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Out and About – Week of May 31st

“I think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it.” – Henry Moore Your “Spring Cleaning” should be done by now. However, in most homes one’s cleaning chores are never really done. The typical homeowner cleans their home about once a week. Please notice that I didn’t say “housewife”. I fee that cleaning chores should be …

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County commission plans interviews for COA advisory board

St. Joseph County commissioners plan to interview candidates interested in serving on the advisory board that oversees Commission on Aging. During the county commission’s executive committee meeting Wednesday, county administrator Teresa Doehring said five of the six have expressed interest in returning for another term. She has not heard from the sixth person. Terms of six current board members expire …

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Motorcycle stolen in Lockport Township

A motorcycle was stolen from a Lockport Township residence Thursday. State police troopers were called to the 18000 block of M-60, where a 2002 Yamaha YZFR1 motorcycle, black in color, was reported stolen. It was taken from a driveway shortly after midnight, authorities said.

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Man shot by father during fight

A Marcellus man is in critical condition after he was shot by his father earlier this week. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 11000 block of Van Buren Street in Marcellus Township. Investigators said Russell Gonder, 55, and his 29-year-old son, Cody, were involved in a fight. During the confrontation, the …

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Three Rivers Golf – Thursday

The Three Rivers Golf team traveled to the Stonehedge North Course  Thursday  (5-27-21) for the Wolverine Conference Tournament.  The Cats finished in 6th place in the conference with a score of 369.  Winning the conference title was Plainwell with a score of 329. Garron Gahan earned All-Conference honors firing an 87, good for 10th place overall.  Isaac Adams and Owen …

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Pop Tart

I am ready for Memorial Day Weekend.  I hope I can find a family that would like a sweet, friendly and loving companion.  I make up to women a bit more easily than men.  I am a Blue and White mix, female.  They call me “Pop tart”.  I will need my Spay surgery.  Call to make an appointment to see …

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Constantine Schools to consider school-of-choice limit

Constantine Public Schools officials are considering a limit on the number of school-of-choice students it will accept. During the district’s board of education meeting this week, superintendent Jim Wisely said there has been a tendency for some students to enroll and attend school in Constantine, only to leave mid-year. In some cases, those same students return to Constantine still within …

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Centreville High School gym to get new roof

Centreville Board of Education members agreed this week to follow through on the installation of a new roof over Centreville High School’s gymnasium and an adjacent hallway. The board agreed to hire Morrow Roofing of Mason for $230,000 to complete the task. Morrow was the high bidder, as Lyster Exteriors came in around $210,000 and Diversified Services at about $165,000. …

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Fair employee named to new position

A longtime St. Joseph County Grange Fair employee has settled into a newly created position. Tom Miller, a fair board member and past president, said the decision was made to create a position called fair venue coordinator. The $45,000-a-year job was given to Missi Tefft, who has been with the fair for more than three decades, he said. He said …

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Lands Conservancy holds weed-pulling challenge

Officials with Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy are encouraging the public to participate in a challenge that they hope will put a dent in the reproduction of two invasive species. Garlic Mustard and Dame’s Rocket, both non-native species, are the target of the latest campaign. Anyone who fills three garbage bags with either of the weed will earn a complimentary, one-year …

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