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White Pigeon girls struck by vehicle

Two members of the White Pigeon High School girls’ cross country team were injured Monday when they were struck by a vehicle near Bonneyville Mill Park in Elkhart County, Ind. Sheriff’s deputies said Audrey Baker, 16, and Kaitlyn Caraway, 15, were running on the team’s course around 4 p.m. and were struck by an SUV as they tried to cross …

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Three Rivers Health reports growth

Three Rivers Health Board of Trustees this week reported net income of nearly $81,000 for August and net income of about $260,000 for the year, which is almost $95,000 above budget and $1.4 million above the prior year. CEO Bill Russell said Three Rivers Health is not only on firm ground financially, but is in a season of growth thanks …

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Mendon plans overlook deck

The village of Mendon took a significant step this week to better showcase its picturesque location along the St. Joseph River. The Mendon Downtown Development Authority voted Monday to support plans for development of an overlook deck. The elevated platform will feature a 32-by-48-foot deck to offer a panoramic view of the river. Village manager John Hyden said the development …

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Cass woman charged with drug-related offenses

A 48-year-old woman was charged with drug-related offenses following her arrest Sept. 18 in Cass County. Members of the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team went to the 20000 block of Bulhand Road in Calvin Township after receiving a number of tips regarding the suspected manufacturing and use of methamphetamine at the residence. Following a search of the home, several items …

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Vehicle stolen in Mendon

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the larceny of a Polaris Ranger from a home in the 23000 block of Butler Road in Mendon Township. The vehicle was stolen during the evening Sept. 24. Authorities said the owner heard the vehicle start, but thought it was a family member taking it to complete farm chores.

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Fair announced attendance numbers

This year’s St. Joseph County Grange Fair attracted about 150,000 people, a figure confirmed Monday by fair manager Bill Johnson. Johnson said the process of establishing an accurate attendance count, however, is a moving target due to several variables. For example, he said, fair officials traditionally calculate attendance by assessing how many patrons paid each day, then using a multiplier …

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