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Commissioners consider Mendon annexation request

Six agenda items, including consideration of an annexation request by the village of Mendon, will be fielded by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this afternoon. Other matters before the board include an intergovernmental transfer of funds with the Workforce Development Board, the annual child care fund plan and budget, and employment agreements with Ann Happel and Brian McDaniel …

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Strong opening day for fair

Officials from the St. Joseph County Grange Fair reported a strong opening day, boosted by ideal temperatures in the mid-70s. Sunday’s opening of the seven-day tradition in Centreville is the start of what fair manager Bill Johnson said he hopes is a great week of family fun. Today’s grandstand highlight is SJO Motorcross, which starts at 7 p.m. Cost is …

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Health care bill heads to House for consideration

State Rep. Aaron Miller last week hailed passage of a bill by the House Committee on Appropriations that provides health-care coverage for the spouse and dependents of public-safety officers killed in the line of duty only if the family has no other present coverage and only for a maximum of five years. Miller said the panel’s strong bipartisan approval of …

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Three vehicle collision causes injuries

Sheriff’s department deputies responded last week to a three-vehicle collision at the border of Fabius and Constantine townships. Deputies were called shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday to U.S. 131 and Drummond Road, where a southbound pickup driven by a 22-year-old Marcellus man collided into the rear of a vehicle that was stopped to turn left into a driveway. Two Iowa …

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Faulty valve causes overflow

Doug Humbert, director of the Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant, said plant officials were notified of a faulty air-release valve last week on U.S.-131. The incident was reported at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday. Humbert said the malfunctioning ARV caused a sanitary sewage overflow onto the roadway. Plant personnel have isolated the malfunctioning valve until repairs can be made. Upon inspection, workers …

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Several injured in Cass County crash

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said deputies responded to a two-car crash Thursday morning last week in Mason Township. The incident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Cassopolis Road and Grange Street. Investigators said a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Kenneth Abney of Three Rivers failed to yield right of way at the intersection and turned in front of a southbound …

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