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Out and About – Week of March 27th

Spring officially arrived a week ago yesterday, March 20. When it will feel like spring, remains to be seen. One day we are able to wear lighter clothing, then the next day we find ourselves scraping the frost off our car windows. I guess Mother Nature is having difficulty making up her mind, so we’ll just have to wait until …

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Teen injured in crash

A Cass County teen was injured in a single-vehicle accident after she reportedly fell asleep at the wheel in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday to M-40, near Shavehead Lake Road in response to a vehicle that had struck a tree. Deputies said 18-year-old Birdie Murphy, of Union, was traveling south on …

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Community leaders participate in March for Meals

Nearly two dozen community leaders from St. Joseph County took part last week in the 15th annual “March for Meals Community Champions Week.” The five-day campaign concluded Friday. This national promotion is an annual event led by Meals on Wheels America designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation. More than 400 seniors in St Joseph County are …

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Conservation District plans golf outing

The St. Joseph County Conservation District is seeking sponsors and participants for its annual golf outing fundraiser. The scramble will take place with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. May 6 at Sauganash Golf Club in Three Rivers. Event organizers said proceeds will go to support the various causes backed by the Centreville-based agency. Those include programs such as salmon …

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Sturgis hears Main Street overview

A presentation about Michigan’s Main Street Program and an overview of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Redevelopment Ready Communities program took place last month before a collection of Sturgis city officials. Leigh Young, Main Street specialist, gave a presentation regarding the Michigan Main Street Program and specialist Emily Petz discussed Redevelopment Ready Communities. Their appearances were arranged by city manager …

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Items stolen from Branch County home

A Branch County residence was recently burglarized. State police said a house and outbuildings in the 500 block of Kosmerick Road in Bethel Township were broken into between Feb. 25 and March 24. A department media release indicated a number of items were stolen.

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