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Firemen promoted

The Centreville Fire Department marked the promotion of two of its officers Monday with a pinning ceremony. According to a department news release, Lt. Bryan Balk was promoted to assistant chief. Meanwhile, Larry Schlabach was promoted to lieutenant. The positions became open after the retirement of longtime assistant chief, Jody McClain. During Monday’s ceremony, members of the Centreville department were ...

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“Methland” had large audience

An audience of more than 100 people crowded into Three Rivers Public Library Wednesday for the culmination of the latest St. Joseph County “One Book, One County” program. The author presentation featured a 90-minute discussion and question-and-answer session by Nick Reding, author of “Methland.” The book was the second chosen this year by the “One Book, One County” selection committee ...

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Fair Board had media day Wednesday

The St. Joseph County Fair Board of Directors staged its annual media day Wednesday at the Centreville fairgrounds. Members indicated they anticipate a well-attended fair again this year, with showcase events each of the seven days of the 162nd fair. The nightly events include farm truck pulls, Motocross, monster trucks, a demolition derby, a Beatles tribute band and country/western star ...

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Two arrested for breaking-and-entering

Two Indiana residents, suspected of having a role in at least 10 breaking-and-entering incidents in Cass County, were taken into custody last week. The suspects were apprehended Thursday by St. Joseph County, Ind., deputies during an incident at a residence in North Liberty, Ind. Sheriff’s officials in Cass County said the two demonstrated a pattern of breaking into residence during ...

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Building in Colon sold

Colon Village President Tom Whitford said the long-abandoned Lamb Knit Goods has a new owner. Located at the southwest end of the community, the distinguished, 23,000-square-foot brick building was sold to Mervin Mishler, a 42-year-old Amish man from LaGrange. Whitford said Mishler intends to restore the building and use it as a mercantile center for area vendors. Whitford said Mishler ...

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No injuries after crash

No injuries were reported after a vehicle crashed into the side of a house in Three Rivers shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. Police said the 63-year-old driver of the vehicle was headed south on Hooker Street and failed to stop at the intersection of West Broadway Street. The driver continued at a high rate of speed and crashed into the ...

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