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Road Commission preps for winter weather

St. Joseph County Road Commission Manager Chris Minger said his crews are ready for winter, and they might get their first test of the season this weekend. With a new storage shelter holding 3,000 tons of a salt-sand mix, the original barn loaded with a 1,200-ton combination and another 18,000 tons of sand stored outdoors at the north end of …

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United Way holds food drive

The St. Joseph County United Way, along with corporate sponsors United Steelworkers and International Paper, is in the midst of a Thanksgiving food drive. The drive continues through Tuesday next week and will benefit local families needing help to have a well-rounded Thanksgiving dinner. Donations can be dropped off at the United Way’s Centreville location on East Main Street or …

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Gateway Village recognized for energy waste reduction

Gateway Village of Sturgis was among eight recipients recognized at the Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards for successful efforts to reduce energy waste. The winners were announced by Gov. Rick Snyder and honored at a ceremony in Detroit last month. Gateway Village was developed by Portage-based Hollander Development Corporation and awarded for its efforts to provide quality, energy-efficient housing options for …

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White Pigeon students raise hurricane relief funds

Students and staff at White Pigeon High School recently presented the local Salvation Army with a check to go toward hurricane relief. The school during homecoming week staged a “penny pinch” competition between classes, according to superintendent Jon Keyer. The effort raised $2,000. Student council president Lizzy Anderson said it wanted to do a service project as a way to give …

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Woman arrested in Fawn River Township

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest last weekend after responding to a report of a suspicious person in Fawn River Township. Sheriff’s deputies responded at 11 p.m. Sunday to the 28000 block of U.S. 12 to a report of a suspicious person. Upon investigation, deputies arrested a 32-year-old woman. She was charged with possession of methamphetamine and …

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Public hears plans for future COA

The St. Joseph County Commission On Aging gave the public its first opportunity to sit in on a meeting related to future plans of the former Three Rivers Inn. Staged Thursday at the West Broadway Street site, the meeting included Michael Flynn, vice president at Byce & Associates, an architectural and engineering firm, to present site and floor plans. He was joined by Greg Dedes, …

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