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Colon Historical Society will hold home tour

Members of the Colon Historical Society are issuing advance notice of the third bi-annual Historic Home and Business Tour. The event, a fundraiser for the village’s historical society, will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. A number of sites will be on this year’s tour, including three residences: the Farrand/Roth house, the Hartman/Davis house and the Cattell/Johnson ...

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Three Rivers Police seek K-9 officer replacement

The Three Rivers Area Foundation has joined forces with the Three Rivers Police Department to replace a K-9 officer. In June, Three Rivers lost its K-9, Hondo, to cancer. Hondo had been on duty for five years. Matt Stark, who was Hondo’s partner, said the foundation contacted the department about joining with the police department to gain funds to replace ...

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Keep Sturgis Beautiful Award winners named

The Exchange Club of Sturgis recently announced its 19th “Keep Sturgis Beautiful” Award program winners, recognizing four city homeowners and one commercial business. As in the past, the Exchange Club chose one winner from each of the city’s four corners as well as one non-residential property. Sturgis Neighborhood Program Director Monica Smith shared that the properties are judged and selected ...

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River cleanup scheduled

The St. Joseph County Conservation District this weekend will focus on the fifth of its six river cleanup events of the summer. Saturday’s cleanup of the Portage River in Lockport Township starts at 9:30 a.m. at Carpenter Road and concludes at Liquid Therapy in downtown Three Rivers. Participants are asked to meet at Carpenter Road and details will be worked ...

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Retirement leads to changes in prosecuting attorney office

The July retirement of chief prosecuting attorney Chuck Herman has led to a series of promotions within the department. St. Joseph County commissioners Tuesday approved the promotion of Erin Harrington from assistant prosecuting attorney level II to chief assistant prosecuting attorney. The position pays an annual salary of about $68,500. Josh Robare was tapped to take Harrington’s previous position. Robare ...

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Circus tickets available

Organizers of a circus coming to Constantine Sunday are issuing a reminder that the cost of tickets is less if purchased in advance rather than the day of. Show times for the Kelly Miller Circus are 2 and 5 p.m.at Eastside Elementary. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. They are available at the village office, Constantine ...

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