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County Commission makes appointments

Nominations and appointments involving a total of 12 people were made by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week. Deb Davis, Joe Heivilin, Al Balog, Barb Fisher, Charles Thompson and Jim MacTavish were nominated to the Commission on Aging Board. Commissioners appointed Cathi Abbs and Kay Decker to the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Board. Richard Anderson …

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Arrests on drug charges in Dowagiac

Three people were arrested on drug-related offenses last week in the city of Dowagiac. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team was alerted to an impending drug sale July 13 in the 600 block of North Front Street. Two male occupants in the vehicle were detained and a third female was arrested shortly after exiting a nearby store. The 32-year-old woman, …

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Huss Future Festival details

Here’s a reminder that the 2017 Huss Future Festival will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The festival is staged at the former Huss School, 1008 8th St. in Three Rivers. It will feature live music, a bake sale, coffee, a farmers market, food vendors, handmade art, and a rummage sale. A community carnival with games and crafts …

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Local youth drowns in St. Joe River

A 16-year-old Three Rivers youth drowned in the St. Joseph River Wednesday afternoon. The victim was identified as Marco Chapman. Authorities were called to the area of Thomas and King Streets around 1:30pm. Chapman reportedly attempted to swim across the St. Joseph River with friends, and the current swept him under, according to witnesses. Chapman’s body was recovered following a …

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Plea agreement reached in criminal sexual conduct case

A Centreville teacher charged with criminal-sexual conduct reached a plea agreement with prosecutors Wednesday. Court officials said 48-year-old Florence Township resident Terry Miller reached an agreement that saw him plea no contest to one count of attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. The case was heard before St. Joseph County 45th Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman. According to terms of the …

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Solar farm proposed south of Mendon

Several residents from Mendon and Nottawa townships Tuesday urged St. Joseph County commissioners to try to thwart development of a proposed solar farm. The proposed project centers on a Minnesota-based company called Geronimo Energy Ltd. Opponents of the project said the company has quietly over the past few years been buying land in an area south of the village of …

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Man injured in Cass County swimming accident

An Illinois man was injured this week following a diving accident at Diamond Lake. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to a location in Calvin Township. Upon arrival, deputies learned 26-year-old Richard Younglove was at a family gathering and hit his head on the bottom of the lake after diving into the water. A …

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Georgie

I am Georgie. I am an older, male, Lab/Collie mix. I like kids but NOT cats! I am housebroken. Please come in to see me and give me a new loving home. My docket number is BIO17-000223, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 E. Main St., Centreville, MI. Animal Control is open Monday – Friday, …

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Colon begins search for superintendent

Colon Community Schools Board of Education this week agreed to proceed with a search for a new superintendent despite the relatively late start. The district has posted the job and set a July 31 deadline for applications. During Monday’s meeting, the board agreed to narrow the final field of applicants to a manageable number – likely no more than five …

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Man arrested after fleeing scene

Sturgis Police K-9 Tucky was involved in apprehending a man who was wanted on outstanding warrants. According to the Sturgis Police Department, officers were called around 1 a.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of North Nottawa Street in response to an assault and a man brandishing a firearm. Officers were given a description of the man and shortly thereafter, encountered …

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