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Fall collection date for household hazardous waste announced

Organizers of the twice-a-year collection of household hazardous waste and recycling of electronics have announced the date of the fall collection. Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, said the collection will be 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 2 at the county fairgrounds. As always, the event will provide an opportunity for residents to turn over …

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Logs stolen in Nottawa Township

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a theft incident reported earlier this month from a location in Nottawa Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said the agency was notified that several hickory logs were stolen between Sept. 11 and 13 from a wooded area on Walterspaugh Road, near Butler Road. Authorities said the logs are 8 to 10 feet long, with a diameter of …

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Concrete rabbit stolen in Colon

Colon police are investigating the theft of a decorative rabbit from outside a business the night of Sept. 11 or morning of Sept. 12. Estimated at 3 feet high and weighing approximately 250 pounds, the concrete rabbit was taken from out front of Adams Financial Services on North Blackstone Avenue. The rabbit is part of the “Colon Magic Bunnies” theme …

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Full day of activities planned at fair

The 2021 St. Joseph County Grange Fair reaches its halfway point today and there is plenty going on throughout the day and into the evening. Today is “Seniors Day” and the list of activities includes bingo, COA luncheon, harness racing, 4-H animal project demonstrations and other 4-H animal events. There will be live music at 6 o’clock at the Free …

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Brush drop-off event planned

A three-way partnership between the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has resulted in a brush drop-off event. Following a pair of collections last week, the three agencies have coordinated their schedules to host drop off of branches, brush and trees up to 16 inches in diameter. The …

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Cruise-in will replenish food pantry

A cruise-in fundraiser to benefit the Colon Food Pantry will take place this weekend. According to food pantry officials, meat from five freezers and two refrigerators had to be discarded as a result of power outages from the August storms. Any mode of transportation is welcome to the cruise-in, which will take place anytime in the afternoon until 5 p.m. …

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Fair continues with Education Day

Today is Education Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. In addition to wristbands honored at all rides from 3 to 10, highlights include 4-H horse-show driving, 4-H beef cattle show and dairy feeder show, bingo, harness racing, music at the free stage from Sweet Johnny Knox, and the Helmsmen perform at the community tent. Tonight’s main attraction at …

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County may return to seven-member board

Barring any major modifications, it appears St. Joseph County is going back to being run by a seven-member board. The Apportionment Commission charged with reviewing the county’s 2020 U.S. Census figures and adjusting county representation proportionately has come up with a seven-district proposal, as it was for decades prior to 2010. Apportionment Commission members met Friday and will reconvene Oct. …

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Constitution Day draws smaller than expected crowd

Friday’s gathering for what was being billed as a “Constitution Day Celebration” drew fewer people than expected to downtown Centreville. Event organizers had projected about 600 people but an unofficial count over the course of the eight-hour rally showed fewer in the crowd. Jackson-area native Ted Nugent and his wife, Shemane, were among the speakers, which was comprised of mostly politicians, …

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Out and About – Week of September 20th

This is the time of the year when it’s not unusual to experience some foggy conditions. Coming into town from one of the many lakes in St. Joe County, it’s not unusual to come in contact with many low areas along the way. This is where you could easily run into fog. Fog shows up when water vapor, or water …

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