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Special enrollment period added for health insurance

Anyone who did not enroll in a health insurance plan during the Marketplace open-enrollment period may have a reprieve. The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have added a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and may be required to pay the shared responsibility …

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Mendon senior plans to play at CMU

A Mendon High School senior has made a commitment to continue his football career by signing a letter of intent to play at Central Michigan University. Logan Slaughter, a four-year starter for the Hornets, is the second player under Coach John Schwartz to play for a Division I school. Slaughter plans to major in psychology and has expressed an interest …

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County seeks clerk applicants

St. Joseph County is seeking applicants for the position of county clerk. Pattie Bender, current clerk, will retire June 30 and Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman will appoint her successor. Any interested applicant can submit a resume to Circuit Court, Box 189, Centreville, or electronically to: griffink@stjosephcountymi.org. The deadline for applications is Feb. 12. Following that deadline, interviews will be …

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Several matters before Board of Commissioners in 2015

Implementation of a river trail network, establishment of a municipal revolving-fund loan and development of plans regarding a new animal shelter are some of the matters the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners is expected to handle in 2015. John Dobberteen, chair of the five-man board, said the commission has a big year ahead of itself. A master plan regarding …

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Two area parks offer New Year’s Day hikes

Two area state parks will be a part of a free, New Year’s Day event sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The agency will sponsor free, guided hikes in Michigan state parks on New Year’s Day – plus additional hikes throughout the week – as part of America’s state parks “First Day Hikes” initiative. According to the Michigan …

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Sturgis bucket challenge hopes to raise money for United Way

The City of Sturgis Electric Department is challenging the Sturgis Fire Department to see which can raise the most money for the St. Joseph County United Way. The bucket challenge starts at 9 a.m. Friday. According to St. Joseph County United Way Director Kelly Hostetler, individuals are signed up to be in the bucket trucks high over the fire department …

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Wing trial postponed

A trial for a former St. Joseph County public school teacher charged with criminal-sexual conduct has been postponed until early 2015. At a pretrial conference Monday, St. Joseph County Circuit Judge Paul Stutesman granted a defense request to adjourn a Nov. 25 trial to allow the counsel for 59-year-old David Wing time to prepare for additional witnesses. A 2014 investigation …

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Titan

HI! My name is Titan and I am a male brown/gray shepherd mix. I’m about two years old and am house-trained and really like people. I like to play with soft toys but my favorite game is tug-of-war. I weigh about 65 pounds and I even carry my leash! And, I am current with my shots and am already neutered. …

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Chow Mix

Hello. I’m a sweet, female red chow mix. I’m a bit older but still very peppy and like to be with people and take walks. I am house trained and good on a leash. I am fine with cats and other dogs so I would be a great addition to your home. If you are looking for a dog that …

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Sammy and Goldie

  Hi. We are Sammy and Goldie, two male cats about 5 years old. Sammy is orange and white and Goldie is all orange. We came in together because our owner is sick. We have already been neutered and we are litter-trained. We love to be petted and are pretty quiet and calm. We surely would like to stay together, …

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