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Senior Day at fair

The 166th St. Joseph County Grange Fair hits its midpoint today, which is designated Seniors Day. A full slate of events is on tap, including draft horse pulls and draft horse halter show, day four of the 4-H horse show, open-class beef and dairy cattle shows, River Country Has Talent semi-finals continue at 6 p.m., and the grandstand event is …

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New law for register of deeds office

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald said a new law goes into effect Oct. 1 regarding the fee for documents from the county’s register of deeds office. The law states that a fee of $30, regardless of the number of pages, will be charged. The only exception will be if the document assigns or discharges more than one instrument. In …

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Fraudulent check leads to arrests

Two out-of-state residents were arrested last weekend after attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a Three Rivers business. Police were called Saturday to Triple Creek convenience store on South Main Street regarding a person from Ohio attempting to cash a suspicious-looking check. Officers eventually searched the suspect’s vehicle and found two handguns, money, multiple counterfeit checks and a large …

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Man arrested after threatening deputies

A Niles man was arrested last week on several charges following an incident during which he allegedly used a machete to threaten deputies. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said Marty Ray Gipson, 44, was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and three counts of resisting police. Deputies were called at 1:15 a.m. Sept. 14 to a …

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Second successful day for fair

Students in a number of school districts throughout the county enjoyed no school or an abbreviated school day Monday as part of Kids Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. The midway opened at 11 a.m., four hours earlier than usual on weekdays, and students were able to take advantage of unlimited rides as part of wristband day. Fair …

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Indiana man drowns in Clear Lake

A 55-year-old Lake County, Ind., man drowned last week in Fabius Township’s Clear Lake. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were alerted shortly before 4 p.m. Friday to a report of a person who had fallen out of a boat and struggled while in the water. Witnesses attempted to reach the man but failed, and efforts by …

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Several matters before city commission

The purchase of winter salt, cancellation and awarding of a sidewalk contract and a redevelopment agreement at a property at 815 N. Main St. highlight the agenda for this evening’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Two other matters of new business and nine items under the consent agenda – including the establishment of trick-or-treat hours – also will be discussed …

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Man arrested on drug charges

A Colon man was arrested over the weekend after he was found to be in possession of drugs. Sheriff’s officials said a deputy noticed two males on bicycles Saturday on Lakeview Avenue near U.S. 12 in the city of Sturgis. The deputy attempted to stop the men and they headed in different directions. The two were eventually apprehended and one …

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Commissioners consider Mendon annexation request

Six agenda items, including consideration of an annexation request by the village of Mendon, will be fielded by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this afternoon. Other matters before the board include an intergovernmental transfer of funds with the Workforce Development Board, the annual child care fund plan and budget, and employment agreements with Ann Happel and Brian McDaniel …

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Strong opening day for fair

Officials from the St. Joseph County Grange Fair reported a strong opening day, boosted by ideal temperatures in the mid-70s. Sunday’s opening of the seven-day tradition in Centreville is the start of what fair manager Bill Johnson said he hopes is a great week of family fun. Today’s grandstand highlight is SJO Motorcross, which starts at 7 p.m. Cost is …

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