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Covered Bridge Days starts today

Saturday’s second day of the annual Centreville Covered Bridge Days will have plenty to offer, including food, attractions and music. Activities get started Saturday with the classic car show beginning at 8 a.m., a cake walk, bounce house, dunk tank and plenty of food will also be a part of the festival Saturday. Spike and he Bulldogs will take the ...

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Sheriff appealing to public

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is appealing to the public for help regarding the theft of copper wire from an irrigation system. Shortly after noon on June 9, deputies were called to a field at Strawser and Dickenson Roads in White Pigeon Township regarding larceny of irrigation center-pivot-span cables. Investigators said two, 120-foot-span cables from the pivot were stolen.

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Fire Chiefs asking for a ban on burning

A grass fire Wednesday in Sturgis Township burned more than five acres of a field along Stubey Road. Officials from the Tri-Township Fire Department said it appears embers from a burning barrel triggered the fire. There were no injuries reported. Fire chiefs across the county are asking for a ban on outdoor burning at least until a measurable rainfall hits ...

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Lunch Patrol on Sunday

The former Dawn Patrol fly-in event at Kirsch Municipal Airport in Sturgis is being replaced with the inaugural Lunch Patrol. The new event will run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and pilots from all over Michigan are expected to be on hand. Sponsored by the Sturgis Kiwanis, the lunch is not limited exclusively to pilots. Airplane and helicopter rides ...

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Frances

Snowball is still waiting for her new home. Hi, I am Frances. I am a ten month old neutered male white Tabby cat. It is kind of scary in here but I am being a very good boy hoping to find a new home soon. I will be a good cat for you and we can have so much fun. ...

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Deputy to patrol Cade Lake Park

A part-time deputy from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department will patrol Cade Lake Park over the course of five days next month. The decision comes after members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved Parks and Recreation Department Director John Pence to use money from the Cade Lake fund to cover expenses related to patrol. ...

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Pay raise granted

A pay raise was granted Tuesday to St. Joseph County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wenzel. Commissioners had previously authorized Wenzel’s job be expanded from 28 to 40 hours, but no action was taken regarding his $33,000-a-year salary. After reviewing the matter Friday at their executive committee meeting, commissioners without comment Tuesday agreed to up Wenzel’s annual pay to $47,500. The amendment ...

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Out and About – Week of June 18th

Tickets are now available for the Three Rivers Community Players’ production of Beauty and the Beast Jr.. This children’s production opens at the Players’ Theatre Thursday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, June 24. Dates and times are June 21, 22, and 23 at 7 P.M. There will be matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24 at ...

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Road work in Constantine

The Michigan Department of Transportation announced a three-day road project in Constantine that will result in lane closures. MDOT officials said single-lane closures on U.S. 131 at the St. Joseph River bridge started Tuesday and are expected to remain in place through 5 p.m. Thursday. A team of MDOT officials will be involved in bridge repairs, according to an agency ...

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Foam-over at Water Plant

James Baker, manager of the Three Rives Clean Water Plant, said employees discovered a foam-over from one of the treated biosolids tanks early Saturday. Baker said crews reacted immediately and deployed drain blockers to prevent discharge into storm sewers. An estimated 38 gallons entered into the storm sewer and more than 2,700 gallons spilled around the west side of the ...

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