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Sturgis Toy Run collects toys

Saturday’s 34th annual Sturgis Toy Run raised more than $2,600 and an abundance of toys to be distributed to St. Joseph County kids this Christmas. The motorcycle rally attracted 125 bikers, who made the 60-mile trek around the county as a way of bringing awareness to the benevolent event. Toy Run president Victor Hargett said the field where the Toy …

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Foundation accepting grant applications

The Constantine Area Community Foundation, a geographic affiliate of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation, is accepting grant proposals from qualifying entities, including organizations, public schools and governmental units, for its 2017 fall grant period. Areas of focus include improvement of living and working conditions for the citizens of the Constantine area; youth and recreation; public, educational, charitable or benevolent purposes; and …

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Conservation District conducts final river cleanup of the year

The St. Joseph County Conservation District staged its final river cleanup of the season Saturday with a joint effort by two groups. More than two dozen people took part in an effort on the Prairie River. One group started at the Centreville Canoe Park at the north end of the village, ending at Hoshel Road Canoe Park. The other group, …

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Man injured in single car crash

A Cassopolis man was injured in a one-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff’s department officials were called at 7:55 a.m. Friday to Kelsey Lake Street, near Griffiths Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. Investigators found that a sport-utility vehicle driven by 23-year-old John Sylvia was heading west on Kelsey Lake …

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Fundraiser benefits Hurricane Harvey relief

A benefit staged last week by a Sturgis business and the St. Joseph County United Way netted $1,300 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Sturgis Media Group and the Centreville-based agency over the course of three hours Friday evening collected donations and proceeds from the sale of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, soft pretzels, baked goods and other foods. Kelly Hostetler, executive …

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Fabius Park FD looking to purchase boat

The Fabius Park Fire Department is seeking to purchase a quick-response boat it can keep at its station on Broadway Road in Three Rivers. Currently, when a report of a water incident is issued, the first boat to the scene is the dive-rescue craft from Centreville. With its own boat, however, the fire department could have a boat on the …

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Miller invites local fire chief for memorial service

State Rep. Aaron Miller announced Thursday that he invited Dowagiac Deputy Fire Chief Guy Evans and his wife, Jackie, to the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.

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Glen Oaks plans historical marker

Glen Oaks Community College later this month will unveil a historical marker that identifies the site of the college’s beginnings 50 years ago. The site was the former White Pigeon High School, at 201 S. Lincoln St. The college will recognize the significance of those early beginnings during a ceremony Sept. 18 at 10 a.m., at the site of the marker, …

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Committee formed to interview county administrator applicants

A committee has been formed to interview prospective candidates for the position of county administrator. County commission chairman Allen Balog at the end of Tuesday’s meeting said the committee is comprised of Commissioner Kathy Pangle, District Court judge Rob Pattison, Treasurer Judie Ratering and citizen-at-large Pattie Bender. Balog called the group an interview panel and they will be in charge …

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Conservation District offers free water screening

The St. Joseph County Conservation District has announced it will accept drinking water well samples to screen for nitrates from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22 at the USDA Service Center, 693 E. Main St., Centreville. The screening is sponsored by the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program and is paid for by funds generated from Michigan pesticide …

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