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Labor Agreements Reached

Labor agreements with four units of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees working for St. Joseph County were reached Tuesday. St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners OK’d the agreements with Circuit Court, Probate Court, General Unit and Family Division of the Circuit Court. The one-year agreements affect 64 employees and do not provide wage increases. Also Tuesday, …

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Cyclones ground K-Wings 5-1

CINCINNATI, OH – The Kalamazoo Wings dropped their second game in a row as the Cincinnati Cyclones turned the tables on the K-Wings after losing to them on Friday by a score of 7-3 at Wings Stadium. Firing 46 shots, the Cyclones scored first and often in route to a 5-1 victory over the K-Wings. With Darryl Bootland serving the …

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The evolution of Christmas communication

Christmas cards have always been a very important part of my Christmas holiday. I was always obsessed with mail as a child, and I loved getting mail, so it is not that big a surprise. As I have mentioned before, I wanted to be a mail carrier for many years as a child, even walking with our neighborhood mailman to …

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Smiles light the way for K-Wings

KALAMAZOO — To some a Christmas gift comes in the form of a stuffed animal. For others, it is simply the smile on the face of a child. Either way, both were in big supply as the Kalamazoo Wings, mascot Slappy and Santa Claus visited Bronson’s Children’s Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, with bags full of stuffed toys. The K-Wings held …

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Miller To Stay At Century Bank

The candidate chosen to serve as St. Joseph County treasurer has indicated he will decline the position in light of a controversy over his proposed salary. Centreville native Barry Miller said he will retain his job as vice president for Century Bank and Trust in Three Rivers after county officials had a disagreement over his starting salary. According to minutes …

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Nature’s Fuel Coming To Constantine

Constantine village officials were told Monday that an Indiana-based company is expecting to close soon on the purchase of the former Rexam plant in the village’s industrial park. During a public hearing at Monday’s village council meeting, officials from Nature’s Fuel said a few legal matters are being reviewed by their legal team. Glenn Johnson, chief operating officer, said the …

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Year Of Significant Reform

As the Michigan House of Representatives’ 2011-12 legislative session reaches its halfway point, State Rep. Matt Lori said 2011 has been a year of significant reform resulting in a leaner, more-efficient government. Lori added that steps taken in 2011 show that House members concluded a year of business-tax reforms budgetary restraints and making state spending more transparent. The Constantine-area resident …

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Young Man Arrested In Sturgis

Sturgis Police report its officers arrested an 18-year-old Sturgis man early Tuesday on charges of disorderly conduct and minor in possession of an intoxicant. A department press release states the unnamed suspect was spotted in the 500 block of Susan Street following a citizen’s tip about a possible burglary in progress. After police arrived, the suspect walked toward the back …

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Officers Arrested Trio

The neighbor of a Three Rivers woman helped police take into custody a trio of men who broke into a house in the 600 block of West Street last week. Three Rivers police said the residence of a 92-year-old woman was entered by the suspects Thursday. She was not home at the time, but a neighbor who noticed the activity …

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Out and About – Week of December 19th

It’s “Crunch Time” for you last minute Christmas shoppers. I’m including myself on this one, so we’d better quit procrastinating, get off the couch, and hit the stores. It feels like “Black Friday” was only a few days ago. I keep running into people who have had their shopping done for weeks. That’s just pitiful. Where’s their sense of adventure? …

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