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Monkeypox found in Indiana

There is a reported case of Monkeypox in St. Joseph County, Ind., according to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. The agency has received inquiries from concerned local residents, as initial reporting did not clearly state St. Joseph County, Indiana. As of this week, however, the tri-county agency has no confirmed cases of Monkeypox Virus within its jurisdiction. Monkeypox Virus …

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Police investigate vehicle fire

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating a vehicle fire that occurred June 18 in an area near U.S. 131 and Cotherman Lake Road. No additional information was available in a department media release.

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K-Wings announce first two signings of season

The Kalamazoo Wings announced their first two signings for the upcoming season, the teams 48th, which kicks off on Saturday, October 22nd when the team hosts the Indy Fuel. Justin Taylor will be returning to the K-Wings for his thirteenth season with the team, and according to Taylor, there is no place he would rather be. “Kalamazoo is my home,” …

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Shooting incident in Cass County

Cass County sheriff’s deputies responded Tuesday to a shooting incident in Calvin Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies responded at 8:45 a.m. to the intersection of Calvin Center Road and Brownsville Street. Investigators learned that a 46-year-old Calvin Township man had exited his vehicle, and began actively shooting at vehicles and objects in that area. Witnesses then told 911 dispatchers …

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Breakfast fundraiser for Leonidas Fire Department

Leonidas Fire Department will stage its annual breakfast fundraiser this weekend. Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee will be served from 9 a.m. to noon at the fire station. In addition, department personnel will present a Jaws of Life demonstration at 11:30.

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Participants wanted for Community Carnival

Organizers behind the upcoming Community Carnival, sponsored by the Huss Project in Three Rivers, are seeking groups, individuals or organizations to be a part of the Aug. 13 event. The Community Carnival runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is being staged in conjunction with the Huss Project Farmers Market and the annual Back to School Celebration. The event is …

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Michigan coronavirus cases down

Michigan reported more than 16,400 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending July 24, a decrease from nearly 16,700 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19. St. Joseph County confirmed 60 cases and one death in the latest weekly report. A week earlier, it had reported 72 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported …

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Burr Oak hosts Heritage Festival

St. Joseph County’s smallest community has big plans for its four-day festival, starting Thursday. The annual Burr Oak Heritage Festival kicks off at 4 o’clock tomorrow with an old-car and old-truck cruise-in. Other opening-day highlights include Brats and Bingo 5 to 7 p.m. in the big tent on Front Street; a children’s movie starting at 7 o’clock at Railroad Park; …

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Colon magic business relocating

A magic-related business in downtown Colon is relocating its day-to-day operations to Kalamazoo County. In addition, Grand Magic Theater owner Duane Laflin said he plans to retire at the end of summer and will be closing his business, too. Rick Fisher, who has owned and operated FAB Magic for its 19 years on East State Street, said he is moving …

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Constantine considers marijuana facility

Constantine Village Council members last week reviewed an application from Tranquility Fields Inc. of Ann Arbor to install a marijuana-consumption center at 230 N. Washington St. Tranquility Fields also applied for a marijuana-provisioning license from the village to sell marijuana on the property. Scott Dianda and Ed Santiagelo, representatives of TFI, spoke to the council on opening a consumption lounge for …

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