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Honor Guard revived

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has revived its Honor Guard, county commissioner Rick Shaffer announced this week. During commissioner comments at the conclusion of Tuesday’ meeting, Shaffer said the five-person team will be called upon to serve at funerals for dignitaries, retired or current police officers, or fire department personnel. Shaffer said the quintet is comprised of active sheriff’s ...

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Fire destroys local factory

Several fire departments responded to a blaze Wednesday afternoon at Southern Michigan Rubber, located on M-60 in Cass County’s Newberg Township. The fire reportedly started in a dust collector which is located in an area where rubber gaskets are manufactured. Twenty workers escaped from the building when the fire was discovered. The facility was a total loss.

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CPR Training

The Three Rivers Fire Department is overseeing a free CPR/AED training session, thanks to a grant received by the St. Joseph County United Way. Training will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at the Church of the Nazarene, on Coon Hollow Road in Three Rivers. Participation will be limited to the first 50 registered participants, who must ...

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Fire department gets a check

The Colon Fire Department recently received a boost in its goal to purchase equipment for a new tanker/pumper truck. An international Food Fest event staged earlier this month by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church raised $1,200. A check was presented last week to Colon Fire Chief Matt Overholt. Members of the congregation said the March fire that destroyed two downtown businesses ...

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Curly’s to finalize plans

The owners of Curly’s bar and restaurant in downtown Colon expect this week to finalize rebuilding plans. Dan and Kathy Earl have purchased the corner business on East State Street that previously housed a Prudential real estate office. The acquisition will add nearly 2,000 square feet when the new Curly’s opens – likely before the end of the year. The ...

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New fire truck for White Pigeon

Members of the White Pigeon Fire Department recently took delivery of a new truck. The 2013 Rosenbauer pumper and rescue will be in service by early June. The truck must first be outfitted with rescue and firefighting equipment, Township Supervisor Don Gloy said. The truck holds 1,000 gallons of water, but has the capability to pump 1,500 gallons of water ...

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