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Mendon man dies in Friday morning crash

A Mendon man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Centreville-Constantine Road early Friday morning. The St. Joseph County sheriff’s department said the incident happened near Burgener Road in Florence Township. John Boyle, 36, of Mendon, was traveling southwest in Florence Township when the vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway and struck two trees head-on. The vehicle flipped …

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Investigation begins into grocery store fire

Investigators are expected to determine this week the extent of damage fire caused to the former Village Market grocery store in Centreville. Crews from six departments were dispatched late Friday to the 21,000-square-foot building at the east end of the village, where passers-by notified Central Dispatch of smoke coming from the building. First-arriving personnel saw flames coming through the roof, …

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Arson and drug charges for Sherwood Township man

A Sherwood Township man was arrested Tuesday on a charge of arson and possession of methamphetamine. State police said troopers were called to the 1200 block of Chippewa Drive in Branch County in response to a 40-year-old man setting a shed on fire. Investigators learned the property’s landlord planned to evict the man and his wife, and that the arson …

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Two arrested on drug charges in Sturgis

Two Sturgis residents were arrested on drug-related offenses last week. According to the Sturgis Police Department, officers came into contact with a 32-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman at 12:06 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of East West Street. The woman had an outstanding warrant and as she was being arrested, officers noticed a small bag of methamphetamine on …

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United Way taking donations for flood victims

The local United Way is coordinating efforts to assist flood victims. A fund has been set up by the county’s United Way office for those who wish to help disaster-relief efforts caused by recent flooding. Checks can be made out to the United Way and designated for flood cleanup. All funds will be made available to help with the cleanup. …

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Wayne Wilcox, 79

Wayne “Willy” Wilcox, age 79, of Three Rivers, passed away at his home surrounded by his loved one on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. He was born in Three Rivers on Sept. 18, 1938, the son of the late Wayne and Thelma (Swartz) Wilcox. Wayne graduated from South Bend Central Class of 1957 and then returned to make Three Rivers his …

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Barry Cheeks, 64

Barry W. Cheeks, age 64, of Constantine, died at 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Centreville.  He was born on May 14, 1953 in Welch, WV, to Charlie M. and Ethel Mae (Robinson) Cheeks. Survivors include his son, Earl Cheeks of Constantine; two grandchildren and several brothers. He was preceded in death …

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Blue

Hi! My name is Blue and I am a male, tricolor hound, about 4 years old. I’m a typical hound with my nose to the ground. I’m pretty vocal, but that’s normal for a hound, isn’t it? I do need some work on my housebreaking, but I’m sure I can learn. Please come in to see me and give me …

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White Pigeon – Millage renewal on May ballot

Members of the White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education voted Wednesday to pursue renewal of a three-mill sinking fund. The question will appear before district voters May 2. If approved, the measure – originally passed in 2007 and renewed in 2012 – would generate more than $4.8 million over its five-year life. The estimated total of the nearly two …

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County officials prepare for recount

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald said she and her staff are preparing for a recount of presidential ballots. The procedure is being done at the request of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. Oswald this week said she is putting teams together for the task in order to get state election officials on their way to the next county …

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