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County seeks clerk applicants

St. Joseph County is seeking applicants for the position of county clerk. Pattie Bender, current clerk, will retire June 30 and Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman will appoint her successor. Any interested applicant can submit a resume to Circuit Court, Box 189, Centreville, or electronically to: griffink@stjosephcountymi.org. The deadline for applications is Feb. 12. Following that deadline, interviews will be ... Read More »

Police officer enters guilty plea

Sturgis police officer Bryan Stuck avoided trial after entering a guilty plea on a lesser charge earlier this week. The 29-year-old Stuck, a Bronson resident, was scheduled for trial on charges of drunken driving and having a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit. Stuck, however, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle while ... Read More »

Unveiling of mental health pilot program Friday

A number of local and state dignitaries are expected to gather Friday morning in Centreville for the unveiling of a pilot program designed to better meet the needs of people requiring mental-health evaluations. The finishing touches are being put on a two-cell holding area at the St. Joseph County Jail, where a portion of a $350,000 state grant has helped ... Read More »

Three Rivers day care shut down

State police have closed a Three Rivers daycare following claims of alleged sexual assaults. Investigators said the home-based daycare is under scrutiny after a number of victims have come forward since the investigation started last week. Lt. Chuck Christensen said police were made aware of the situation after a parent disclosed that their child made reference to sexual contact that ... Read More »

RV company expanding into White Pigeon

An Elkhart-based RV and trailer company has chosen a location in the village of White Pigeon to expand its manufacturing operations. Forest River Manufacturing is launching new products and is expected to construct a three-building development to support its plans. The expansion, announced Tuesday by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is projected to produce almost 400 new jobs over a ... Read More »

Board of Commissioners approved CMH resolution

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners last week approved a revised Community Mental Health resolution originally authorized during its Jan. 6 meeting. County administrator Pat Yoder said the county on Jan. 6 made its annual appropriation to the county’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The amount was more than $257,000. Yoder said an additional $90,000 to rectify a previous ... Read More »