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Miller announces informal office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced the latest round of office-hour sessions in the 59th House District. Miller said he will host the informal gatherings July 25 at three area locations: Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee in Sturgis, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.; Rachael’s on East Chicago Road in White Pigeon from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; and The Town Fryer …

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Sturgis man dies from injuries suffered in crash

A Sturgis man died over the weekend from injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident July 2 in Burr Oak Township. Family members said Jimmy Whitt, 55, passed away shortly after he was taken off life support Sunday afternoon at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Sheriff’s deputies said a United States Postal Service mail-transfer truck driven by 55-year-old Kenelm Digby, of Otsego, …

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Leonidas man injured in crash

A 25-year-old Leonidas man was injured over the weekend after he was in a crash. Sheriff’s deputies said Isaac Eicher was driving north on Farrand Road in Colon Township, where he lost control of his vehicle shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle rolled over and struck a tree. Eicher was extricated from the vehicle. Investigators said he was not …

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Railroad crossing closure will cause detour

The Michigan Department of Transportation wishes to alert the public about a railroad crossing closure in Cass County starting next week. MDOT said the crossing on M-216 in the village of Marcellus will be undergoing repairs by Canadian National Railway beginning Monday. Due to the scope of work, the project will not be completed until Aug. 10. The posted detour …

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CMH looking for public input

Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County is looking for comments and feedback regarding its plan to apply for a substance-abuse license through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. If approved, the license will allow the agency to provide assessment, referral, outpatient, individual, group sessions, case management, early intervention, integrated treatment, peer support, recovery …

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Chambers cancels Treasures event

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce will have to delay the fourth annual “Treasures of St. Joseph County” event. Designed after the CBS program, “The Amazing Race,” this year’s Treasures event was supposed to take place this coming Sunday. Chamber CEO Christy Trammell said a re-scheduled date has been tentatively set for Sept. 11. Additional …

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