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Howe Military Academy to shut down

Howe Military Academy’s Board of Trustees has announced the school will not reopen for the 2019-20 academic year. Established in 1884, Howe’s approach to education included the integration of academics, physical readiness and leadership, and character development. According to a board-issued statement, rising costs and declining enrollment for more than a decade were major factors in the decision to close the 75-student …

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K-Wings hold on to defeat Komets 4-3

With every win, every point for that matter, important to the Kalamazoo Wings playoff hopes, the K-Wings almost let two points slip away against the Fort Wayne Komets on Wednesday night. The Komets, for whom the K-Wings are trailing for third place in the Central Division, fell behind to the K-Wings by a score of 4-1, before mounting a comeback. …

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Sarah

I am Sarah.  The staff say I am a bit shy.  When someone gives me some attention slowly, I warm up to them.  I think I am about five years old.  I am spayed.  I have always been outside so am not very housetrained.  I do like people, I just don’t know what to do with people.  I should not …

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Florence Township commits funding toward Constantine Road reconstruction

An update regarding the redevelopment of Constantine Road was provided during Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. During “Citizens Comments” at the onset of the county commission meeting, Florence Township Supervisor Gordon Evilsizor acknowledged commission chair Dennis Allen for being a part of Monday’s meeting in Florence Township. Evilsizor said discussion Monday centered on whether the township would …

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Car insurance bills referred to House Insurance Committee

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week joined House colleagues in unveiling wide-ranging legislation repealing Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system. The measures aim at bringing relief to Michigan’s drivers, who pay the most expensive car insurance premiums in the nation. The eight-bill package eliminates the no-fault system and moves Michigan to a full tort system similar to other states such as …

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Commission makes appointments to Animal Control Advisory Board

Three people have been named to the St. Joseph County Animal Control Advisory Board. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, Nottawa Township resident Nathan Brown, Centreville’s Lori Lammon and former county commissioner Rick Shaffer of Fishers Lake all were appointed to the board. In addition, commissioners also agreed to revise bylaws of the animal control board. The focus will change to …

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Cass County crash injures one

Cass County deputies were called to a single-vehicle accident last weekend in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies responded at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to M-40 near Spatterdock Lake Street. Investigators said 63-year-old Randy Riley, whose community of residence was not listed in a department media release, was driving north on M-40 when his vehicle went off the roadway and …

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Public hearing planned on intersection reconfiguration

An intersection reconfiguration in Colon Township will be at the center of a public hearing next month. The St. Joseph County Road Commission will conduct the public hearing at 6 p.m. April 4 to discuss the installation of a roundabout at Colon and Farrand roads in Colon Township. The hearing will take place at the Colon Fire Department, 1063 M-86. …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

An Indiana man was arrested last weekend after he was observed speeding on U.S. 131 in Park Township. Troopers stopped a 2015 Audi A4 at 6:35 p.m. Sunday after it was observed traveling 74 miles per hour in a 55 miles-per-hour zone. It was stopped near the intersection of M-216. The driver, a 49-year-old man from Goshen, was charged with …

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Man injured in single-vehicle crash

A Three Rivers man was injured after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident earlier this week in Florence Township. State troopers were called at 11:10 p.m. Sunday to the 63000 block of Lutz Road in response to a Jeep that had crashed into a tree. The 22-year-old driver told authorities he was driving south on Lutz Road when his …

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