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Area organizations receive grants

The Constantine Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation, recently awarded its fall grants. Recipients included Constantine Middle School Peer Mentoring, presented to Shannon Underwood; Children’s Concerns of St. Joseph County body safety awareness class, represented by Jill Bobalik and Jill Modert; Youth for Christ Inc., Southwest Michigan and Campus Life of Constantine, received by Ken …

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Tools, firearms stolen in Park Township

Automotive tools and antique firearms were taken from a residence in Park Township this week. State police said the breaking-and-entering incident occurred Monday in the 20000 block of M-60. The incident took place during a two-week period when the homeowners were out of town, according to authorities.

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Pregnancy Helpline purchases ultrasound machine

Pregnancy Helpline of St. Joseph County recently purchased an ultrasound with funds it was provided through donations. More than $16,000 was given thanks in part to the Knights of Columbus Council 2508 of Sturgis. During a dedication program last month at Christian Fellowship Center Church in Sturgis, Pregnancy Helpline director Carol Stuckey said the ultrasound will allow it to provide …

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Propane tank stolen in Flowerfield

A 300-gallon propane tank was stolen last weekend from a residence in Flowerfield Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the tank was taken between 4 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday from the front yard of a residence in the 10000 block of Floating Bridge Road. Authorities said the tank was white and had no additional markings.

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Missing person – Found

State police have cancelled the missing-persons alert for a 28-year-old Coldwater woman. A department media release issued Wednesday stated Ricquelle Allemon has been located.

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Out and About – Week of November 21st

This Thursday is Thanksgiving, a day when we should all reflect on the many things for which we are thankful for. It’s also a time for families to get together and enjoy each other’s company and share a little love. We should all do this more than just once a year. The family unit is not what it used to …

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Woman arrested during domestic situation

A Burr Oak-area woman was arrested on a number of charges over the weekend after allegedly attempting to run over her boyfriend while a child was inside the vehicle. State police said troopers were dispatched around 5 p.m. Sunday to Maple Lane in Burr Oak Township regarding a domestic situation. Upon arrival, troopers saw the 31-year-old woman was attempting to …

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Three families make adoptions official

St. Joseph County Probate Court Judge David Tomlinson had the pleasure Monday of making official the adoption of six children to three different families as part of the 14th annual “Michigan Adoption Day.” Michigan Adoption Day is staged annually around Thanksgiving with the theme, “Giving thanks for families.” The celebration spotlights the joys of adoption and encourages more families to …

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Boy injured in gas can explosion

Three Rivers firefighters and rescue responded Saturday to an incident involving a gasoline can that exploded and injured a Three Rivers boy. Authorities were summoned around 10 a.m. to the area of Enterprise Drive and Lovers Lane, where the victim and a friend were attempting to ignite a fire with gasoline from a can. The can, however, exploded during the …

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Centreville students donate Thanksgiving dinners

The sixth-grade class at Centreville Elementary School showed it learned from a “Character Counts” session on compassion. The group of 60 students Monday assembled seven boxes, each containing enough food for a full Thanksgiving dinner. The recipients, all Centreville families, picked up the donated boxes later in the day. The project was spearheaded by school counselor Diana Kamphues and involved …

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