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Lockport Township accident sends woman to hospital

A Three Rivers woman lost control of her vehicle on a freshly-graveled road and drove off the roadway last week in Lockport Township. Shelly Lehman, 47, told authorities she was driving east on South River Road and a fresh layer of pea gravel on the road surface caused her vehicle to swerve. Her vehicle left the roadway, went into a ...

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Two remain jailed

Two Sturgis residents remain in the St. Joseph County jail after their arrest last week. Christin Lynn Garza, 32, is charged with two counts of extortion and was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear. Her bond was set at $50,000. Joseph Wayne Wallace, 45, is charged with two counts of extortion, felonious assault, robbery and retail fraud. His ...

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O’Dell re-elected as Trustee

Longtime St. Joseph County Intermediate Board of Trustees member Elizabeth O’Dell was re-elected Monday to another six-year term. A Sturgis resident, O’Dell received five votes, with challengers Brandon Kent, also of Sturgis, receiving two. Leonidas resident Sherman Greider picked up one endorsement. One representative from each of St. Joseph County’s nine school districts was eligible to cast a vote for ...

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Group hoping to recall members of Three Rivers School Board

A recently assembled group is working on petition language in hopes of recalling four members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education. Members of TR Cares are targeting Waneta Truckey, Carl Barth, David Kutz and board president Mike Bosma. Board members Erin Nowak, Diana DeGraaf and Pete Bennett are not eligible to be recalled because they are within ...

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Tractor stolen from Park Township

A 2015 John Deere tractor was stolen earlier this week from a business in Park Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Deputy responded Monday to the 16000 block of Heimbach Road after employees arrived to work and noticed the tractor missing. Deputies said the suspects at some point over the weekend drove up to the business and cut a wire ...

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Centreville agrees to pay damages from sewer backup

Members of the Centreville Village Council agreed Monday to pay a portion of the cost of damage from a recent sewer backup at a residential property. The sewer issue led to further discussion regarding future solutions and prevention. Charlene Beals showed the council photos, videos and estimates of damage caused by a backup that occurred May 9 at her mother’s ...

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