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Compliance checks lead to several arrests

Eight arrests were made last week in a series of parole- and probation-compliance checks. The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit assisted the Michigan Department of Corrections in conducting the checks Thursday. In all, five residences throughout the county were searched, resulting in the eight arrests. Sheriff’s department officials said arrests were made at locations in Sturgis and White Pigeon …

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Second sanitary sewer overflow

Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant personnel have reported another sanitary sewer overflow from a village of Constantine air-release valve last week along U.S. 131. The incident Thursday night was the second such occurrence over a two-day period. The latest situation took place about a quarter-mile south of Withers Road, along the west side of the highway. St. Joseph County Central …

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Last phase of river trail plan approved

St. Joseph County’s commitment to a river trail plan is now fully implemented, as county commissioners last week approved the third of the three-phase process. In summary, the third phase emphasizes marketing. The target of marketing efforts will be Chicago adults between 45 and 70 years of age, with middle to high income. The target group will be encouraged to …

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Plans for park upgrades move forward

The project to bring sanitary sewer and water service to a county park in Fawn River Township moved another step forward last week. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, commissioners approved Elkhart-based Jones Petrie Rafinski for engineering-related services centering on extending the utility services to all 43 campsites at Cade Lake Park and Campground. As part of its work, Jones Petrie …

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Man dies after crash

A 33-year-old Colon man died Wednesday night following injuries sustained in a one- vehicle accident in Colon Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the man, whose identity was not indicated in a department media release, was driving north on Farrand Road when he failed to negotiate a curve at Paradise Road, and his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a cluster …

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Faulty valve causes overflow

Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant personnel discovered a faulty air-release valve at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday on South US-131. The malfunctioning piece of equipment had caused a sanitary sewage overflow onto the adjacent roadway. Wastewater personnel isolated the malfunctioning valve, and a clean-up contractor vacuumed and power-washed the affected area. Clean-up personnel covered the affected area with hydrated lime as an …

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