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Household waste and recycling event successful

Saturday’s collection of household hazardous waste and electronics generated more than 50,000 pounds of televisions, computers and related accessories. The 12th annual collection featured a flow of traffic that arrived an hour before the four-hour event began at 8 a.m., according to Pat Kulikowski, secretary for the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee. The line of traffic continued through the …

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Centreville hosted “Courts in the Schools”

St. Joseph County District Court Judge Rob Pattison last week staged his fourth “Courts in the Schools” program. Before a group of nearly 100 upperclassmen at Centreville High School, Pattison sentenced Megan Kucks, a 22-year-old Kalamazoo resident, and Thomas Polston, a 24-year-old Burr Oak man, for their separate cases of driving while impaired. In part because they agreed to have …

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Magic event draws big crowds

Organizers behind Saturday’s “31 Flavors of Magic” in downtown Colon are calling the third annual event a success. Boosted by a strong array of talent at 10 different venues, “31 Flavors” drew more people than it had at either of the two previous events, according to coordinator Ron Carnell. Spectators were treated to a variety of magic genres, including stage …

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Multiple charges in fleeing incident

An Indiana woman was arrested on several charges after she refused to stop for a speeding violation earlier this week in Mottville Township. State police attempted to stop the vehicle around 11 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 12 near Vistula Road. The driver, a 26-year-old woman from Plymouth, Ind., refused to stop and accelerated to speeds between 75 and 85 miles …

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ISD selects new superintendent

Teresa Belote was chosen Wednesday by the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District board as its next superintendent. Belote, who has a long history with Sturgis Public Schools and is currently superintendent of Bronson Community Schools, was selected over Pat Kreger, superintendent of Union City Community Schools. ISD board members noted they were fortunate to have two solid finalists for …

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Man injured in Cass County crash

A Bangor man was seriously injured after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash earlier this week in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday to the intersection of M-40 and Bald Hill Street in Newberg Township. Upon arrival, deputies administered first aid to 24-year-old William Peterson. Peterson told deputies he was traveling …

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