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Indiana Michigan Power Sending Crews to Gulf States

Indiana Michigan Power is sending more than 200 employees and contractors to assist with the restoration of power following the damage caused by Hurricane Laura. Crews left their respective I&M Service Centers early Thursday to travel as far as Mississippi  and Arkansas tonight and will be prepared to deploy early Friday. The sites where they will be working have not …

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Walnut

If you are looking for a quiet, nice walking partner, I am your girl.  I don’t like cats, but I love people.  They call me “Walnut”, my coat is a rich tan color.  I am  a female, about two years old.  My docket number is 48809, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 E. Main St., Centreville, …

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Glen Oaks shares preparedness plan

Glen Oaks Community College President David Devier recently shared details of the school’s preparedness plan for next week’s campus reopening with students. The plan addresses guidelines and expectations for the main campus. The health and safety of every member of the Glen Oaks community is a top priority, he said. The plan may change per mandates from Centers for Disease …

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Donor sponsors county K-9 gear

A citizen donor has sponsored St. Joseph County K-9 Skyler, enabling the department to supply the dog with needed protective gear. Skyler will receive a bullet- and stab-protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s Inc. Skyler’s vest is sponsored by Sharon Peters of Grosse Pointe Shores and will be embroidered with “In memory of Det. Lt. Richard J. Scott.” Scott …

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Bronson man dies in crash

A Bronson man died in a two-vehicle crash earlier this week in Branch County. Authorities said Michael Hyska died as a result of the 5 p.m. Monday incident, which took place just west of the Coldwater city limits. Authorities said 43-year-old Elton Yeazel of Goshen was driving east on U.S. 12 when the car Hyska was driving attempted to turn …

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Vicksburg testing for elevated manganese levels

The village of Vicksburg is investigating potential elevated manganese levels in its municipal water system. Vicksburg officials said there is currently no state or federal requirement to test for manganese in a municipal water system, and the village is ordering a precautionary advisory only. Vicksburg officials are conducting additional testing to determine if the village’s water meets all health advisory …

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Whitmer: Get flu vaccine to ease hospitals’ load in pandemic

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday urged Michigan residents to get the flu vaccine to ease the load on the health system if there is a surge of coronavirus cases during the fall and winter influenza season, announcing the state wants at least 1 million more people vaccinated. She received a flu shot during a news conference to “show how easy …

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Road commission approves roundabout lighting

Members of the St. Joseph County Road Commission recently approved a resolution with Consumers Energy for lighting of the new roundabout at Farrand and Colon roads. The cost of about $25 per month is below the road commission’s typical threshold for approving a resolution, but the paperwork was required by Consumers Energy because it will be a regular-occurring bill. After …

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GOCC and MSU partner to offer ag courses

Glen Oaks Community College and the Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology have collaborated to increase access to agriculture-related education in lower Michigan. Applications are being accepted for the fall 2020 semester for students to take MSU agriculture courses at Glen Oaks Community College. Students will have an opportunity to gain practical understanding of agribusiness, crop production and farm …

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CDC recommends getting flu shot

The Centers for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the most-important step in protecting against flu viruses. Getting a flu vaccine during the 2020-2021 flu season will be more important than ever, according to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. Flu vaccines will not prevent COVID-19, but will reduce the burden of flu illnesses and conserve scarce medical …

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