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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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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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Two injured in Cass County crash

Two people were injured in a head-on crash this week in Cass County’s LaGrange Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday to an area of M-62 near Kingsbury Street. Deputies said a southbound vehicle driven by 38-year-old Dowagiac resident Melissa Tripp was struck head-on by a northbound vehicle that crossed the centerline. The second vehicle …

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Search begins for vehicle involved in hit-and-run

Sheriff’s deputies are on the lookout for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident earlier this week in Lockport Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies were called around 7 p.m. Tuesday to M-60 near Marlene Drive, across from Three Rivers Airport. The suspect vehicle was identified as a black, Dodge 2500 pickup with a diesel engine. The suspect vehicle suffered …

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Tilly

I sit pretty.  I am curious, but oh, am I happy.  The people here think I am six months old.  I think I am about four months old.  They call me “Tilly”.  I know “sit”.  I love to play with other dogs.  I am a female and I will need my spay surgery.  My docket number is 51107, at the …

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