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One Book, One County program welcomes speaker

Michigan resident Mahtob Mahmoody, the daughter in the story, “Not Without My Daughter,” will speak at 7 o’clock tonight at Sturges-Young Auditorium as part of the “One Book, One County” program. Mahmoody will share the rest of the story beyond the dangerous escape her mother, Betty Mahmoody, made from their abusive and tyrannical Iranian husband and father, and life after …

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Sturgis to apply for dog park grants

The city of Sturgis will apply for two grants totaling $25,000 and commit to a $10,000 local match to fund development of a proposed dog park at the former site of its historic depot. Sturgis city commissioners approved the funding proposal earlier this month as recommended by city staff. It includes asking Sturgis Area Community Foundation for a $15,000 grant …

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Cass County K-9 helps apprehend suspect

A suspect in an alleged domestic-violence incident in Cass County this week was apprehended thanks to the effort of a K-9 unit. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies responded at 7:41 a.m. Monday to a residence in the 66000 block of Elbow Lake Street in Porter Township. When deputies arrived at the scene, they were advised that the suspect, a 31-year-old …

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Elkhart County and White Pigeon Sanitary System reach agreement

A treatment contract between Elkhart County and the board that oversees the White Pigeon Sanitary System has been reached, according to White Pigeon Township Supervisor Don Gloy. As a result, an area designated as the State Road 13 Interchange Corridor will receive sewer service, allowing it to eventually send up to 150,000 gallons of waste daily to the White Pigeon …

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Griffin named to board of directors

Kathryn Griffin of Centreville has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Association for Court Management for a term ending in 2018. Griffin serves as court administrator for the 45th Circuit Court in St. Joseph County. National Association for Court Management is a member organization dedicated to educating court professionals, providing a network of support, sharing information …

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Grants approved for local programs

The White Pigeon Area Community Foundation – a geographic affiliate of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation – recently approved $6,500 in grant awards during its 2016 competitive grant program. The Adele M. Gray Fund awarded a $4,000 grant to the White Pigeon Caring Families for community and program support. The Gray Fund also provided grant support to Habitat for Humanity …

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