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County officials prepare for recount

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald said she and her staff are preparing for a recount of presidential ballots. The procedure is being done at the request of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. Oswald this week said she is putting teams together for the task in order to get state election officials on their way to the next county …

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Glen Oaks approves residence hall

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted this week to approve a $5.3 million bid to build a student residence hall on the Glen Oaks campus. The bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, includes all desired alternative options, according to school president David Devier. The three-story, student-housing unit is to include two- and four-suite units that share kitchen …

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Colon hosts Christmas celebration

This evening’s “Christmas in Colon” celebration will continue a showcase of small-town, holiday charm in St. Joseph County. A free magic show, a dance recital, numerous business promotions and, of course, a brief parade and subsequent gathering at the community park all highlight the annual event. Edith Doenges, chair of the Colon Area Chamber of Commerce Board, said new this …

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Constantine boy arrested following home invasion

Three teenagers, including a 15-year-old boy from Constantine, were arrested after being involved in multiple home invasions this week. State police were alerted shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday that a White Pigeon Township homeowner in the 68000 block of Lutz Road reported a home invasion and his residence was ransacked. A trooper investigating the incident learned of a possible suspect …

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Dude

dude

Hey man, my name’s Dude and “I Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog” doesn’t make it for me, cuz I’m pretty special with my cute freckles. I’m a male hound mix and really like to keep my nose to the ground, like any good hound would do. I’m tricolor and about 10 months old. I have a lot of energy …

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Commissioners to consider energy efficiency upgrades

An effort to boost energy efficiency within the county’s historic courthouse could come with a price tag of almost $30,000. Members of the county board’s executive committee were told Wednesday that Three Rivers-based Brussee/Brady submitted the lower of two bids for a job that includes switching out single-pane windows with thicker replacements. The areas targeted are at the two entrances …

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Sheriff’s Department search for missing man

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a missing person from the Three Rivers area. Deputies said William Robert-James Busch has been reported missing and not heard from since Nov. 24. Busch, who was last seen in the 53000 block of Pulver Road in Flowerfield Township, is a 28-year-old, white male with black hair. He stands about 5-foot-10 and …

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I&M continues infrastructure upgrade

Indiana Michigan Power has provided an update regarding an infrastructure upgrade that includes a large portion of Cass County as well as an area and substation in Fabius Township. The Cass County Area Improvement project will enhance the electric-transmission system in Cass and St. Joseph counties, according to company officials. The 26-mile route extends from the Corey Substation, at M-60 …

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Names released in Fabius crash

Names of the people involved in a two-vehicle accident last week at a busy intersection in Fabius Township have been released by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. Aaron Brewer, of Dowagiac, was cited for failure to yield after he proceeded eastbound on M-60 and into the path of a U.S. 131 southbound semi driven by J.W. Friend, of Grand …

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Centreville begins superintendent search

Board members from Centreville Public School will begin next month a search for a new superintendent. Rob Kuhlman announced this week he plans to retire at the end of the current academic year. A Minnesota native, the 60-year-old Kuhlman made the announcement during Monday’s board of education meeting. He is in his seventh year as the district’s superintendent, spending the …

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