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One injured in Volinia accident

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident this week in Volinia Township. Deputies said a van driven by 34-year-old Anita Hurley of Marcellus crashed into a tree on Penn Road, north of McKenzie Street. Hurley, who was driving north on Penn Road, told authorities she believes she fell asleep. The incident occurred at 9:30 a.m. …

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Bikers raise money in Poker Run

More than 225 bikers last weekend took part in the 11th annual Breast Cancer Benefit Poker Run, sponsored by the Heritage Trail H.O.G. chapter 2155 and Hamilton Harley-Davidson of Sturgis. As participants registered at Hamilton Harely-Davidson, several talked about their reason for joining the event, where proceeds go to the Women’s Preventative Health Care Day provided by Sturgis Hospital. The …

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Constantine considers medical marijuana ordinance

Members of the Constantine Village Council recently studied a draft of an ordinance to amend the village code to provide for the licensing and regulation of medical marijuana facilities within the municipality. Village attorney Howard Bush drew up the ordinance. The council has reviewed information on licensing provided by village Manager Mark Honeysett at the last four council meetings. Travis …

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Guns stolen in White Pigeon

Two handguns were stolen this week from a location in White Pigeon. State police were called shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday to White Pigeon Church of Christ in response to a breaking-and-entering incident. Church officials said the event occurred between noon and 6 p.m. Several items inside the church and two loaded handguns belonging to parishioners were reported stolen, according …

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Proos honored Vietnam veterans

State Sen. John Proos during a recent ceremony at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair honored Vietnam veterans and family members of deceased veterans. Proos said Michigan’s Vietnam veterans deserve respect and appreciation for serving in the defense of freedom. He added that the vast majority of Vietnam veterans served with honor, yet they were often forgotten when they returned …

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Grants approved for White Pigeon projects

The White Pigeon Area Community Foundation recently approved $4,000 in grant awards during its 2017 competitive grant program. The Adele M. Gray Fund and the Richard and Mary Magee Fund provided grant support to the White Pigeon Downtown Revitalization Association for the Tasty Nut Shop Window Restoration project. Meanwhile, the Fund for White Pigeon awarded a grant to the St. Joseph …

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Out and About – Week of October 2nd

We are in the middle of another “Highway Cleanup” project. This community event involves various voluntary groups who pick up litter along mile-long stretches of major highways. The cleanup lasts for several weeks. This should be the last one of the year. The volunteers can be found walking the shoulders of the highways wearing bright colored vests. As you approach …

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Former TR students survive Vegas shooting

Three Sturgis High School graduates were among the survivors of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. Alexandra Brazo, a senior at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, said Olivia Tom and Rachelle DeLong flew to Nevada last week to attend the Route 91 Harvest Festival. They were near the stage while country/western singer Jason Aldean performed his event-ending set. Brazo said she …

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Work begins on new Habitat for Humanity home

Work has started on St. Joseph County’s latest Habitat for Humanity home. The agency, along with the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District’s Career Technical Education Building and Trades program, are building a new home in the 400 block of Davis Street in Centreville. A ceremonial groundbreaking took place last month. Habitat officials said the home will accommodate Courtney Mercer …

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New bill would require coverage for certain pediatric conditions

State Reps. Martin Howrylak and Aaron Miller are co-sponsoring bills introduced last week advocating for kids with pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome and a similar disease called pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder. PANS occurs when an infection or other factor causes inflammation on a child’s brain, causing life-altering symptoms that appear identical to autism. Current law allows medical insurance companies to deny …

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