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Charles Jackson, 57

Charles C. Jackson, 57, of Constantine, passed away in his home Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Charles was born on March 19, 1956, the son of the late Milton S. and Emma Jean (Silcock) Jackson. He is survived by two daughters, Colleen Walls of Middleville and Cherie (Chase) Schmucker of Middlebury, Ind.; four grandchildren, Kaeli Walls, Devin Walls, Taeler Jones and …

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Mildred Garcia, 90

Mildred C. Garcia, 90, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. She was born July 25, 1923 in Petersburg, Tenn. She later married John M. Garcia who preceded her in death in 1967. She formerly was a caregiver for the Council on Aging and a member of the Marcellus V.F.W. Post 4054 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are three daughters, Mildred Pierce of …

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Mary Lou Chrobot, 80

Mary Lou Chrobot, 80, of Three Rivers, formerly of South Bend, Ind., passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo. Mary Lou was born on April 12, 1933 in South Bend, Ind. to Peter and Stella (Scultz) Cudowski. She was employed with the South Bend Elks Club for 20 years and at Memorial Hospital in the Communications Department …

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Jewel

Hello. I am called Jewel because when I was found I had a jeweled collar on. I am a pretty cream colored shepherd mix with big brown eyes. I am very playful and love attention. Someone needs to teach me manners but I take instructions well. I may be happier with no other dogs around. Please come and see me. …

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Millage-increase request

A dozen people attended a public forum Wednesday in Mendon to hear more about the school district’s millage-increase request. Superintendent Rob Kuhlman and Michael Galovan, project manager from engineer/architect firm TowerPinkster, went over a detailed explanation of what’s at stake in the $9.3 million request. They said nearly three-quarters of the request will go toward building renovations and technology upgrades. …

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Two injured in six-vehicle crash

Two people were injured in a six-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said the accident occurred when 43-year-old Armando Bautista, of Dowagiac, was driving south on M-51 in Silver Creek Township. Bautista slowed for a snow plow and his vehicle was rear-ended by a truck driven by 36-year-old Jennifer Laporte, of Dowagiac. The collision forced …

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2013 Exchangite of the Year

Mary Kay Schultz has been named 2013 Exchangite of the Year by the Sturgis Exchange Club. Schultz, human resources director at Sturgis Hospital, was recognized during a ceremony last week at the Sturges-Young Auditorium. A number of club members praised Schultz for her unfailing participation in Exchange Club-sponsored events. Schultz is a former “Person of the Year” as awarded by …

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Report of graffiti

Michigan State Police troopers responded to a report of graffiti sprayed at a residence in Sturgis Township last month. Troopers were called to the 68000 block of Vinewood Street, where the victim said graffiti was sprayed on a garage door. The incident occurred either Dec. 20 or 21.

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State of emergency has been lifted

Cass County Undersheriff Richard Behnke said the local state of emergency has been lifted. Behnke said the order that was declared at 1 a.m. Monday by county board chairman Robert Wagel. After a full day of snow-clearing by the county road commission Tuesday, Behnke said conditions warranted the lifting of the state of emergency. All non-essential travel within the county …

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Make sure vents are unobstructed

Three Rivers Fire Department Chief Dan Tomlinson said personnel responded to a carbon monoxide problem at a residence where furnace vents were blocked with snow. In light of the recent issue, Tomlinson suggested residents to be sure snow is cleared from around their gas meters, venting and fresh-air intakes are unobstructed, and steps to clear snow from roofs be taken, …

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