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Talent contest crowns winner

The culmination of the search for the best local singer took place Thursday at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair, where Centreville’s Autumne Keifer captured the River Country Has Talent crown. A probation officer and magistrate for St. Joseph County, the 35-year-old Keifer performed Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and followed up with Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing.” The three-person …

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Fair celebrates veterans

Today is Veterans Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair, as the 166th annual event enters its homestretch for 2016. Blessed with a week of good weather, the fair is expected to draw another strong crowd today and its closing day Saturday. Events on tap today include antique tractor pulls, open-class draft horse-cart show, live music in the community …

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Brewery comes to Fall Color Tour

Next month’s Fall Color Tour will have a new attraction at its Meyer Broadway Park stop. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week approved a resolution for a one-day special license to allow the sale of beer during the annual event. County administrator Pat Yoder said Constantine Brewing Co. will have a space at the park – one …

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Adopt-A-Highway collection begins

The last Adopt-A-Highway pickup along state roadways is about to get underway. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation program will be collecting litter along highway roadsides from Saturday through Oct. 2. There are three scheduled Adopt-A-Highway pickups each year: one each in the spring, summer and fall. Every year, Adopt-A-Highway crews collect about 70,000 bags of trash. The volunteer …

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Miller schedules office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has issued an invitation for constituents to join him during three office hours next week. Miller said he will host the meetings 7 to 9 a.m. Monday at Dawn & Phil’s Café in Colon; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Yoder’s Country Market in Centreville; and noon to 2 p.m. at Town Fryer in Constantine. Miller called …

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Two arrested after police chase

Two White Pigeon residents were arrested this week after leading authorities on a pursuit between Three Rivers and White Pigeon. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, officers were called at 9 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of East Michigan Avenue in response to a larceny report. Officers discovered a residence had been ransacked and several items stolen, including …

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