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Narcotics Unit arrest three

An investigation ongoing for several weeks culminated Tuesday with the arrest of three people in the Meijer parking lot in Three Rivers. Sheriff’s department officials said narcotics investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit said the case involved methamphetamine delivery and production. Charges include delivery of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine precursors. One of the males also had …

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Millage request approved in Mendon

By a two-to-one margin, Mendon Community Schools voters approved a 1-mill increase request Tuesday. Unofficial results from the county clerk’s office show a tally of 314 in favor of the $9.3 million request versus 160 voters opposed. Board of education president Roger Cupp, Superintendent Rob Kuhlman and Mendon Pride Committee chairman Jim Fassett were unanimous in saying the district’s voters …

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Elizabeth Johnsonbaugh, 94

Elizabeth M. Johnsonbaugh, 94, a lifelong resident of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Thurston Woods Village. She was born Dec. 3, 1919 in Sturgis, a daughter to the late Edward and Mary (Johns) Mamroe. Elizabeth graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1937. On April 25, 1941 she married Louis E. Johnsonbaugh in Sturgis. He …

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Bobby King, 74

Bobby W. King, 74, of Coldwater, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, as the result of an auto accident. A funeral service for Bobby will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Pastor Matt Beaty from Gathering Church of God in Scottsboro, Ala., will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the …

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Out and About – Week of February 24th

This winter has been brutal for all of us. We’ve received plenty of snow, which pleases more than just a few of us. I’m not to be included in the group I just referred to. This is, after all, Michigan, the land of four seasons. Sometimes we can experience several of those seasons in a matter of hours, rather than …

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Faculty & staff honored

Twenty- four faculty and staff members were recently honored by Glen Oaks Community College. Totaling a combined 330 years of service to the school, the employees were recognized at the Winter Semester All-College meeting. Thirty-five-year recipients were James McNeil and Robin Weekly. Kathleen Patrick was honored for her 25-year milestone. Honored for 20 years of employment were Ed Chobot, Barbara …

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Applebee’s donates

The Three Rivers Applebee’s recently made a financial donation to the Three Rivers Food Site and other area food banks. Manager Ken Springsteen said the restaurant sold old decorative items online and donated the funds. The Three Rivers Food Site and the Constantine Food Bank each received $1,276. Springsteen said the effort was a way of thanking Three Rivers for …

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Mayors’ Exchange Day

Members of the Constantine Village Council have agreed to participate in the 2014 Mayors’ Exchange Day. Organized for the past 17 years by the Michigan Association of Mayors and Michigan Municipal League, the exchange will take place in May and involve Constantine Village President Pat Weiss and other municipal officials. The exchange community has not yet been identified. Council president …

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Sharon Fryling, 75

Sharon Lee Fryling, age 75, of Vicksburg, died Monday Feb. 24, 2014 at her home following a very short illness. She was born in Mendon, MI on Jan. 21, 1939 the daughter of Leo G. “Bud” Batten and Grace Elizabeth (Cook) Batten, and was a lifetime resident of the area. She graduated from Mendon High School with the class of …

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Michael Willis, 13

Michael Willis passed away suddenly in a fatal car accident on February 7, 2014. Michael Gabriel Juan Willis was born on Jan. 11, 2001 in South Bend, IN., the son of Michael Eugene Willis and Ida Renee (Garcia) Beasley. Michael was a bright vibrant kid. He love playing his video games, playing with his niece & nephew and hanging out …

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