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Big Mac Bridge walk still on Labor Day; more details to come

The annual Mackinac Bridge Walk will remain a Labor Day tradition. The Mackinac Bridge Authority says the date won’t change. But officials still haven’t determined details about how the 5-mile walk will take place. With terrorists increasingly using cars and trucks as weapons, the bridge was closed to most vehicles during this year’s walk. Only about 25,000 people took part. …

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Michigan Rep. Fred Upton Declines To Run For Senate In 2018

Republican Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan has ruled out running for U.S. Senate next year. Upton, of St. Joseph, has held southwestern Michigan’s congressional seat for 30 years. He said Friday there was “a path” to running, but he has chosen “not to follow it.” He instead will seek re-election to the House, saying “we need focus and fortitude in …

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Man injured in hit-and-run

A Middlebury man was injured in a hit-and-run accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 11:20 p.m. Friday to M-217, near Wayne Street. Investigators said 57-year-old Dale Shrock was driving north on M-217 when another vehicle collided with the car Shrock was driving. Shrock told deputies the driver of the other car left …

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Mendon out of playoffs

St. Joseph County’s lone representative in the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s football playoff bowed out in a Division 8 contest Saturday in Howell. Mendon fell to Ottawa Lake Whiteford, 50-21 in a state semi-final matchup. The Bobcats coasted to a 36-7 halftime lead and never looked back. Both teams entered the wet and windy contest with 12-0 records. Whiteford …

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Tuesday is Michigan Adoption Day

Here’s a reminder that the St. Joseph County Family Courts and the Department of Human Services will celebrate the 15th annual Michigan Adoption Day this week. The local celebration will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Probate Courtroom B in Centreville before Judge David Tomlinson. Michigan Adoption Day is held annually near Thanksgiving with the theme, “Giving thanks for …

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White Pigeon building receives restoration donation

The U.S. Land Office in White Pigeon was the recent recipient of a donation from Sturgis Bank & Trust Company for continued restoration of the facility. In recognition of that effort, bank officials presented a $5,000 check to members of the St. Joseph County Historical Society. Trudy Gloy, White Pigeon branch manager, said the bank supports communities when it can …

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