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Name suggestions sought for new senior center

Construction of a new center for southern St. Joseph County senior citizen services is on track, and now the Commission on Aging is helping solicit community input to name the new Sturgis center. The “What’s In a Name? You Are!” project is underway and name suggestions for the new facility, located adjacent to the Sturgis Doyle Center on North Franks …

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No injuries in Lockport crash

A 31-year-old Kalamazoo woman was not injured in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Lockport Township. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 131 at Wilbur Road, where the woman’s vehicle had rolled over. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident, authorities said. No other details were provided in a department media …

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Man escaped vehicle after driving into pond

Cass County police and rescue personnel responded last week to a vehicle submerged in a body of water. Sheriff Joe Underwood said 20-year-old Dowagiac resident Caleb Jones was driving west on M-62 at 1 a.m. Saturday when he fell asleep at the wheel. Authorities said the car Jones was driving hit a guardrail, went down an embankment and became submerged …

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4 wheeler stolen in Sherman Township

A four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle was stolen from a Sherman Township residence last week. Sheriff’s deputies said a resident in the 66000 block of Grey Lake reported that the vehicle was taken from a trailer between the night of Sept. 16 and the morning of Sept. 17

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COA registration approaching

Commission on Aging’s annual client registration begins Oct. 1. County residents age 60 and up who participate in any COA program, including meals, restaurant coupons, in-home services and social events, must register for 2016-17 and obtain a new membership card. There is no cost to register. Agency officials said the statistics help COA qualify for state and federal aid. Meanwhile, …

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Successful opening day for St Joseph County Grange Fair

Sunny weather and a large crowd on hand to see this year’s headline entertainment contributed to a successful opening day of the St. Joseph County Grange Fair Sunday. The 165th fair was busy from the start of the day and remained steady throughout the afternoon and evening, fair officials said. Thousands of people crowded into the grandstand to see and …

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