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Motorcycle accident leaves man injured

An Indiana man was injured on his motorcycle Tuesday following an accident on U.S. 131 at Dickinson Road in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the 48-year-old Bristol man was driving north on U.S. 131 around 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, a 20-year-old Sturgis man was stopped at westbound Dickinson Road and attempting to turn south onto the highway. The 20-year-old told authorities ...

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Plans for pet cemetery move forward

With just a few minor details left to tweak on a proposed pet cemetery, members of the White Pigeon Township Board agreed Tuesday to move forward with the concept. Supervisor Don Gloy said the proposal will likely become official with the board’s endorsement next month. Slated for the northwest corner of White Pigeon Township Cemetery on Vermont Street, the proposed ...

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Rapid waters cancels river cleanup

Here’s a reminder that the St. Joseph County Conservation District has canceled its river cleanup that was to take place Saturday. Jeff Pant, who scouts the waterways ahead of the cleanups, said the stretch of the Pigeon River originally targeted for Saturday is moving at a rapid pace and could pose a threat to inexperienced paddlers. The event was to ...

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Several vehicles damaged

Several work vehicles in a storage yard were damaged at some point during a three-day span in Fabius Township. State police said the incident occurred July 31, or Aug. 1 or 2 in the 14800 block of M-60. Investigators said the suspects entered the private property and attempted to break into several vehicles, causing damage to the vehicles. The incident ...

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Personnel matters handled by County Commissioners

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week agreed to a contract with Richard Dell, who was hired to serve as campground attendant at Cade Lake County Park for a period to end no later than Oct. 19. In other personnel matters Tuesday, county officials announced the resignations of district court deputy clerk Cynthia Mostrom and part-time courthouse security ...

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Three CMHSAS board members dismissed

Three members of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County were removed Tuesday by the county commission. Board president Barb Parker, and members Larry Walton and Gaylene Adams were cut from the 12-member panel after a 3-1 vote. Board president John Dobberteen abstained and Robin Baker cast the dissenting vote. There was no discussion ...

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