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St. Joseph County Fair begins Sunday

Sunday marks the start of the 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair, and it has been declared Family Day. The roster for opening day includes mule and pony pulls, 4-H horse and rabbit shows, live music and farm truck pulls at 4 o’clock. The 4-H dog show takes place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and the 4-H poultry show later in ... Read More »

Woman responsible for Walmart fire identified

Three Rivers police said they have positively identified the woman responsible for starting a fire at Walmart earlier in the summer June. Though the woman’s name was not disclosed, police said they know who she is and are in the process of finding her for questioning related to the June 23 fire that forced the Three Rivers store to close ... Read More »

United Way event successful

The St. Joseph County United Way benefitted from a three-hour roof-sit event Wednesday staged by Sturgis Hospital. Due to inclement weather, however, the fourth annual event was modified; would-be sitters instead assembled in the Sturgis Woman’s Center made phone calls soliciting donations. Their effort netted more than $22,000 in pledges. Read More »

Name of woman arrested on drug charges released

State police have released the name of an Indiana woman charged with drug-related offenses following a one-car accident earlier this week. Katie Ann Shepherd, 20, of Shipshewana, was a passenger in a car involved in an accident around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday on Featherstone Road, near Burgener Road. Troopers investigating the incident found her to be allegedly in possession of methamphetamine, ... Read More »

Indiana woman arrested on drug charges following crash

State police on Tuesday arrested an Indiana woman for a number of drug-related offenses following a single-vehicle accident in Florence Township. According to a media release, the 19-year-old woman was a passenger in a car involved in an accident around 10:45 p.m. on Featherstone Road, near Burgener Road. Troopers investigating the incident found methamphetamine, marijuana and a Schedule 4 drug ... Read More »

Constantine man injured in single vehicle crash

A Constantine man was injured after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident earlier this week in Constantine Township. State police said 81-year-old William Skelton was driving south on Brick Chapel Road at 6:30 p.m. Monday when his vehicle left the roadway near Garber Road, crossed the centerline, drove through a ditch and came to rest after striking a tree. ... Read More »