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First day of school for public schools in St. Joseph County

Public schools in St. Joseph County and the rest of Michigan begin the 2014-15 academic year today. In St. Joseph County, new superintendents can be found in Three Rivers and Colon, where Jean Logan and Vic Bugni, respectively, start the school year as leaders of their districts. Students in White Pigeon and Centreville will see the result of extensive work ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meet today

Three positions with the College Access Service Provider are expected to be filled during today’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. The county-supported program is likely to be staffed by Anita Schlabach, Brian McDaniel and Ann Happel, contingent on the five-member board’s vote. Also on the agenda for today’s meeting are matters related to an emergency-management grant agreement, a ... Read More »

River cleanup scheduled for this Saturday

Prospective participants in Saturday’s river cleanup event have until the end of the day Thursday to reserve a canoe or kayak. The St. Joseph County Conservation District on Saturday is staging the cleanup on a four-mile stretch of the Rocky River, from Flatbush Road to Floating Bridge Road in Flowerfield Township. Potential participants are welcome to bring their own watercraft. ... Read More »

Three Rivers City Commission meets tonight

Mayor Tom Lowry and the Three Rivers City Commission will hear a report on the ongoing trail project connecting Three Rivers Health and Meyer Broadway Park during this evening’s meeting. Other agenda items before the seven-member panel include public comment and potential action on a parking ordinance, purchase of a Chevy Tahoe police vehicle, a revision to the 2014-15 fiscal ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department clarifies charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department wish to clarify that alleged sexual encounters between Sturgis firefighter Joshua Snyder and a then-15-year-old girl did not take place at a Sturgis school. Snyder was formally charged Wednesday with one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third- degree CSC and two counts of fourth- degree CSC for a ... Read More »

B & E in Nottawa Township

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 24000 block of M-86 Friday in Nottawa Township regarding a breaking-and-entering incident.  According to a department media release, cash was taken and items inside an unoccupied dwelling were damaged. Read More »