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County voters decide on millage renewal

St. Joseph County voters could be asked in August to decide whether to renew a millage to support the county’s E-911 Central Dispatch. Meanwhile, a public hearing has been set for feedback on a proposed millage renewal for the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging. The two matters were addressed Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Regarding …

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Salute to Baker

Dozens of well-wishers gathered Tuesday at Three Rivers City Hall to salute Ken Baker. The 90-minute open house to honor Baker and his 40 years of service to the city culminated with a proclamation presented by Mayor Tom Lowry at the onset of Tuesday’s city commission meeting. With the city’s police force on hand to acknowledge the former chief and …

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Loudenslager not running in November

St. Joseph County Commissioner Gerald Loudenslager has made official his decision to not run for re-election in November. Addressing his elected peers at the conclusion of Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, Loudenslager confirmed media reports last week that he will not challenge Board Chairman Rick Shaffer for a newly drawn district created as a result of the county’s reapportionment. The …

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Emergency landing for plane

A pilot practicing touch-and-go maneuvers Tuesday morning at Three Rivers Municipal Airport made an emergency landing after his single-engine plane struck a deer on the runway. The pilot, whose name and age were not disclosed, landed safely at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport after the incident, which occurred during take-off. The plane received structural damage in the crash, prompting the pilot …

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Matson sworn in on Tuesday

The Three Rivers City Commission is back at full strength, as Larry Matson was sworn into the post Tuesday. After taking the oath of office from city clerk Lindsay Howes, the 68-year-old Matson took his seat to the seven-member panel. Matson, a longtime former member of the Three Rivers Zoning Board of Appeals, is filling the seat left vacant by …

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Out and About – Week of April 30th

When I think of spring cleaning, I can’t help but think of the Mendon “Dust Off”. The 49th Annual Old Car Dust Off happens next Sunday, May 6, from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M., at the Mendon High School parking lot, located at the intersection of North Nottawa Street and Kirby Road in Mendon. It will be a perfect opportunity …

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Pigs die in fire

More than 1,000 pigs died over the weekend when three adjacent barns on a property near Bronson, in Branch County, were destroyed by fire. The incident was reported about 4 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Kibiloski Road. Two pole barns, each measuring 40-by-120 feet, were engulfed in flames when fire personnel arrived, Branch County emergency officials said. A …

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Truck and trailer recovered

Deputies with the St. Joseph County Sheriff Department responded Sunday morning to a single-vehicle accident in the 6100 block of Constantine Road. A 37-year-old White Pigeon man told police he had left his truck and trailer parked along the St. Joseph River, with the trailer still in the water while he took his boat downriver to go fishing. The truck …

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K-Wings stun Everblades with 3-2 comeback win

KALAMAZOO — Erupting for three goals in the third period on Saturday night, the Kalamazoo Wings knocked off the visiting Florida Everblades in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals by a score of 3-2. The best-of-seven series now shifts to Estero, Fla. for games 3, 4, and 5 beginning Wednesday night. The Everblades blanked the K-Wings 2-0 on Friday …

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Sucked into social networking

Several years ago a couple of friends told me that I should seriously considering getting on “MySpace.” Social networking was the way of the future and I was going to be left behind if I did not create an account and join the fun! I had heard about the site, but at the time, I did not really see a …

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