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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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Cass County man arrested

A 44-year-old Cass County man was arrested last week on charges related to drugs and child pornography. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies conducted a search warrant Wednesday in the 13000 block of U.S. 12 in the community of Union. Deputies had received a tip that drugs and child pornography were possibly inside the residence. A search warrant was executed, and …

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Next river cleanup in Burr Oak

The fourth of seven river-cleanup events of 2017 takes place Saturday in Burr Oak Township. The St. Joseph County Conservation District is seeking volunteers to assist with the task. It is asking prospective volunteers to register in advance so an accurate number of kayaks, canoes and lunches can be reserved. Saturday’s cleanup will focus on a stretch of the Prairie …

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