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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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Annual county fair concludes

With 6 1/2 days of rain-free weather, a strong offering of entertainment and an appeal to people from surrounding counties, the St. Joseph County Grange Fair concluded Saturday night for its 166th time. Fair manager Bill Johnson said there were a number of issues that kept him and his staff on their toes all week, from an electrical outage in …

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Sturgis man dies in crash

A three-car crash Friday claimed the life of a 63-year-old Sturgis man. Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a semi driven by David Hartman, 52, of Indiana, was eastbound on M-86 near Farrand Road in Colon Township. Hartman’s truck had slowed to turn left into a parking lot of Palomino Trailer around 11:15 a.m. A van driven …

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County unemployment down

The August unemployment rate in St. Joseph County decreased by 1 percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 3.7 percent August unemployment rate was less than July’s 4.7 percent. August’s unemployment rate was one-tenth of a percent less than the same month one year …

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