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“Methland” had large audience

An audience of more than 100 people crowded into Three Rivers Public Library Wednesday for the culmination of the latest St. Joseph County “One Book, One County” program. The author presentation featured a 90-minute discussion and question-and-answer session by Nick Reding, author of “Methland.” The book was the second chosen this year by the “One Book, One County” selection committee …

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Fair Board had media day Wednesday

The St. Joseph County Fair Board of Directors staged its annual media day Wednesday at the Centreville fairgrounds. Members indicated they anticipate a well-attended fair again this year, with showcase events each of the seven days of the 162nd fair. The nightly events include farm truck pulls, Motocross, monster trucks, a demolition derby, a Beatles tribute band and country/western star …

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Two arrested for breaking-and-entering

Two Indiana residents, suspected of having a role in at least 10 breaking-and-entering incidents in Cass County, were taken into custody last week. The suspects were apprehended Thursday by St. Joseph County, Ind., deputies during an incident at a residence in North Liberty, Ind. Sheriff’s officials in Cass County said the two demonstrated a pattern of breaking into residence during …

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Building in Colon sold

Colon Village President Tom Whitford said the long-abandoned Lamb Knit Goods has a new owner. Located at the southwest end of the community, the distinguished, 23,000-square-foot brick building was sold to Mervin Mishler, a 42-year-old Amish man from LaGrange. Whitford said Mishler intends to restore the building and use it as a mercantile center for area vendors. Whitford said Mishler …

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No injuries after crash

No injuries were reported after a vehicle crashed into the side of a house in Three Rivers shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. Police said the 63-year-old driver of the vehicle was headed south on Hooker Street and failed to stop at the intersection of West Broadway Street. The driver continued at a high rate of speed and crashed into the …

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Man stabbed in Three Rivers

A 35-year-old Three Rivers resident was found stabbed in the back Saturday evening at South Main and Pleasant streets. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, an on-duty officer found the man in the middle of the street. He was transported to Three Rivers Health and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No additional details were available in a department media release.

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Theft of items in Sherman Township

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a larceny incident that took place last week in Sherman Township. Investigators said an unlocked garage and barn were entered in the early morning hours Friday in the 23000 block of Wilson Road. Two chain saws, a drill and an assortment of hand tools were taken from the garage. In addition, vehicles …

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Two arrested for meth production

A tip regarding the potential manufacturing of methamphetamine led to two arrests early Sunday. The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant around 1 a.m. at a residence in the 60000 block of U.S. 131 in Fabius Township. Two men, whose ages and addresses were not immediately available from police, were taken into custody. In addition, equipment …

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Head-on collision sends two to hospital

A head-on collision Thursday morning in Sturgis Township sent two area men to Sturgis Hospital for treatment. State police officials said 38-year-old Edwin Washington, of Three Rivers, was driving west on U.S. 12 about 7:30 a.m. when he attempted to pass a vehicle. While passing near the Shimmel Road intersection, Washington crashed his vehicle head-on into an eastbound car driven …

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Seventh river cleanup this summer

A team of 11 people lent a hand Saturday in a cleanup of the Pigeon River between U.S. 12 and Blue School Road in Mottville Township. The seventh river cleanup this summer, spearheaded by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, yielded nearly 300 pounds of debris, including rusted farm equipment, tires, a porcelain toilet, and an assortment of litter, including …

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