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Annual county fair concludes

With 6 1/2 days of rain-free weather, a strong offering of entertainment and an appeal to people from surrounding counties, the St. Joseph County Grange Fair concluded Saturday night for its 166th time. Fair manager Bill Johnson said there were a number of issues that kept him and his staff on their toes all week, from an electrical outage in …

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Sturgis man dies in crash

A three-car crash Friday claimed the life of a 63-year-old Sturgis man. Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a semi driven by David Hartman, 52, of Indiana, was eastbound on M-86 near Farrand Road in Colon Township. Hartman’s truck had slowed to turn left into a parking lot of Palomino Trailer around 11:15 a.m. A van driven …

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County unemployment down

The August unemployment rate in St. Joseph County decreased by 1 percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 3.7 percent August unemployment rate was less than July’s 4.7 percent. August’s unemployment rate was one-tenth of a percent less than the same month one year …

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CMH shares positive impact

The Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County is encouraging the public to attend its annual testimonial meeting Tuesday. Current and past clients are invited to share the positive impact they have realized from the services of the Centreville-based agency. The meeting portion of the event starts at 4:30 p.m., while the public hearing begins …

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TV recycling ends this week

Here’s a reminder that the opportunity for St. Joseph County residents to recycle televisions and computer monitors at no cost expires this week. Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, said Advanced Technology Recycling of Grand Rapids secured a contract that allows for recycling of the items free of charge. The offer, however, expires Friday. The …

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Terry Saddison, 68


Terry Lee Saddison, age 68, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24, 2016, at the St. Joseph County fairgrounds in Centreville, Mich. He was born March 2, 1948 in Sturgis, Mich., son of the late Vern and Dorothy Saddison. Terry was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1967. In …

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