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Project to be completed by end of month

White Pigeon Township officials are expecting a major infrastructure project to be completed by the end of the month. Supervisor Don Gloy said the $3.1 million project at the township’s sewage-treatment plant will result in new liners at both treatment lagoons. In addition, new flow valves were put in place and new aeration systems were installed atop the lagoons. Also, …

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Positions to be filled

The Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County is seeking citizens at large to fill a pair of positions on its board. With the recent resignations of David Pueschel and Betty Massey, the 12-member panel is short two representatives. Pueschel’s term expires in March 2014 and Massey’s in March 2015. Prospective board members must be St. …

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Two Indiana residents arrested

Two Indiana residents were arrested on drug-related charges following their arrest earlier this week in Constantine Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call around 2 a.m. Monday in the area of New England Road, where a blue pickup truck had been spotted in the area of a possible larceny attempt. Contact with the occupants was made …

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Property cleaned up

White Pigeon Township officials said a Klinger Lake property owner has complied with a request to clean his lawn of building materials and other debris. During Tuesday’s White Pigeon Township Board of Trustees meeting, supervisor Don Gloy said a site inspection he and township attorney Lance Thornton conducted at 68222 Klinger Lake Road resulted in a satisfactory resolution to the …

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No-wake order from Sheriff

The boat launch at Prairie Lake in Sherman Township has temporarily been closed due to high water levels and local flooding. There has also been a no-wake order placed into effect on the lake. Sheriff Brad Balk said violators of the no-wake order who cause damage to personal property could be criminally prosecuted. The sheriff’s department will advise when the …

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TR Relay for Life

Last weekend’s Three Rivers Relay for Life event was a success, as event organizers said they surpassed their goal by a slim margin. Danielle Rohrer, 2013 relay for Life chairperson, said this year’s goal was $132,000, and toward the conclusion of the 24-hour event, it surpassed the goal by more than $1,600. A small amount of additional pledge dollars are …

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New chairperson on COA Board

Margaret Shultz has been elected as chairperson of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging (COA) Board of Directors. Shultz, former Community Resources Coordinator for the Department of Human Services (DHS) in St. Joseph and Cass counties, retired from that position last July after 38 years with DHS. She is now serving in a part-time capacity as the Volunteer Services …

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Man charged with felony

A 60-year-old White Pigeon man was charged with felony discharge of a firearm following an incident Thursday in White Pigeon Township. State police officials said troopers were called to a residential unit in the River Forest Trailer Park regarding a shot fired around 8:45 p.m. A media release stated the man fired a .45-caliber rifle into the ground to stop …

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Three hurt in collision

Two teenagers and a 12-year-old were injured after they were involved in a head-on collision at 11 a.m. Friday on U.S. 12 near Balk Road in Sturgis Township. According to a media release, 17-year-old Trent Harker was driving west on U.S. 12 when he attempted to pass a vehicle and was met by an eastbound car. Harker swerved off the …

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Police receive suspensions

Two members of the White Pigeon Police De­partment received suspen­sions following a special meeting by the village council last week. The action was the result of investigation by the personnel committee. Chief Lynn Baker and Sgt. Bill Bur­goyne were sus­pended five days each following the board’s action Wednesday. The suspensions are separate from any punishment possibly yielded through the court …

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