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Investigation continues in fatal accident

No new information is available regarding a fatal motorcycle accident last week in Burr Oak Township St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies are continuing their investigation into Thursday’s incident involving 29-year-old Joseph Hice, who lost control of his motorcycle shortly after 11 p.m. at Witt Lake and Robinson roads. Hice was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies said an initial …

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Commission expected to approve grant request

St. Joseph County Commissioners this week are expected to approve a letter of support for a grant to be submitted by the county’s conservation district. During last week’s Executive Committee meeting, commissioners fielded a request from conservation district director Carolyn Grace. She sought and ultimately received the backing of county commissioners for a tally of road crossings she and her …

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Local residents participate in immigrant demonstration

About 80 residents gathered Thursday at Free Church Park in Sturgis to participate in “A Day Without Immigrants,” a nationwide demonstration to draw attention to contributions of immigrants to business and culture. The local demonstration was part of a movement that occurred throughout the U.S., in which immigrants were urged to stay home from work or school, close their businesses …

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Seasonal road restrictions in effect

The St. Joseph County Road Commission has announced the implementation of seasonal speed and weight restrictions went into effect this week. As a result, a 35 percent reduction in truckloads and adherence to a speed of 35 miles per hour – depending on truck size and axle spacing – is being enforced on two dozen all-season county roads. The 35 …

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Glen Oaks names new Hall of Fame members

The Glen Oaks Community College Athletic Hall of Fame will add three new members this weekend. Athletic director Courtney Ivan said Colon residents Mike Miller and Larry Engle will be joined by Mt. Pleasant resident Erin Strang during induction ceremonies this weekend. Miller has manned the school’s basketball scorer’s table for 22 years. Meanwhile, Engle also has worked the scorer’s …

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Habitat for Humanity awarded grant

Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County was awarded a $5,000 grant from Omni Community Credit Union to help offset costs of Habitat’s “Hope to Home” program. Omni representatives presented a check to Nick Metzger and Habitat board members at Omni’s office in Centreville last month. Habitat’s Hope to Home program is designed to educate and assist families in taking …

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