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Collision causes injuries

Three people were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident last week in Centreville. Police said a 17-year-old Centreville woman stopped on Shimmel Road at M-86, and proceeded to turn in front of an eastbound vehicle driven by a 39-year-old Middlebury woman. The eastbound vehicle struck the Centreville woman’s car, forcing both vehicles into the westbound lane of M-86. …

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Good attendance at the fair

More than 142,000 people attended the St. Joseph County Grange Fair over the course of its seven-day run last week, officials from the fair board announced Monday. Despite rain Friday night and Saturday morning, a strong crowd to the Saturday evening Alan Jackson concert helped push the weekly attendance to a point that it surpassed 2011 attendance by 2 percent, …

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Fire at Oasis Restaurant

The Oasis Restaurant, south of Three Rivers on U.S. 131, caught fire over the weekend. Information about the incident remains limited as of Monday afternoon, but Three Rivers Fire Chief Dan Tomlinson said area of origin was the kitchen and the incident involved a kitchen hood system. The incident was reported by a passer-by around 10:20 p.m. Friday. Three Rivers …

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Building in Colon sold

Colon Village President Tom Whitford said the long-abandoned Lamb Knit Goods has a new owner. Located at the southwest end of the community, the distinguished, 23,000-square-foot brick building was sold to Mervin Mishler, a 42-year-old Amish man from LaGrange. Whitford said Mishler intends to restore the building and use it as a mercantile center for area vendors. Whitford said Mishler …

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No injuries after crash

No injuries were reported after a vehicle crashed into the side of a house in Three Rivers shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. Police said the 63-year-old driver of the vehicle was headed south on Hooker Street and failed to stop at the intersection of West Broadway Street. The driver continued at a high rate of speed and crashed into the …

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Theft of items in Sherman Township

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a larceny incident that took place last week in Sherman Township. Investigators said an unlocked garage and barn were entered in the early morning hours Friday in the 23000 block of Wilson Road. Two chain saws, a drill and an assortment of hand tools were taken from the garage. In addition, vehicles …

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Head-on collision sends two to hospital

A head-on collision Thursday morning in Sturgis Township sent two area men to Sturgis Hospital for treatment. State police officials said 38-year-old Edwin Washington, of Three Rivers, was driving west on U.S. 12 about 7:30 a.m. when he attempted to pass a vehicle. While passing near the Shimmel Road intersection, Washington crashed his vehicle head-on into an eastbound car driven …

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29th Sturgis Toy Run

Organizers of the 29th Sturgis Toy Run reported a well-attended event over the weekend. The 60-mile ride around St. Joseph County drew thousands of spectators roadside to greet the hundreds of participants, who made their way around the county in a clockwise direction. Bikers paid $20 per motorcycle and made a donation of a new toy in order to participate …

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Still investigating hit-and-run incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into a hit-and-run incident involving a bicyclist earlier this week in Sturgis Township. Department officials said White Pigeon-area resident Delmer Gayheart, 42, was riding his bike east on Fawn River Road Tuesday, when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle around 2:30 p.m. The driver of a blue-gray Chevy or …

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Nature’s Fuel secures funding

Officials from an Indiana-based company announced Wednesday it has secured funding of nearly $200 million to establish operations in Constantine. Nature’s Fuel, of Fort Wayne, will use the money to acquire and update the former Rexam plant in the village’s industrial park as well as purchase more than $60 million worth of equipment. Bill Sinish and Glenn Johnson, Nature’s Fuel …

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