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United Way teams with suicide prevention network

St. Joseph County United Way has announced an affiliation with Community Suicide Prevention Network of St. Joseph County. United Way executive director Kelly Hostetler said the agency will be the fiduciary agent to direct money to programs in area school districts for suicide awareness. The goal is $50,000. Hostetler said the local United Way board is stepping up to help …

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Community-service opportunities sought

St. Joseph County’s Juvenile Day Treatment Facility is looking for community-service opportunities in or around the Centreville area for the facility’s students. Service can include a variety of different tasks but not limited to lawn work, minor landscaping, painting and indoor/outdoor cleaning. Anyone representing a group or organization in need of some help is encouraged to send an email to …

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Softball tournament fundraiser cancelled

Due to not having enough teams register for the “Knock it Out of the Park” softball tournament, the fundraiser for the St. Joseph County Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect has been canceled for 2019. Organizers said the revised tournament date of Sept. 7 was in conflict with another event and, as a result, the tournament has …

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Teen injured in crash

A 17-year-old Mendon teenager received serious injuries Thursday when a motorbike he was driving was struck from behind by an SUV in Park Township. St. Joseph County sheriff ’s deputies said the incident occurred on Michigan Avenue near Parkville Road. Both the vehicle and motorbike were eastbound on Michigan Avenue when the crash occurred. Following the collision, bystanders performed CPR on …

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MDOT updates US 131 project

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the reconstruction of U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Stage 2 traffic pattern remains in place, as two-way traffic uses the southbound U.S. 131 lane for the balance of the construction zone. Meanwhile, work at the Rocky River bridge continues. Crews are focusing their attention this week on an area under …

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Police investigate Nottawa break-in

State police troopers are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident at a business in Nottawa Township. The incident occurred at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday in the 60000 block of M-66. The suspect is believed to have parked their vehicle on M-86, near M-66, during the commission of the crime. Investigators said they are certain the suspect is connected to a series of similar …

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Public hearing set for golf cart ordinance

Members of the Constantine Village Council have set the time and date for a public hearing regarding golf carts Last week’s decision leads to a hearing at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 5 at village hall. The council is interested in getting feedback about a proposed amendment to a municipal ordinance to allow golf carts on a limited section of North and South Washington streets. …

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Out and About – Week of July 22nd

Like many, I enjoy eating more fruit and salads during the hot summer months. We usually keep some cantaloupe and watermelon in the fridge as long as they are in season. Cantaloupe and cottage cheese make a great lunch. There probably isn’t a limit as to how much watermelon you can eat and not worry about weight-gain. After all, watermelon …

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Man crashes into police car in construction zone

A Mississippi man was cited for reckless driving after he was in an accident involving a state police vehicle in a construction zone on Interstate 94. According to a department media release, troopers were on duty Wednesday night and positioned within the construction zone as part of a safety initiative to get motorists to slow down. Around 11 p.m. on …

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Two arrested after fleeing police

Two Sturgis men were arrested after they led sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit Wednesday in Sturgis Township. Sheriff Brad Balk said deputies were dispatched to the area of White School Road and Fawn River Road in response to a pair of motorcycles racing in the area. Deputies spotted a dirt bike and a so-called “crotch rocket” in the area. The …

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