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Man brings AR-15, shotgun to credit union after threatening employees, deputies say

SPRINGFIELD, Mich. — He said was going to "show up and raise some hell," according to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. Just before noon Thursday, he seemingly followed through on that promise by showing up to the Omni Credit Union on Dickman Road in Springfield, with a shotgun strapped to his back, a handgun on his hip and an AR-15 in the trunk of his car, deputies said.
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A look at the process of bringing business to the city

Business is on the increase in Sturgis, with small shops and business fronts to large commercial and industrial projects being announced regularly. From Freakin' Sweets to Illume, and Aldi to Heartland RV, the planning and city commissions have been processing, considering and approving business requests, with additional businesses working to open or expand.
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Battle Creek economy takes off during Field of Flight

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The country's largest combined air show and balloon festival returns to Battle Creek, featuring some of the world's best pilots to mark the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival runs from Thursday, June...
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Battle Creek Field Of Flight Road Closures Announced

It’s that time of year when throngs of vehicles, heading for the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival, are clogging local roadways in the vicinity of the Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field. The five-day event normally attracts between 100,000 to 120,000 visitors, flocking...
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Thornton leaves Coldwater PD to become a conservation officer

Thursday, just before noon, Coldwater Police Lieutenant Nick Thornton made his last call for the department and signed off with Central Dispatch. After 21 years, Thornton turned his blue uniform and will begin orientation and training as a Department of Natural Resources conversation officer for the state. He rose from patrolman to sergeant. He was recently appointed as the department lieutenant.
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Coldwater will purchase new fire truck, despite only one bid

By a 6-3 vote, Coldwater City Council on Monday approved a bid for $822,663 with Spencer Manufacturing of South Haven to purchase a new fire truck.  The city specification called for a polybody rather than an aluminum body limiting the bidders to two of the six manufacturers. Fire Chief Dave Schmaltz received criticism for not obtaining at least bids for both style trucks to determine the price difference.  ...
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