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Motorcycle crash near Mendon

A Centreville man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Mendon Township. 20-year-old Russell McKeehan III was riding his cycle southbound on Nottawa Road, when a car turned in front of him at the intersection of Simpson Road. That vehicle was driven by a 41-year-old Mendon woman, who identity was not released by state police. McKeehan, who …

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K-Wings lose to Fort Wayne; Wheeling

After defeating the Fort Wayne Komets (30-15-5-1) on Valentine’s Day by a score of 3-1, the Kalamazoo Wings (24-23-1-3) hit the road for a pair of weekend games. Traveling to Fort Wayne on Friday, the K-Wings and Komets tangled for the third time in a week. The game between the two rivals was the last of the regular season. Scoring …

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Fatal crash near Burr Oak

A Burr Oak resident died late Thursday night in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Witt Lake and Robinson Roads. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Joseph Leo-Thomas Hice. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Seasonal road restrictions in effect

The St. Joseph County Road Commission has announced the implementation of seasonal speed and weight restrictions went into effect this week. As a result, a 35 percent reduction in truckloads and adherence to a speed of 35 miles per hour – depending on truck size and axle spacing – is being enforced on two dozen all-season county roads. The 35 …

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Glen Oaks names new Hall of Fame members

The Glen Oaks Community College Athletic Hall of Fame will add three new members this weekend. Athletic director Courtney Ivan said Colon residents Mike Miller and Larry Engle will be joined by Mt. Pleasant resident Erin Strang during induction ceremonies this weekend. Miller has manned the school’s basketball scorer’s table for 22 years. Meanwhile, Engle also has worked the scorer’s …

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Habitat for Humanity awarded grant

Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County was awarded a $5,000 grant from Omni Community Credit Union to help offset costs of Habitat’s “Hope to Home” program. Omni representatives presented a check to Nick Metzger and Habitat board members at Omni’s office in Centreville last month. Habitat’s Hope to Home program is designed to educate and assist families in taking …

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Constantine changes PE requirement

Constantine Public Schools Board of Education voted Monday to allow participation in four years of high school marching band or four seasons of sports to count for physical education credit. Currently, a half-credit of P.E. is required to graduate. Constantine High School Principal Travis Walker said the state has made the practice an acceptable policy that the district discussed last …

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Commission considers park project finance options

Funding to cover major projects at three county parks might be financed through the sale of bonds. Members of the county commission’s Executive Committee agreed Wednesday to consider the option to support nearly $1.4 million in proposed projects at Covered Bridge Farm and Plumb Lake parks, and Cade Lake Park and Campground. Parks and recreation director Jaymes MacDonald said the …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Two people were arrested and a significant quantity of drugs was recovered following an arrest Tuesday morning stemming from an investigation in Three Rivers. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, officers were engaged in a drug investigation centering on a Broadway Street motel. At 4:45 a.m., the target vehicle pulled into the motel parking lot, followed by …

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County fair received grant

With the support of The Andersons Inc. and in keeping with their mission of supporting communities that will increase their value, the St. Joseph County Grange Fair has received a $10,000 matching grant. Fair manager Bill Johnson said the grant was finalized over the winter and was recently received. Johnson said the grant is earmarked for infrastructure and will be …

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