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Colon’s Magic Camp begins

Magic season returns to Colon beginning today. Though Abbott’s Magic Get-Together doesn’t start for a few more weeks, FAB Magic in downtown Colon is staging its two-day Magic Camp starting today. FAB Magic owner Rick Fisher said 100 people have signed up for the third annual event. The larger-than-expected response has forced him to move the event to Colon United …

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Deputies respond to situation with suicidal man

Cass County sheriff’s deputies were called last week in response to a situation involving a suicidal subject. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the agency was alerted around 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the 69000 block of Hazel Road in the community of Union. Deputies were told a 28-year-old man from Union was involved in an argument with his spouse and subsequently took a …

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Short agenda before County Commission

St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners appears to be in store for a short meeting this evening. The only item of new business is the potential appointment of Theodore Brown as deputy medical examiner. Other items on the agenda include board nominations and appointments to Commission on Aging, Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse, the county Planning Commission, Workforce Development …

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Festival contest winners announced

Organizers of last weekend’s Centreville Covered Bridge Days have announced winners of the various competitions staged over the course of the three-day festival, which concluded Sunday. The winners of Friday’s River Country Has Talent were Courtney Hollenbeck of Centreville, Kathy Yoder of Centreville, Brandon Minnis of Three Rivers and Kelly Mishler of Ligonier, Ind. Saturday’s cornhole winning team was George …

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Marcellus man injured by tractor

A Marcellus Township man was airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital after he was run over by a tractor last week. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 1 p.m. Saturday to the 16000 block of East Street in response to a private-property accident. They learned that 80-year-old Dale Stratton had been working on his property with …

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Fire destroys Sturgis garage

A hand-held tool is thought to be the source of a fire that destroyed a garage last week in Sturgis. The Sturgis Fire Department was dispatched around 1:30 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of First Street. It was reported by Sturgis Police Officer Frank Noel, who was patrolling the neighborhood and discovered the blaze in a detached garage. Upon …

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