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New president for Rotary

The White Pigeon Rotary Club last week passed the gavel to its new president, Dan Cropsey. Cropsey will serve as club president for the 2013-14 year. Cropsey, a 40-year Rotary member between the Sturgis and White Pigeon civic groups, is also the advisor for the White Pigeon High School Interact Club, which is the largest club of its kind in …

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Mitzy

My name is Mitzy and this week I am the Pet of the Week. I am a female calico and am about 5 years old. I am quite plump and a very sweet lady. My owner had to move and brought me to Animal Control. I’m a little shy at first but I like people and will come out of …

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Man apprehended

Schoolcraft Police chief Bryan Campbell said a 33-year-old Jackson County man was apprehended after breaking into Bud’s Bar earlier this week. Campbell said the department at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of North Grand Street. Police found forced entry at the back of the business. Within a few minutes of …

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Items stolen from motorhome

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department responded this week to a breaking-and-entering incident in Constantine Township. According to a department media release, deputies were called Wednesday to the 15000 block of Sandra Drive, where firearms and a laptop computer were stolen from a motorhome. The victim told police the incident occurred between 9:30 and 10:37 a.m. Wednesday.

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Strong support for Baker

A strong showing of supporters helped make Wednesday’s benefit for St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputy T.J. Baker. A prosthetic arm to replace a limb that doctors removed as a result of a form of cancer is expected to cost about $150,000. Proceeds from the golf outing, which helped raise more than $20,000, will go toward expenses not picked up by …

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Culture Is Not Optional awarded grant

The Three Rivers-based Culture Is Not Optional was awarded a $1,000 grant as the recipient of a promotion by the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation. Officials from the foundation said the Facebook Grant-off promotion was designed to promote its mission of supporting effective programs and projects that improve the quality of life, while spreading word to local non-profit organizations that …

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Fourth Annual 5K

The White Pigeon Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the fourth annual 5K to provide a healthful community activity for adults and children while raising funds for the 1Lt. Jonathan W. Edds  Memorial Fund. Organizers of the event said prospective participants who wish to receive a T-shirt must register by July 19 to receive a t-shirt the day of the …

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Update on bypass

Officials from the Michigan Department of Transportation have issued an update on progress of the U.S. 131 Constantine bypass project. MDOT’s Nick Schirripa said the $18 million undertaking remains within budget and on target for completion in late November. Work on the 4.9-mile bypass started in February. Schirripa said crews are currently setting bridge beams and building piers for the …

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Theft of playground equipment

The Sturgis Police Department is reporting the theft of playground equipment from Langrick Park. According to a department media release, the animal-shaped attraction is for small children and is supported by a metal spring. The toy and its spring base were taken from the park, police said.

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Public invited to picnic

The St. Joseph County Area Marine Corps League, Detachment 1401, is inviting the public to a picnic this weekend. The event takes place 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Reed Riverside Park in Mendon. Sloppy Joes will be served, but participants are asked to bring a dish to pass and a drink of their choice. No alcohol is allowed in …

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