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Five candidates for county clerk position

Five candidates hoping to land the 18-month appointment of county clerk and register of deeds were interviewed Wednesday. St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman, who will ultimately select the appointed successor to Pattie Bender, said second interviews will likely be staged within the next two weeks. Stutesman was joined by a panel of four additional people – Bender, ...

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Phone scam reported

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce is warning about a phone scam that has been reported by area residents. The caller asks the potential victim to verify information about their debit card. The alleged verification process is conducted by entering information through the telephone’s push buttons. Anyone who has entered information in this manner is urged to call their ...

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Walk for Warmth scheduled for Saturday

An annual event that will observe its 30-year anniversary in St. Joseph County will take place this weekend. Sponsored by the county’s Community Action, Walk For Warmth takes place Saturday at the Three Rivers Community Center. Registration starts at 9 a.m., the outdoor walk will commence at 10. Organizer Nancy Percival said funds raised through the one-mile walk provide assistance ...

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Constantine forms Fire Funding Exploratory Committee

The village of Constantine has formed a new committee to study sources of funding for anticipated needs by the Constantine Fire Department. The Fire Funding Exploratory Committee was formed after fire Chief Mike Haydon gave the village, and Constantine and Florence townships, notice that the department must replace two trucks and the fire department building within the next 10 years. ...

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White pit mix

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Hello. I am a male pit mix who is almost all white, with a cute black bottom. I am about 10 months old and am very friendly. I have a very interesting face because one eye is brown and one is blue. I have already had my shots and am also already neutered – so I’m ready to go home ...

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Mendon and Centreville extend agreement for shared superintendent

The fate of a contract for shared superintendent services with Centreville Public Schools was decided Tuesday, when members of the Mendon Community Schools Board of Education extended the agreement through the 2015-16 academic year. Whether Rob Kuhlman will continue to serve in that capacity, however, won’t be decided until March. Board members with Centreville Public Schools last fall approved a ...

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CA/N Council fundraiser on Thursday

A variety of items – from a four-pack of Chicago Cubs tickets to pizzas to a haircut – will be up for grabs in a live auction Thursday in Centreville. The second annual auction fundraiser will help the St. Joseph County Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. The event begins with a Dime-A-Dip potluck dinner at 6 p.m., ...

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Sturgis to receive grant to upgrade roadway

State Rep. Aaron Miller on Tuesday announced that Sturgis will receive a state grant to upgrade a major roadway linking U.S. 12 to a local industrial park. Miller said the Transportation Economic Development Grant, in excess of $171,000, will be used to upgrade White School Road from U.S. 12 to Progress Street, and Progress Street to the west Sturgis city ...

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Battery recycling in Sturgis

The city of Sturgis is offering a battery recycling program. The pilot program will allow people to drop off household and other types of batteries at the Doyle Center during its business hours. While just about all kinds of batteries are accepted, a full list is available through a link on the city’s website: sturgismi.gov.

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