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Boil water notice lifted – again

A boil-water notice for Lockport Township – the second in a one-week period – was lifted effective Wednesday afternoon. The notice was issued by Jennifer Ransbottom, director of utility management services for Jones Petrie Rafinski. She said Lockport Township Water System, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, determined it is no longer necessary to use …

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Man killed in Flowerfield crash

A 45-year-old Schoolcraft man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle crash last weekend in Flowerfield Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff deputies said a truck driven by Graham Gooden was southbound in the 50000 block of Chamberlain Road around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. His truck left the road at a low rate of speed and struck a tree, investigators …

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Man injured in motorcycle crash

A White Pigeon man was injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening in Fabius Township. State police said John Benson, 69, was driving east on Gleason Road around 7 p.m. when he lost control and crashed near King Road. Benson was treated on the scene and subsequently airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital. Investigators said Benson was not wearing a helmet; …

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New healthcare facility hosted grand opening

The Covered Bridge Healthcare facility hosted its public grand opening and a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event Friday. The agency’s dozen staff members and a number of dignitaries were on hand to take part in the fanfare for the 1,980-square-foot facility, located in Centreville just east of the sheriff’s department. The center is funded through a $990,000 annual federal grant renewed every …

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Semi-tractor damaged in Lockport

A semi-tractor was reported damaged last weekend in Lockport Township. Sheriff’s deputies said a Freightliner rig was damaged between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday morning in the 16000 block of Lovers Lane. A department media release did not indicate the nature of the damage.

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Traffic signal change in Sturgis

An existing traffic signal at South Nottawa and Congress streets will be flashing red in all four directions after the Sturgis City Commission approved a new traffic order this month. The change initially was suggested by commissioners in 2014 as part of the design process for the second phase of the city’s reconstruction of South Nottawa Street. A 2014 traffic …

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