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County Commission seeks consultant for review of CMHSAS

County commissioner Don Eaton is questioning a number of matters related to operations of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County. At the conclusion of Tuesday’s county commission meeting, Eaton said he would like to utilize the services of a consultant with expertise in studying mental health agencies, their budgets and their overall operations. Eaton ...

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Jon Good appointed to Sturgis City Commission

Jon Good was appointed Wednesday to the at-large seat on Sturgis City Commission. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Michael Gay last month. Good, a Sturgis native, was city manager-assessor from 1979-86 and a former city commissioner. He is owner and president of J.W. Good & Associates, a real-estate appraisal firm. Good was among five residents who submitted ...

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TRAM fundraiser promises fun

The ninth annual Three Rivers Area Mentoring Glow Bowl benefit takes place 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at South Lanes in Three Rivers. Though not the biggest of TRAM’s three annual fundraisers, it’s an event that TRAM executive director Bobbi Schoon said is well received by the public and a fun afternoon of bowling for many of the kids involved ...

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CROP Walk planned for Sunday

The 44th annual Sturgis area CROP Walk is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis. Registration of walkers begins at 1:15 p.m. The three-mile trek will make stops at four additional Sturgis churches. Organizers are hoping the 2015 event will bring in at least 100 walkers and $10,000. The 2014 Sturgis area CROP Walk raised nearly ...

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Juvenile Court gets funding boost

St. Joseph County Juvenile Court officials were given a funding boost Tuesday, when the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed after extensive discussion to provide $245,000 in assistance toward the Child Care portion of the court’s budget. A trio of representatives – Juvenile Court Judge David Tomlinson, director Tom Robertson and supervisor Don Happel – stated their case before ...

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Board of Commissioners approved Nottawa County Park upgrades

The first step toward a major upgrade at Nottawa County Park was taken Tuesday. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved a proposal for a sewage-disposal-system design. The measure means the park is potentially on its way to having sewer service and running water. Currently, restroom amenities feature only pit toilets. Jaymes MacDonald, director of the county’s ...

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