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Volunteers needed for river cleanup

The St. Joseph County Conservation District is looking for volunteers to help with Saturday’s cleanup of the White Pigeon River in a section within Mottville Township. Starting at 10 a.m., the event is the sixth of seven river cleanups planned this summer by the Centreville-based agency. Event organizers are making an extraordinary effort to recruit volunteers, as the stretch of …

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Donut Drive

Motorists in Centreville Tuesday morning were in store for a treat, as the St. Joseph County United Way started its 2014 campaign with the annual Donut Drive. Executive director Kelly Hostetler said the donut drive also serves as a public thank you for the support provided to the Centreville-based agency. United Way volunteers will be in each of the county’s …

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Mendon Riverfest winners

Officials from the Mendon Riverfest have announced the winners of Saturday’s third annual Tom Frisbie Memorial Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament. Bristol, Ind. resident Sharon Covello was the first-place winner. Finishing second and third were Jim Madden and John McClain. The three chose to split the pot and each took home $370. As first-place finisher, however, Covello was given a …

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Two hurt in crash

A 34-year-old Three Rivers woman was cited for disregarding a traffic signal following a two-vehicle crash last week in Three Rivers. Three Rivers police said Shannon Lemon was driving south on Elm Street at 7:12 a.m. Friday when she failed to stop at the intersection of Hoffman Street. Her vehicle struck an eastbound car driven by 61-year-old Kalamazoo resident Michael …

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Suspect taken into custody

The windows of a car were smashed and its tires slashed during a dispute involving three people over the weekend in Sturgis. According to the Sturgis Police Department, officers were called at 5 a.m. Sunday to the 500 block of North Nottawa Street to what was described as the sound of gun shots. Upon arrival, officers found two males and …

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Attorney General chose Cass County

A potential misdemeanor charge against St. Joseph County Commissioner Don Eaton will be decided by Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz. The neighboring county was chosen Friday by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office to review the case. Eaton is an elected official and, following protocol, the matter must be delegated outside the county he represents. The case against Eaton stems from …

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