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Share the Magic returns to Colon

Organizers behind the annual benefit, “Share the Magic,” are looking for a dose of community spirit this weekend, as the fifth annual food and fundraiser takes place Saturday. The 7 p.m. production will be at Colon Elementary School. Admission is a non-perishable item or a financial donation. Rick Fisher, who has a hand in organizing this year’s show, said all …

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Several injured in crash

A group of Constantine residents was treated for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said 78-year-old Ken Sawyer was driving south on U.S. 131 at 6:55 p.m. Friday when he failed to stop for a vehicle behind a car waiting to turn left into a driveway near King Road. Investigators said Sawyer’s vehicle …

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County commissioners make board appointments

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners recently appointed three people to two different boards. Betty Taylor will serve a new term expiring in October 2019 to the Department of Human Services Board. She has served one, three-year term already. Also, two people were appointed to the Workforce Development Board. Allen Balog was re-appointed and will represent the private sector. …

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Missing Kalamazoo man found

A Kalamazoo man suffering from mental health-related issues was found in Centreville last weekend. Sheriff’s officials said deputies were called to a report of a suspicious man at an undisclosed location. The 39-year-old man had been reported missing for about a week. He was turned over to the custody of his family, according to authorities.

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Veterans Day events in Centreville

The Centreville Downtown Development Authority is sponsoring a few events Friday in honor of Veterans Day. A veterans pancake breakfast will run 9 to 11 a.m. at the FOP building on M-86 east of town. Mike Wilson, retired National Guard sergeant major, will speak at 10 o’clock. A military freedom walk salute will start at 11 a.m. off Main Street …

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Fabius Township hall suffered election day power outage

Fabius Township Treasurer Judy Holman said strong winds Tuesday blew down an Indiana Michigan Power line near the township’s fire department on Broadway Road. The result was a power outage in a pocket that included the township hall a few miles down the road and in the midst of general-election voting at the time. The outage occurred around 4:30 p.m. …

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