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Dinner for Colon’s Citizens of the Year

A celebration dinner to honor Colon’s Citizens of the Year is set to take place this weekend. A potluck dinner is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Colon United Methodist Church, where Joe and Paige Smolarz will be recognized for the accolade. Prospective participants are asked to bring a dish to pass. Meat and beverages will be …

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GOCC sees increase in enrollment

Glen Oaks Community College officials said the school is experiencing a 2.7 percent increase in fall semester enrollment, turning the corner on a five-year downward trend. Glen Oaks president David Devier said the growth compared to fall a year ago is the first since 2009. He said the figure is a welcome change that comes as school officials have been …

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Sturgis trustees endorse plan for sports complex

Sturgis Township trustees have endorsed a request from the city of Sturgis for $1.6 million from the St. Joseph County delinquent-tax fund to help finance a proposed $2 million sports complex. Township Supervisor George Morse during Monday’s meeting said the city’s plan would facilitate the expansion of existing business, job creation and more recreation opportunities for local residents. Sturgis is …

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Powerball winner – Here’s her story!

The dream of being a Lottery jackpot winner has come true for a Three Rivers woman who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. Julie Leach, 50, matched all of the winning numbers drawn in the Sept. 30 Powerball drawing: 21-39-40-55-59 and the Powerball, 17, to win the enormous jackpot. The $310.5 million jackpot is the second-largest ever …

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County Health Center set to close

Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County has announced the St. Joseph County Health Center will end primary-care services effective Oct. 16 and close for good Nov. 6. The move comes after members of the CMH board in July decided to end the agency’s relationship with the St Joseph County Health Center Board, which was not …

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Many items on County Commission agenda

Fourteen items, including two employment agreements and a pair of requests to fill vacancies, await the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this afternoon. The agenda for the 5 o’clock meeting also includes memorandums of understanding for SCAN renewals with the cities of Sturgis and Three Rivers, acceptance of a bid to demolish a structure at 205 Dean St., and …

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