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Lori Running For Re-election

State Rep. Matt Lori said he has filed paperwork to make official his candidacy for re-election this fall. Lori, 55, is starting the final year of his second two-year term. By law, he can serve in the position for a total of three, two-year terms. The Constantine-area resident and former sheriff of St. Joseph County said he has enjoyed serving …

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Alan Jackson Tickets Selling Fast

The first day of ticket sales for Alan Jackson’s appearance this fall at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair was overwhelming, fair manager Bill Johnson said. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday and a line of more than 250 people was in place outside the fairgrounds ticket window. At the head of the line was a group that …

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K-WINGS FEISTY IN VICTORY

Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Kalamazoo Wings earned their 17th road victory of the season with a come-from-behind 5-4 shootout victory over the Florida Everblades at the Germain Arena. Having a tendency this season to start well on the road, Wednesday would be no different for the K-Wings, as Darryl Bootland continue is scoring prowess notching his team-best 23rd …

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County election results

Rick Santorum was the top vote-getter in St. Joseph County Tuesday. The presidential primary election in Michigan, however, was claimed by Mitt Romney, who came in second place in St. Joseph County. Unofficial results from County Clerk Pattie Bender’s office show Santorum earned more than 2,500 votes while Romney had more than 1,700. Barrack Obama, the only candidate listed on …

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Drop-off service has been cancelled

Officials from the St. Joe Community Co-op said customer abuse of a drop-off container outside their Sturgis facility has prompted the co-op to no longer accept recyclable paper products. The measure goes into effect immediately. Co-op officials said the drop-off bin was continually filled with household garbage and recyclable items other than paper products. The agency will continue to pick …

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Appointments have been made

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week made appointments to a pair of boards. Three Rivers-area resident Connie Stoppenbach was appointed to fill a term on the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority Board. Her term will expire in April 2013. Meanwhile, reappointments of Sturgis-area resident Betty Massey and commissioners Don Eaton, John Dobberteen and Robin Baker were made to …

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Out and About – Week of February 27th

Speaking for myself only, the nice thing about having a winter like we’ve experienced so far is that the lack of snow has been appreciated. The unfortunate thing is that, because of no snow, the road sides along our major highways show evidence of too many inconsiderate drivers, who think that this is their own private dumpsite. Unfortunately, there just …

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Walk for Warmth raises money

The 27th Walk for Warmth, which took place Saturday at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds, raised more than $6,100. The funds will be used to assist people who are elderly, disabled or of low income. Though event organizers were hoping to raise $12,000, they said the amount raised and enthusiasm from the more than a dozen people who participated was …

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Colon man gets minor injuries

A 20-year-old Colon man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Park Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Kyle Wirgau was driving west on Heimbach Road Saturday night when he lost control of his vehicle on an icy patch over the roadway and went off the south side …

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A win for the TR girls

The Three Rivers girls basketball team got its postseason off on the right foot Monday when it rallied to beat Vicksburg. The opening round of district play saw the 18-3 Lady Wildcats top the host school, 43-33. Three Rivers was led by Linsey Masnari’s 18 points, while Teagan Reeves chipped in 11. The Three Rivers squad, which will see action …

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