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Colon magic show benefits food pantry

The fifth annual “Sharing the Magic” benefit, staged Saturday at Colon Elementary School, attracted more than 40 people, raised $149 and generated four cases of food. Lena Fitch, director of the Colon/Leonidas Food Pantry, said Saturday’s contributions are a boost for the pantry. Six acts were showcased during the 90-minute performance. Led by master of ceremonies John Sherwood, the cast …

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Trailer stolen in Lockport

A trailer was stolen last week from a residence in Lockport Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the agency responded at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday to the 57000 block of Holtom Road. Investigators said it appears the suspects broke the lock off the trailer hitch, then left the scene heading southbound on Holtom Road. The trailer dislodged from the …

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Ag awards presented to local recipients

The St. Joseph County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting recently at Sturges-Young Auditorium and several awards were presented. The 2016 Outstanding Young Ag Leader award went to Nathan Mumby of Leonidas, while the Outstanding Young Farm Employee award went to Riley Brazo of Sturgis. Each also was recognized as being Young Farmer District 1 Discussion Meet Participants. Drew Bordner …

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Share the Magic returns to Colon

Organizers behind the annual benefit, “Share the Magic,” are looking for a dose of community spirit this weekend, as the fifth annual food and fundraiser takes place Saturday. The 7 p.m. production will be at Colon Elementary School. Admission is a non-perishable item or a financial donation. Rick Fisher, who has a hand in organizing this year’s show, said all …

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Several injured in crash

A group of Constantine residents was treated for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said 78-year-old Ken Sawyer was driving south on U.S. 131 at 6:55 p.m. Friday when he failed to stop for a vehicle behind a car waiting to turn left into a driveway near King Road. Investigators said Sawyer’s vehicle …

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County commissioners make board appointments

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners recently appointed three people to two different boards. Betty Taylor will serve a new term expiring in October 2019 to the Department of Human Services Board. She has served one, three-year term already. Also, two people were appointed to the Workforce Development Board. Allen Balog was re-appointed and will represent the private sector. …

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