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Break-in at Constantine Little League building

Constantine police are investigating break-ins that occurred in buildings occupied by items owned by Constantine Little League. Evidence of the incidents was found Tuesday, in the 200 block of Meadow Lane. Authorities said the buildings were ransacked and various items were stolen, including sports equipment, office equipment, food and money. Police recovered evidence at the scene and investigators said several …

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Tigger

I am Tigger.  My babies were born May 23rd and have now all been adopted.  I am about a year and a half old, tiger coat, female.  I am friendly and I like the catnip they gave me to play with.  I will need my spay surgery.  Please give me a new home.  My docket number is 45117, at the …

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Motorcyclist injured in Cass County crash

A Berrien County man was injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this week in Cass County’s Wayne Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 1 p.m. Monday to Marcellus Highway and Decatur Road. Upon further investigation, deputies found that Ryan Pesce, 49, had been driving west on Marcellus Highway when he failed to negotiate a curve and his …

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No-Tobacco Day aims to raise awareness

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency on Friday will join the World Health Organization in celebration of World No-Tobacco Day. The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. The focus of World No-Tobacco Day 2019 is …

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Bill would change authority board audit requirements

A proposal allowing local recreational-authority boards to spend more of their budgets on improving the communities they represent was recently approved by the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee. Backed by State Rep. Aaron Miller, House Bill 4408 changes audit requirements from annual to once every two years for authority boards that do not levy taxes. Miller said some …

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Glen Oaks adviser receives award

Ben Fries, an adviser at Glen Oaks Community College, recently received the Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Chapter Advisor Award for the Michigan region. The award, presented at the regional PTK conference at Glen Oaks, recognizes advisors who demonstrate an atmosphere of teamwork, leadership abilities and enthusiasm for the society’s hallmarks. He was nominated by members of the Glen Oaks chapter. Fries, …

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TR Health CEO recognized by health care publication

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce that Dave Shannon was recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of 60 rural hospital CEOs to know in 2019. Becker’s Hospital Review is a monthly publication that offers business and legal news and analysis related to hospitals and health systems. The CEOs featured on this list have overcome challenges associated with operating healthcare …

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Medical condition may have contributed to fatal crash

A medical condition could have been the source of a one-vehicle, fatal accident over the weekend in Mendon Township. Troopers with Michigan State Police said Bradley Older, 37, of East Leroy, died at the scene of the incident, which occurred around 8:50 p.m. Sunday in a field in the 26000 block of Simpson Road. Older died after the pickup he …

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County receives bids for accessible river launches

Two St. Joseph River locations are expected to soon feature ADA-accessible canoe and kayak launches. St. Joseph County Administrator Teresa Doehring said she and parks and recreation director Jaymes MacDonald last week opened sealed bids for the projects. Action on the bids was not necessary at the time by county commissioners. If approved, the handicap-accessible developments would be at Reed …

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Man injured in hit-and-run incident

A Bristol man was injured last weekend following a hit-and-run incident in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the accident occurred at 8:35 a.m. Sunday, when 30-year-old Erick Prouty was driving west on U.S. 12 near Sunset Boulevard. He swerved his vehicle off the road to avoid an eastbound car that was illegally passing in a curve. Prouty’s …

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