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Motorcyclist hits deer

An Edwardsburg man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving struck two deer in Cass County’s Jefferson Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said Frank Kagel III, 51, was injured as a result of the accident, which occurred around 6 a.m. Thursday on Monette Street, near Brick Church Road. Kagel was transported to Elkhart General Hospital. He was not wearing a …

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Recreational marijuana discussed at Constantine Village Council meeting

Recreational marijuana was a topic of conversation during Monday’s Constantine Village Council meeting. During the public-comment portion, several people complained about the council’s recent opt-out for recreational marijuana. Resident Heather Staecker said people were blindsided by the village council’s decision. Staecker said she is disabled and was thrilled when the state’s voters passed legislation allowing limited use of recreational marijuana. …

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Woman arrested on drug charges

A Sturgis woman was arrested on drug-related offenses this week. Sturgis police said officers observed the 30-year-old suspect walking at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North Nottawa Street. The woman noticed the patrol car and she fled on foot. K9 Tucky was called and located the woman hiding in an entryway of a business in the 200 …

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Miller introduces bill to update counseling practices

A plan to update and clarify counseling practices under Michigan law was approved Tuesday by the Michigan House. The law has not been updated since it was enacted in 1988. State Rep. Aaron Miller, who introduced the plan, said updates are needed because the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has proposed a rule that strikes the majority of …

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Search warrant leads to two arrests

Two men were arrested after the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at an Edwardsburg residence this week. Sheriff Richard Behnke said detectives on Tuesday served a search warrant in the 24000 block of May Street. Deputies became concerned after fielding a tip on suspicion that the use and sale of methamphetamine was taking place there. Upon …

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Early detection helps breast cancer treatment

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency wishes to remind residents about the importance of preventative screening related to breast cancer. Yvonne Atwood, director of personal health and disease prevention at the tri-county health department, said mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early. She added that early detection makes it easier for medical professionals to treat. She said …

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Centreville receives accreditation for Jr./Sr. High School

Centreville Jr./ Sr. High School has earned accreditation, principal Chad Brady told school board members recently. Brady shared with the board a certificate that verifies the school met criteria for educational quality established by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission. Last fall, district officials learned the school was a candidate for accreditation. Brady said that although some schools take a year to prepare …

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New staff joins Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks Community College has started the Fall 2019 semester with some new staff members, while other employees have taken on new roles. Michael Goldin is serving as the interim dean of academics following the recent retirement of Patricia Morgenstern. Goldin has been assistant dean at Glen Oaks since 2018. Assisting Goldin will be Maria Jose Rodriguez Mora, interim, assistant …

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Theme planned for next Palmer Lake Flotilla

Tim Taylor, commodore and coordinator for the annual Palmer Lake Flotilla, said the theme for the 2020 event will be “The Holidays.” Next year marks the 14th Flotilla and it will take place July 4. Participants will be advised to decorate their pontoon, deck boat or fishing boat around a specific holiday. Participants on land, meanwhile, may get involved by decorating …

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US 131 project update

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the U.S. 131 reconstruction in Three Rivers. Stage 3 traffic plan is in place and two-way traffic is operating on northbound U.S. 131 at M-60 junction toward the south end of the project, as well as northbound at the Hoffman Road/Rocky River bridge area at its north end. Meanwhile, utility-relocation …

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