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Mendon Riverfest well attended

    The 27th Mendon Riverfest wrapped up Saturday with a fireworks show that drew more than a thousand spectators. Event organizers said the three-day festival was well attended and benefitted from good weather.   The team of Denny Jones, Shawn Conroy and Greg Bingaman was the overall winner of Saturday’s canoe swamp, while the winning youth-division squad was comprised …

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Sturgis traffic light to be replaced with stop signs

  Sturgis city commissioners last week approved removing a traffic light at the intersection of North Centerville Road and West West Street. The signal is to be replaced by stop signs. Beginning in late June, the traffic light was converted to flashing red and yellow signals at the intersection. After a six-week trial period, evaluations concluded that the traffic volume …

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Rocky

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Hello. My name is Rocky and I am a male, Beagle/Terrier mix, about 2 years old. I am cream and white, with short hair and have already been neutered. I’m very friendly and walk nicely on a leash. And, I am already licensed and have had my vaccinations, so I am ready to be part of your family. Please come …

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Two injured in crash

  Three people were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident earlier this week in Three Rivers. According to Three Rivers police, Warren Rumsey, 92, of Fabius Township, was eastbound on Hoffman Street around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday and had stopped at a flashing-red signal at North Main Street. Police said Rumsey then proceeded through the intersection, where the rear …

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Truck stolen

  A Ford 350 pickup truck was stolen last weekend from a public parking space in White Pigeon Township. State police said the 1999 dual-wheeled vehicle was in the Klinger Lake public access parking lot when it was stolen between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday. The truck featured a fifth-wheel hitch and had an Indiana license plate.  

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Purchase of wayfinding signs

  The city of Three Rivers has agreed to the purchase of wayfinding signs to aid motorists with locating destinations and points of interest in the city. Mayor Tom Lowry said the matter, which was approved at last week’s city commission meeting, calls for the purchase of nine signs featuring a city logo and a direction to the destination. Valley …

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Complaints of phone scam in the area

  The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Division received a complaint in regards to a phone scam. The complainant advised they received a call indicating their debit card had been temporarily locked. The complainant was instructed to press a combination of numbers that would transfer them to a call center. Sheriff’s officials are suggesting anyone who receives a …

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Bicyclist injured in crash

An 8-year-old Centreville boy was seriously injured late Wednesday afternoon in a car-bicycle accident on M-66 near the M-86 south junction. The unidentified youngster was attempting to cross the highway when he did not see a vehicle driven by Joyce Waltke, age 79, of Sturgis. The boy was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital for treatment.

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Car semi crash near Mottville

A Muskegon man sustained serious injuries in a car-semi crash on M-103 north of Barker Road in Mottville Township Wednesday afternoon. 51-year-old Lyle Maki began passing a semi with his Volkswagen Beetle, when he collided head-on with an on-coming semi driven by Joe Takacs, age 54, of Detroit. Maki was airlifted from the scene to a hospital for treatment.

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Accident causes minor injuries

  A two-vehicle accident last week in Mendon Township left four people with minor injuries. Officers from St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called at 9 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Silver Street and M-60. A northbound vehicle driven by George Labonte, 79, of Mendon, pulled in front an eastbound SUV driven by Spencer Ford, 29, also of Mendon. …

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