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Suspect in high-speed chase remains at large

The passenger of a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase last week in Park Township was taken into custody. Her companion, the driver of what is being reported as a stolen vehicle, remains at large. A department media release indicated deputies were called at 8:10 a.m. Friday to the area of Heimbach Road and U.S. 131 Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said …

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State jobless rate declined in September

Michigan’s seasonally-adjusted jobless rate declined by two-tenths of a percent in September to 8.5 percent, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. The number of employed and unemployed lowered in September, as the state workforce decreased by 23,000 over the month. The U.S. jobless rate fell by half a percentage point between August and …

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COVID-19 cases rise in St. Joseph County

St. Joseph County health officials have reported an overall rise in COVID-19 cases over the past three weeks, including 31 on Monday, 19 on Tuesday and 12 on Wednesday last week. Branch-Hillsdale St. Joseph County Health Agency confirmed the increase in identified cases that had its first spike trend Sept. 24. On that day, 20 new cases were reported, the …

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Burr Oak agrees to forensic audit

Burr Oak village officials have agreed to look into pending complaints against an unnamed village officer. The virtual meeting, held at the Burr Oak school complex Wednesday, opened in public session then entered into closed session to discuss the matter, centering on alleged misuse of village funds and an accompanying investigation. Officials said Thursday that the council, after returning to …

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Out and About – Week of October 19th

A couple of weeks ago I listed some words of wisdom. This week I’d like to share some words of wisdom about love. Love is one thing there’s too little of and we can always use much more. Share this words of wisdom and share a little more love: Love carries great expectations. Love always eases pain. Love all, trust …

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White Pigeon Junior/Senior High closed due to COVID-19

White Pigeon Junior/ Senior High School closed Wednesday and is scheduled to remain shut through next week. District officials said two additional people in the building tested positive for COVID-19. Both were last in the building Oct. 5. After conferring with the local health agency, superintendent Jon Keyer (rhymes with “higher”) and associate superintendent Carrie Erlandson said the decision was …

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Glen Oaks accepting scholarship applications

Glen Oaks Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from new and returning Glen Oaks students for the 2021-22 academic year. Through efforts of the foundation, endowed scholarships and charitable cash gifts provide students with financial assistance to pursue their continuing education. The foundation reported that for the current academic year, 66 students received more than $64,000 in scholarships. A …

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Police search for vehicle following shooting

Police are seeking help from the community to identify a vehicle whose occupants may have been part of a shooting incident Wednesday in Sturgis. Officers were called to the area of Williams and Jefferson streets around 9:40 a.m. following a report of shots fired. Responding officers learned that multiple shots had been fired from a vehicle and aimed toward a …

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Azalea

Well, I have my Halloween decoration in place.  I hope I can get adopted to greet the “trick or treaters”.   I am called Azalea and I am one year old, I am a light fawn brindle mix female.I am housetrained.  I am a gentle, friendly, loving, playful companion.  I will need my spay surgery.   Call to make an appointment to …

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Police pursuit ends in arrest

A Galesburg motorcyclist was arrested this week after attempting to elude sheriff’s deputies through an area in Lockport and Fabius townships. Authorities attempted to stop the 32-year-old driver around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 131 near Wilbur Road after observing a traffic violation. Deputies pursued the driver until his motorcycle experienced mechanical issues and came to a stop on U.S. …

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