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Eat local event planned

An opportunity to eat fresh and eat local will present itself during an annual event on tap this week. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, the third annual Local Food Dinner will be staged starting at 6 p.m. Friday at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds. Cost is $20 per person. Carol Higgins, chair of the Centreville-based agency, said ...

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United Way collecting Back to School donations

The St. Joseph County United Way is staging a “Back to School” event Friday and it is asking the public for help. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will benefit children in the community who need school supplies and backpacks. Shoppers at the Sturgis Walmart this week can purchase school supplies to be donated, then place the ...

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Midwest Propane to host family movie night

Midwest Propane invites the community to a family movie night this Thursday, Aug. 27. The feature film is the Disney/Pixar family favorite UP, and the event will be held under the stars on the lawn of the Cass County Council on Aging, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis. The venue opens at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7. The event ...

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Mental health agency will get COA allocation

St. Joseph County Commission on Aging officials stated last week they will continue to allocate nearly $17,000 for senior mental-health services next fiscal year. But, they told the county’s mental health agency not to count on any additional funding. Lynn Coursey, COA executive director, said her agency’s 2015-16 budget continues the mental-health-services allocation despite recent concerns over St. Joseph County ...

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Constantine library will be reimbursed

The Constantine Village Council has investigated and validated a claim that the Constantine Township Library has been overcharged on its water-sewer bill since 2007. Village manager Mark Honeysett said the library has two water meters— one for the building and one for lawn sprinklers. The problem centered on water to irrigate the lawn, which ran through both meters, Honeysett noted. ...

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$1 million bond set at arraignment

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough offered praise to investigators involved in the arrest last week of Three Rivers shooting suspect Westley George. McDonough stated in a media release that the situation “was difficult (but) handled professionally and without incident.” McDonough also expressed his condolences and prayers to the family and friends of victim Eugene Jackson. The 24-year-old Jackson died ...

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Injuries in single vehicle crash

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Lockport Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were alerted around 10 p.m. Saturday to a pickup that had lost control, left the roadway and overturned along M-60 in the vicinity of Marlene Drive. Investigators said the pickup was apparently racing another vehicle ...

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Colon Historical Society will hold home tour

Members of the Colon Historical Society are issuing advance notice of the third bi-annual Historic Home and Business Tour. The event, a fundraiser for the village’s historical society, will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. A number of sites will be on this year’s tour, including three residences: the Farrand/Roth house, the Hartman/Davis house and the Cattell/Johnson ...

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Three Rivers Police seek K-9 officer replacement

The Three Rivers Area Foundation has joined forces with the Three Rivers Police Department to replace a K-9 officer. In June, Three Rivers lost its K-9, Hondo, to cancer. Hondo had been on duty for five years. Matt Stark, who was Hondo’s partner, said the foundation contacted the department about joining with the police department to gain funds to replace ...

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Keep Sturgis Beautiful Award winners named

The Exchange Club of Sturgis recently announced its 19th “Keep Sturgis Beautiful” Award program winners, recognizing four city homeowners and one commercial business. As in the past, the Exchange Club chose one winner from each of the city’s four corners as well as one non-residential property. Sturgis Neighborhood Program Director Monica Smith shared that the properties are judged and selected ...

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