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First river cleanup successful

Saturday’s cleanup of a 2 1/2-mile stretch of the St. Joseph River netted about 100 pounds of debris, event organizers estimated. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, the cleanup was the first of six efforts the agency is staging this summer. Saturday’s event drew 18 people and started at South Railroad Street in Mendon. It concluded at River …

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Breaking and entering in Flowerfield Township

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place last week in Flowerfield Township. According to a department media release, the incident occurred between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday at a residence in the 50000 block of Carlton Road. The victim told police a number of drawers were searched and an undisclosed quantity of …

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Case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Cass County

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency was notified last week by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services of a case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The case was reported Thursday and occurred in a child residing in Cass County. Agency officials said the incident is the first confirmed contracted case of the disease in Michigan since 2009. Rocky Mountain Spotted …

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ISD plans special meeting

The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District has announced a special meeting it will stage next week. The meeting takes place at 5:30 p.m. June 29 at the ISD office on Shimmel Road in Centreville. According to the agenda, the purpose of the assembly is to conduct interviews to fill the upcoming board vacancy. The vacancy was created with the …

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Fire truck discussion on Constantine agenda

Members of the Constantine Village Council have a relatively short agenda tonight. Two action items are included: discussions on the potential purchase of a new fire truck and an update on the village golf outing. The meeting begins at 7 o’clock at the municipal office.

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Kalamazoo airport to get $300K to study runway improvements

The Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport will receive $300,000 to study runway improvements. The funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Runway Incursion Mitigation Program. The FAA says runway incursions involve “the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.” The FAA says through the Runway …

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