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American Airlines suspends Kalamazoo service

Here’s an announcement from Craig Williams, director of Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. American Airlines last week said it plans to suspend service at AZO from Oct. 7 through Nov. 3. In a media release issued to AZO officials, American stated the reason as low demand and the expiration of air-service requirements associated with the CARES Act. Williams said American assured …

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Arrest made following home search

A Three Rivers man was arrested Thursday following the search of a home by members of the Southwest Enforcement Team. Detectives had conducted undercover work for weeks before obtaining a search warrant for the residence, located in the 200 block of Middle Street in Three Rivers. Police said upon entrance, they encountered two men. One was not cooperative, police said, …

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Out and About – Week of August 24th

This pandemic that we are all experiencing can be very trying on all of us. Our patience wears thin and it’s very easy to be rude to others at sometime or another. I’d like to share something my pastor posted on Facebook. It made a lot of sense to me. It deals with the difference between being rude and being …

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River cleanup postponed

The St. Joseph County Conservation District has decided to postpone its final river cleanup event of the 2020 season. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the final cleanup was to take place on a stretch of the Pigeon River from Blue School Road to Vistula Road in Mottville Township. Shaun Grace, river cleanup coordinator, said the Pigeon River is not an ideal …

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Kalamazoo airport passenger numbers increase

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport Director Craig Williams said the number of passengers in July 2020 jumped 43 percent from June 2020. However, the number is still 77 percent less than July 2019 passenger numbers. Williams said the June-to-July growth is a result of American and Delta increasing the number of flights to the airport. Kalamazoo is tracking better than the …

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Glen Oaks plans to open campus

Glen Oaks Community College has announced it will reopen campus Monday. Fall semester classes begin a week later, Aug. 31. School president David Devier reiterated that the safety of students, employees and community has been the driving consideration as members of the college’s COVID-19 Task Force worked to develop their plan. The plan provides a number of safety and enforcement …

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Many parents opting for face-to-face instruction

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Ron Moag provided an update on the number of in-person students versus those who plan to take classes virtually or remotely. During the district’s board meeting earlier this week, Moag said about three quarters of the district’s high school students plan to engage in face-to-face learning when the academic year begins Sept. 7. That face-to-face …

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Alfonzo

Would you like to have a canine companion that will talk to you?  Well I am your boy!  I am a male, mix, brown and white, about three years old.  I am a quiet, housetrained companion.   My docket number is 48795, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 E. Main St., Centreville, MI.  Animal Control is …

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Murder suspect pled guilty

A Three Rivers man has pled guilty to murder in connection to a May incident over the sale of a motorcycle. Mohammad Abuhaltam, 21, appeared last week in a video conference before St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman. During the 13-minute proceeding, Abuhaltam pled guilty to second-degree murder. The charge stems from a May 21 incident in which …

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County commission addresses comments during meeting

After enduring years of scorn from a Florence Township resident, members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners uncharacteristically struck back this week. Addressing the board during “citizen comments” portion of the board’s meeting Tuesday, Tim Carls made a questionable claim about the county’s finances and accused the five-member board of making decisions outside the realm of public assembly. …

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