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Deputies investigate property damage

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department responded to Colon Township last weekend to a criminal-damage-to-property incident. According to a department media release, deputies were called shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday to the 56000 block of Sewanee Trail. The victim said several windows were damaged at their residence. The victim told authorities it appears the suspect fled the scene …

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Man arrested following high speed chase

One of two men pursued on high-speed motorcycles was apprehended by police last weekend. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said two motorcyclists were observed driving in excess of 120 miles per hour southbound on M-66 at Jacksonburg Road in Leonidas Township around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. A deputy caught up to the motorcycles at M-86 toward Colon. The pursuit continued …

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Constantine and Sturgis projects receive grants

Downtown-improvement projects in Constantine and Sturgis got a boost Tuesday, as both received $100,000 from the county’s board of commissioners. The two municipalities were issued the grants from a special DDA fund the county set up a few years ago to support local economic-development projects. County administrator Pat Yoder said the projects were scrutinized and deemed eligible for the funds. …

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Magi Pride Days begin

Colon Community Schools is issuing a call-out to anyone interested in helping lend a little effort to spruce up its grounds and buildings. Superintendent Christine Barnes said the second annual “Magi Pride Days” starts today and runs through Saturday. Over the course of the three days, volunteers will be asked to help with a variety of tasks that include power-washing, …

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Homes for our Troops meets goal

Organizers behind a recent fundraiser to help a Wisconsin man and his family have good news to share. The seventh annual “Homes for our Troops” event Aug. 6 at the Jim and Peggy Fassett residence in Park Township raised $9,600, prompting the Fassett’s to issue a public appeal for additional funds in hopes of hitting the $10,000 mark. The request …

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Volunteers needed for river cleanup

The St. Joseph County Conservation District is seeking volunteers to assist with its fourth river cleanup event of the season this coming weekend. Saturday’s task will focus on the Portage River, from the Portage Lake Landing on Michigan Avenue in Mendon Township to Parkville Road. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. and transportation from the end point back to the …

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