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Several county employees recognized for milestone years of employment

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday recognized 26 county employees observing milestone years of employment. Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Bruce Morse led the way with 35 years. Friend of the Court caseworker Andi Guy and juvenile register Cathy Coleman were recognized for reaching the 30-year plateau. Road Patrol Deputy Jay Parker and corrections officer Judy Buchner-VanCamp reached the 25-year ... Read More »

Woman in critical condition after stabbing incident

A 27-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed following an incident in Sturgis Tuesday morning. The St. Joseph Count Sheriff’s Department said a 911 call was received shortly after 3 a.m. from the 1200 block of Laura Drive. Details of the incident are limited, but the victim’s 22 year old sister was arrested and charged with assault ... Read More »

Centreville now included in county’s grant writing services

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to include the village of Centreville for services rendered by the county’s grant writer, Lindsay Oswald. During action at Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners approved a proposal calling for the village to pay about $3,200 annually to receive Oswald’s services. The amount represents about 5 percent of the $64,800 in salary and benefits ... Read More »

Betty Duncan, 87

Betty L. Duncan, 87, of Metamora, Ill. and formerly of Three Rivers, died at 12:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Snyder Village in Metamora, Ill. Born on Nov. 14, 1926 in Salem, Ohio, to William and Eva Schafer Coleman, she married Wesley C. Duncan on June 4, 1946 in Urbana, Ohio. Surviving are her husband, Wesley of Metamora, Ill.; ... Read More »

Mae Bell Dobine, 84

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Mae Bell Dobine, age 84, was born on July 26, 1930 in Sunflower, MS to Willie McCloud and Bessie Lee(Robie) McCloud. Mae passed away October 17, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband James Dobine, her parents, and her brother Willie Lee McCloud II. Mae Bell leaves to cherish her memory, four children, Marilyn ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of October 20th

If you’re a regular reader of this column, then you know that I can be quite nostalgic. I sometimes spend too much time dwelling on the past. You might say that my “Memory Bank” is quite full. What I’m leading up to is that I was thinking the other day about how things have changed over the past couple of ... Read More »