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Mendon adjusts school day to avoid make-up day

Mendon Community Schools board members are learning the potential consequences of this winter’s delays and cancellations. During Monday’s monthly board meeting, interim superintendent Leasa Griffith said the district is uncomfortably close to having to add at least one make-up day in June. In order to avoid the school year extending beyond June 7, Griffith said she has worked out an …

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Several break-ins in Mendon

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating attempted breaking-and-entering incidents in Mendon Township. Deputies were called Monday to the 22000 block of Kline’s Resort Road, where access into six trailers in winter storage had been attempted. Authorities were called to the scene in response to the owner of a trailer that had been accessed without permission.

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Multiple injuries in Cass County crash

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash earlier this week in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 12:40 p.m. Monday to the intersection of M-60 and M-40. Investigators said a car driven by 96-year-old Woody James of Three Rivers was eastbound on M-60 when it failed to stop at the M-40 intersection. His …

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Addiction recovery program planned

“Voices of Hope and Recovery,” during which testimonials from people in recovery from methamphetamine addiction, takes place Thursday. Co-sponsored by the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County, and St. Joseph County Task Force, the program takes place 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District on Shimmel Road, south of Centreville. …

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Man injured in Cass County accident

A Decatur man was injured in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday to M-51, near Pokagon Street. Investigators said 44-year-old Chad Strehlke was driving north on M-51 and attempted to pass another vehicle. Strehlke, however, lost control of his vehicle and it exited …

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Habitat For Humanity home applications accepted

The deadline for applications for the 2018 St. Joseph County Habitat For Humanity home is little more than two weeks away. Anyone who is able to meet the responsibility of home ownership, can take on an affordable mortgage and is willing to provide labor toward the construction of the house is welcome to apply. The deadline is March 9. Location …

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Home explosion in Cass County injures one

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department this week investigated a home explosion in Milton Township, where one person was injured. Police responded to the 33000 block of Bertrand Street around 6 p.m. Tuesday after neighbors reported hearing what sounded like two explosions. Shortly thereafter, the house caught fire and was fully engulfed in flames. Sheriff Richard Behnke said authorities did not know …

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Three River baseball sponsors fundraiser

Three Rivers High School baseball is sponsoring a trivia night fundraiser. The event takes place at 7 p.m. March 3 at A Place In Time. Cost is $100 per team and a maximum of eight people per table. Organizers are encouraging participants to decorate their table or dress in baseball theme, as well as bring a snack. There will be …

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Miller announces office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced his monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of being available to the community. The second-term representative said he enjoys the opportunity to connect with people and hear what matters most to them. Miller will hold office hours 8 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at Baker’s Rhapsody in Dowagiac, and from …

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Local man dies after being hit by vehicle

A Three Rivers-area man, informally known as “The Bicycle Man” died Tuesday after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a pickup Friday evening in Park Township. Bob Kellogg, 53, was commonly seen on the shoulders of U.S. 131, riding his bicycle, and collecting bottles and cans. Stan Brueck, who runs a Free Store in Three Rivers and found …

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