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Three Rivers K9 aids in arrest

A 33-year-old Colon man was arrested on drug-related charges this week in Three Rivers with the aid of a department K9 officer. Three Rivers police said Brandon Weinberg was stopped Wednesday near the intersection of River and 14th streets for a traffic violation. The officer who initiated the stop was suspicious of Weinberg’s replies to his questions. Furthermore, Weinberg denied …

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Prep begins for United Way auction

St. Joseph County United Way Director Kelly Hostetler said the agency is starting to prepare for its annual silent auction at the 2016 St. Joseph County Grange Fair, and the public is being asked to consider making a donation to help the effort. The fair begins Sept. 18 and the auction coincides with the seven-day event. Hostetler said more space …

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Man pulled from lake recovers

An Indiana man who was unresponsive after being pulled from Diamond Lake in Cass County earlier this month has recovered and was released from the hospital. Sheriff Joe Underwood said 84-year-old Paul Schafer of Marshall County was pulled from the lake July 22 and taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital. Underwood said Schafer was released from medical care Sunday and …

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Conservation District revises cleanup schedule

The St. Joseph County Conservation District agreed during its monthly meeting Wednesday to revise a leg of its river cleanup schedule. Agency director Carolyn Grace said the next cleanup will be Aug. 6, as scheduled. However, instead of completing a stretch of the Rocky River, the focus will center on a two and one-half-mile portion of the St. Joseph River …

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Three Rivers man injured in crash

A 53-year-old Three Rivers man was airlifted to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo Wednesday following a two-vehicle accident in Fabius Township. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m., when 85-year-old Lloyd Hagenbuch, of Three Rivers, was driving south on Krull Road and failed to come to a complete stop at the Gleason Road intersection, authorities said. His vehicle struck a pickup …

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Burr Oak hosts annual Heritage Festival

St. Joseph County’s smallest municipality will take its turn to host an annual community festival this weekend. The eighth Burr Oak Heritage Festival begins this evening and concludes with a community worship service Sunday at Church Park. Organizers said the event kicks off with the return of “Brats and Bingo in the Big Tent” starting at 6 o’clock tonight, while …

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