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No charges after girl dies from dog attack

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said there will be no charges filed in a case last week in which a 4-year-old Sherman Township girl died as the result of a dog attack. McDonough stated in a media release issued Wednesday that he had the opportunity to review all information regarding the death and concluded there is not sufficient evidence …

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Commissioners table park project

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed this week to table a matter related to an infrastructure project at one of its parks. Commissioners voted Tuesday to delay approving a contract for sanitary sewer and water extension at Cade Lake in Fawn River Township. County administrator Pat Yoder said the matter was premature in appearing on the …

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Mendon Kiwanis Showboat continues

The 60th Mendon Kiwanis Showboat is underway, and organizers, including Dale Eickhoff, took a unique approach to establish the Showboat’s 2016 theme. Eickhoff said Showboat officials have gone back and picked out songs and jokes used in the previous 59 shows. This year’s Showboat theme, he said, is “Still Crazy After All These Years.” The oldest song dates to 1958, when …

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United Way begins collecting for Thanksgiving baskets

The St. Joseph County United Way has started focusing on food donations for Thanksgiving baskets, and it is hoping local companies will consider staging food drives to help with the 2016 holiday. Last year, 150 local families received Thanksgiving food baskets thanks to donations from local companies and individuals, United Way Executive Director Kelly Hostetler said. For the past few …

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Commission hears suggestion to promote tourism

A Constantine resident urged county commissioners to consider an allocation in their 2017 fiscal year to making the promotion of tourism, business and industry a county function. Rebecca Shank, at Tuesday’s meeting, suggested commissioners during their budget process in coming weeks put the duties of promotion and tourism under some aspect of the county. She proposed its parks and recreation …

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Transformers malfunction causing power outage

A section of St. Joseph County lost power Tuesday morning as a result of two transformers malfunctioning. Erica Putt, communications consultant with Indiana Michigan Power, said the outage primarily affected residents in the Constantine and Three Rivers areas. She said the problems originated from the State Street transmission station in Three Rivers and a station in the Florence Industrial Park, …

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