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Commission approves administrator travel

St. Joseph County commissioners recently gave their approval to a request made by circuit court judge Paul Stutesman regarding an out-of-state travel notice. In a memo to commissioners, Stutesman stated he would like court administrator Kathy Griffin to attend the National Association for Court Management’s annual conference in Louisville, Ky. Two nights of lodging during the weeklong conference later this ...

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Woman injured in single vehicle crash

Speed and alcohol may have been factors in a one-vehicle crash that injured a woman Tuesday in Nottawa Township, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s Department. Deputies said Jennifer Ann Bainbridge was driving west on Cupp Road near the intersection of Walterspaugh about 1:30 p.m., when the vehicle left the road just east of Walterspaugh. The car slid ...

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Colon Schools passes on ice and water dispenser

Members of Colon Community Schools Board of Education recently took a pass on the idea of buying an ice and water dispenser as an income-generating concept. During discussion of the issue at their June school board meeting, district officials agreed that under different circumstances and in more prosperous times, the proposal might receive more serious consideration. Board members agreed that ...

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COA asks for reappointment of board members

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging board has asked county commissioners to reappoint Dawn Everett, Allen Balog, Jim MacTavish, Chuck Thompson and Barb Fisher to new two-year COA board terms. In a related matter, trustees re-appointed officers including Margaret Shultz, chairman; Jon Withers, vice chairman; Charles Willer, treasurer; and Thompson as secretary.

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White Pigeon announces citizens of the year

White Pigeon officials have announced the village’s citizens of the year are the Rev. Wilbur Brandli and wife, Gloria. The couple arrived in White Pigeon in November 1968, coming from Paterson, N.J. In their early days in White Pigeon, the couple took on the challenge of a small church ministry along with their son, Tim, and their daughter, Gail. The ...

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Cartoon inspiration for Palmer Lake Flotilla

The annual Palmer Lake Flotilla will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Palmer Lake launch just off Burr Oak Road. The rain date is noon Sunday. This year’s theme is “Cartoons and Comic Strips.” Participants will decorate their boats with inspiration from popular cartoons or comic strips. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third places, with a ...

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