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Board accepts resignation of Kalamazoo County administrator

The administrator of Kalamazoo County has resigned after being put on leave last month. Administrator Terrence Neuzil’s resignation was unanimously accepted Tuesday by the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners after a closed-door meeting. Neuzil was put on paid administrative leave March 15, and the Kalamazoo Gazette reports neither county officials nor Neuzil would say why. He started at the county …

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Several area students named to honorable mention teams

Six area student-athletes received all-state accolades for their work on the hardwood floor this season. Three girls were recognized: Mendon’s Megan Zinsmaster, a senior, was named to the Class D honorable mention team; Riley Phelps, a White Pigeon High School senior, earned a nod to the Class C honorable mention squad; and Centreville’s Bailey May, also a senior, was named …

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Services held for 4 of 6 Kalamazoo shooting victims

Four of the six victims of a random shooting tear are being remembered at funerals and memorials in southwestern Michigan. Somber gatherings were held Saturday in Bridgman, Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, a week after six people were killed in the Kalamazoo area. Mourners offered condolences to the family of Mary Lou Nye at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bridgman. Her photo …

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Three Rivers Health names Employees of the Quarter

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce Chad Bush, CRNA, Direct Patient Care, and Cathy Kirk, Support Staff, for being selected as our Employees of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2015. Chad Bush has been with Three Rivers Health since December 2014. Chad has made a significant impact in the OR and on the Anesthesia team. He has …

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Deer jumps through window of Mount Clemens home

A suburban Detroit family is in disbelief after a deer jumped through the front window of their home and wreaked havoc in a bedroom. The family’s 17-year-old and 12-year-old daughters were inside their Mount Clemens home Tuesday afternoon when the six-point buck came crashing through the window and charged down the hallway. The girls called their mother, who was at …

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New shutoff rules for Sturgis utilities

Sturgis city commissioners have amended shutoff rules for city utilities to conform to new technology and state law. With the installation of new “smart meters,” the city will have the capability to remotely turn on and shut off electric and water utilities. The city must make at least two attempts to contact delinquent customers at least one day before shutoff …

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Judge rules three CMHSAS board members reinstated to panel

A Jackson County judge declared Tuesday that the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners did not follow proper procedure when voting last week to remove three people from the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Authority Board of St. Joseph County. As a result, Gaylene Adams, Larry Walton and board president Barb Parker were reinstated to the 12-member panel …

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Michigan confirms 1st case of chronic wasting in wild deer

Wildlife officials on Tuesday confirmed Michigan’s first case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced a white-tailed female deer in Ingham County’s Meridian Township tested positive for the contagious and fatal disease that attacks the brains of infected deer and elk. Officials say they will require mandatory testing of deer killed in …

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Detours in Sturgis during reconstruction

Reconstruction of East West Street, from North Nottawa Street to North Lakeview Avenue, was slated to begin Monday in Sturgis. There will be no through traffic allowed during the construction phase. Detour signs will be posted. In addition, street lights will be removed for the reconstruction. Overhead lights are being installed during construction as a temporary measure and the decorative …

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Two arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

A White Pigeon man was arrested last month in LaGrange County, Ind., on several drug charges, including possession of cocaine. Jose Rubio, 21, was jailed along with Rafael L. Luna, 29, of LaGrange, following a traffic stop near Howe. County deputies said the vehicle in which Rubio and Luna were riding was stopped for an equipment violation A search of …

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