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CMH shares positive impact

The Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County is encouraging the public to attend its annual testimonial meeting Tuesday. Current and past clients are invited to share the positive impact they have realized from the services of the Centreville-based agency. The meeting portion of the event starts at 4:30 p.m., while the public hearing begins …

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TV & computer monitor recycling ends this week

Here’s a reminder that the opportunity for St. Joseph County residents to recycle televisions and computer monitors at no cost expires this week. Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, said Advanced Technology Recycling of Grand Rapids secured a contract that allows for recycling of the items free of charge. The offer, however, expires Friday. The …

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Dunham’s Sports is opening a Sturgis store

Dunham’s Sports, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods chains, is pleased to invite Sturgis, and the surrounding communities, to its grand opening weekend. The ribbon cutting will be hosted on Friday, September 30th at 9:00 a.m. at the new location at 69060 M-66. Store hours are Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. …

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Out and About

I’m not an expert on dining out, but my wife and I probably dine out more than we dine in. This doesn’t mean that our refrigerator is empty; as a matter of fact, it is filled with everything you could possibly want when it comes to snacking, and I can put together one heck of a Dagwood Sandwich at a …

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WMU seeks record for renewing marriage vows

Western Michigan University is lining up hundreds of couples to renew their marriage vows as part of a homecoming weekend record attempt. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the school on Oct. 8 is seeking to set a new Guinness World Records mark for the largest vow renewal ceremony. Guinness says the current mark of 1,087 couples was set at Miami University …

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Lockport Township – Boil water notice

A boil-water notice for Lockport Township was put into effect at 3 p.m. Friday. According to Jennifer Ransbottom, director of utility management services for Jones Petrie Rafinski, a water sample taken from a Moorepark Road well detected the presence of coliform bacteria. Ransbottom said there was no sign of E. coli bacteria found in any of the samples. She said …

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Standoff with police ends in arrest

A Three Rivers man considered a threat to the public was arrested early this morning following a standoff with police that started Thursday evening and lasted several hours. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, officers learned that Jaden Miars was at a residence in the 800 block of Fourth Street. Miars had warrants for his arrest stemming from multiple …

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Talent contest crowns winner

The culmination of the search for the best local singer took place Thursday at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair, where Centreville’s Autumne Keifer captured the River Country Has Talent crown. A probation officer and magistrate for St. Joseph County, the 35-year-old Keifer performed Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and followed up with Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing.” The three-person …

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Fair celebrates veterans

Today is Veterans Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair, as the 166th annual event enters its homestretch for 2016. Blessed with a week of good weather, the fair is expected to draw another strong crowd today and its closing day Saturday. Events on tap today include antique tractor pulls, open-class draft horse-cart show, live music in the community …

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