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Veteran’s Day Remembrance Service

A Veteran’s Day remembrance and service is slated to take place at 5 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sturgis. A tribute of prayer, thanksgiving and a memorial service will be a part of the program.

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Tim

Hi, My name is Tim. I am a one year old male Husky/Lab. If you love long leisurely walks and ear scruffs I would love to share my life with you. I am starting to feel a little sad just hanging out here with little companionship. I light right up when someone can spend some time with me. I am …

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54 percent voted in Tuesday’s election

More than 23,000 St. Joseph County residents participated in this week’s general election. The figure means about 54 percent of the county’s registered voters participated in Tuesday’s vote. County Clerk Pattie Bender said the overall number of voters was down from more than 25,000 in 2008. Park Township led St. Joseph County Tuesday with the highest number of residents voting, …

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New members on city commission

Three Rivers City Clerk Lindsay Howes said the city commission will stage an organizational meeting Monday. At that time, two newly elected commissioners – Alison Haigh and Diane Haley-Clay – will be sworn in. Commissioners Daryl Griffith and Carolyn McNary, who ran unopposed, also will be sworn in during the ceremony. The new-look commission stages its first regularly scheduled meeting …

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Two children injured in crash

Two children were among the injured in a Tuesday afternoon accident on U.S. 131 at Heimbach Road in Park Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, 42-year-old Kristina Hamilton, of Three Rivers, was driving west on Heimbach Road when she failed to stop at the southbound lanes of U.S. 131 and struck a vehicle driven by a 31-year-old …

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GOCC has new board members

Glen Oaks Community College will see a trio of new faces on its board, following Tuesday’s vote in the general election. Joni Smith and John Bippus claimed the two, six-year seats to the board. Bud Malinoski came up short in the three-person race. Meanwhile, two candidates were unopposed for a pair of four-year terms. Newcomer Mary Lou Falkenstein will join …

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Hopkins accepts post

A longtime member of the Sturgis Fire Department has accepted the post of St. Joseph County Emergency Services coordinator. Scott Hopkins, assistant chief for the Sturgis department, will replace Jim Barnes, who is retiring from the Centreville-based post next month. Hopkins will hire on in two weeks and work with Barnes during the impending transition period. As coordinator of emergency …

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After summer of heartbreak, Ftorek back on ice for K-Wings

KALAMAZOO — Sam Ftorek is a glutton for punishment. In addition to competing in a duathlon and a triathlon this summer, the 37-year old defenseman for the Kalamazoo Wings also took part in the “Muddy Patriot” at Timber Ridge in Gobles. Even though he was not quite sure what the Muddy Patriot was all about, when he received a Groupon …

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K-Wings drop two over weekend

KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo Wings not only dropped both games this weekend to division foes, but they also lost footing in the standings. Starting the weekend in a first place tie with the Cincinnati Cyclones, the K-Wings are now in third place, four points behind the first place Cyclones in the ECHL’s North Division. Looking to get back to their …

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Two judges are elected

David Tomlinson and Rob Pattison will be St. Joseph County’s newest judges.  The two candidates claimed victories in Tuesday’s general election, as Colon-based attorney David Tomlinson topped Christine Yancey of Mendon for probate judge. Meanwhile, Rob Pattison, a lawyer for a Sturgis firm, will preside over St. Joseph County District Court after eking out a win over Park Township attorney …

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