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County commissioners plan work session

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has set a work session for 4 p.m. June 9. Commissioner Don Eaton, who proposed the session, said he would like the board to focus on funding sources and upcoming projects, as well as discussing the county’s participation in the Commission on Aging building project in Sturgis. The session will take place at ...

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Sturgis Memorial Day parade seeking veterans

Sturgis VFW Post 1335 and the Sturgis American Legion Post 73 are looking for veterans, recently discharged and currently serving service members to join in the Sturgis Memorial Day parade Monday. Anyone interested in walking, carrying a flag or being part of the honor guard can contact Tom Reed at 260-585- 4420.

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Officials: 3 cases of canine flu confirmed in Michigan

Officials say three cases of canine flu that hit the Midwest earlier this year have been confirmed in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said one case was reported in Macomb County and two cases in Kent County. Department spokeswoman Jennifer Holton says the notification from a lab was made to the state last week. Holton tells ...

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Three kittens

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  Meow! We are three little kittens who haven’t lost our mittens but are trying to find a home. We are real little gems – Onyx, Pearl and Amber. One of us is male and two are little ladies. We are about 8 weeks old. Please come in and see us and give us a loving place to grow up. ...

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Sheriff’s department continues Fabius Township police coverage

St. Joseph County and Fabius Township are entering a long-term relationship regarding road and water law-enforcement coverage. Members of the county commission this week agreed to a plan in which the sheriff’s department will continue to provide police coverage. Instead of renewing the agreement annually, however, the pact will work on a five-year cycle. The 40-hour-a-week coverage costs Fabius Township ...

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Colon School Board President to cast vote at ISD Board election

Colon Community Schools Board President Eric Wagner was selected Monday to represent the district at the June 1 Intermediate School District Board election. After discussing the three candidates, board members agreed to support incumbent Liz O’Dell. Also running are Sherman Greider of Leonidas and Brandon Kent of Sturgis. Wagner offered to cast the vote during the 15-minute window, as he ...

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