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Howard Receives Honor

A sophomore on the Mendon Lady Hornets basketball team received state recognition this week. Brooke Howard was named to the Class C all-state honorable mention squad, as announced by the Michigan Associated Press. A point guard, Howard stands 5-foot-10 and was a key member of the team that claimed its second consecutive St. Joseph Valley League crown in the 2011-12 ... Read More »

Constantine Benefit Basketball Game

Constantine Public Schools has announced the date for an annual faculty-versus-police benefit basketball game for a fifth-annual fund rais¬er. The game is at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Constantine High School gym. Proceeds go toward the Michigan Concerns of Police Sur¬vivors organization. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. A fundraiser bake sale also will ... Read More »

Barnes To Run For Judge

Less than a week after St. Joseph County Probate Court Judge Tom Shumaker announced his retirement, a third prospective successor has announced his candidacy for the post. Three Rivers attorney John Barnes, of Barnes Law Office, has announced his candidacy for the position. Barnes, who has been practicing law for 30 years, said his qualifications include thousands of probate, estate planning, ... Read More »

Phone Scam In Three Rivers

The Three Rivers Fire Department is cautioning residents that it has been made aware of a phone scam taking place throughout the city. Fire department officials said the illicit callers are going by the name Firefighters Charitable Foundation. Would-be victims are asked to provide credit card information to make a donation to the fictitious charity. The Three Rivers Fire Department ... Read More »

Bender Plans To Run For Office

St. Joseph County Clerk Pattie Bender announced Monday that she plans to file her petitions to seek the office of clerk and register of deeds in 2013. The election for the newly combined offices is in November. Bender, 61, was hired into the clerk’s office in 1970 and has served as county clerk since 1991. She is completing her fifth, ... Read More »

More Copper Wiring Stolen

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called over the weekend to Sherman Township, where a farmer reported the theft of copper wire from an irrigation system. The incident took place late Friday or early Saturday at a location on Grim Road, near Schrader Road. Stolen from two towers was about 165 feet of copper wiring, wrapped in black casing. ... Read More »