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River cleanup begins Saturday

The St. Joseph County Conservation District wishes to remind county residents that the first of five river cleanup efforts this summer takes place this weekend. Saturday’s event will start at 9 am and cover a four-mile stretch of the Fawn River, from Fawn River Road to Dickinson Road in White Pigeon Township. Volunteers are needed and may participate by showing …

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National Dairy Day

Constantine’s Downtown BrainStormers, along with Michigan Milk Producers Association, have announced plans to celebrate National Dairy Day. Free milk donated by the local MMPA will be offered 2 to 6 p.m. June 11 at Rotary Park, on North Washington Street, just north of the St. Joseph River. The promotion coincides with the Constantine Farmers Market, which also takes place 2 …

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Girl found safe

A 16-year-old girl from Colon was found to be safe over the weekend, three days after she was reported missing. The Colon Police Department said the girl was last seen leaving Heartwood Renaissance Academy in Three Rivers around 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Police reported she was found Sunday morning in Three Rivers and returned to her residence later in the day. …

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Scholarship awarded

Sturgis resident Adam Parker has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. Parker recently graduated from Glen Oaks Community College with an Associate of Business degree and plans to begin classes at Grand Valley State University in the fall to complete his bachelor’s degree in accounting. The $ 1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Glen …

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River cleanup schedule

The St. Joseph County Conservation District has announced its 2014 river cleanup schedule. Jen Miller, administrator of the Centreville-based agency, said there will be fewer cleanups this year, as eight per summer the past three summers seemed to limit the number of volunteers. The fourth season of the cleanup project starts Saturday on the Fawn River in White Pigeon Township, …

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Man dies in crash

A 56-year-old Kalamazoo man died in a 1-car crash at 3:30am Monday. The victim was identified as David Hunt. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department says Hunt was northbound on Carlton Road in Flowerfield Township, when his car left the road, hit a rock, and rolled several times. Hunt was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Update on White Pigeon Days

An update on the 2014 White Pigeon Days community celebration was provided during Wednesday’s village council meeting. Representatives from the White Pigeon Days Committee said a permit for the parade on U.S. 12 has been secured and will take place on opening night, July 11. Other attractions include a dodge ball tournament, inflatable attractions for the kids, food and crafts …

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8th Annual Palmer Lake Flotilla

Organizers of the eighth annual Palmer Lake Flotilla in Colon Township have announced details regarding this year’s event. The procession of boats begins at 6:30 p.m. July 5, starting from the Palmer Lake Launch near Burr Oak Road. The rain date is July 6. Organizer Tim Taylor said this year’s theme will be “Music.” In keeping with the theme, Taylor …

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Foamover occurrence

The Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant has reported a foamover occurrence took place last week. Plant officials said the incident was noticed around 7:30 a.m. Friday and had occurred the night before. The foam retention pond held in 12,000 gallons of foam, preventing the foam from entering storm sewers. The matter was deemed to have been human error, as it …

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Chamber staging fundraiser

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to allow alcohol during a fundraiser staged next month by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, county administrator Pat Yoder said the chamber is staging its second annual Treasures of St. Joseph County in July at Rawson’s King Mill Park in Leonidas Township. As it did …

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