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Man injured in single car crash

A Cassopolis man was injured in a one-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff’s department officials were called at 7:55 a.m. Friday to Kelsey Lake Street, near Griffiths Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. Investigators found that a sport-utility vehicle driven by 23-year-old John Sylvia was heading west on Kelsey Lake …

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Fundraiser benefits Hurricane Harvey relief

A benefit staged last week by a Sturgis business and the St. Joseph County United Way netted $1,300 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Sturgis Media Group and the Centreville-based agency over the course of three hours Friday evening collected donations and proceeds from the sale of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, soft pretzels, baked goods and other foods. Kelly Hostetler, executive …

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Fabius Park FD looking to purchase boat

The Fabius Park Fire Department is seeking to purchase a quick-response boat it can keep at its station on Broadway Road in Three Rivers. Currently, when a report of a water incident is issued, the first boat to the scene is the dive-rescue craft from Centreville. With its own boat, however, the fire department could have a boat on the …

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Miller invites local fire chief for memorial service

State Rep. Aaron Miller announced Thursday that he invited Dowagiac Deputy Fire Chief Guy Evans and his wife, Jackie, to the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.

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Glen Oaks plans historical marker

Glen Oaks Community College later this month will unveil a historical marker that identifies the site of the college’s beginnings 50 years ago. The site was the former White Pigeon High School, at 201 S. Lincoln St. The college will recognize the significance of those early beginnings during a ceremony Sept. 18 at 10 a.m., at the site of the marker, …

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Committee formed to interview county administrator applicants

A committee has been formed to interview prospective candidates for the position of county administrator. County commission chairman Allen Balog at the end of Tuesday’s meeting said the committee is comprised of Commissioner Kathy Pangle, District Court judge Rob Pattison, Treasurer Judie Ratering and citizen-at-large Pattie Bender. Balog called the group an interview panel and they will be in charge …

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Fundraiser planned for flood victims

A “St. Joseph County Cares” fundraiser will take place Friday and involves a partnership between the Sturgis Media Group and St. Joseph County United Way. All proceeds from the event will go directly to a Family Catastrophic Fund set up through the United Way for flood-stricken residents in Houston. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, donations will be collected and …

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Motorcyclist dies in crash

A White Pigeon man died over the weekend when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a sport-utility vehicle in Elkhart County. Indiana authorities said Austin Hersha, 29, was driving a 2003 Harley Davidson at 9:30 p.m. Sunday northbound on County Road 23 near the intersection of County Road 104. Elkhart County Sheriff’s officials said the motorcycle collided with a …

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Praise from commission over Field of Dreams legal move

St. Joseph County’s decision to seek the validity of a contract with the city of Three Rivers was roundly applauded during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. The praise came on the heels of the county’s decision last week to file a complaint for declaratory judgment against the city of Three Rivers. The issue centers on a 17-field sports complex proposed to …

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Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop in Schoolcraft last week netted the arrests of two people suspected of stealing merchandise from the Three Rivers Walmart. Schoolcraft Police Chief Bryan Campbell said an officer initiated a traffic stop at 7 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 131, just south of the village limits, after it was observed having improper plates. Two occupants were found to have …

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