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Cancellations – Monday

Centreville Public Schools – All Evening Activities Canceled; Board of Education meeting at 5pm will take place. Glen Oaks Community College – Closing at 3:00 PM The Colon American Legion has called bingo off for this evening. Mendon Community Schools – All Evening Activities Canceled    

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Man dies in Cass County crash

An Elkhart man died in a single-vehicle crash last week in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 4 p.m. Friday to an area on Bellows Road, near Idlewild Street. Chase Miller, age 28, was driving north on Bellows Road when his vehicle left the roadway and went into a pond. Miller’s body was …

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Stolen vehicle – Man arrested

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department last week arrested a man driving a stolen vehicle in Sherman Township. According to a department media release, deputies were called Thursday to a report of a man driving a stolen vehicle. They responded to an area near Banker Street and Shimmel Road and eventually found the vehicle in question. John Fox …

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US-131 redevelopment update

Here’s this week’s Michigan Department of Transportation update regarding the US-131 redevelopment project in Three Rivers. Crews on Monday are expected to begin top-course paving and a shoulder-gravel process on the northbound stretch toward the north end of the project. Also Monday, crews will begin base-course and leveling-course paving on M-60. MDOT officials said workers will finish winter paving markings …

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In high school football. . .

The remaining two St. Joseph County high schools in the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs went 1-and-1 over the weekend. In Division 6, Constantine fell to Hillsdale on Friday, 20-to-14. The Falcons finish the season 8-and-3 while Hillsdale maintained its perfect record. In 8-man action, Colon is one win away from playing for a state championship after it …

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Out and About – Week of November 11th

Here are four more suggestions that might make that international trip more enjoyable: Adjust your schedule of prescription medicine to account for differing time zones. Why not carry an extra watch and keep it set to “home time”? That way your medicine can be taken on time. If you’re diabetic and take insulin, carry a prescription for your syringes. Many …

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Man uses battle ax to fight off intruder

A Michigan man whose hobbies include ritualized combat with replica weapons from the Middle Ages says he wielded a battle ax he calls “my baby” to fend off an intruder. Thirty-six-year-old Ben Ball tells WOOD-TV he was playing video games at his apartment in Oshtemo Township late Wednesday when someone who once dated his ex-roommate kicked in his door. He …

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Michigan hunters use branch saw to free entangled bucks

Quick-thinking hunters in central Michigan have rescued two deer who literally became locked in battle. WOOD-TV reports that insurance agent Mark Johnson spotted the rutting bucks in a field with their antlers entangled. He figured the eight-point bucks would die from exhaustion or starvation if they stayed stuck. Video of Wednesday’s rescue on WOOD-TV’s website shows Johnson’s friend, Brad Lyons, …

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17-year-old lion euthanized at South Bend’s Potawatomi Zoo

Zoo officials say a 17-year-old lion that was a longtime fixture at a northern Indiana zoo has been euthanized due to chronic age-related conditions. The male lion, named Tango, was humanely euthanized this past week at the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend after his condition suddenly worsened. The South Bend Tribune reports that Tango and his lion brother, Onyo, arrived …

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Indiana to get more baby boxes for abandoned newborns

Indiana officials say more baby boxes are coming to the state’s hospitals and firehouses. The Post-Tribune reports that Crown Point added one box last week at a firehouse, making a total of six boxes in Northwest Indiana. Baby boxes are padded, climate-controlled boxes where people can leave newborns safely and anonymously at hospitals or firehouses. Hospital officials say the boxes …

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