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Conservation District receives award

The St. Joseph County Conservation District was presented a “Star Award” at the Summer Conference of the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts. The occasion was earlier this month in Bay City. The award was given to several districts for the work they are doing at the local level to promote conservation of soil and water resources. The St. Joseph County …

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County commission changes time of meetings

St. Joseph County Commissioners have agreed to revert to an earlier start time for their twice-a-month meetings. During Tuesday’s meeting, the decision was made to move the 6 p.m. start time to 5 o’clock. The 6 p.m. time was established in January in an attempt to gauge whether the later start time would encourage greater public participation. Board chairman Allen …

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Date named for DASAS fundraiser

Organizers behind the 2017 “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser have announced the sixth annual event will take place Aug. 12. The community event, which raises funds for the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services of St. Joseph County, will begin at 11 a.m. at Lafayette Park. It will feature a hog roast, children’s games, inflatables, doggie lounge, a disc …

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Mendon girl’s art chosen for billboard

A drawing created by a Mendon girl was chosen to appear on billboards sponsored by Midwest Energy Cooperative’s “Safety Month” poster contest. The winning submission for the Southwest Michigan region was created by fourth-grade student Presley Allen. Midwest took its interactive hotline demonstration on the road in April, bringing electrical safety to life for nearly 700 fourth-grade students and teachers. …

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State police hosts recruiting seminar

Here’s a reminder that the Marshall post of Michigan State Police is hosting a recruiting seminar Thursday. According to agency officials, the event will take place 5 to 7 p.m. at the Michigan Regional Law Enforcement Center. Participants will be given the opportunity to speak to department recruiters about the hiring process and what it takes to be a state …

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Bill including trail projects goes to Senate

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced funding for two local trail projects were included in a bill approved last week by the Michigan House for recreation projects and land acquisition. Thanks to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, an allotment in excess of $913,000 will pay for development of a trail from the Three Rivers Health Trail in the city …

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