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Patient Sirota lighting up the ice for K-Wings

Kalamazoo — Nick Sirota waited patiently for his time to shine as a member of the Kalamazoo Wings, and that persistence paid off in a big way for the 28-year old native of Fox Lake, Wisc. During the regular season, Sirota scored 22 goals and 23 assists and was a plus-13. But it was the last month of the season …

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Bridges compromised

Three bridges in St. Joseph County have been identified by the Michigan Department of Transportation as structurally compromised, according to the state’s 2011 inspections. The state agency this week released data on bridge safety throughout Michigan. Bridges in St. Joseph County on the list are in Three Rivers, near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Main Street over the Rocky …

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New doctor joins McLeod Chiropractic Center

Dr. Kiersten McLeod graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic receiving her Doctorate in Chiropractic during the commencement exercises on February 24, 2012. Dr. Gary McLeod, also a graduate of Palmer College, had the honor of presenting the diploma to his daughter during the ceremony. To qualify for the Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. McLeod completed five academic …

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Matson selected to city commission

A longtime former member of the Three Rivers Zoning Board of Appeals has been appointed to the Three Rivers City Commission. Larry Matson was selected Tuesday from a pool of three candidates interested in filling the seat left vacant by Ken Baker. Baker resigned from the commission April 2 due to health-related issues. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners during Tuesday’s …

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Sturgis schools upgrade stadium

Members of the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education have given the green light to a $345,000 upgrade at Sturgis High School’s football stadium. Board members on Monday approved Paw Paw-based Hall Builders to oversee the installation of new, metal bleachers. District officials debated between two grades of aluminum and opted for a higher-quality metal, which costs more but will …

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Stolen property and guns recovered

Property and several stolen guns taken last month from a White Pigeon bait and tackle store were recovered by investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were dispatched Saturday to a residence in the 67000 block of Blue School Road in Constantine Township regarding an unwanted subject. During the investigation, deputies located and seized items from a breaking-and-entering …

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Marine Corps permanent meeting

The St. Joseph County Area Marine Corps League has a permanent meeting place and time. Following the group’s first meeting as its own chapter last weekend, members agreed to meet at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the FOP Hall, east of Centreville on M-86. Members had staged both an informational meeting and Saturday’s inaugural meeting at …

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Out and About – Week of April 16th

There is no doubt in my mind that we are living in Michigan. A month ago we experienced temperatures in the eighties. Last week we had below-freezing temps. I can only hope that the frost has not hurt the buds on the fruit trees. Mother Nature can be a major speed bump at times. I’m sure that most of you …

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Fitz to seek third term

Victor Fitz announced Monday he will seek a third term as Cass County prosecutor. The 54-year-old Fitz was previously elected as prosecutor in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. Fitz was originally appointed to the position by Circuit Court Judge Michael Dodge in May 2003. A veteran law enforcement official, Fitz has served in the field of prosecution since 1983. He …

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Missing woman found dead

State Police have found the body of an elderly woman, who had been missing since Monday. Authorities searched all day Monday for 84-year-old Joanne Holden in an area near her home, at the intersection of Dutch Settlement and Day Roads. Her body was spotted from the air Tuesday morning by a State Police helicopter, about ½ mile southeast of her …

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