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White Pigeon Junior/Senior High closed due to COVID-19

White Pigeon Junior/ Senior High School closed Wednesday and is scheduled to remain shut through next week. District officials said two additional people in the building tested positive for COVID-19. Both were last in the building Oct. 5. After conferring with the local health agency, superintendent Jon Keyer (rhymes with “higher”) and associate superintendent Carrie Erlandson said the decision was …

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Glen Oaks accepting scholarship applications

Glen Oaks Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from new and returning Glen Oaks students for the 2021-22 academic year. Through efforts of the foundation, endowed scholarships and charitable cash gifts provide students with financial assistance to pursue their continuing education. The foundation reported that for the current academic year, 66 students received more than $64,000 in scholarships. A …

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Police search for vehicle following shooting

Police are seeking help from the community to identify a vehicle whose occupants may have been part of a shooting incident Wednesday in Sturgis. Officers were called to the area of Williams and Jefferson streets around 9:40 a.m. following a report of shots fired. Responding officers learned that multiple shots had been fired from a vehicle and aimed toward a …

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Azalea

Well, I have my Halloween decoration in place.  I hope I can get adopted to greet the “trick or treaters”.   I am called Azalea and I am one year old, I am a light fawn brindle mix female.I am housetrained.  I am a gentle, friendly, loving, playful companion.  I will need my spay surgery.   Call to make an appointment to …

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Police pursuit ends in arrest

A Galesburg motorcyclist was arrested this week after attempting to elude sheriff’s deputies through an area in Lockport and Fabius townships. Authorities attempted to stop the 32-year-old driver around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 131 near Wilbur Road after observing a traffic violation. Deputies pursued the driver until his motorcycle experienced mechanical issues and came to a stop on U.S. …

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State House approves COVID-19 protection measures

State Rep. Aaron Miller and the Michigan House approved several bipartisan measures to continue protecting and helping Michigan families during the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. Miller said the proposals would assist workers and job providers, and protect nursing home residents in the wake of the recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling that struck down the governor’s coronavirus-related executive orders. Senate …

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Accidental shooting injures child

Michigan State Police troopers responded to an accidental shooting of a 3-year-old Tuesday evening in Branch County’s California Township. Investigators were called around 6 p.m. to a residence in the 800 block of South Ray Quincy Road. Several children, all under the age of 5, located a loaded pistol in a bedroom while the adults were in another part of …

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Man dies in Fawn River Township crash

A Sturgis man died in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Fawn River Township. Michigan State Police troopers were called at 12:47 p.m. to U.S. 12, near Carls Road, in response to an accident involving injuries. A 2003 Jeep Liberty, driven by a 43-year-old Sturgis man, was westbound on U.S. 12 when a 2001 Ford F-150 crossed the centerline and struck …

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Grant will fund Lock It Up campaign

For the second year in a row, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has received a state grant for the purchase of lock boxes to provide to the community at no charge. The boxes will ensure marijuana is locked up around kids and teens. To kick off the Lock It Up campaign, the agency ordered 900 boxes to provide to …

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Park Elementary preparing to reopen

Park Elementary School in Three Rivers is set to reopen Monday, after three people in the building tested positive last week for COVID- 19 and prompted school officials to close the building a week ago. Two students tested positive Oct. 6, with a staff member testing positive the preceding weekend. School officials announced later that day that learning would shift …

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