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Griffin named to board of directors

Kathryn Griffin of Centreville has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Association for Court Management for a term ending in 2018. Griffin serves as court administrator for the 45th Circuit Court in St. Joseph County. National Association for Court Management is a member organization dedicated to educating court professionals, providing a network of support, sharing information …

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Grants approved for local programs

The White Pigeon Area Community Foundation – a geographic affiliate of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation – recently approved $6,500 in grant awards during its 2016 competitive grant program. The Adele M. Gray Fund awarded a $4,000 grant to the White Pigeon Caring Families for community and program support. The Gray Fund also provided grant support to Habitat for Humanity …

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Sturgis man charged with murder

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough announced Monday a charge of open murder is being filed against a Sturgis man who allegedly stabbed to death another Sturgis man over the weekend. Jonathan Fleming, 37, allegedly stabbed 39-year-old Christopher Calhoun Sunday morning at Fleming’s Jacob Street residence. Sturgis police were called to 208 Jacob St. just before 9 a.m. Sunday in …

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Mendon man stabbed in assault

A 25-year-old Mendon man was the victim of a felonious assault this week in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s investigators said the man received a ride from an unknown suspect at 1:45 a.m. Monday in the 29000 block of Kelly Road. While inside the vehicle, the Mendon man was stabbed by the driver, who was described as being bearded and in …

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Police investigate breaking-and-entering

State police are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place earlier this month in Fawn River Township. According to a department media release, a residence in the 69000 block of Carls Road was broken into between 6 and 10 p.m. Sept. 17. A semi-automatic rifle was stolen during the break-in. Details about how access was gained into the residence were …

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Final river cleanup scheduled

The St. Joseph County Conservation District’s final river cleanup of the season will be a weekday affair. Conservation District board member John Nelson said the cleanup will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday and likely take about two to two-and-a-half hours to complete. Representatives from the Centreville-based agency and volunteers will cover a stretch of the Portage River from North Fisher …

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