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Pipeline discharging sewage

The Three Rivers Waste Water Treatment Plant received notice Wednesday evening that the pipeline servicing the village of Constantine was discharging raw sewage into a ditch. The incident occurred at the intersection of southbound U.S. 131 and the newly constructed U.S. 131 bypass. City staff arrived shortly before 8 o’clock and found the discharge was from a newly installed air-release …

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Saunders honored

The White Pigeon Rotary Club’s Perri Saunders is a recent recipient of an esteemed honor. Rotary District Governor Terry Allen earlier this month presented Saunders with a certificate, recognizing her as a Paul Harris Fellow. The distinguished recognition was given to Saunders for her relentless effort in serving her community. Saunders, director of the White Pigeon Township Library, has been …

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New location for clinic

The Sturgis Women Infants and Children Satellite Clinic would like to advise the public of its new location. Beginning today, the new location of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Sturgis WIC Satellite Clinic will be the Grobhiser Building. The site is in Suite 104 at 600 S. Lakeview Ave. The location will continue to offer scheduled appointments for WIC …

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Bruce Basham, 70

Bruce H. Basham, 70, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. Formerly of Jeffersonville, Ind., he moved to Sturgis several years ago. He is survived by his cousin and loving caregiver, Bonnie Van Avery of Sturgis. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Fred J. Basham; his mother, Unetta Wilcoxson; and his aunt Betty …

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Paige

Hi! I’m Paige and I am a female, fawn and white boxer mix. I am about 9-12 months old. I am very sweet and know how to sit. I’m a happy puppy and I smile with my whole body. I get along with animal control’s resident cat and am good with other dogs. I play well and am good on …

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Volunteers pull in more debris

A volunteer team of eight people pulled more than 800 pounds of debris from the White Pigeon River during a clean-up event last weekend in Mottville Township. Staged by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, Saturday’s clean-up effort covered 2.7 miles between Vistula and Thomas roads. Conservation district administrator Jen Miller said the largest items retrieved included a fiberglass jeep …

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Sheriff investigating incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place at some point over the past eight weeks in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, a residence in the 33000 block of Palmer Road was entered, and a television and several firearms stolen. The stolen firearms are described as a 50-caliber black powder rifle, …

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Jack Wigren, 89

John Anton “Jack” Wigren, 89, residing in Granger, Ind., passed away at 12:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at The Hearth at Juday Creek. He was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Oak Park, Ill., to the late John Anton and Esther (Wengadahl) Wigren. On Sept. 10, 1949, Jack married the former Marlyn E. Olson at Albany Park Lutheran Church in …

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Campaign for increased mills

Centreville Public Schools this week kicked off its campaign to promote the district’s November request for 2.95-mills over a 15-year period. The $12.8 million request, if approved, would allow the district to re-roof and upgrade its elementary and jr./sr. high buildings, update its technology infrastructure and purchase seven new buses over a 12-year period. A committee calling itself “Our Kids …

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Burgoyne gets 30 days

White Pigeon Police Sgt. Bill Burgoyne was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail for charges related to a driving-while-impaired incident in April. Burgoyne was sentenced Monday by Branch County Judge Brent Weigle, who ordered Burgoyne to serve the time in Branch County Jail. Despite a request for work release and community service, Burgoyne was sentenced to the 30 days, …

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