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New council members meet in Constantine

Constantine’s village council has three new trustees, a new clerk and a new village president who all assembled at its Nov. 21 meeting. Anthony Scott, Rita Ganus and Kenda Cartagena were elected earlier in the month as trustees, and Myra Mathers as clerk, by write-in vote. Gary Mathers, meanwhile, ran unchallenged for the village president. No one ran for village …

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Out and About – Week of November 28th

By now, your Thanksgiving guests have gone home, or you have returned from visiting relatives or friends, and are now ready to begin planning for Christmas. I’m sure many of you ventured out on Black Friday and took advantage of some really fantastic deals. I hope you didn’t sustain any injuries from fellow shoppers as you grabbed the last remaining …

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United Way plans fundraiser

The St. Joseph County United Way is in the midst of staging its latest fundraising effort. Executive director Kelly Hostetler said tickets for the Christmas Cash Raffle, a 50/50 drawing, remain for sale ahead of next month’s drawing. Half of all proceeds will be awarded to the person whose name is drawn Dec. 12 at the onset of the Sturgis …

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Local church fills Operation Christmas Child boxes

Parishioners and community volunteers were responsible for filling more than 100 shoeboxes with toys, personal care items and other surprises as part of Operation Christmas Child earlier this month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Colon. Ben and Diane Crist, summer residents at Gilead Lake, introduced Kathy Schemmel of Colon to the project last year. Using church and community connections, …

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Constantine senior named First Team All State

Constantine senior Anthony Evilsizor was rewarded for his season-long effort on the gridiron. The Falcons’ leader was named First Team All-State for Division 5- 6 by the Associated Press. Constantine finished the season in a district semifinals loss to Schoolcraft, giving the Falcons a 6-and-4 record on the season. Head coach Shawn Griffith said Evilsizor is a hard runner and …

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Arson investigation

Indiana State Police are investigating three separate fires they believe were intentionally set in rural northeastern Indiana. Detective David Poe said in a Monday news release that all three fires are “suspicious in nature” and likely set intentionally. The fires were set on a property in rural Howe in LaGrange County. A barn burned down on Feb. 17 and authorities …

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Three Rivers Schools superintendent rated effective

Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education members last week rated the district’s superintendent “effective” as part of her annual evaluation. Jean Logan, in her third year as head of the 2,600-student district, was given the rating on a four-step scale ranging from ineffective to highly effective. Board president Pete Bennett said the rating process used by the board took …

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Farm animals killed in crash

Several farm animals were killed and injured following a two-vehicle crash last week in Fabius Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies said the collision occurred at 2 p.m. Friday at the south junction of M-60 and U.S. 131. A semi-truck hauling 180 pigs was southbound on U.S. 131 and collided with an eastbound vehicle that pulled in front of the …

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Fun run planned to collect toys

The Riviera Theatre in downtown Three Rivers is hosting an inaugural “Santa’s Helpers Fun Run” next week. Event organizers said the benefit will serve as an opportunity to collect toys and items for area kids in need. The Fun Run will not be timed and is being promoted as a social gathering of like-minded people wishing to make a positive …

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Sturgis man arrested on drug charges

A 36-year-old Sturgis man was charged with drug-related offenses after he was found passed out in a vehicle last week in Mendon Township. State police were called shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday to the area of M-60 and Silver Street in response to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in a cornfield. Upon arrival, troopers observed the man unresponsive …

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