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Deadline approaching to get health-care coverage

The clock is ticking for people who still have not applied for health-care coverage at healthcare.gov. Officials from the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency said they are working tirelessly to ensure that all tri-county residents are enrolled. With two certified navigators and six certified application counselors on staff, someone is always available to assist with questions and provide assistance in ...

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United Way exceeded fundraising goal

The St. Joseph County United Way raised more than $812,000 for its 2015 fundraising campaign. During Tuesday’s annual Victory Celebration event, the final tally was announced and exceeded the 12-month goal of $785,000. Staged inside Immaculate Conception School’s gymnasium, the event was an occasion to recognize the generosity of individuals and local businesses, according to St. Joseph County United Way ...

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Sheriff’s Department investigating breaking and entering

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. The incident was reported shortly before 9 p.m. Monday in Colon Township, where entry was forced to a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 60000 block of Lepley Road. Details about what was taken from the vehicle were not ...

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Michigan House approves land-acquisition plans

The Michigan House recently approved funding for Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects, including a pair of land-acquisition plans in Cass and St. Joseph counties. The Stewart Lake and Dowagiac Creek projects are among 69 land-acquisition and recreational-development projects totaling $24.7 million, according to state Rep. Aaron Miller. Miller said the local projects will be a boost to enthusiasts of ...

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State of the Area address planned

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has announced it will host a State of the Area address next week. Officials from five governmental entities will provide economic updates during the 90-minute program that begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Three Rivers Community Center. The agenda features Centreville DDA Director Carol Snow-Penn, Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett, Mendon Village ...

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Mediation agreement approved by Commissioners

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners last week approved a mediation agreement with a former employee. Without discussion, commissioners approved a motion that awards $150,000 to Anita Trayling, who previously served as an appraiser in the equalization department. County administrator Pat Yoder said Trayling’s position was dissolved in 2009. She subsequently took a temporary position with the prosecutor’s office but ...

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