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Glen Oaks named new faculty and staff

Glen Oaks Community College has welcomed a number of new faculty and staff to campus this fall. Larry Diekman recently joined the college as a maintenance assistant. He was previously employed at Lippert Components in Elkhart, Ind. Ron Hofman is the college’s new automotive instructor. He has over 36 years of automotive experience including teaching the last ten years at ... Read More »

Multiple arrests following search warrant

Two adults and a juvenile were arrested at 6 a. m. Sunday on weapon and drug charges in Sturgis. Sturgis officers obtained a search warrant for a residence at 213 N. Fourth St., where police seized two handguns, a rifle and packaged marijuana. A 24-year-old man was arrested for possession with intent to deliver, while a 19-year-old man was arrested ... Read More »

Miracle on Main Street events planned

The city of Three Rivers is kicking off its 2014 Christmas season this weekend with a tree-lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Friday at the downtown Mural Mall. “Miracle on Main Street” is the theme of this year’s holiday celebration, which will include four weekends of special holiday events and shopping in the downtown district. Christmas caroling, a book reading of ... Read More »

2014 Realtor of the Year named

St. Joseph County Association of Realtors has named Binnie Price of BPR Binnie Price Real Estate in Constantine as its 2014 Realtor of the Year. The award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and service for the association, the community and the real estate industry. Nominees are evaluated on their community service, education, business accomplishments and service to the ... Read More »

Student arrested at MSU

A 19-year-old Michigan State University student is facing charges for allegedly making a threat to shoot up a school on a social media site. Matthew Mullen of Northbrook, Illinois was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of false report or threat of terrorism. He was released Wednesday from the Ingham County jail on $10,000 bond. Mullen faces up to 20 years in prison. His ... Read More »

Central Dispatch to receive new recorder system

St. Joseph County’s Central Dispatch will soon be receiving a new recorder system. During last week’s county commission meeting, approval was given to replace the 20-year-old recorder currently used by the Centreville-based agency. Human resources director Elishia Arver said the current recorder is plagued with viruses and is long overdue to be retired. Grand Rapids-based software company Van Belkum provided ... Read More »