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Mendon Kiwanis Showboat

“The Not-So-Wild West,” the theme of the 2013 Mendon Kiwanis Showboat, begins its three-night run this evening. A cast of nearly three dozen people will perform a total of 24 songs and be featured in a variety of comical skits that have become the hallmark of the annual Mendon event over its 56-year life. Organizers of this week’s 57th annual …

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Winners of Scarecrow Contest

The St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department has announced the winners of the annual Meyer Broadway Park scarecrow contest. The displays were one of many attractions at the park as a part of the Oct. 13 Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour. A variety of categories were in place and winners were: funniest, “The Three Rivers” by Andrews Elementary …

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Magicians’ Walk of Fame

Honorees in the Colon Magicians’ Walk of Fame were recognized over the weekend, as a dedication ceremony was staged in the village’s downtown. A ceremonial ribbon cutting took place at 10 of the stars honoring 11 people and their contributions to the field of magic and illusion, as well as their involvement in the annual Abbott’s Magic Get-Together. About two …

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The Current-Three Rivers Movie

The first showing of “The Current – Three Rivers,” took place Friday for a by-invitation-only audience, including many who played a role in the movie. The full-length feature film received positive reviews. Financed by local businessman Tom Meyer and produced by longtime resident Jerry Wright, “The Current – Three Rivers,” showcases many aspects of the city, its people and businesses. …

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Marine Corps ball

Here‘s a reminder that the Marine Corps of St. Joseph County is hosting a ball, which is open to all veterans, active duty personnel and families of veterans. Event organizers said the ball is to celebrate the 238th anniversary of the founding of the USMC. Plenty of door prizes will be given away and other items will be auctioned off …

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Attendance count for fair

The official attendance count for the 2013 St. Joseph County Grange Fair was 140,547 patrons. The numbers, released Monday by fair director Bill Johnson, were just a few hundred shy of the 2012 attendance figure. Johnson said weather played a role in attendance not only at the grandstand and its nightly entertainment, but the fair overall. He said Saturday’s ideal …

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