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Cass County Sheriff’s office makes donation

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said his office recently made a donation to Cass County Cancer Services. In 2017, Sheriff Behnke initiated a fundraising campaign within his office that would benefit a local charity. The fundraising was based on casual Fridays for personnel not required to wear a uniform. Participating employees agreed to donate $10 per month. The opportunity was …

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SJC Central Dispatch millage request approved

A request for an additional one-quarter of a mill by St. Joseph County 911 Central Dispatch passed Tuesday. Unofficial totals reported by the St. Joseph County Clerk’s Office showed 1,364 votes in favor of the seven-year request and 1,323 opposed, with all 20 precincts reporting. The request will bump Central Dispatch’s millage rate to an even 1 mill. Agency director …

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White Pigeon Township – Millage request fails

A request for 2 mills over a 10-year period was rejected Tuesday by White Pigeon Township voters. Unofficial totals show 257 votes against and 143 in favor. The township has 2,775 registered voters. Township supervisor Don Gloy said the request would have eased the burden on the township’s general fund. Also, it would have afforded the township the opportunity to …

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Thumbs up from White Pigeon schools voters

White Pigeon Community Schools voters endorsed an operating-millage renewal request Tuesday. Unofficial numbers show the vote was passed with 339 in favor and 217 opposed. As a result, the district for the next six years will continue to assess the millage on non-homestead properties and generate about $2.8 million annually for its day-to-day operations. Superintendent Jon Keyer said Tuesday’s vote …

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Man injured in crash

A Colon man was injured when the vehicle he was driving was involved in an accident earlier this week in Florence Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said its deputies were called shortly before 4 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Centreville-Constantine Road and Roys Road in response to a one-vehicle crash. Deputies found that a 2001 Mercedes driven …

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Travel trailers stolen from Indiana recovered in Michigan

Michigan State Police say they’re recovered 17 travel trailers worth about $600,000 that were reported stolen from northern Indiana. Police say the sheriff’s office in LaGrange County, Indiana, contacted them for help locating and recovering the trailers. Detectives in Indiana had opened an investigation after several recreational vehicle manufacturers reported thefts of trailers from their facilities. Michigan State Police say …

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Local woman killed in motorcycle crash

The wife of a local fire chief died over the weekend in a motorcycle accident in Three Rivers. Investigators said Patricia Frye, age 66, the spouse of Mike Frye, chief of Fabius-Park Fire Department, died in the 7:30 p.m. incident Saturday.. Mike Frye, age 55, meanwhile, was critically injured when the motorcycles he and his wife were driving were struck …

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Man injured when vehicle hit by deer

A White Pigeon man suffered minor injuries after his vehicle was struck by a deer last week in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday to M-40, near Born Street. Investigators said Brian Rudloff was driving south on M-40 when his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a deer. Rudloff sustained …

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Multiple injuries in Cass County crash

Three Indiana residents were injured in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday to Quaker Street, near Savage Road. Investigators said 20-year-old Elkhart resident Colin Schieber was driving eastbound on Quaker Street, when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to go into …

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Woman injured in motorcycle crash

A Cassopolis woman was injured after she was involved in a motorcycle accident earlier this week in Calvin Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 5 p.m. Monday to Day Lake Road, near Jeffries Street. Behnke said a motorcycle driven by Debra Hartline, 51, was heading north on Day Lake Road when she attempted to pass a …

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