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Trailer stolen in Lockport Township

A car trailer was stolen within the past week from a property in Lockport Township. State police said the incident was reported around 3:20 p.m. Sunday, when troopers responded to the 59000 block of Lambert Road. The victim told authorities the double-axle, flatbed trailer was stolen between Wednesday and Sunday from a vacant property. The suspect cut a chain lock …

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ISD Board applicants being accepted

St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Superintendent Barb Marshall has issued a media release, announcing that applications for a vacancy to the ISD Board of Education are being accepted for a limited time. Longtime board member Sally Boeschenstein announced last week she will be stepping down from the board next month. Marshall said applications will be accepted through June 10, …

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Delay to bridge project

Motorists in the Centreville area have been given a brief reprieve from a major detour impacting M-86 traffic to the east. Replacement of the M-86 bridge over the Prairie River in Nottawa Township was slated to begin this month but instead will commence in mid July, according to Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Nick Schirripa. The $4.9 million project is …

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Sheriff’s Department selling mailbox signs

The St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s Department explorer post is selling 9-1-1 mailbox signs. The signs are green with reflective numbers on both sides, with dimensions of 6-inches by 17.5-inches. Signs are available in a vertical and horizontal layout. They are $15.50, with all proceeds going to Explorer Scout Post for uniforms and educational training. Signs can be ordered through …

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Sturgis man named to planning commission

A Sturgis man has been added to St. Joseph County’s Planning Commission Board. During action last week, county commissioners agreed to make Gregg Dohm a member. His appointment fills one of two vacancies on the planning commission. Dohm, who is retired and serves as president of the Pheasant Pointe Condo Association, will serve through 2017, when, the term of his …

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Mountain bike course planned for Meyer Broadway Park

A team of mountain-bike enthusiasts has agreed to help develop a 10-mile route at Meyer Broadway Park in Fabius Township. Parks and recreation director Jaymes MacDonald told members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday he made contact last fall with Augusta-based Southwest Chapter of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association about the concept. After a site visit with …

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