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Spitfire and Seaspray

Here we are!  We are Spitfire and Seaspray,  We are eleven week old, females.  We will need our spay surgery.  We are goofy, hilarious and friendly and would do well with kids and other animals.  Call to make an appointment to see and adopt us at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 E. Main St., Centreville, MI.  Animal …

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Centreville schools approve budget

Centreville Public Schools adopted a $9 million budget last week. Anticipated expenditures are about $400,000 more than what was spent in the 2020-21 budget year, which concluded June 30. The district expects a revenue amount in excess of $8.8 million. According to the 2021-22 fiscal year budget, nearly $7.2 million will come from the state. Local, federal and other sources …

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Vehicle stolen in Mottville

St. Joseph County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of stolen property last week in Mottville Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies were called around 7 a.m. Thursday to the 10000 block of U.S 12. Investigators found that a 2006, dark green Subaru Outback with Ohio registration was stolen. In addition, vehicle parts and shop equipment were taken from the …

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Sturgis approves Doyle improvements

Sturgis City Commission members recently approved a bid to renovate restroom and locker facilities at Doyle Community Center. Upgrading the men’s locker room facilities at Doyle had been planned and budgeted as part of the fiscal year’s capital improvement plan. The commission accepted the sole base bid of $95,500 submitted for the work from Brussee/Brady, as well as two bids of $10,500 and …

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COVID-19 Delta variant on the rise

The number of COVID-19 Delta variant cases in Branch and St. Joseph counties continues to increase, according to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. As of June 30, the agency is aware of nine confirmed cases in Branch county and five in St. Joseph county. All three vaccines are effective against the virus by reducing the severity of symptoms and …

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TR Chamber moves to new headquarters

Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a grand opening of its new headquarters. Chamber executive director Christy Trammell said the chamber’s location at 1116 N. Main St. will be the site of a public open house 3 to 6 p.m. July 26. Trammell said beverages, snacks and giveaways will be available to commemorate the event. A ribbon-cutting ceremony …

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Sturgis Museum reopens

The Sturgis Historical Museum At The Depot has re-opened. The recent opening marks the first time the museum has kept regular hours since the conclusion of the 2019 season. In 2020, the pandemic limited community access. Featured attractions created for 2020 remain on display because so few people had the chance to experience them last year, said Jenifer Blouin Policelli, …

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Police pursuit from south of TR into Elkhart County

A Constantine man was arrested last week after leading sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit into Elkhart County. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies were called shortly before 11 p.m. June 27 regarding an incident of shots fired. As deputies responded, they noticed a vehicle coming from the area of the incident. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop for an equipment …

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White Pigeon resident injured in crash

Cass County deputies responded last week to a two-vehicle collision in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 7 o’clock Wednesday morning to an area of U.S. 12 near South River Road. Investigators said a vehicle driven westbound on U.S. 12 attempted to pass a semi in a no-passing zone. The vehicle, driven by Nicole Bielak, …

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SJC to discontinue virtual county meetings

St. Joseph County officials appear ready to discontinue the format of virtual meetings. During their executive committee meeting last week, commissioners agreed to not renew the state of emergency that allows them to meet virtually only. The declaration is set to expire July 5. While commissioners have been using a hybrid format – in-person and via Zoom – for their …

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