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Man burned exterminating beehive

A Cass County man attempting to exterminate an underground beehive suffered extensive burns earlier this week in Silver Creek Township. Sheriff’s officials said deputies were called to the 28000 block of Middle Crossing Road in response to a person on fire. Deputies said 46-year-old Leslie Cross II of Dowagiac was found to no longer be on fire, which had been …

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DASAS fundraiser planned

A fundraiser to benefit Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services will be staged this weekend in Three Rivers. “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes,” a one-mile walk to raise awareness and funds for the Three Rivers-based agency, takes place Saturday at Lafayette Park in Three Rivers. The walk starts at 11 a.m. and will include a kids’ walk, a dog walk …

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Chief assistant prosecutor resigns

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough has announced a key member of the department’s team has accepted a job working for the state. Chief assistant prosecutor Erin Harrington, 38, this week issued her resignation effective Aug. 21, according to McDonough. He said Harrington has taken a job working for the Michigan Attorney General’s office in Lansing. McDonough said Harrington’s nine …

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Chamber plans golf outing

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to remind the public that its annual golf outing is Aug. 22 at St. Joe Valley Golf Club. Check-in is at 10:30 a.m. and shotgun start is at 11. The $60 per-person event includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch, on-course contests and prizes. Event organizers said hole sponsorships are available …

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Camp Eberhart to reopen

Officials with the Tri-County Health Department have given the OK for Camp Eberhart to re-open following an outbreak of a suspected norovirus. Community Health Officer Rebecca Burns said the Fabius Township site was cleared to re-open Wednesday. Nearly 50 people, including a few staff members were stricken with a case of vomiting and diarrhea. Laboratory testing by the agency remains …

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United Way’s Donut Drive begins

The St. Joseph County United Way is beginning its annual Donut Drive this week. United Way volunteers will be in St. Joseph County’s eight communities over the next week, starting in Centreville today. The agency is not asking for donations, rather it is thanking St. Joseph County residents for their continued support. The Centreville-based agency helps more than 40 local …

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