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Award recipients named at Glen Oaks graduation

Glen Oaks Community College last week staged its first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019, as about 130 of the school’s 181 graduates took part in Friday’s program. It was also livestreamed through various platforms. President David Devier recognized several individuals during the ceremony. Those receiving awards were: Outstanding Service Award – Tom Miller. Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award – Carmen …

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County unemployment rate down

March’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County decreased by four-tenths of a percent from February. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget was released recently. It showed St. Joseph County’s unemployment rate fell from 3.9 percent in February to 3.5 percent in March. The rate was 5.5 percent 12 months earlier. Meanwhile, Cass County …

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Boater safety classes return

Sheriff Mark Lillywhite has announced the return of “Boater Safety” classes this year. The classes had been suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. For the moment, the sheriff’s office is offering just one class. It will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 at the White Pigeon Training Hall. The location’s address is 16975 U.S. 12. …

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Out and About – Week of May 9th

Scidmore Park, located at the intersection of West Michigan Avenue and Spring Street in Three Rivers, is a great place to take the family, especially the children. There’s a playground for the kids and benches to sit on in case you’d like to just sit and enjoy the scenery. There are plenty of picnic tables where you can enjoy a …

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Free fresh food distributions

Here’s a rundown of the nine remaining Fresh Food Distribution events in May. The next will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Seventh-Day Adventist Church, east of Centreville on M-86. Then, First Presbyterian Church on Lakeview Avenue in Sturgis will host a distribution. It will take place at 4 o’clock Thursday. Three distributions will occur on May 19. The …

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Items stolen in Branch County

Michigan State Police troopers were dispatched to a Branch County location in response to a report of larceny. Troopers responded to the 1000 block of Colon Road in Matteson Township. The larceny is believed to have taken place between Feb. 1 and April 10. Items stolen include a metal wheelbarrow, a generator, a metal wagon chassis, scrap metal from a …

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Vehicle fire damages garage

Firefighters from the Constantine Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire inside an attached garage earlier this week in Constantine Township. The department was summoned shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday to the 15000 block of North Northpark Road. A firefighter who lives in the area and a state trooper were first to arrive. They noticed the vehicle’s engine area was …

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Mishawaka – Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in mall killing

A man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a deadly shooting that sent shoppers fleeing for safety inside a northern Indiana shopping mall. Dazhon Howard’s guilty plea on Wednesday came after his March trial ended with a judge declaring a mistrial after jurors said they were deadlocked, the South Bend Tribune reported. Rather than potentially stand trial a second time, Howard, 23, agreed to plead …

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South Bend boy, 5, shot, critically wounded by relative, 9

A 5-year-old boy was in critical condition after being shot last weekend by a relative in what South Bend police are calling a “very tragic accident.” The shooting happened Saturday night in a home on the city’s west side. South Bend police said Monday that the boy was shot by a 9-year-old relative and was hospitalized in critical condition. The …

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Tigger

I have a special talent.  I can jump straight up like “Tigger” .  I have energy!  I would like some training to feel love and be safe and secure.  I eat fast as I am afraid that I won’t have another meal.  I haven’t been around children, but I am comfortable around dogs.  I am eleven months old, I know …

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