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Volunteers pull in more debris

A volunteer team of eight people pulled more than 800 pounds of debris from the White Pigeon River during a clean-up event last weekend in Mottville Township. Staged by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, Saturday’s clean-up effort covered 2.7 miles between Vistula and Thomas roads. Conservation district administrator Jen Miller said the largest items retrieved included a fiberglass jeep …

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Sheriff investigating incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place at some point over the past eight weeks in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, a residence in the 33000 block of Palmer Road was entered, and a television and several firearms stolen. The stolen firearms are described as a 50-caliber black powder rifle, …

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Campaign for increased mills

Centreville Public Schools this week kicked off its campaign to promote the district’s November request for 2.95-mills over a 15-year period. The $12.8 million request, if approved, would allow the district to re-roof and upgrade its elementary and jr./sr. high buildings, update its technology infrastructure and purchase seven new buses over a 12-year period. A committee calling itself “Our Kids …

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Burgoyne gets 30 days

White Pigeon Police Sgt. Bill Burgoyne was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail for charges related to a driving-while-impaired incident in April. Burgoyne was sentenced Monday by Branch County Judge Brent Weigle, who ordered Burgoyne to serve the time in Branch County Jail. Despite a request for work release and community service, Burgoyne was sentenced to the 30 days, …

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New iPads for school

Centreville Elementary School will have 10 new iPads this academic year, thanks to a donation from the Monsanto Fund. The third of three donations made to St. Joseph County-based recipients took place prior to Monday’s Centreville Board of Education meeting. Angie Shotwell and Michael Ochsner, representing Monsanto’s Constantine plant, presented a ceremonial check to Superintendent Rob Kuhlman and board president …

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Man arrested after crash

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Colon man after he was involved in a motorcycle crash Friday. According to a department media release, the 45-year-old man was driving north on North Centerville Road when he lost control and drove off the roadway near Mintdale Road. The man was wearing a helmet and refused medical treatment. Deputies found that …

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