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Barn destroyed by fire

A barn was destroyed by fire Monday in Sherman Township. According to the Tri-Township Fire Department, the blaze in the 62000 block of Nottawa Road was caused by sparks from welding activity around 8 p.m. Four other departments and LifeCare ambulance responded. There were no injuries reported.

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Urging board to move forward

Members of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging have agreed to urge the county’s board of commissioners to move forward with plans for a proposed senior center in Sturgis. During their meeting last week, COA board members discussed the proposed Sturgis location and agreed it is needed as a replacement for the current facility on North Jefferson Street. County …

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Traffic advisory for motorists

The Michigan Department of Transportation has issued a traffic advisory for motorists in Cass County. The agency said single-lane closures on M-40 between M-60 and U.S. 12 will be under flag control for a repaving project. MDOT says the undertaking will be completed at the end of September.

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Out and About – Week of July 22nd

When there’s a lag in a conversation, we usually end up talking about the weather. We haven’t had to wait for a lag in any chats lately, because the weather has been the opening comment in most recent exchanges. When you turn on the Six O’Clock News, the first thing they talk about is either the heat index, or high …

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Baker signs contract

White Pigeon Police Chief Lynn Baker has signed a contract with the village to continue his services with the municipality. The contract includes a privacy clause, which essentially limits details regarding terms of Baker’s employment. Police chief in White Pigeon since 1995, Baker previously worked under a handshake agreement, but village officials agreed a formal contract should be in place …

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Investigating blast

State police investigators are continuing to look into a report of a large, blast sound heard around noon Monday in Flowerfield Township. According to a department media release, Enbridge oil workers in the area of Flatbush and Mt. Zion roads heard the sound coming from a nearby wooded area. The workers told investigators they were unsure if it was a …

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Show moving to fairgrounds

The St. Joseph County Horseman’s Association has announced it is moving Saturday’s 4-H Program Pleasure Fundraiser and Gymkhana Fundraiser shows to the county fairgrounds. Council board member Sherri Rivers said the association is grateful for the cooperation of fair manager Bill Johnson and the fair’s board members for accommodating on such short notice. Rivers said food will be available and …

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Residential burglary

Investigators from the Michigan State Police are looking into a residential burglary last week in White Pigeon Township. According to a department media release, a residence in the 20000 block of Fawn River Road was broken-in to during the daytime Thursday, and a television, computer, gaming system and two firearms were stolen. The victim told police the incident occurred between …

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New program director

Three Rivers Health has announced the employment of Jon Withers as program director of the facility’s inpatient rehab. CEO William Russell said Withers brings to the job a strong degree of experience in the areas of cardiac units, home health care, inpatient physical rehab and ambulatory care. A Three Rives native, Withers graduated from Spring Arbor University with a degree …

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Semi-rig tips on side on Big Mac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge was closed for several hours after a tractor-trailer tipped on its side in high winds.  The span that connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas closed Thursday night after the accident. The Mackinac Bridge Authority says it was setting up an escort for the vehicle because of the winds, and a gust of nearly 80 mph caused it …

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