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Project to move forward

Members of the Centreville Village Council have been advised that a sidewalk project planned through a $400,000 grant will proceed, despite objections from a group of village residents. Council members Monday were told village attorney John Barnes was contacted last week following a special meeting to hear some residents’ opinions against the sidewalk construction. Village president Jeff Johnson indicated Barnes …

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Sheriff investigating break-ins

Entry through a garage door led to the theft of jewelry and two handguns earlier this week in Fabius Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called to the 15700 block of Oakshore Drive in response to an incident that occurred between 6:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Monday. In a separate incident, deputies were called Monday to the 59900 …

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Cook Plant back online

The Cook Nuclear Power Plant in southwest Michigan is back online. Indiana Michigan Power fired up the reactor on Unit 1 Sunday night after a refueling outage that started on March 27. The nearly 54-day outage was longer than normal to allow for planned maintenance work to the reactor vessel’s internal support structure. Before the refueling, the reactor ran for …

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Two arrested for stealing

Two of three men suspected of stealing thousands of dollars of items over the past year from St. Joseph County properties were arrested following a months-long investigation. A joint investigation by personnel from the Michigan State Police and St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department culminated with the arrests of a 39-year-old Calhoun County man and a 33-year-old man from Kalamazoo County. …

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Police investigating break-in

A Fawn River Township residence was burglarized during a daytime break-in last week. State police investigators said access was gained through a back door Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jewelry, electronics and other items were stolen from the residence in the 69000 block of Carls Road.

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Four arrested for assault

Four people were arrested after they allegedly assaulted a man outside a Sturgis business over the weekend. Sturgis Police said a concerned citizen contacted police regarding a fight in progress around 10:20 p.m. Sunday in the McDonald’s parking lot. The four suspects fled as police arrived but were later apprehended behind Kmart. The victim, whose name and age was not …

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Curly’s to finalize plans

The owners of Curly’s bar and restaurant in downtown Colon expect this week to finalize rebuilding plans. Dan and Kathy Earl have purchased the corner business on East State Street that previously housed a Prudential real estate office. The acquisition will add nearly 2,000 square feet when the new Curly’s opens – likely before the end of the year. The …

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fundraiser

More than 40 people took part in Saturday’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser for the Three Rivers-based Domestic And Sexual Abuse Services agency. Staying consistent with the event’s name, most of the male participants wore high-heeled shoes as they walked a mile on the Three Rivers High School track. Event co-chair Rose Parshall said the second-annual walk was …

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No injury after accident

A Colon husband and wife escaped serious injuries after the vehicle they were in went off the roadway and landed near the St. Joseph River. Michigan State Police officials said a car driven by Jennifer Hargas, 31, was southbound on Farrand Road when she swerved to miss striking a deer near Blossom Road around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in Colon Township …

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Coach wins award

Steve Proefrock, head men’s basketball coach at Glen Oaks Community College, has been awarded the Men’s Junior College Coach of the Year award from the statewide Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. In his 16th season at Glen Oaks, Proefrock led his team to the Western Conference Championship with a conference season record of 15-and-1, and an overall record of 27-and-4. …

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