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Man who slept in dumpster is rescued from trash truck

Police have rescued a man from a trash truck in Kalamazoo after he fell asleep in a dumpster. The man screamed for help after the dumpster was emptied into the truck Monday. Fortunately the trash inside the truck hadn’t been compressed when the driver heard pleas for help before dawn. The man could have been killed. Capt. Matt Huber says …

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Out and About by Norm Stutesman

Today is Election Day. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you are aware of the many items on the ballot. Everything from a millage to electing a city commissioner. If you want change, this is your time to perhaps make a difference. The hours for voting are from 7 AM until 8 PM. If you don’t vote, you have …

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Wastewater treatment plant testing with dye

The Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant later this week will be dye-testing portions of its Wastewater Treatment Plant with a non-toxic tracer dye. The plan is to be in effect Wednesday. The tracer dye to be used in the process has been approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental, Great Lakes and Energy. The dye is safe for human health …

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Cass County crash injures Three Rivers man

A Three Rivers man was involved in a two-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 5:45 a.m. Friday to the intersection of U.S. 12 and Baldwin Prairie Road. Investigators said Travis Brown, 21, from Three Rivers, was driving west on U.S. 12 when his vehicle crossed the centerline. It struck …

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Health department reminds consumers about marketplace open enrollment

Open enrollment on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces began last week, making now a great time for consumers to examine deals found on the marketplace, save money and better meet their health care needs, according to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Health Department. Consumers have until December 15 to enroll. Rebecca Burns, health officer at the tri-county health department, said the vast …

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Constantine continues in playoffs

Three of St. Joseph County’s varsity football teams that qualified for the post-season tournament bowed out over the weekend. In action Friday, Mendon lost, 38-to-0, to defending Division 8 champ Reading. White Pigeon was shutout, as well, falling to Cassopolis, 41-to-0. Meanwhile, in Division 7, Centreville came up short in a loss to Cassopolis, 7-to-3. On a brighter note, Constantine …

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The force looms large for K-Wings in win over Nailers

KALAMAZOO, MI – There was excitement in the air this past Saturday night as the Kalamazoo Wings (4-1-1-0)  took on the Wheeling Nailers (4-3-0-0) on Star Wars night. Lightsabers lit up the arena, Jar Jar Binks, Storm Troopers and other characters roamed the concourse and the K-Wings wore R2-D2 themed jersey which were auctioned off following the game. In addition …

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Vehicle windows damaged

State troopers are investigating a malicious-destruction-of-property incident that took place earlier this month at various locations in Branch County. Investigators said several vehicle windows were damaged between sundown Oct. 18 and sunrise Oct. 19 in the city of Coldwater, city of Bronson, Matteson Township and Batavia Township. Some of the vehicles were egged in addition to the damage to their …

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Sephora and Sophia

We are cute kittens, four months old both females.  I am Sephora the tiger.  And I am Sophia, a gray, We were checking out the Halloween display.  We will need our Spay surgery.  We are playful and ready for our own homes.  My docket number is 46895 Sephora – a tiger and 46896 Sophie a gray, at the St. Joseph …

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New location for Community Coffee

The fifth and final “Community Coffee,” where voters can ask questions about the upcoming ballot proposal to support Career and Technical Education in St. Joseph County, has changed locations. Monday’s event will now be held at Centre Hub, 140 W. Main St. in Centreville. The event starts at 7 a.m. Superintendents, administrators, and teachers from local school districts and the …

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