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Plenty of activities in final days of Sturgis Fest

Sturgis Fest is entering its final days. Tonight’s attractions include a Kids Bike Night at 5 p.m., Bike Night downtown and from 5 to 10 p.m., Pleasant Street Food Court. Coming up Friday, the festival’s showcase event – the Electric City Night Parade – begins at 9:30 p.m. Other attractions Friday are River Country Has Talent at 6 p.m. at …

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Conservation District receives award

The St. Joseph County Conservation District was presented a “Star Award” at the Summer Conference of the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts. The occasion was earlier this month in Bay City. The award was given to several districts for the work they are doing at the local level to promote conservation of soil and water resources. The St. Joseph County …

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County commission changes time of meetings

St. Joseph County Commissioners have agreed to revert to an earlier start time for their twice-a-month meetings. During Tuesday’s meeting, the decision was made to move the 6 p.m. start time to 5 o’clock. The 6 p.m. time was established in January in an attempt to gauge whether the later start time would encourage greater public participation. Board chairman Allen …

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Styrofoam recycling event

An incorrect date was given regarding the collection of Styrofoam products at Westside Landfill. It was erroneously reported that the collection was last Saturday. Waste Management’s Eric Shafer said the collection will take place 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. this Saturday at the Fabius Township recycling site, 60050 Roberts Road. Styrofoam materials that are acceptable for recycling are #6 Polystyrene rigid …

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Update – Stabbing in Three Rivers

Three Rivers Police have released further details regarding an incident which occurred Monday morning on Constantine Street, just south of Broadway. Police responded to a 911 call shortly before 6 am, which reported someone’s throat had been cut. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Derrick Coley of Three Rivers. He sustained a 13-inch slash to the neck. He was subsequently …

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Date named for DASAS fundraiser

Organizers behind the 2017 “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser have announced the sixth annual event will take place Aug. 12. The community event, which raises funds for the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services of St. Joseph County, will begin at 11 a.m. at Lafayette Park. It will feature a hog roast, children’s games, inflatables, doggie lounge, a disc …

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Mendon girl’s art chosen for billboard

A drawing created by a Mendon girl was chosen to appear on billboards sponsored by Midwest Energy Cooperative’s “Safety Month” poster contest. The winning submission for the Southwest Michigan region was created by fourth-grade student Presley Allen. Midwest took its interactive hotline demonstration on the road in April, bringing electrical safety to life for nearly 700 fourth-grade students and teachers. …

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State police hosts recruiting seminar

Here’s a reminder that the Marshall post of Michigan State Police is hosting a recruiting seminar Thursday. According to agency officials, the event will take place 5 to 7 p.m. at the Michigan Regional Law Enforcement Center. Participants will be given the opportunity to speak to department recruiters about the hiring process and what it takes to be a state …

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Out and About – Week of June 19th

Water Festival 2017 is now in the history books. My participation in this event was limited, so I have no idea how successful the vendors in Scidmore Park were, or how many attended the classic car show on Main Street, Saturday morning. I do know that the parade was as entertaining as ever and that the Three Rivers Lions Club …

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Man arrested west of Three Rivers

State police arrested a 40-year-old Fabius Township man after an incident and subsequent foot chase last week. According to a department media release, troopers were called at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13 to the 60000 block of Youngman Road. Upon arrival, troopers were told the man left the scene on foot. He was eventually captured and arrested without incident, …

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