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Births Exceeded Deaths

The number of births in St. Joseph County in 2011 exceeded the number of deaths, according to data provided by County Clerk Pattie Bender. Bender, the county’s most tenured employee with more than 41 years of employment, presented her annual report Tuesday to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Bender said 717 people were born in the county in ... Read More »

Quilt exhibit Saturday

Downtown Constantine will be the site of a quilter’s exhibit Saturday. Area residents will be displaying their quilts at various locations throughout the village’s downtown district 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, the Barry House will be hosting for the first time its heritage with a display of generational and heirloom quilts during the same four-hour timeframe. A quilt ... Read More »

TR Library may see changes

A potential change in the leadership of the Three Rivers Public Library Board could be forthcoming. Mayor Tom Lowry and members of the Three Rivers City Commission on Tuesday discussed the option of removing Sharon Rogers as president of the library board. Commissioners, however, agreed to wait until after the library board stages its monthly meeting Tuesday next week and ... Read More »

Millage renewal under consideration

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has put off at least until April setting the date for a public hearing on a millage renewal request in support of the county’s E-911 Central Dispatch. Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to ask E-911 Central Dispatch Director Jonathan Uribe to provide them a long-term financial picture, including the department’s potential major purchases and ... Read More »

TR Police report suspicious man

Three Rivers Police are reporting that a 46-year-old man believed to be from Indiana has been approaching women in downtown Three Rivers and acting in a suspicious manner. Police said they believe the man is Jerry Hillegas. They said Hillegas over the weekend confronted a woman at a downtown business and asked if she would contribute to the Children’s Museum ... Read More »

No Leaf or Brush Pick Up

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services said it will not be conducting a leaf and brush pick up this year. Based on that decision, DPS officials on Monday issued a news release, reminding residents that it is against city ordinance to place yard waste or debris in the street or the area between the street and the sidewalk. Residents ... Read More »