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Two injured after crash

Two men were treated for injuries after they were involved in a two-vehicle accident last week in White Pigeon Township. State police said William Sherratt, 73, of Colon, was stopped at the railroad crossing on U.S. 131 near Indian Prairie Road, when his vehicle was rear-ended by a car driven by Robert Patterson, 29, of Three Rivers. The incident occurred …

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Grant awarded

A grant awarded the past two decades to St. Joseph County through the Michigan Department of Corrections is being renewed for a three-year period. At the request of District Court Judge Jeff Middleton, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday authorized Middleton submitting the Community Corrections Grant application. Programs and administrative costs covered by the grant equal $103,000. Middleton …

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Revised date and time

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to revise the date and time of its once-a-month executive committee meeting. During Tuesday’s board meeting, commissioners settled on 8 a.m. the Wednesday before the second commission meeting of the month. The executive committee, which acts as a committee of the whole and discusses in detail items to appear on the …

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Developing river trail

A step toward development of a county-owned river trail was taken Tuesday. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday agreed to fund $89,000 for services provided by Edgewater Resources. Based in the city of St. Joseph, Edgewater Resources will work with the county in developing a riverfront master plan. An outline and scope Edgewater comprised for county …

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Sheriff investigating B&E

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that occurred recently in Nottawa Township. According to a department media release, someone entered an unlocked outbuilding between Tuesday and Thursday last week in the 60000 block of Lennon Street. A chainsaw and golf bag containing a full set of clubs and golf-related accessories were stolen.

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Items stolen from shed

A chain saw, trimmer and riding mower were stolen recently from a shed in Park Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the victim indicated the incident occurred between May 28 and June 3 in the 20000 block of M-60. The building’s doors were shut but not locked.

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Breaking-and-entering incident

State police are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that occurred last week at a business in Sturgis Township. Between June 8 and June 9, someone broke into a storage trailer at Hamilton Harley Davidson. A cash reward up to $1,000 is available for information that results in the arrest and conviction of the responsible party.

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Hit-and-run incident

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a hit-and-run property damage accident last week in Constantine Township. Around 10:20 p.m. Thursday, a Ford passenger car was attempting to proceed westbound across U.S. 131 on Riverside Drive. The Ford passenger car was struck by a light-colored passenger car heading southbound. The suspect vehicle is described as a four-door …

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More funding for schools

State Rep. Matt Lori said the equity gap that exists between larger and smaller school districts was narrowed this week, with House approval of Bill 5314, which establishes the School-Aid Fund for the coming fiscal year. Besides adding $50 in per-pupil funding for all students, the bill also designates another $125 per pupil for smaller schools, closing the equity gap …

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National Cover Teen named

Anderson’s has named Mendon-area resident Samantha Griffith its 2014 National Cover Teen. The 18-year-old Griffith was selected after a nationwide contest this past winter. Troy Ethen, president of Anderson’s, said the annual Cover Teen competition recognizes teens who are leaders in their communities and an inspiration to others. Griffith has been a member of Mendon’s student council, National Honor Society, …

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