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Fire destroys workshop

A detached workshop was destroyed by fire shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday in Burr Oak Township. Burr Oak Fire Chief Rich Ultz said the workshop at 30144 Kelly Road was engulfed in flames. The 2,400-square-foot shop, which belonged to Royal Klingler, owner of Burrwood Ltd., was a total loss. Ultz said the building was used as a wood shop. The …

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Joker

My name is Joker and Poker is my game. I am the Pet of the Week. I am a male, Chihuahua/ Rat terrier Mix and I am about 3 years old. I use my poker face because this place makes me scared. I would like a quiet home, I like the resident shelter cat. I have lived with other dogs …

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Post Office starting promotion

The Centreville Post Office is staging a promotion starting Oct. 1 to tie in with the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month-long “Pink at the Post Office” event will take place to promote the sale of the Breast Cancer semipostal stamp. The Centreville Post Office is one of several hundred post offices in the Greater Michigan District participating …

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Six hurt in crash

Six people were in a vehicle involved in a personal-injury accident last weekend in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said deputies were called shortly after 1 o’clock Sunday morning to North Peninsula Drive, near Union Road, in Porter Township, regarding a one-vehicle accident. Underwood said the driver, 18-year-old Connor Gest, of Elkhart, was the driver of a vehicle that …

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Grants awarded

State Reps. Matt Lori and Dave Pagel announced Oronoko Township and Cass County have been awarded grants to help offset costs associated with consolidating some services. The money is part of $6 million in funding through the Competitive Grant Assistance Program, awarded to 17 local units of government across Michigan this year. Oronoko Township will receive a $28,800 grant to …

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Deadline for grant proposals

Here’s a reminder from the Constantine Area Foundation: the deadline for grant proposals for the foundation’s fall 2013 grant period is Friday. Eligible recipients include 501(C)(3) organizations, public schools and governmental entities. The foundation encourages potential recipients to focus on improving working and living conditions in the village; youth and recreation opportunities; public, educational, charitable or charitable purposes; and care …

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Two people injured in crash

Two people were injured in a 2-vehicle crash Wednesday evening on the southwest side of Three Rivers at the intersection of US-131 and M-60. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, 38-year-old Eli Schwarts of Jones was turning westbound on M-60 from US-131, and failed to yield to Jeremy Thurmand, age 26, of Three Rivers. Schwarts was flown to …

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Imars Kalns, 88

Imars Kalns, 88, died September 23, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Funeral services will be held at 2:00p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Hohner Funeral Home; 1004 Arnold St; Three Rivers, MI 49093 with Rev. Biruta Puike-Wilson officiating. Memorials may be directed to Garezers Latvian Center. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home; 1004 Arnold St; P.O. Box 1018; Three Rivers, …

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Lyle Hopkins, 84

Lyle B. Hopkins, age 84, of Sturgis, Michigan and former Sturgis Police Chief, passed away Monday afternoon September 23, 2013 at his home. He was born January 11, 1929 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late John and Nellie (Sites) Hopkins. Lyle was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1947. On …

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State police investigating

State police investigators are looking into a report of a larceny last week from a barn in Constantine Township. The incident occurred in the 10000 block of North River Road, where a drill, impact driver, air compressor and other hand tools were taken. Investigators said the situation likely took place Friday. A department media release did not indicate how access …

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