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  • Sen. John Proos is participating in “November is Movember - November 25, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Sen. John Proos is participating in “November is Movember” to raise awareness of the many health issues facing men in Michigan. “The goal of Movember is to shine a light on men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, and to remind men of just how important early detection can be in saving lives,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “Unfortunately, we all know of a friend or family member who has Read more…

  • Fire At The Eliason Corporation - November 24, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    The Portage Department of Public Safety-Fire Division was dispatched at 11:00am Tuesday for a commercial fire at the Eliason Corporation 9229 Shaver Road. Fire crews encountered a working fire contained to one room.  The fire originated in a machine and extended to a wood dust collection device along with the ventilation duct work.  The fire was deemed under control at 12:28.  No injuries were reported.

  • Crime Of The Week - November 24, 2015 at 9:49 pm


    The crime of the week comes from the files of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department. On November 2, 2015 at 10:00 am, the Berrien Co. Sheriff’s Dept. responded to the Franklin Cemetery located at 8092 Brush Lake Rd., Berrien Twp. in reference to twenty headstones being vandalized by unknown subjects.  The damage to the headstone is in excess of $25,000.00. Michiana Crime Stoppers wants the person or persons responsible for Read more…

  • Marcellus Man Sentenced - November 24, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    20 year old Phillip Gene Wayne Shattuck of Marcellus, was sentenced to 18 months to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay state fees for third-degree criminal sexual conduct in September 2014 in Portage.

  • Dr. Jennifer Spielvogel New President Of Lake Michigan College - November 24, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Dr. Jennifer Spielvogel has been chosen as the next president to lead Lake Michigan College. The College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday morning to enter into negotiations with Spielvogel immediately. If all goes well, she will begin her term January 1, succeeding Dr. Robert Harrison, whose contract expires at the end of 2015. Harrison announced his retirement in March after 16 years at the college.

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