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Conservation District conducts final river cleanup of the year

The St. Joseph County Conservation District staged its final river cleanup of the season Saturday with a joint effort by two groups. More than two dozen people took part in an effort on the Prairie River. One group started at the Centreville Canoe Park at the north end of the village, ending at Hoshel Road Canoe Park. The other group, …

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Man injured in single car crash

A Cassopolis man was injured in a one-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff’s department officials were called at 7:55 a.m. Friday to Kelsey Lake Street, near Griffiths Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. Investigators found that a sport-utility vehicle driven by 23-year-old John Sylvia was heading west on Kelsey Lake …

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Fundraiser benefits Hurricane Harvey relief

A benefit staged last week by a Sturgis business and the St. Joseph County United Way netted $1,300 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Sturgis Media Group and the Centreville-based agency over the course of three hours Friday evening collected donations and proceeds from the sale of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, soft pretzels, baked goods and other foods. Kelly Hostetler, executive …

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Fabius Park FD looking to purchase boat

The Fabius Park Fire Department is seeking to purchase a quick-response boat it can keep at its station on Broadway Road in Three Rivers. Currently, when a report of a water incident is issued, the first boat to the scene is the dive-rescue craft from Centreville. With its own boat, however, the fire department could have a boat on the …

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Miller invites local fire chief for memorial service

State Rep. Aaron Miller announced Thursday that he invited Dowagiac Deputy Fire Chief Guy Evans and his wife, Jackie, to the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.

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Glen Oaks plans historical marker

Glen Oaks Community College later this month will unveil a historical marker that identifies the site of the college’s beginnings 50 years ago. The site was the former White Pigeon High School, at 201 S. Lincoln St. The college will recognize the significance of those early beginnings during a ceremony Sept. 18 at 10 a.m., at the site of the marker, …

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