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June crop water needs

Many areas in Indiana and Michigan quickly went from too much rainfall at planting to sparsely little rainfall from emergence on leading to an early start for the irrigation season for some. To avoid getting behind on available water, irrigators are encouraged to apply irrigation water to make up the deficit between crop water use and rainfall for the previous …

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Boy dies in Cass County accident

A 6-year-old boy died in Cass County’s Volinia Township following an accident Wednesday afternoon. Deputies were called at 3:30 p.m. to the 19000 block of Dewy Lake Street. The boy, identified as Holden High, was riding in the bucket loader of a skid steer used to do landscaping around some trees. He fell out of the bucket and was run over …

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7 children among 12 injured in highway crash

Seven children and five adults have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash along a western Michigan highway. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s office says a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Kalamazoo man crossed the median on U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo Township about noon Wednesday and struck two other vehicles headed in the opposite direction. Ages of the injured children range from …

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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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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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