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Sheriff’s Department employees to attend conference

Up to six officials from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were granted permission to attend an out-of-state conference later this year. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved the request for the employees to attend the American Jail Association annual meeting in North Carolina. The conference will not impose a cost to the county, as all ...

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County senior center plans continue

Members of the Sturgis City Commissioners are continuing work on a joint agreement for a new St. Joseph County senior center. The city has agreed to lease land near Doyle Community Center to the St. Joseph County Building Authority for $ 1 per year for the next 50 years to provide a site for the new center. The lease makes ...

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Contract discussions begin for Centreville superintendent

With their shared agreement for superintendent officially dissolved Monday, members of the Centreville Board of Education have decided to begin contract discussions with Rob Kuhlman. Kuhlman, who is in his fifth year as superintendent of Centreville and Mendon school districts, will not return to Mendon in the fall after its board last week voted 4-3 to not renew his contract. ...

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Lions Club names Citizen of the Year

The Three Rivers Lions Club has selected Al Heivilin of Three Rivers as this year’s “Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year.” Heivlin, 65, is a graduate of Three Rivers High School, where he earned two letters in basketball, three letters in football and four letters in track. Later in life, he formed his own construction company, FTK Construction, which ...

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County commission adds duties for HR Director

St. Joseph County Human Resources Director Teresa Doehring was appointed last week to serve as the county’s Freedom of Information Act coordinator. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, county administrator Pat Yoder said the appointment puts the county in compliance with statutory changes requiring such a position be filled. There is no additional pay for the role. Doehring has worked for ...

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Officer sentenced perjury case

A former Constantine Police reserve officer was sentenced Friday to at least 20 months in prison for lying under oath in a case related to the homicide of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack. Raymond McCann II, who previously pled no contest to lying under oath during the investigative subpoena into the 2007 homicide of Parrack, was sentenced in St. Joseph County Circuit ...

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