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Two injured in crash

A Calhoun County man suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident last week in Lockport Township. State police said 45-year-old Jerry Michielsen of Burlington Township was driving south on Strobel Road at 11:30 a.m. Friday, when he failed to stop at the Hoshel Road intersection. Investigators said Michielsen’s vehicle struck an eastbound car driven by 21-year-old Kalvin Ludwig of Three …

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Latest local unemployment report

April’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was one-tenth of a percent lower than the month previous. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed the county’s 3.4 percent April unemployment rate marked a decrease from March’s 3.5 percent. St. Joseph County remained below the state unemployment average, which was 3.7 percent in April. …

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Constantine firefighter receives award

Blake Piper was named the 2016 Constantine “Firefighter of the Year” during a ceremony in April at the Constantine Fire Department. Chief Mike Haydon presented Piper with a plaque. Haydon said Piper has done a great job, has a great perspective on what has to be done and he does it. Haydon added that he takes new employees under his …

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Former Sturgis Elks member is honored

A fundraiser to benefit a Sturgis Elks program – and to honor the memory of a former member – drew more than 30 participants Saturday. Organized by Klinger Lake resident John Nelson, “The Braddle” canoe and kayak paddle from Thompson Lake to Klinger Lake honored Brad Baker. The 55-year-old Baker passed away from brain cancer in November 2015 and was …

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COA board begins consideration of new building

Members of the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging are beginning the process of considering the former Three Rivers Inn as its potential new headquarters. COA officials at Wednesday’s Advisory Board meeting went into closed session to discuss financial components and other matters related to the proposal. No action was taken after board members reconvened 30 minutes later. Board member …

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Centreville names new football coach

Centreville High School hired a new football coach this week. During Monday’s board of education meeting, the district tapped Tyler Langs to replace Aaron Hartong. Hartong oversaw the team the past five seasons, leading Centreville to an 8-and-36 record during that span. Centreville athletic director Perry Baranic said Langs comes from a family with deep roots in prep football, as …

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Hoppin principal resigns

Three Rivers Community Schools is looking for a new principal for one of its elementary buildings. Board of education members accepted the resignation of Allison Taylor, who has served as principal at Hoppin Elementary since September. She has accepted a job with Portage Public Schools. Board members said the Hoppin position has been posted and they hope to fill the …

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COA receives grant

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging has received an $8,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America, made possible through a donation from the Kellogg “25-Year Employees Fund.” For the third consecutive year, Meals on Wheels America partnered with the Kellogg 25-Year Employees Fund to distribute nutrition and capacity-building grants to organizations within a geographic proximity to a Kellogg facility. …

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CMH board member resigns

A 10-year member of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County Board has announced her resignation. A month after she was excluded from a closed-session discussion because she was attending the meeting via telephone, Three Rivers resident Rebecca Black said she is embarrassed by the current makeup of the board. Black said she has concerns …

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Library agrees to design services

Members of the Three Rivers Public Library Board agreed this week to accept services for a design proposal at a potential location in the downtown district. During a meeting Tuesday, board members agreed to a $17,500 contract with Mishawaka-based Arkos Design to further evaluate the option of relocating to the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust building. Jeff Anglemeyer, president of …

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