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Police investigate White Pigeon break-in

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place last week in White Pigeon Township. According to an agency media release, troopers were called Tuesday to the White Pigeon Sanitary System administrative office, in the 1600 block of Indian Prairie Road. The incident happened between 6 and 8:30 p.m. April 5. Authorities said the suspect arrived on …

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Motorcycle theft investigation leads to arrests

Three people were arrested last week on drug-related offenses after sheriff’s deputies were investigating the theft of a motorcycle. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies received information about the stolen motorcycle and went to a Park Township residence around 8 p.m. Thursday to investigate. Upon arrival at the residence, located in the 54000 block of Fisher Street, deputies made contact with …

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5k raises funds for foster-support group

A 5K run and 1-mile walk/run fundraiser for the foster-support group Rooted drew more than 125 participants and dozens of volunteers to downtown Burr Oak Saturday. Tiffany Wagler, executive director of the newly developed non-profit organization, said she and her husband, Rob, are humbled by the level of support. Proceeds will go to Rooted’s general fund. Wagler explained that Rooted …

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Whitmer urges halt of high school classes, youth sports

Faced with the country’s highest rate of new coronavirus infections, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports and indoor restaurant dining. She stopped short of ordering restrictions, instead asking for voluntary compliance to slow the spread of COVID-19. High schools should shift to virtual learning, both school and non-school …

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Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and therapeutics, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state’s worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 transmission rate, the White House said Friday. The announcement came as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer strongly recommended, but did not order, a two-week pause on face-to-face high school instruction, indoor restaurant dining and youth sports. She cited …

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Dangerous roads – Statistics released

Personal-finance company MoneyGeek has released statistics related to the most dangerous roads in Michigan, as well as identifying the most-dangerous roads in every county in the state. The data was based on analysis of 2,751 fatal crashes over a three-year period beginning in 2017. Nearly one-third of the fatalities were related to drunken driving. Seven of the 10 roads identified …

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Hiring request approved

St. Joseph County commissioners have approved a request from county clerk Lindsay Oswald for an exemption to the county’s hiring freeze. During Tuesday’s board meeting, commissioners gave Oswald the green light to hire a deputy clerk. Commissioners acknowledged Oswald has been short-staffed for a year and that funding to accommodate the request was included in the county’s 2021 fiscal-year budget. …

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Seedling tree sales is underway

Officials from the St. Joseph County Conservation District said the period to make an order through its annual spring seedling tree sale ends next week. Agency director Carolyn Grace said orders will be taken through April 15. Pick-up date for fruit trees is April 23; all others will be available in May. Grace said there will be a drive-thru pick-up …

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White Pigeon – Fund raiser is planned

A White Pigeon community activist plans to lead a door-to-door campaign to raise money toward fixing a Depot Park play structure. Lifelong village resident Shireen Cline said she decided to take action after noticing a slide component of a structure at the south end of Depot Park has been missing for two years. She said the corrugated plastic slide, which …

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Road improvement funding for St. Joseph County

Thirteen of St. Joseph County’s 16 townships plan to take part in the 2021 matching-fund, road-improvement offer made by the county’s road commission. St. Joseph County Commissioner Dan Czajkowski cited the information during the board’s meeting Tuesday. He said the matter was discussed at a recent Roads Committee meeting, which typically involves township officials and representatives from the road commission. …

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