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St. Joseph County Fair ends

The 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair is in the books and its organizers report a 12 percent increase in attendance over 2013. Fair manager Bill Johnson said more than 148,000 people attended the 2014 fair, up from more than 140,000 last year. Outside of two downpours Saturday, weather was a positive factor over the course of the seven-day event. ... Read More »

Two people arrested on drug charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant last week at a residence in Mottville Township. According to a sheriff’s department press release, SCAN officers had received information about methamphetamine use and possible trafficking occurring on Riverside Drive, near Thomas Street. Officers obtained a search warrant and once inside the residence Friday, located evidence of ... Read More »

Two St. Joseph County River Trail meetings on Wednesday

Two public meetings to discuss the St. Joseph County River Trail master plan will take place simultaneously Wednesday. The sessions begin at 7 p.m. at Colon Village Hall and the other at Constantine Village Office. Both meetings will present identical information. Staged by Edgewater Resources of St. Joseph, the meetings are a progress report and final chance for public input ... Read More »

Preparations underway for Mendon Kiwanis Showboat fundraiser

Preparations are underway for the 58th annual Mendon Kiwanis Showboat fundraiser, and organizers are inviting the public to be a part of the musical program. This year’s theme is “School Daze,” and will feature songs and skits from school over several decades. A call-out is being made to anyone who wishes to be a part of the fun. Practices are ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Fair hosts Veterans Day

The closing days of the 2014 St. Joseph County Grange Fair are at hand yet have plenty to offer. Today is Veterans Day and highlights include antique tractor pulls, a Veterans Day presentation, and music from the Stacy Band and the Celebration Singers. Tonight’s showcase event is modified tractor and truck pulls at 7 o’clock. Saturday’s final day of the ... Read More »

Three arrested on drug charges

Three people were arrested Wednesday on drug-related charges in the village of White Pigeon. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a tip was provided regarding suspected methamphetamine activity at a residence in the 300 block of South Elkhart Street. After securing a search warrant, deputies entered the residence and apprehended three adults whose ages were not provided in a ... Read More »