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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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ISD accepting board applications

The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Board of Education is accepting applications for a vacancy on its board. The passing last week of Mike Bosma leaves a position to fill. As required by Michigan School Code, the ISD board has 30 days to fill the post. The term expires in October 2021. Any registered voter who resides within St. …

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Fourth horse diagnosed with EEE

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has informed the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency of a new animal case of EEE in St. Joseph County. This brings the total number of known cases of EEE in St. Joseph county to four; all four in horses. To combat this disease, aerial spraying of insecticide has been completed in areas …

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Constantine plant wins Dairy Expo awards

Butter made in southwest Michigan by farmer-owned Michigan Milk Producers Association was awarded top honors last week in the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. First-, second- and third-place awards were granted to unsalted butter made at MMPA’s dairy plant in Constantine. In the cheese division, MMPA’s colby-jack cheese won third place in the colby or Monterrey jack cheese …

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Glen Oaks welding program receives metal donation

Students in the welding program at Glen Oaks Community College are working with more than 3,000 pounds of metal and aluminum recently donated by Morgan Olson. Alyse Bannister, GOCC welding instructor, said market value for the metal is in excess of $2,000. She noted the college is grateful for Morgan Olson’s donation, as it allows students to practice more freely on …

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Vehicle catches fire after crash

An Indiana woman suffered minor injuries after the car she was driving went off the road and crashed into a row of trees last week in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies responded shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday to an area along Harvey Street, near Walnut Street. Investigators found that Jamee Ketchem, 34, was driving east on …

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Police pursuit ends in arrests

Two LaGrange County residents were arrested after a pursuit that started in Indiana concluded in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s deputies were notified around 8 p.m. Sept. 26 that a vehicle was being pursued by Indiana authorities and heading into eastern St. Joseph County. The vehicle was located near the village of Burr Oak and it continued northbound on Burr Oak …

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Items stolen in Mendon

A pressure washer and a bicycle were stolen recently from an area in Mendon Township. Sheriff’s deputes responded Sept. 21 to the 24000 block of Clark Road in response to a larceny incident. The Generac “One Wash” pressure washer is black in color. The Signature brand bicycle, meanwhile, is a 21-speed, gray and black in color.

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