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Snook going back to prison
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:33:08 -0800

COLDWATER — John Snook will be headed to back to prison, this time in Michigan. The 26-year old Angola, Indiana resident was sentenced by Branch County Circuit Judge Bill O’Grady to two to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to fleeing police in Coldwater May 15.

County officials looking to stem employee remarks
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:47:54 -0800

COLDWATER — Branch County officials will look at a revised policy to limit county employees' comments about their employers now that a Michigan federal court has upheld the firing of a Gennesee county deputy for comments about the sheriff.

Gero Eldon Mitschelen
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:18:14 -0800

Nov. 14, 2014, 3:13 p.m. Gero Eldon Mitschelen lost his brave battle with cancer November 11, 2014. He was at home with his wife at his side. Gero was born September 19, 1934, in Noble Township, Branch County, MI , to Levi and Emily Genevieve (Warner) Mitschelen.

Man sets himself on fire after police chase
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:48:55 -0800

BRANCH COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan State Police troopers were involved in a chase Monday that ended with the suspect setting himself on fire. It started when troopers received a "be on the lookout" call from the Hillsdale County Sheriff's Dep

Branch County portion of abuse spree
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:50:40 -0800

COLDWATER — Already in prison for the Hillsdale County portion of the attack, Donald Banker, 41, had another 38 months to 5 years added to his prison term after a night of terror against former girlfriend Malinda Woodruff. He had pleaded guilty to aggravated domestic violence.

Man won't face jail for technical violation of medical marijuana law
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:17:20 -0700

COLDWATER — Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) "is highly complicated, especially for caregivers," Branch County Circuit Judge Bill O’Grady told Kevin Delucenay while the latter faced sentencing.

Highlights from five local volleyball district games
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 20:55:40 -0800

As high school volleyball opened up district play, Northern Michigan's Sports Leader had highlights from five local matchups.

7th annual Branch County economic summit
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 06:21:23 -0800

Unemployment in Branch County is falling with employment up slightly. A majority of workers drive to another county for work.

Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire West Michigan Savings Bank
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:00:00 -0800

Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. , the parent company of Sturgis Bank & Trust Company, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire West Michigan Savings Bank. Under the terms of the agreement, West ...

Michigan Same-Sex Couple Files Plea to Supreme Court
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:04:37 -0800

A Michigan same-sex couple is putting the question of the right to marry before the Supreme Court.