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e-Recording begins at register of deeds department

St. Joseph County Clerk and Register of Deeds Pattie Bender has announced the Register of Deeds department will go-live with eRecording starting next week. Beginning Monday, the department will offer the additional avenue for recording documents, as the department takes the next step in the advancement of technology, Bender said. She noted that the department will continue to have the ... Read More »

Three Rivers awarded housing resource grant

The city of Three Rivers has been awarded a Housing Resource Fund grant to rehabilitate downtown apartments, according to State Rep. Matt Lori. The Constantine-area resident said the $379,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will assist downtown property owners with the renovation of upstairs spaces that have been vacant for many years. The grant ... Read More »

Two people hospitalized after crash

Two people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident last week in Constantine Township. State police said Three Rivers resident Esther Bowman was driving west on Featherstone Road shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday, when she failed to stop at Lutz Road. Bowman’s vehicle struck a trailer loaded with RV trailer frames. The trailer was hitched to a northbound Ford truck driven ... Read More »

High School football playoff game times announced

Start times for this weekend’s state football playoff games have been announced by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. A pair of matinee games will be played Saturday, as Schoolcraft at Constantine and Colon at Mendon will kick off their respective games at 1 p.m. Meanwhile, a 7:30 start time Friday night has been set for a Division 4 contest, ... Read More »

St. Joseph County unemployment numbers released

The September unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by one-tenth of a percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 5.2 percent September unemployment rate was more than August’s 5.1 percent. September’s unemployment rate, however, was a full 2 percent less than the same ... Read More »

Parole and probation compliance checks performed

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit last week performed parole/probation-compliance checks on residences in conjunction with parole agents with the Michigan Department of Corrections. As part of Operation Night Hawk investigators from SCAN and agents from the DOC on Thursday checked six separate residences. Four individuals were arrested, with charges ranging from outstanding warrants, parole violations and ... Read More »