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Bankrupt – Indiana Toll Road

IN Toll Road

State officials say they expect no changes in daily operations of the Indiana Toll Road with the bankruptcy filing of the highway’s debt-ridden private operator.  Chicago-based ITR Concession Co. submitted its federal bankruptcy court filing late Sunday, saying it failed to make a $102 million interest payment that was due in June.  ITR’s debt stems from a 2006 deal under …

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St. Joseph County Fair ends

The 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair is in the books and its organizers report a 12 percent increase in attendance over 2013. Fair manager Bill Johnson said more than 148,000 people attended the 2014 fair, up from more than 140,000 last year. Outside of two downpours Saturday, weather was a positive factor over the course of the seven-day event. …

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Two people arrested on drug charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant last week at a residence in Mottville Township. According to a sheriff’s department press release, SCAN officers had received information about methamphetamine use and possible trafficking occurring on Riverside Drive, near Thomas Street. Officers obtained a search warrant and once inside the residence Friday, located evidence of …

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Two St. Joseph County River Trail meetings on Wednesday

Two public meetings to discuss the St. Joseph County River Trail master plan will take place simultaneously Wednesday. The sessions begin at 7 p.m. at Colon Village Hall and the other at Constantine Village Office. Both meetings will present identical information. Staged by Edgewater Resources of St. Joseph, the meetings are a progress report and final chance for public input …

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Preparations underway for Mendon Kiwanis Showboat fundraiser

Preparations are underway for the 58th annual Mendon Kiwanis Showboat fundraiser, and organizers are inviting the public to be a part of the musical program. This year’s theme is “School Daze,” and will feature songs and skits from school over several decades. A call-out is being made to anyone who wishes to be a part of the fun. Practices are …

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Western Michigan Downs Murray State, 45-14

The Western Michigan Broncos improved their record to 2-1 on the season with a 45-14 victory over visiting Murray State on Saturday. WMU amassed 607 yards of offense and held the races to just 305. The Broncos rushed for 379 yards. Freshman running back Jarvion Franklin carried the ball 30 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns. Zach Terrell completed 20 of 29 …

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St. Joseph County Fair hosts Veterans Day

The closing days of the 2014 St. Joseph County Grange Fair are at hand yet have plenty to offer. Today is Veterans Day and highlights include antique tractor pulls, a Veterans Day presentation, and music from the Stacy Band and the Celebration Singers. Tonight’s showcase event is modified tractor and truck pulls at 7 o’clock. Saturday’s final day of the …

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Three arrested on drug charges

Three people were arrested Wednesday on drug-related charges in the village of White Pigeon. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a tip was provided regarding suspected methamphetamine activity at a residence in the 300 block of South Elkhart Street. After securing a search warrant, deputies entered the residence and apprehended three adults whose ages were not provided in a …

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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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