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United Way seeks volunteers for event

The St. Joseph County United Way is appealing to the public, as it needs volunteers for an upcoming event in downtown Three Rivers. United Way executive director Kelly Hostetler said help is needed during the annual Holiday Cookie Walk, taking place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 26. Hostetler said prospective volunteers will help at cookie stations in several downtown …

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No injuries in single vehicle crash

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff’s department officials said a 22-year-old Marcellus man was driving southbound on South Snyder Street around 10 p.m. Friday in the village of Marcellus. The man failed to obey a stop sign at South Street and his vehicle crashed into a residence at the three-way …

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Man arrested after chase

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department last week arrested a Three Rivers man on several charges after he attempted to flee from authorities. A deputy working Wednesday for the village of Centreville attempted to stop a vehicle with a stolen plate. The suspect refused to stop his vehicle and drove through a number of parking lots, according to …

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Colon magic show benefits food pantry

The fifth annual “Sharing the Magic” benefit, staged Saturday at Colon Elementary School, attracted more than 40 people, raised $149 and generated four cases of food. Lena Fitch, director of the Colon/Leonidas Food Pantry, said Saturday’s contributions are a boost for the pantry. Six acts were showcased during the 90-minute performance. Led by master of ceremonies John Sherwood, the cast …

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Trailer stolen in Lockport

A trailer was stolen last week from a residence in Lockport Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the agency responded at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday to the 57000 block of Holtom Road. Investigators said it appears the suspects broke the lock off the trailer hitch, then left the scene heading southbound on Holtom Road. The trailer dislodged from the …

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Ag awards presented to local recipients

The St. Joseph County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting recently at Sturges-Young Auditorium and several awards were presented. The 2016 Outstanding Young Ag Leader award went to Nathan Mumby of Leonidas, while the Outstanding Young Farm Employee award went to Riley Brazo of Sturgis. Each also was recognized as being Young Farmer District 1 Discussion Meet Participants. Drew Bordner …

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