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Faulty valve causes overflow

Doug Humbert, director of the Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant, said plant officials were notified of a faulty air-release valve last week on U.S.-131. The incident was reported at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday. Humbert said the malfunctioning ARV caused a sanitary sewage overflow onto the roadway. Plant personnel have isolated the malfunctioning valve until repairs can be made. Upon inspection, workers …

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Several injured in Cass County crash

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said deputies responded to a two-car crash Thursday morning last week in Mason Township. The incident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Cassopolis Road and Grange Street. Investigators said a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Kenneth Abney of Three Rivers failed to yield right of way at the intersection and turned in front of a southbound …

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Road projects planned for St. Joseph County

Two major road projects in St. Joseph County will begin next week. Motorists in the Lockport Township area will notice the first task Monday, when crews from Niblock Excavating start the chore of replacing two-thirds of a mile of Lovers Lane from Enterprise Drive east to Buckhorn Road. Chris Minger, manager of the St. Joseph County Road Commission, said the …

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A week of attractions set for the fair

A St. Joseph County tradition that started in the mid 1800s continues next week, as the St. Joseph County Grange Fair begins Sunday. The opening-day grandstand attraction is farm truck pulls, which starts at 4 p.m. Other highlights include traditional favorites such as the Miracle of Birth Tent, free music, and, of course, food, rides and midway games. Fair manager …

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Mental Health service bill under consideration

A bill sponsored by State Rep. Aaron Miller to more equally appropriate funds for county mental-health services has received the support of four St. Joseph County Community Mental Health officials before the House Committee on Appropriations. House Bill 5118 changes the way the state calculates its contribution for services provided by Community Mental Health Service Programs, basing the funds on …

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New dental office planned in Coldwater

Coldwater will soon be the new home of a public health dental center operated by My Community Dental Centers, Inc. on behalf of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. The center will serve children and adults enrolled in Medicaid, including Delta Dental Healthy Kids, MiChild and the Healthy Michigan Plan, as well as residents with low-income or who are uninsured. …

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Lydia

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Hello there. I’m Lydia and I am a black and white female jack russell terrier. I’m about 7 years old and a bit plump. I’m very friendly and like to be with people. I am very sweet and not overactive like some younger dogs. It surely would be nice to have a loving home as I grow older. Please come …

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Higgins announces candidacy for state representative

Mendon Township resident Carol Higgins has announced her candidacy for state representative for Michigan’s 59th District, which includes all of St. Joseph County and most of Cass County. A Democrat, Higgins is challenging freshman incumbent Aaron Miller of Sherman Township. Miller is representing the Republican party. Higgins, a retired teacher from Marcellus Community Schools, is chair of the St. Joseph …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A 28-year-old Sturgis man was charged with drug-related offenses following a traffic stop this week. Sheriff’s officials said the man was stopped on Maple Street near Chicago Road in the city of Sturgis at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday for defective equipment. With the assistance of K-9 officer Tucky, deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana and more than $9,000 in lottery tickets suspected to …

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United Way seeking auction donations

The St. Joseph County United Way is making a final appeal to the public for donations to next week’s silent auction. The fundraiser takes place all week next week at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. Items can be donated to the United Way and proceeds are used to support more than 40 agencies in the area. Cash donations and …

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