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One injured in crash

  A Cassopolis resident was injured following a single-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Jefferson Township. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said John Bright, 58, was traveling west on M-60 near Daily Road shortly after 6 a.m., when an oncoming vehicle crossed the centerline and entered his lane of travel. Bright was forced to take evasive action, and his vehicle left ... Read More »

Man dies following drowning incident

  An Illinois man hospitalized since a near-drowning incident in a Cass County lake last weekend has died. Cass County officials said Abdi Adan, 24, of Wheaton, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital. His death was attributed to the near-drowning he suffered Saturday at Dewey Lake in Silver Creek Township. Deputies determined that Abdi was not wearing ... Read More »

Constantine fire department to adopt employee handbook

  The Constantine Village Council has endorsed the concept of a proposed employee handbook for the community’s fire department. Fire Chief Mike Haydon said he learned its insurance company’s Risk Management Department required a handbook after several part-time employees were hired. Haydon said he would put an adopted date on the handbook once he got approval from the three municipalities ... Read More »

Two injured in crash

  Three people were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident earlier this week in Three Rivers. According to Three Rivers police, Warren Rumsey, 92, of Fabius Township, was eastbound on Hoffman Street around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday and had stopped at a flashing-red signal at North Main Street. Police said Rumsey then proceeded through the intersection, where the rear ... Read More »

Three Rivers Fire Dept. get new truck

    The Three Rivers Fire Department added a new vehicle to its fleet, as a fourth truck was delivered last week. Interim chief Jeff Bloomfield said the department’s fourth truck has a capacity for up to 3,000 gallons of water, a feature that will benefit residents in Lockport Township, where hydrants are not available. Bloomfield said the truck also ... Read More »

Woman injured in motorcycle accident

A Colon motorcyclist was injured after the two-wheeler she was driving ran into the back of a vehicle over the weekend in Colon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Lora Waffle, 43, was riding westbound on Colon Road when her motorcycle struck the rear of a vehicle driven by 80-year-old Leonard Burnham of Mendon. The incident occurred near ... Read More »