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Author visits White Pigeon library

A celebrity in the world of literature shared stories of happiness, comedy and sadness during an appearance Saturday at White Pigeon Township Library. More than 70 people were on hand to meet Elizabeth Berg, whose most-recent book, “Make Someone Happy,” was the main focus of her presentation. Berg started the event by reading an excerpt from her highly regarded, “The …

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Glen Oaks approves residence hall

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted this week to approve a $5.3 million bid to build a student residence hall on the Glen Oaks campus. The bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, includes all desired alternative options, according to school president David Devier. The three-story, student-housing unit is to include two- and four-suite units that share kitchen …

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Constantine boy arrested following home invasion

Three teenagers, including a 15-year-old boy from Constantine, were arrested after being involved in multiple home invasions this week. State police were alerted shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday that a White Pigeon Township homeowner in the 68000 block of Lutz Road reported a home invasion and his residence was ransacked. A trooper investigating the incident learned of a possible suspect …

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Commissioners to consider energy efficiency upgrades

An effort to boost energy efficiency within the county’s historic courthouse could come with a price tag of almost $30,000. Members of the county board’s executive committee were told Wednesday that Three Rivers-based Brussee/Brady submitted the lower of two bids for a job that includes switching out single-pane windows with thicker replacements. The areas targeted are at the two entrances …

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Sheriff’s Department search for missing man

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a missing person from the Three Rivers area. Deputies said William Robert-James Busch has been reported missing and not heard from since Nov. 24. Busch, who was last seen in the 53000 block of Pulver Road in Flowerfield Township, is a 28-year-old, white male with black hair. He stands about 5-foot-10 and …

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I&M continues infrastructure upgrade

Indiana Michigan Power has provided an update regarding an infrastructure upgrade that includes a large portion of Cass County as well as an area and substation in Fabius Township. The Cass County Area Improvement project will enhance the electric-transmission system in Cass and St. Joseph counties, according to company officials. The 26-mile route extends from the Corey Substation, at M-60 …

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