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Bob Powers, 85

Robert W. Powers, age 85, of Marcellus, MI passed away Friday morning, November 21, 2014 at home. He was born April 18, 1929 in Porter Township, Van Buren County, to Garfield and Grace Powers. In 1949 in Marcellus he married Varetta M. Copenhaver who survives. He graduated from Marcellus High School in 1947 and Michigan State University with a B.S. ... Read More »

Human Resources Director vacancy to be filled

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed this week to fill the vacancy of human resources director. Tuesday’s commission meeting was the last for Elishia Arver, 36, who is vacating the position to take a human resources job in the private sector with a company in Angola, Ind. A job description and salary range were not mentioned. ... Read More »

Candidates for Road Commission manager narrowed to two

A new manager for the St. Joseph County Road Commission is expected to be named before the end of the year. Commission board member Eric Shafer said three candidates from a field of 10 legitimate candidates were interviewed this week. The trio was narrowed to two finalists, with second interviews for the pair scheduled to take place in December. Shafer ... Read More »

Telephone scam alert

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has issued a media release alerting the public about a telephone scam in which a Three Rivers business is being fraudulently represented. A number of people are being called in St. Joseph County and being told use of their debit card is locked. The callers claim to be from Century Bank and Trust. ... Read More »

Jill Pagels, 65

Jill D. Pagels, 65, of Sturgis, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at her home. Jill was born on Dec. 11, 1948 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Richard and Joan (Peters) Jacobs. She was a Sturgis area resident since 1969. She was a graduate of Three Rivers High School in 1967 and graduate of Parsons Business School in Kalamazoo with a ... Read More »

Police shooting is being reviewed

A northern Indiana prosecutor is reviewing whether police officers acted properly when they fatally shot a man who they say pointed a gun at them while he was trying to flee.  State police investigators submitted their report this week to the Elkhart County prosecutor’s office about the September shooting that involved seven Elkhart city officers.  The shooting at an apartment ... Read More »