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200 pounds of medication collected

More than 200 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription drugs were turned in during a recent annual collection in St. Joseph County. The National Take-Back Initiative was April 29 and several local law-enforcement agencies, in conjunction with the St. Joseph County Substance Abuse Task Force, participated. State-wide, 20,370 pounds were collected from 202 different sites in Michigan. Permanent disposal boxes …

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Constantine schedules farmers markets

The village of Constantine has announced the dates of its 2017 farmers market. Located at Rotary Park, the weekly market is open 2 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 30. Event organizers said the July 12 show will be held on East Water Street as part of the village’s annual summertime car show. Rotary Park is located at 165 …

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River cleanup collects 50 pounds of debris

About 50 pounds of debris was cleared Saturday from a three-mile stretch of the St. Joseph River. The event, sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, started at North Farrand Road in Colon Township and concluded at Jacksonburg Road in Leonidas Township. It drew a dozen volunteers and netted debris such as a tire, parts of a lawn chair, …

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Application submitted for cattle farm

A Lockport Township couple has submitted an application for a 600-head cattle farm. According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture, David and Ramona Schwartz are seeking a permit to locate the development in the 60000 block of Lutz Road. The application was submitted Monday. According to the application, the development would feature a calf barn 40-by-224 feet with an outdoor …

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First ever styrofoam recycling event planned

Westside Landfill will stage a first-of-its-kind recycling opportunity of Styrofoam materials. Waste Management’s Eric Shafer said the special event will take place 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the landfill, 60050 Roberts Road. Shaffer said the collection begins what will be a quarterly event specifically for Styrofoam. Shafer said the service is free and open to all St. Joseph County …

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Man arrested on drug and retail fraud charges

An Elkhart man was charged with offenses related to drugs and possession of stolen property following his arrest early Tuesday in Three Rivers. According to a department media release, officers were alerted around 1:30 a.m. to a retail fraud in progress at Walmart. The suspect was stopped by officers on Millard Street near the intersection of U.S. 131. K-9 officer …

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