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Lockport Township – Boil water notice

A boil-water notice has been issued for Lockport Township residents following an equipment malfunction of its water-system infrastructure. The notice was issued Sunday by Jennifer Ransbottom, director of utility management services for Jones Petrie Rafinski. According to the order, the township’s water system lost pressure over the weekend due to an equipment malfunction. Consequently, neither of two wells activated to …

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Two injured in Fabius crash

Two Illinois residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident earlier this week in Fabius Township. State police said troopers were called shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday to the intersection of Hoffman and Lucas roads. Investigators said a 21-year-old woman from Brookfield was driving north on Lucas Road when she disobeyed a stop sign. Her vehicle struck a car heading east …

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White Pigeon honors magician

A big name in the world of magic and illusion will be honored in the community where he lived the final 28 years of his life. White Pigeon village officials, fellow magicians and members of the Hank Moorehouse family will gather this weekend for the ceremony during which a portion of the street on which he lived will be ceremoniously …

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Police arrest man for drunken driving

Three Rivers Police this week arrested a man for third-offense drunken driving. According to a department media release, the 61-year-old suspect was stopped Tuesday on West Michigan Avenue after he was observed by an officer who knew the man’s driver’s license was revoked. The officer discovered the man to be under the influence. The suspect, whose identity was not stated …

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Local couple plans fundraiser for vet

A Wisconsin veteran and his wife will benefit in part from a fundraiser taking place Saturday in Park Township. Peggy and Lee Fassett will stage their seventh annual “Homes for our Troops,” a benevolent program that provides handicap-accessible homes for U.S. veterans injured in combat. All proceeds raised from donations offered at Saturday’s pig roast will aid Russell Dennison, who …

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DASAS plans annual fundraiser event

Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services will host its fifth annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event Saturday. The walk is a means to raise funds and show support of sexual-assault and domestic-violence survivors. Event organizers encourage the public toattend the family-friendly event, which will include a 5K, Walk a Mile, and Dog Walk. The Walk a Mile in Her …

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Commissioners approve budget amendments

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved budget amendments Tuesday to pay for enhanced courthouse security and other improvements. About two-thirds of the $300,000 in amendments will cover expenses related to heightened security through the end of the year. County finance director Joni Smith said the $204,000 cost reflects five-twelfths of the annual cost to implement a variety of security …

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Dive team searches for possible jumpers

Sheriff’s department dive/rescue members last week conducted a search in Nottawa Township following a report of two girls who may have jumped from a bridge on Findley Road and failed to resurface. The department was notified around 8:30 p.m. Sunday that a witness was mowing his yard nearby and noticed the two girls climb onto the bridge. The witness looked …

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COA’s fiscal year changes to calendar year

The budgeting process for St. Joseph County finance director Joni Smith became a little less complicated Tuesday. Members of the county’s board of commissioners agreed to change the fiscal year for Commission On Aging to the calendar year. The move makes the Jan. 1-Dec. 31 fiscal year consistent with the county’s and other agencies. Commission On Aging previously operated on …

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Illinois fugitive captured during traffic stop

A fugitive wanted by the Illinois Department of Corrections was captured this week by Three Rivers Police. While on duty Tuesday on West Michigan Avenue, a Three Rivers officer saw a man driving a sport-style motorcycle that matched the description of one reported stolen. A traffic stop was made near the Three Rivers Fire Department and the man, whose name …

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