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Sheriff’s department continues Fabius Township police coverage

St. Joseph County and Fabius Township are entering a long-term relationship regarding road and water law-enforcement coverage. Members of the county commission this week agreed to a plan in which the sheriff’s department will continue to provide police coverage. Instead of renewing the agreement annually, however, the pact will work on a five-year cycle. The 40-hour-a-week coverage costs Fabius Township ...

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Colon School Board President to cast vote at ISD Board election

Colon Community Schools Board President Eric Wagner was selected Monday to represent the district at the June 1 Intermediate School District Board election. After discussing the three candidates, board members agreed to support incumbent Liz O’Dell. Also running are Sherman Greider of Leonidas and Brandon Kent of Sturgis. Wagner offered to cast the vote during the 15-minute window, as he ...

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Sturgis reappoints city commissioners

Sturgis city commissioners last week reappointed incumbent planning commissioners Michael Caywood, Don Eaton and Peter Stage. The commission also appointed newcomers Jeff Mullins and Garry Allen to fill one- and two-year vacancies, respectively.

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Enterprise Drive construction begins

Enterprise Drive construction signage was slated to be installed Wednesday, a step taking place before pavement milling starts today. Project officials said the task is a complete roadway surface reconstruction. The project is planned to have the first layer of asphalt placed and the roadway temporarily open to traffic before Water Festival begins next month. The top layer will be ...

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Service planned for woman whose remains identified this year

A memorial service is planned for a young Michigan woman whose remains were identified this year after being found in Louisiana in 1981. Carol Ann Cole’s sister, Jeanie Phelps, has been raising money for a funeral since identification was made in the “Bossier Doe” case. Phelps tells the Kalamazoo Gazette she feels good to know that Cole will get a ...

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Covered Bridge suffers damage following crash and fire

Officers from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a hit-and-run crash that resulted in a vehicle fire inside the Langley Covered Bridge. According to a department media release, deputies were called around 6 p.m. Monday to the Lockport Township landmark, where a motorcycle was found on fire closer to the north end of the bridge, Investigators determined the ...

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