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Commissioners consider COA move

St. Joseph County commissioners appear open to the idea of requesting the deed on a property being considered for senior housing and a new Commission On Aging headquarters. In response to a report presented by COA director Tim Stoll during Wednesday’s executive committee meeting, commissioners agreed that pursuing the former Three Rivers Inn hotel would be a worthwhile endeavor. The …

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One injured in motorcycle crash

A 19-year-old Indiana man was involved in a motorcycle crash Friday last week in Fawn River Township. The victim, Brent Hershberger of LaGrange, was involved in the accident that took place on Kime Road near Stoney Road. Investigators said Hershberger misjudged a curve and crashed the cycle. He was thrown from the bike and later taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

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Arrest made following home raid

The Cass County drug enforcement team searched a home last week in the 54000 block of Indian Lake Road and discovered marijuana. Sheriff’s deputies said the June 8 raid yielded processed marijuana and marijuana growing outside in the garden. Officers also found several deer antlers, animal pelts and an untagged turkey in the freezer. The Department of Natural Resources was …

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Fire chief fatally struck by vehicle along I-94

Authorities say a fire chief has died after he was struck by a passing vehicle while responding to a reported crash along I-94 in southwestern Michigan. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s department says its officers and the Comstock Township fire department responded Wednesday night and found an unoccupied vehicle along the eastbound lanes. They were preparing to leave when the passing …

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200 pounds of medication collected

More than 200 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription drugs were turned in during a recent annual collection in St. Joseph County. The National Take-Back Initiative was April 29 and several local law-enforcement agencies, in conjunction with the St. Joseph County Substance Abuse Task Force, participated. State-wide, 20,370 pounds were collected from 202 different sites in Michigan. Permanent disposal boxes …

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Constantine schedules farmers markets

The village of Constantine has announced the dates of its 2017 farmers market. Located at Rotary Park, the weekly market is open 2 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 30. Event organizers said the July 12 show will be held on East Water Street as part of the village’s annual summertime car show. Rotary Park is located at 165 …

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River cleanup collects 50 pounds of debris

About 50 pounds of debris was cleared Saturday from a three-mile stretch of the St. Joseph River. The event, sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, started at North Farrand Road in Colon Township and concluded at Jacksonburg Road in Leonidas Township. It drew a dozen volunteers and netted debris such as a tire, parts of a lawn chair, …

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Application submitted for cattle farm

A Lockport Township couple has submitted an application for a 600-head cattle farm. According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture, David and Ramona Schwartz are seeking a permit to locate the development in the 60000 block of Lutz Road. The application was submitted Monday. According to the application, the development would feature a calf barn 40-by-224 feet with an outdoor …

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First ever styrofoam recycling event planned

Westside Landfill will stage a first-of-its-kind recycling opportunity of Styrofoam materials. Waste Management’s Eric Shafer said the special event will take place 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the landfill, 60050 Roberts Road. Shaffer said the collection begins what will be a quarterly event specifically for Styrofoam. Shafer said the service is free and open to all St. Joseph County …

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Man arrested on drug and retail fraud charges

An Elkhart man was charged with offenses related to drugs and possession of stolen property following his arrest early Tuesday in Three Rivers. According to a department media release, officers were alerted around 1:30 a.m. to a retail fraud in progress at Walmart. The suspect was stopped by officers on Millard Street near the intersection of U.S. 131. K-9 officer …

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