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Colon woman dies in crash

A 60-year-old Colon-area woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 4 p.m. Thursday on M-66 near Marvin Road in Colon Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies said all three vehicles were northbound on M-66, approaching a construction zone. The first and second vehicles were slowing when the middle vehicle was struck by the third vehicle, which had not slowed, …

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Mower stolen in Fabius Township

A John Deere riding mower and other items were stolen within the past week from a residence in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s department investigators said deputies were called to the 10000 block of Hoffman Road this week. Sometime between May 11 and 14, suspects forced entry into the garage of a vacant residence and stole a riding mower, air-conditioning unit and …

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Miller announces in district hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced his monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of representing the concerns of the community. Miller said the feedback he receives at the monthly meetings is the most important tool to have when representing the district in Lansing. Miller encourages anyone with concerns or ideas about state or local government to join him for …

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Tim

Hi! My name is Tim and I am a black and white male cat, about 1-1/2 years old. I’m “dressed” to go out on the town with my tuxedo on, but I’d really rather find a nice, secure home. I’m very friendly and calm and love any attention you can give to me. Please come in to give me a …

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County Commissioners adopt civility proclamation

A civility proclamation was adopted Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Board chairman Allen Balog said the idea was brought to the board by Jeff Gatton from the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. Balog said Gatton hopes the proclamation will eventually be adopted by municipalities and other boards countywide. The proclamation states, in part, that the …

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Constantine reviews golf cart ordinance

Members of the Constantine Village Council this week reviewed a golf-cart ordinance. Drafted by village attorney Howard Bush, the ordinance will be the subject of a public hearing at the council’s June 5 meeting. At a meeting May 1, council members learned that Centreville recently had adopted a resolution to allow golf carts on streets with certain provisions. Village manager Mark …

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Mendon NHS donates to local boy

Mendon National Honor Society donated $2,000 toward medical expenses of 2-year- old Oliver Ray and his parents, Kyle and Lindsey Ray of Sturgis. The donation was made before NHS members and the Ray family last week at Mendon High School. Oliver was born with a rare condition called hyperinsulinemia. His parents, Kyle (2002) and Lindsey Maxwell (2006), are Mendon High …

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ISD considers proposing millage request

The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District appears likely to propose a millage request later this year. An update on the proposed Career Technical Education millage update was presented Monday by Tommy Cameron, ISD director of career and technical education. Cameron said he is following a timetable that will see the request before county voters in November. First, however, school districts …

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County seeking new finance director

St. Joseph County is looking for a new finance director. Human Resources director Teresa Doehring during Tuesday’s county commission meeting said Joni Smith has announced her resignation. Smith, 55, said she has accepted a job as finance director for the city of Easley, S.C. Her son, daughter and two grandchildren live in the area. Smith said the opportunity to be …

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County commission agrees to funding for economic development agency

St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners pledged $140,000 to Southwest Michigan First, more than four months after the agency’s contract with the county expired. Tuesday’s funding agreement ends a lengthy impasse during which county officials not only debated the merits of the economic-development benefits from Southwest Michigan First, but also at a time when they began intensifying their scrutiny on …

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