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Kiwanis Club plans Showboat

The Mendon Kiwanis Club is seeking participants to join the cast of this year’s Kiwanis Showboat program. The 61st annual presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 2, 3 and 4 at Mendon Elementary School. Rehearsals started this week and take place at 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the school. “Vaude-Way” is this year’s theme, and will feature …

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Proos presents sapling to sheriff’s department

State Sen. John Proos recently presented a catalpa tree sapling to St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite. The sheriff’s department will be working with the county to determine the best location to plant the tree. Proos said catalpas are flowering trees that grow up to 60 feet high or more and provide plenty of shade. He said it was an …

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Three Rivers Health Auxiliary names scholarship recipients

The Three Rivers Health Auxiliary team has announced five area recipients to receive its annual medical scholarship award. Receiving $1,000 scholarships are Andrew Coney of Three Rivers, Maegan Saunders and Brittney Baechler of White Pigeon, Erin Garbine of Sturgis and Lindsay Walker of Marcellus. The Three Rivers Health Auxiliary has continued its tradition of naming medical-scholarship award winners over the …

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Stay ordered in sports complex proceedings

A St. Joseph County judge has ordered a stay related to proceedings of a proposed sports complex in the city of Three Rivers. District Court Judge Jeff Middleton on Monday oversaw the hearing regarding the June 21 decision by the Michigan Boundary Commission. The state agency ruled in favor of the city of Three Rivers and its right to annex …

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Sturgis Toy Run collects toys

Saturday’s 34th annual Sturgis Toy Run raised more than $2,600 and an abundance of toys to be distributed to St. Joseph County kids this Christmas. The motorcycle rally attracted 125 bikers, who made the 60-mile trek around the county as a way of bringing awareness to the benevolent event. Toy Run president Victor Hargett said the field where the Toy …

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Foundation accepting grant applications

The Constantine Area Community Foundation, a geographic affiliate of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation, is accepting grant proposals from qualifying entities, including organizations, public schools and governmental units, for its 2017 fall grant period. Areas of focus include improvement of living and working conditions for the citizens of the Constantine area; youth and recreation; public, educational, charitable or benevolent purposes; and …

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