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Police investigate Sherman Township burglary

A Sherman Township residence was forcibly entered and burglarized last week. Sheriff’s deputies were called around 9:30 p.m. Thursday to the 63000 block of East Fish Lake Road. A number of items were taken, though a full inventory was not indicated in a department media release. The manner through which access to the residence was gained was not mentioned, either.

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Unemployment rate down in county

November’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was six-tenths of a percent lower than the previous month. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed the county’s 3.6 percent November unemployment rate marked a decrease from October’s 4.2 percent. St. Joseph County was below the state unemployment average, which was 4 percent in November. …

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White Pigeon Library unveils updated room

A crowd of about two dozen people were on hand Saturday to help the White Pigeon Township Library open its newly renovated Kathryn Kistler Children’s Room. After library officials staged a ceremonial ribbon cutting, the public had a chance to explore the 1,000-square-foot room in the southwest corner of the building. Library director Perri Saunders said highlights of the renovation …

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Hospitals celebrate first babies of the new year

St. Joseph County’s first baby of the new year was born Monday at Sturgis Hospital. Meanwhile, staff at Three Rivers Health had to wait an additional day but its first arrival of 2018 came Tuesday. Jazelyn Peyton May Deter was born at 8:32 p.m. New Year’s Day at Sturgis Hospital. She is the daughter of Sturgis residents Crystal Sue May …

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White Pigeon library to unveil restoration

A major transformation of a popular area at White Pigeon Township Library will be unveiled this weekend. A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to make official the restoration of the Kathryn Kistler Children’s Room. The project was identified by library director Perri Saunders last spring and work got started in the fall after the township’s library board …

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Southwest Michigan internships announced

The Monroe-Brown Internship Program, a partnership between Southwest Michigan First and the Monroe-Brown Foundation, announces its 2018 summer college internships. This year’s 23 internships will be hosted by 18 Southwest Michigan companies and include opportunities in engineering, financial planning, human resources, marketing, architecture, construction and product management. The Monroe-Brown Internship Program provides interns with $3,000 in scholarship funding for college, …

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DNR announces free fishing weekend

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced its annual “2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend.” This year’s free winter weekend is Feb. 17 and 18. Over the two-day period, residents and non-residents can fish without a state license. All other fishing regulations still apply, however. In addition, the DNR will waive the regular Recreation Passport entry fee that grants vehicles …

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Train strikes car in Three Rivers

One person suffered minor injuries earlier this week when his vehicle was struck by a train at Hoffman Street in Three Rivers. The crash occurred around 2 p.m. Tuesday, when the front of the westbound car was struck by the train. The driver was taken to Three Rivers Health for treatment. Additional information about the driver was not available from …

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County commission times will remain unchanged

Meeting dates and time for the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will remain unchanged in 2018 from last year. As a matter of housekeeping at Tuesday’s first meeting of the year, commissioners agreed to keep their meeting schedule at 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Its executive committee schedule will also remain the same; commissioners …

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Colon Lions celebrate anniversary

The Colon Lions Club recently celebrated its 80-year anniversary. On Dec. 2, 1937, original members of the Colon Lions Club signed a charter identifying the newest organization. Many names are easily recognized as early Colon residents with a few famous magicians as well, including Percy Abbott, Recil Bordner, George Conklin, E. H. Davis, Virgil Farrand and Lloyd Frisbie. The charter …

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