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United Way golf outing registration open

St. Joseph County United Way is looking for additional sponsors and participants in next month’s annual golf outing. Event organizers said the fundraiser starts at 9 a.m. July 19 at Sauganash Country Club. The event is a four-person scramble format beginning by a shotgun start. Lunch and prizes will be provided after play concludes. Cost is $75 per person; tee …

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Copper wire stolen in Mottville Township

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating the theft of copper wire from a location in Mottville Township. The incident occurred between May 29 and May 30 in the 10000 block of North River Road. Investigators said several large spools of wire were stolen.

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Underage drinking-prevention campaign begins

St. Joseph County Substance Abuse Task Force is ramping up its annual Underage Drinking-Prevention Campaign. Mikayla Finnerman, prevention specialist for the Centreville-based agency, said the 2024 theme is “Talk. They hear you.” Finnerman said the goal of the campaign is to provide parents and caregivers the resources they need to address the issue of alcohol and other drugs with children …

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Jones salon plans to host food-trucks

Satori Salon and Spa is inviting food-truck owners to set up shop at their Cass County location in Jones. Satori is on M-60, offering access to a heavy volume of traffic. Its staff and clients are also expected to be regular customers. More information is available by phoning 269-244-5510.

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Travel network conference coming to Indiana

The Shipshewana/LaGrange County Conference and Visitor’s Bureau won the bid to host the 2024 Midwest Travel Network’s Annual Conference. Next week will be the first time the conference is held in Indiana. The Midwest Travel Network was created to provide opportunities for travel writers and destinations to connect, and will hold its annual conference June 13-15 in Shipshewana at both …

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Fatal hit-and-run in Cass County

A pedestrian died Monday following what appears to be a hit-and-run incident in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 6:30 a.m. to an area along U.S. 12, west of Mason Street. Deputies responded to a 911 call fielded by the county’s central dispatch. The caller indicated seeing a body alongside the roadway and believed …

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Styrofoam recycling event coming to Sturgis

The city of Sturgis this weekend is hosting its second of four Styrofoam recycling events of 2024. The drop-off runs 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the city’s compost site, 27751 E. Fawn River Road. Acceptable items include polystyrene foam, such as foam cups and “to-go” containers, egg cartons, ice chests, rinsed meat trays, protective packaging foam often used to …

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US 131 construction update

Michigan Department of Transportation’s Chris Jacobs has issued an update regarding the second phase of U.S. 131 construction. Work, which started April 15, is concentrated to an area that includes the village of Schoolcraft and an area north to Shaver Road. According to Jacobs, completed work includes installation of four median crossovers and installation of a storm sewer from Lyon …

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St. Joseph County fresh food distributions

Here’s a look at June’s Fresh Food Distributions in St. Joseph County. Seventh-Day Adventist Church, east of Centreville on M-86, hosts the first distribution. It starts at 4 p.m. June 11. Meanwhile, First Presbyterian Church on Lakeview Avenue in Sturgis will oversee the following distribution. It is scheduled for 4 p.m. June 13. The Huss Project in Three Rivers will …

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Niles woman injured in crash

A Niles woman was hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash last week in Cass County’s Jefferson Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were notified shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday about a personal-injury crash in the area of Dailey Road and Pine Lake Street. Investigators determined that 17-year-old Tre Willard of Edwardsburg was driving north on Dailey Road. Meanwhile, 83-year-old Niles resident …

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