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Out and About – Week of May 21st

I spent an hour or two visiting with a classmate the other day. He doesn’t live locally, so we don’t see each other as often as we’d like. He’s a “snowbird”, which means that he and his wife spend the winter months in Florida. When I think of Florida, I picture several things: senior citizens eating dinner at 4 P.M., …

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New equine show arena at fair

The St. Joseph County Grange Fair has kicked off a fund drive for a new equine show arena. Fair Manager Bill Johnson said the majority of the $20,000 project is slated to be built with donations. To date, materials needed to constrict the show arena have been secured. The proposed arena is expected to be constructed east of the existing …

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Colon honored by State

State legislators last week honored a St. Joseph County community for its contribution to the world of magic and an upcoming milestone. The Michigan Senate passed a resolution honoring the village of Colon and the impending 75-year anniversary of the Abbott’s Magic Get-Together. Led by Sen. Bruce Caswell, Resolution No. 154 was read on the senate floor before a small …

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Sheriff investigating theft

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the theft of a laptop computer and a wallet. The incident occurred between 9 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday at a residence in the 500 block of East Market Street. A department news release did not indicate the method of entry into the residence.

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Street repair in Sturgis

City of Sturgis officials said general street-repair work started in two locations Monday. The first job calls for milling sections of North Centerville Road in an effort to smooth out bumps in the roadway. North Centerville Road will remain open during the process but with some lane restrictions. A news release from the city did not indicate the length of …

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Dominick’s Law approved

The Michigan House last week approved legislation known as “Dominick’s Law” to strengthen penalties for child abuse in Michigan and create penalties for abuse in front of other people. The two House bills, co-sponsored by Reps. Matt Lori and Joseph Graves, are named in memory of Dominick Calhoun, a 4-year-old who was beaten to death in 2010 in Genesee County. …

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Man killed in crash

A Bristol, Indiana man died in a one-car crash early Sunday morning. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Gregory Snyder. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the crash occurred on M-60 at the overpass with US-12 in Milton Township. Snyder reportedly struck a guard rail, and was found lying in the roadway.

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Union pedestrian injured

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department investigated a vehicle-pedestrian mishap Saturday morning. Jimmy Emerick, age 80, of Three Rivers reportedly struck a pedestrian who was walking along the dirt shoulder on Sunset Boulevard in Porter Township. The pedestrian was identified as 23-year-old Nathaniel Gibson of Union. He was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment.

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Event was successful

Saturday’s fundraiser for the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services of St. Joseph, Cass and Van Buren counties was hailed a success by event organizers. Rose Parshall, director of operations for the Three Rivers-based agency, said more than 40 men – most wearing high-heeled or other women’s shoes – took part in the four-lap walk around the track at Three Rivers …

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Winner of Cow-Poo-Looza event

A White Pigeon woman was the winner of Saturday’s Cow-Poo-Looza event at Central Elementary in White Pigeon. A ticket purchased by Lisa Eger was drawn after the Holtein used to determine the winner failed to produce a cow pile. Event co-organizer Jody Davidson said Daisy, on loan from Burr Oak farmer Rich Ultz, was hot and agitated for the first …

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