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Pedestrian killed by train in Marcellus

A 27-year-old Marcellus man died Thursday morning after he was struck by a freight train at a crossing in the village of Marcellus. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the crossing at the east end of town. Deputies arrived to find Logan Lamons deceased. According to witnesses, Lamons was walking on the …

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Fair week begins Sunday

The 167th St. Joseph County Grange Fair starts its seven-day run Sunday with a full slate of events and activities. “Family Day” will begin with antique tractor pulls at 8 a.m. in the grandstand infield. Other morning activities include 4-H horse and rabbit shows, church services at 9:30 and 11 a.m., and the midway opens at noon. Farm truck pulls …

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West Nile virus confirmed in St. Joseph County

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency wishes to inform the public that a horse in St. Joseph County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The agency was notified after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the condition. The equine is one of 13 in the state to test positive for the mosquito-borne disease. Health officials said …

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Anti-gerrymandering signing event held

A group of Three Rivers officials and residents staged a Signing Celebration Wednesday in hopes of placing a ballot measure before Michigan voters next year. Led by the group “Voters Not Politicians,” the effort is in support of anti-gerrymandering, the strategy of drawing political boundaries to tailor congressional and legislative districts to favor one political party over another. In order …

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Luncheon details fair events

A newly established legacy fund, several facility improvements, a monument recognizing Vietnam veterans and the promise of plenty of live music were some of the key components noted during Wednesday’s annual Media Day Luncheon, hosted by the St. Joseph County Grange Fair Association. Fair manager Bill Johnson said the seven-day event starts Sunday and will include many of the traditional …

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Volunteers help build access ramp

A Nottawa Township resident is expected to receive a much-needed gift today. The St. Joseph County Commission On Aging and a team of volunteers plans to show up at the M-86 residence and assist with building an access ramp. The ramp will allow the wheelchair-bound resident to exit and enter her residence on her own and safely. Ruth Mancina, marketing …

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