to the attention of police after a number of incidents March 17 was arraigned in court Friday. St. Joseph County officials said Jerry Hillegas, 46, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and violation of a charitable solicitation. Hillegas on March 17 confronted a woman at a downtown business and asked …

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New Marine Corps League

St. Joseph County is on its way to having its own Marine Corps League. Following a 90-minute meeting Saturday at Mendon Village Hall, a group seeking the county’s own league was given preliminary approval from the state’s top league official. With a turnout of nearly 20 prospective members at the organizational meeting, the only hurdle to clear is the national …

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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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