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Mendon’s overlook deck celebrated

The site of a one-time eyesore in downtown Mendon that now provides a pristine view of a county treasure was celebrated Tuesday. Mendon’s village and Downtown Development Authority officials took part in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the St. Joseph River Overlook Deck. Though the 32-by-48-foot deck has been completed since August, village manager John Hyden said Tuesday’s dedication was staged …

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TR K-9 receives protective vest

Three Rivers Police Department’s K-9, Jake, has received a bullet- and stab-protective vest, thanks to a donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. Vested Interest is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide bullet- and stab-protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The program is open …

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Several items stolen from Lockport business

A laptop computer and computer bag, cash and other items were stolen this week from a business in Lockport Township. Sheriff’s department officials said the break-in occurred between 10 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at a business in the 16000 block of Lovers Lane. Access was gained through a window air conditioner that was pushed in. File cabinets, desk …

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Motorcycle and tools stolen in Leonidas

A motorcycle and various tools were stolen from a Leonidas Township residence within the past three weeks. State police said the 1984 Harley Davidson motorcycle and other items were taken between Sept. 16 and the 23rd. The location of the theft was not included in a department media release.

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Constantine man arrested on drug charges

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a 52-year-old Constantine man will be charged with drug-related offenses after sheriff’s officials discovered a full-scale marijuana-growing operation. Deputies were called late Sunday night to the 62000 block of Shaffer Road to speak to a subject about a felonious-assault incident. Deputies found a large growth of marijuana plants inside and outside the residence. …

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Conservation District gives away kayak

A Sturgis woman was the winner of a kayak, offered by the St. Joseph County Conservation District during the recent county fair. Locye Wenzel’s name was drawn from several hundred entries collected during the weeklong Centreville-based fair. Carolyn Grace, conservation district director, said Wenzel indicated she will take advantage of her good fortune next summer by learning from her grandsons …

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