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ARF will hold annual fundraiser

The Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County will stage an annual fundraiser this weekend. Pizza For Paws, featuring an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, takes place 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Country Table restaurant in White Pigeon. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 years and younger. In addition to the pizza buffet, the cost includes ...

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Friends of the St Joe River Watershed Council plan meeting

The eighth annual meeting of the Friends of the St. Joe River Watershed Council will take place later this month in Sturgis. The gathering, which includes a keynote speaker, presentation of the Watershed Stewardship Award, dinner, a cash bar and a silent auction, will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. March 20 at the Sturgis-Young Auditorium. Silent auction items ...

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Commissioners approve river trail master plan

A river trail master plan was approved Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The action is a critical step toward St. Joseph County being in a position to showcase and promote its paddling opportunities to canoe and kayak enthusiasts. Put together by St. Joseph-based Edgewater Resources, the master plan was assembled following two public-input sessions during which ...

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Severe weather sirens being tested

St. Joseph County’s Central Dispatch wishes to advise the public it will be testing the severe-weather sirens this weekend. Beginning at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, sirens in all communities countywide will be activated as part of the testing process. On the first Saturday of each month from March to October, the department conducts a test of the sirens. During this weekend’s ...

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New signs reflect weight restriction rules

The St. Joseph County Road Commission has begun to install seasonal weight-restriction signs in anticipation of rules going into effect next week. The website stjoeroads.com or the agency’s Facebook page will have details regarding the date when restrictions will be enforced. Seasonal weight restriction permits can be downloaded from the website as well.

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Semis collide in White Pigeon

Two semi-tractor trailers collided late Monday at the intersection of U.S. 131 and U.S. 12 in White Pigeon. Michigan State Police said Thomas Kruzel, 54, of Niles, was driving east on U.S. 12 and began to make a left turn onto U.S. 131 when his truck struck a northbound semi driven by James Sheets, 61, of Roanoke, Ind. Sheets failed ...

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