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Man arrested for maintaining a meth lab

A tip to law-enforcement officials resulted in the arrest of a Sturgis-area man for charges related to the possession and manufacturing of methamphetamine. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Thursday night in the 23000 block of Wilson Road in Sherman Township. An active meth lab was found inside the residence and evidence suggesting ...

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Welty retires

William Welty, who is winding down his 22-year career as a St. Joseph County District Court judge, was the recipient of a Saturday gathering staged in honor of his impending retirement. More than 150 people at the Riviera Theatre in Three Rivers assembled to congratulate the 63-year-old Welty for his years of service to the county and wish him well ...

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Hochstetler injured in crash

A 16-year-old from Shipshewana said he suffered a medical condition while driving and, as a result, crashed the vehicle he was driving into a tree Friday night in Sherman Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s department said Rylan Hochstetler was driving west on Banker Road when he blacked out momentarily and drove off the roadway around 10 p.m., he told ...

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Three Rivers finished with leaf pickup

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services announces it has finished leaf-and-brush pickup for the year. The DPS, however, offers a compost drop off area at 1015 S. Lincoln Ave., which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to aid residents wishing to drop off leaf and brush materials. The compost drop-off site accepts brush, leafs, grass ...

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GOCC faculty votes

Union faculty members at Glen Oaks Community College have issued a vote of no confidence in school president Gary Wheeler. The 23-4 vote was taken last week, with four of the college’s 31 union faculty members abstaining. The vote was brought to the attention of Glen Oaks’ board of trustees at its meeting Wednesday. Faculty union president Chad Worthington presented ...

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Two meth labs discovered

Two methamphetamine laboratories were discovered at a residence in Park Township Wednesday. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit were drawn to a house in the 54000 block of Wilbur Road by a tip from a neighbor, who suspected the man and woman who reside at the house were involved in meth production. The man and woman were ...

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