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Centreville Schools begin late starts on Monday

Students at Centreville Public Schools are reminded that the first of eight late starts this year is Monday. School begins two hours later than usual to allow for professional development for its staff members. Elementary students will start the day at 9:43 a.m., while junior high and high school classes commence at 9:48. With the exception of January, the district’s …

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Titan

HI! My name is Titan and I am a male brown/gray shepherd mix. I’m about two years old and am house-trained and really like people. I like to play with soft toys but my favorite game is tug-of-war. I weigh about 65 pounds and I even carry my leash! And, I am current with my shots and am already neutered. …

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Colon Citizens of the Year named

Marcia Blackman and Carl Drumhiller Jr. will be honored this weekend as Colon’s Citizens of the Year. The public is invited to bring a dish to pass and help with the celebration. It takes place at 6 p.m. Saturday at Colon United Methodist Church, 224 N. Blackstone Ave. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Linda Musall of the …

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Local business holding photo contest

The proprietors of a new business opening in Centreville are staging a photo contest to help celebrate its upcoming opening. Dan and Jamie Templin said The Local, the recently remodeled bar and eatery in downtown Centreville, is requesting original photographs that represent St Joseph County’s local, historic and rural heritage. Eight-by-ten-inch glossy original photographs will be accepted through Wednesday next …

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Free mammograms offered for uninsured women

As part of a project called “Pink Saturdays,” free mammograms are being offered to uninsured women aged 40- 64 during the month of October. Cost for the mammograms is funded in part by Susan G. Komen of Southwest Michigan. A mammogram can be scheduled by calling 800-873-0649. More information is available at the website pinksaturdays.org.

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Glen Oaks offers tuition free classes for senior citizens

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees has voted to offer once again free tuition for students age 62 and over. Glen Oaks president David Devier said the Centreville-area college had offered free classes to senior citizens but later started charging 50 percent tuition. After looking into the matter, board members agreed classes will now be no-cost again. Devier said …

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Project Connect well attended

Wednesday’s ninth annual Project Connect, hosted by Firm Foundation Ministries in Centreville, featured more than 70 vendors who offered services ranging from housing and utility-bill assistance, to haircuts and food boxes. Anita Schlabach, who organized this year’s Project Connect on behalf of the St. Joseph County Housing Task Force, said more than 500 people attended. New this year was dental …

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Centreville Police Chief suspended with pay

The fate of Luke Delcourt as chief of the Centreville Police Department could be decided next week after he was suspended with pay Monday. Village President Jeff Johnson said the measure was taken following a closed-session meeting Monday night. Johnson said he is not at liberty to elaborate on the matter, as it is a personnel issue. Johnson said the …

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Colon man injured in single vehicle crash

A 34-year-old Colon man suffered minor injuries after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident this week in Leonidas Township. Sheriff’s officials said Floyd Harmon Jr. was driving east on Covey Road around 5 p.m. Monday, when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a group of trees and overturned near Correll Road. Harmon was cited for reckless driving. He was …

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Burr Oak woman sentenced Monday

A Burr Oak woman who pleaded guilty in August to contributing to the delinquency of a minor was sentenced Monday. Meadow Woodman, 33, was sentenced to one year of probation and 20 hours of community service. In addition, she was assessed $710 in court costs and 15 days in jail, with credit for one day served. The sentence was delivered …

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