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Two sent to hospital following crash

A 15-year-old female with a Level 1 Michigan graduated license was involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Calvin Township. The incident, which saw the vehicle collide with a bucket truck operated by 28-year-old Christopher Budden of Kalamazoo, resulted in the female and her passenger, Christopher Burnham, 22, of Cassopolis, to go to the hospital. All parties involved in the …

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Three Rivers wins district title

The Three Rivers boy’s basketball team picked up a 67-63 victory over Paw Paw Saturday night in the district finals played at Vicksburg High School. The game was originally to be played Friday night, but a power outage on Wednesday due to high winds pushed the semifinals to Friday. Carson Charvat led the Wildcats with 19 points and 14 rebounds, Gavin Charvat …

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County agrees to jail healthcare contract

An agreement for services between the St. Joseph County Jail and Covered Bridge Healthcare was approved this week. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday on the proposal after a thorough discussion with Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite at last week’s executive committee meeting. Details of the agreement include the employment of a physician to serve as the …

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Items stolen from vehicle

Various items were taken from a vehicle overnight earlier this week in Sherman Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incident took place between Tuesday and Wednesday in the 22000 block of Banker Street. The vehicle was unlocked, according to authorities.

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Man injured in crash

A Decatur man was injured after he fell asleep at the wheel and was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said 25-year-old Douglas McIntyre was driving north on Decatur Road at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when he fell asleep and his car went off the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree. McIntyre was treated …

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Commissioners approve finance plan for parks

A plan to finance the cost of major projects at three county parks was approved by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week. The resolution calls for a $1.4 million internal loan from the county’s Delinquent Tax Fund, with an annual interest rate of four-tenths of a percent. As a result, Covered Bridge Farm and Plumb Lake parks, …

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