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Local teams make it to playoffs

Pairings for the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s football playoffs were announced Sunday, and seven area teams made it to the post season. In division 4, Three Rivers will host Paw Paw in a tough matchup of Wolverine Conference opponents. The 8-1 Wildcats shut out the 7-2 Redskins in Week 5, 26-0. Meanwhile, in Division 6, Constantine gets another shot …

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Elkhart woman injured in crash

An Elkhart woman was injured in a single-vehicle, roll-over accident last week in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff’s officials said 31-year-old Amanda Bolen was driving south shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday in the 65000 block of M-40, near the community of Jones, when her vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason and rolled over several times. Deputies arrived to …

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DHHS seeks donations for Halloween event

The local DHHS agency is seeking donations of candy or financial support to help with its annual trick-or-treat event for area foster families served by the state agency. Event organizer Jan Reed said changes in funding do not allow DHHS to use anything other than donations for such events. Potential donations can be directed to Reed at DHHS, located at …

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Three Rivers hosts adult Halloween event

The Downtown Three Rivers Adult Trick or Treat Crawl, an event that will feature a costume contest, drawings, shopping and dining, will take place 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Cost is $15 per person, with proceeds benefitting Christmas Around Town. Punch cards will be available at participating businesses and completed cards will be entered into a drawing for a meal …

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City commission candidate has not withdrawn

Three Rivers City Commission candidate Diane Haley-Clay has clarified that she has not withdrawn as a write-in candidate. Haley-Clay is seeking the post of Second District commissioner. She previously represented the Third District for six years but moved and is now challenging incumbent Alison Haigh. Haley-Clay reiterated she is running as a write-in candidate, meaning her name will not appear …

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Restaurant suffers break-in

Sheriff’s department officials are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place earlier this month at a Mottville Township restaurant. The incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Jaywalkers, on U.S. 12 in Mottville. Deputies found that an entry door had been pried open. Video surveillance showed a white male had entered the building and grabbed several items before exiting …

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Golf carts stolen from courses in Calhoun County

State police are investigating separate incidents of golf cart thefts from golf courses in Calhoun County. The first incident occurred late Monday or early Tuesday at Turtle Creek Golf Course in Burlington Township, where entry was made by cutting a fence. The suspects damaged a golf cart, stole three golf carts and golf cart chargers. Troopers said it appears the …

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Fair board dismisses fair manager

The St. Joseph County Grange Fair Board of Directors voted this week to dismiss Bill Johnson as fair manager, a move that was followed by Jim Barnes stepping down as president of the 15-member board of directors. The moves came during Monday’s monthly board meeting. Johnson was unavailable for comment Wednesday. Barnes declined to comment on the matter. Tom Miller, …

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Man arrested after fleeing police

A 48-year-old Constantine man was arrested Tuesday after fleeing from police in Florence Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s Department, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Lutz Road near Roys Road for excessive speed. The driver, however, refused to stop and continued east on Roys Road, then through neighborhoods of Decker Road and Hills Street. Authorities …

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Suspect in elderly assault case arrested

The suspect who allegedly robbed and assaulted a 70-year-old man last week in Sturgis was arrested Tuesday. Police will seek a charge of armed robbery against Andrew Jordan, 25, of Sturgis. According to Sturgis police, two men beat and robbed the man around 6 a.m. Oct.11 at a business in the 1200 block of East Chicago Road. The victim was treated …

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