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White Pigeon village president attended final meeting

An icon in White Pigeon municipal government took part in his final village council meeting Wednesday. Dan Czajkowski was honored earlier in the evening for his 30 years as a village council member. He served the past 14 years as village president. With a two-year term to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners already secured and beginning in January, …

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Another boil water advisory for White Pigeon

White Pigeon village residents are being urged to boil their drinking water after an advisory was issued late Thursday afternoon. The notice was posted by St. Joseph County Emergency Services Director T.J. Baker. The order marks the second in White Pigeon this month. On Oct. 10, municipal officials cancelled a five-day boil-water advisory after a series of tests reported negative …

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Murder charges dropped in stabbing case

Murder charges against 37-year-old Jonathon Fleming of Sturgis have been dismissed by St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough. Fleming was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday. He had been charged in the Sept. 25 stabbing death of Christopher Calhoun, 39, of Sturgis. The two were involved in a fight near a home on Jacob Street in Sturgis when the stabbing …

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Commissioners hand out employee service awards

Sixteen county employees, led by District Court Judge Jeff Middleton, were recognized for their milestone employment anniversaries Tuesday. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners staged its annual Employee Service Awards program at the onset of its meeting. Rather than the board chairman read the names of recipients, a new twist saw department heads handle that duty. Ten-year employees recognized …

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County commission hears park cost estimates

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will have to include a major budget allocation for the parks and recreation department in 2017. Cost estimates for a sanitary sewer and water project for Cade Lake Park and Campground were revealed during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Daniel Byam, project engineer from Jones Petrie Rafinski, told commissioners the bids range …

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Vehicle stolen in Nottawa Township

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of a vehicle early Wednesday in Nottawa Township. According to a department media release, the 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport was taken sometime between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Wednesday from a location at Klinger Lake and Timm roads. The vehicle was parked in a field and listed for sale. It has a two-inch …

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