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Miracle on Main Street events planned

The city of Three Rivers is kicking off its 2014 Christmas season this weekend with a tree-lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Friday at the downtown Mural Mall. “Miracle on Main Street” is the theme of this year’s holiday celebration, which will include four weekends of special holiday events and shopping in the downtown district. Christmas caroling, a book reading of ... Read More »

2014 Realtor of the Year named

St. Joseph County Association of Realtors has named Binnie Price of BPR Binnie Price Real Estate in Constantine as its 2014 Realtor of the Year. The award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and service for the association, the community and the real estate industry. Nominees are evaluated on their community service, education, business accomplishments and service to the ... Read More »

Central Dispatch to receive new recorder system

St. Joseph County’s Central Dispatch will soon be receiving a new recorder system. During last week’s county commission meeting, approval was given to replace the 20-year-old recorder currently used by the Centreville-based agency. Human resources director Elishia Arver said the current recorder is plagued with viruses and is long overdue to be retired. Grand Rapids-based software company Van Belkum provided ... Read More »

Task force for road-dedicated millage proposed

The formation of a task force, whose members would attempt to raise public support for a millage request to improve county roads, was proposed last week. During their quarterly St. Joseph County Township Supervisors meeting, members talked at length about the two-question ballot measure road commission officials posed to county voters in August. The requests sought a 1-mill renewal and ... Read More »

Police investigating breaking and entering of RVs

State police are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident involving a number of RV trailers in White Pigeon Township. According to an agency media release, troopers were summoned at 3 p.m. Saturday to the 69000 block of U.S. 131, where 17 new trailers were entered. Numerous items valued in excess of several thousand dollars were stolen from inside the trailers. Furthermore, several ... Read More »

Two Mendon players named to All State Football team

Mendon’s Logan Slaughter and Elijah Klepper were named to the Associated Press’ Division 7-8 All-State Football Team. For Slaughter it was his third appearance on the prestigious team. He was a four-year starter for the Hornets, who went 10-2 in the 2014 season. Klepper, a senior and team captain, rushed for 1,702 yards on 190 carries this season. He averaged ... Read More »