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Dinner will highlights local food

The annual Local Food Dinner, sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, takes place at 6 p.m. Friday at the Centreville fairgrounds. Local farmers will provide fruits, vegetables and meat. Meanwhile, local chefs John Farrand, Brenda McWatters and the Amigo Center will prepare the meal. The $20 per-person cost supports the programs sponsored by the conservation district. The evening …

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Deadline looming to apply for help with winter energy bills

Eligible Michigan residents have a little more than a month to apply for a credit that helps with winter energy bills. The Michigan Agency for Energy says the deadline to apply for the Home Heating Credit in 2016 is Sept. 30. Those eligible must own or rent the home in which they live and their income must fall within certain …

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Woman faces trial in drunken driving crash that killed boy

A southwestern Michigan woman has been ordered to stand trial in connection with a rollover crash that killed a 4-year-old boy. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that 24-year-old Nicole Camden waived a preliminary examination Tuesday in Kalamazoo County District Court. Camden is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death. She faces a Sept. 12 pretrial hearing. Police say a …

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Five tornadoes tallied after survey of weekend storm damage

Weekend storms that swept across parts of southwestern and western Michigan also spawned at least five tornadoes. National Weather Service meteorologist Evan Webb in Grand Rapids says Tuesday that the tally was made after damage from Saturday was surveyed. No injuries were reported, but some homes and hundreds of trees were damaged. The strongest tornado had estimated peak winds of …

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Out and About – Week of August 22nd

If you have served in the Armed Forces and have a DD214, which serves as proof of your service, you can be a member of the American Legion. If you are a member of the American Legion and served in a combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW (Veterans of a Foreign War). If you served in the …

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Pedestrian crash in White Pigeon

A White Pigeon woman was seriously injured late Monday afternoon in a car/pedestrian crash on US-131 near the intersection of US-12. According to state police, 24-year-old Kalan Rider was walking northbound with the flow of traffic, on the shoulder, when she was struck. The driver of the car was identified as Adam Marble, age 37, of Plainwell. Rider was transported …

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Former teacher will stand trial

A former Centreville Public Schools teacher will stand trial after withdrawing a plea agreement last week. Terry Miller faces trial on more than 100 counts of criminal sexual conduct charges. No trial date has been set. Miller earlier this summer pleaded no-contest to one count of attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. As part of the agreement, Miller received no jail …

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Upton receives recognition

Two national agencies that advocate for people in need of mental-health treatment recognized U.S. Rep. Fred Upton during a ceremony Monday in Centreville. The National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, and the National Association for Rural Mental Health, awarded Upton their “Outstanding Legislative Leader” acknowledgment. It was presented by Liz O’Dell, chief executive officer of Community …

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Police investigate White Pigeon break-in

State police troopers are investigating a break-in at a residence in White Pigeon Township over the weekend. The victim told police someone broke into an attached garage in the 19000 block of Fawn River Road and stole a Yamaha Bruin four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle. The victim told police the incident likely occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday.

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Items stolen from Lockport residence

A residence in Lockport Township was broken into over the weekend. Sheriff’s deputies said the incident occurred overnight between Saturday and Sunday in the 19000 block of Hoshel Road. A rear window was broken out and numerous items were taken from the residence. An adjacent shed was also entered by force and items were taken from it, as well, investigators …

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