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Constantine celebrates homecoming this weekend

Homecoming-related events Friday in Constantine include a parade from East Water Street to Constantine High School beginning at 2:30 p.m. Also, a community bonfire will take place at 9:30 p.m. at the American Legion. On Sunday, an alumni potluck dinner starts at noon at Constantine High School. Prospective participants are asked to bring a dish to pass and table service. ... Read More »

Equipment stolen from Fabius farm

State police investigators were called Tuesday to a report of stolen property from a farm in Fabius Township. According to a department media release, employees from Corey Lake Orchards discovered two utility vehicles, a chainsaw and a generator had been stolen from the grounds. One of the owners of the orchard was conducting other business and noticed one of the ... Read More »

Sturgis man arrested on 2012 warrant

A 27-year-old man wanted by Sturgis Police for a 2012 armed robbery incident was taken into custody this week. Sturgis police said the man was found Sunday in Muskegon County, where he was being questioned for fishing without a license. A check on the man’s identification showed the Sturgis warrant related to the December 2012 armed robbery in the 200 ... Read More »

Man injured in motorcycle incident

A man on a motorcycle was injured Tuesday in Mendon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the 56-year-old man was in the 53000 block of Nottawa Road at 3:20 a.m. when he was broadsided by a deer. The driver was able to stop the motorcycle without crashing, though he sustained injuries to his leg and foot. The driver ... Read More »

Solid Waste Collection taking place soon

The St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee would like to give residents advance notice of its upcoming household hazardous waste collection, and recycling of electronics, tires, paper and latex paints. The annual fall collection will take place Oct. 18 at the county fairgrounds in Centreville. The solid waste committee’s April collection drew almost 40,000 pounds of electronics, 715 tires, about ... Read More »

Substance Abuse Task Force conducts compliance checks

The Substance Abuse Task Force of St. Joseph County recently conducted alcohol- and tobacco-compliance checks at 41 randomly-chosen businesses that sell alcohol and tobacco products. Eighty-five percent of the businesses asked for identification and refused to sell to minors who were used in the operation, conducted in cooperation with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department and police departments in Sturgis ... Read More »