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Project Connect successful

A number of the 300-plus patrons who attended Wednesday’s eighth annual Project Connect in Centreville appeared focused on their needs, and spent less time browsing and more time at specific tables for the exact help that brought them to the event. Organizers of the six-hour event said 49 vendors, representing various agencies and departments to offer help for a variety …

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Legislation to use rifles

State Rep. Matt Lori is urging a state Senate panel to consider legislation that will enable hunters to safely use rifles when hunting in southern Michigan. Lori told the Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee that allowing rifles using specific cartridges for hunting in the southern part of the state – now limited to shotguns, muzzleloaders and pistols – would …

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Homicide investigation continues

The St. Joseph County Major Crimes Task Force is continuing its investigation into Wednesday’s homicide of Sturgis accountant David Locey. Meanwhile, 37-year-old Andy Brown was arraigned Thursday afternoon on a charge of embezzlement, a crime that could be connected to Locey’s murder, officials from the St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office said. Brown, a Kalamazoo resident, was formerly employed by Locey …

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Deer hunting outlook

The 2013 deer season is expected to be a successful one for many hunters in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says some areas in the state may see lower numbers of deer following severe winter weather, which included heavy snowfall and a late thaw. Those are mostly in the Upper Peninsula while the affects in the Northern Lower …

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Larry Watson Jr., 65

Lawrence B. “Larry” Watson Jr., age 65, of Colon, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Oct. 1, 1947, in Sturgis, a son of Lawrence and Janet (Eshelman) Watson Sr. Larry graduated from Colon High School in 1966 and received a degree in business management from Western Michigan University in 1971. On …

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Yellow Lab

Hi, I am a very sweet female yellow lab/chow mix. I am a little shy at first but I warm up quickly when I am given some loving. I am about 4 years old and really like people. I’m not a highly active dog but I am good on a leash. My docket # is 11677, at the St. Joseph …

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Proposal for increased millage

A potential request for a 1-mill increase is being debated by members of the Mendon Community Schools Board of Education. During a public forum Wednesday at Mendon High School, Superintendent Rob Kuhlman provided background on the district’s financial state and the rationale for considering a request that would generate $9.3 million over an eight-year period. If the request is authorized …

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Mendon Coach represents Michigan

Mendon High School’s John Schwartz is one of eight football coaches representing Michigan in a nationwide contest by the publication USA Today. The “Best Of” contest, which started Monday, is an online-voting event to select the best high school football coach in the country. Every state is represented by a pool of eight coaches, and the field will be narrowed …

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United Way exceeds goal

The St. Joseph County United way exceeded its goal during a three-hour Roof Sit at Sturgis Hospital Tuesday. The goal of $20,000 was met early on and the revised goal of $25,000 was surpassed by the time the event concluded. In all, the Roof Sit raised almost $25,800. United Way officials expressed their appreciation for the support and reminded that …

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Tony Cook, 54

Tony Lee Cook, age 54, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at his home. He was born in Ft. Wayne, IN on October 3, 1958, a son of Darlo and Carol (Poff) Cook. Tony was a truck driver for P&P Transportation and several other companies. In January 1987 he married Rene Kidd. Tony was known as …

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