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Two people in injured in car crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Mendon Township. Sheriff’s officials said a westbound vehicle driven by a 45-year-old Colon woman crossed the centerline on Silver Street, south of Michigan Avenue, and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Mendon woman. One of the women was transported by ambulance to Borgess Hospital, the other was …

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Glen Oaks receives reaffirmation of accreditation

Glen Oaks Community College has received notice of reaffirmation of accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. College President Dr. David Devier, who began serving as the college’s eighth president in January, received notice in a letter from the HLC on Wednesday. Devier said the reaffirmation validates all the work faculty and staff have been doing in the area of continuous …

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State House approves child-support and parental responsibility bill

The State House this week approved a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Lori, allowing courts to consider the best interest of a child when revoking a father’s paternal rights. Lori said House Bill 5473 is a continuation of constituent-driven legislation that he has authored to protect the rights of fathers in child custody cases. The legislation is part of …

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Darla

Darla

HI! My name is Darla and I am a female tri-color terrier mix. I’m about three years old and am a very sweet little girl. I’m not very big – about 17 pounds – so I can fit in with your family very nicely. I don’t mind being with other dogs and I am a playful and happy little girl. …

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Ladies Day at St. Joseph County Fair

The 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair hosts Ladies Day today, as the fair has passed the halfway point of its seven-day run. The lineup of events today includes a master gardeners demonstration, small- and large-animal sale, Do-It Herself presentation by Home Depot and music from the band Deadwood. Tonight’s grandstand entertainment is a free concert put on by the …

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Portage man injured in single vehicle crash

A Portage man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday in Park Township. Sheriff’s officials said Raymond Barclay, 32, was driving east on Moorepark Road around 2:20 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the centerline, went off the roadway, struck trees and overturned in a ditch near North Fisher Lake Road. Barclay was wearing …

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Three Rivers Downtown Harvest Market open on Saturdays

The Three Rivers Downtown Harvest Market, organized by the Huss Project, is taking place every Saturday in September and October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 34 N. Main Street. Eight local growers are currently represented, with seasonal fruit and vegetables, maple syrup, honey, jam and baked goods. To inquire about becoming a vendor, contact Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma at 269-816-2140.

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Fabius Township Citizens Coalition meets next week

The Fabius Township Citizens Coalition is staging its annual meeting next week. The event starts with a meet-and-greet session at 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Three Rivers Community Center, followed by a potluck supper. Then, a short business meeting for the election of officers takes place before the main program, which will feature 59th District candidates for state representative …

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St. Joseph County Fair continues with Seniors Day

Today is Seniors Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. The fourth day of the seven-day fair features an open-class beef show, draft-horse halter show, bingo, 4-H open-class dairy cattle show, harness racing and barnyard horse pulls. Tonight’s showcase event at the grandstand is bull riding and barrel racing at 7 o’clock. Tickets for the event are $12 for …

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Recreation trail receives funding boost

Funding for a proposed recreation trail between Three Rivers and Fabius Township has received a $10,000 boost from the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The amount was requested during Tuesday’s county commission meeting by River Country Recreational Authority member Lindsay Oswald. Oswald, who also serves as the county’s grant writer, said a significant amount of money in matching funds …

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