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Sheriff’s Department offering boater safety program

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has announced its class schedule for the 2015 boater-safety program. Anyone 12 and older wishing to participate has the opportunity to choose from one of the following dates: June 6, 13, 20 and 27. Classes run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The June 6 course takes place at Colon Fire Department, all others will ...

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Community Health Agency offering information about home-water testing

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is offering assistance with learning more about the facts related to arsenic and a home-water test. Arsenic is a natural-occurring element found in rocks and soil, and is used for a variety of purposes within industry and agriculture. It has no smell or taste in drinking water. According to Rebecca Burns, environmental health director ...

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Sturgis High School hosts Relay for Life

The Sturgis Relay for Life event begins at noon Friday at the Sturgis High School athletic complex and continues for 24 hours. So far, Sturgis Relay for Life has 19 teams with 122 participants who have raised almost $15,500, said Holly Gushwa, local leader of Relay for Life. Relay for Life celebrates victories over cancer with food, games, activities and ...

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DASAS fundraiser planned

A Cass County restaurant is staging a dining fundraiser for the Domestic And Sexual Abuse Services agency of St. Joseph County. The Friendly Grille and Tavern in Jones will donate 10 percent of all dinner tabs between 5 and 9 p.m. Friday. The eatery is located at 12355 M-60.

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Farmers’ market opens today

Here’s a reminder that the Three Rivers 2015 farmers’ market opens today. The market, which will run 1 to 6 p.m. through Sept. 3, is located in Scidmore Park under the park pavilions. Products available will include fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, baked goods, craft items, and beefalo. The 2015 season includes three night markets: June 11, July 9 and ...

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Man injured after boating accident

A 68-year-old Coldwater man was hospitalized after the fishing boat he was in struck a pontoon boat last weekend in Sherman Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Larry Prince was operating a bass boat around 7:45 p.m. Saturday on Lake Templene. Prince was making a left turn and his watercraft struck a 24-foot pontoon boat that was turning ...

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