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Names released in Fabius crash

Names of the people involved in a two-vehicle accident last week at a busy intersection in Fabius Township have been released by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. Aaron Brewer, of Dowagiac, was cited for failure to yield after he proceeded eastbound on M-60 and into the path of a U.S. 131 southbound semi driven by J.W. Friend, of Grand …

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Centreville begins superintendent search

Board members from Centreville Public School will begin next month a search for a new superintendent. Rob Kuhlman announced this week he plans to retire at the end of the current academic year. A Minnesota native, the 60-year-old Kuhlman made the announcement during Monday’s board of education meeting. He is in his seventh year as the district’s superintendent, spending the …

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New council members meet in Constantine

Constantine’s village council has three new trustees, a new clerk and a new village president who all assembled at its Nov. 21 meeting. Anthony Scott, Rita Ganus and Kenda Cartagena were elected earlier in the month as trustees, and Myra Mathers as clerk, by write-in vote. Gary Mathers, meanwhile, ran unchallenged for the village president. No one ran for village …

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Out and About – Week of November 28th

By now, your Thanksgiving guests have gone home, or you have returned from visiting relatives or friends, and are now ready to begin planning for Christmas. I’m sure many of you ventured out on Black Friday and took advantage of some really fantastic deals. I hope you didn’t sustain any injuries from fellow shoppers as you grabbed the last remaining …

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United Way plans fundraiser

The St. Joseph County United Way is in the midst of staging its latest fundraising effort. Executive director Kelly Hostetler said tickets for the Christmas Cash Raffle, a 50/50 drawing, remain for sale ahead of next month’s drawing. Half of all proceeds will be awarded to the person whose name is drawn Dec. 12 at the onset of the Sturgis …

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Local church fills Operation Christmas Child boxes

Parishioners and community volunteers were responsible for filling more than 100 shoeboxes with toys, personal care items and other surprises as part of Operation Christmas Child earlier this month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Colon. Ben and Diane Crist, summer residents at Gilead Lake, introduced Kathy Schemmel of Colon to the project last year. Using church and community connections, …

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Constantine senior named First Team All State

Constantine senior Anthony Evilsizor was rewarded for his season-long effort on the gridiron. The Falcons’ leader was named First Team All-State for Division 5- 6 by the Associated Press. Constantine finished the season in a district semifinals loss to Schoolcraft, giving the Falcons a 6-and-4 record on the season. Head coach Shawn Griffith said Evilsizor is a hard runner and …

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Arson investigation

Indiana State Police are investigating three separate fires they believe were intentionally set in rural northeastern Indiana. Detective David Poe said in a Monday news release that all three fires are “suspicious in nature” and likely set intentionally. The fires were set on a property in rural Howe in LaGrange County. A barn burned down on Feb. 17 and authorities …

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Three Rivers Schools superintendent rated effective

Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education members last week rated the district’s superintendent “effective” as part of her annual evaluation. Jean Logan, in her third year as head of the 2,600-student district, was given the rating on a four-step scale ranging from ineffective to highly effective. Board president Pete Bennett said the rating process used by the board took …

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Farm animals killed in crash

Several farm animals were killed and injured following a two-vehicle crash last week in Fabius Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies said the collision occurred at 2 p.m. Friday at the south junction of M-60 and U.S. 131. A semi-truck hauling 180 pigs was southbound on U.S. 131 and collided with an eastbound vehicle that pulled in front of the …

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