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River trail master plan improvement areas identified

As part of the ongoing development of a master plan for a proposed river trail in St. Joseph County, five areas for immediate river-access improvements have been identified. The locations are: Portage River at Carpenter Road in Lockport Township, Prairie River at Hoshel Park in Lockport Township, Fawn River at East Fawn River Road in Fawn River Township, and St. ... Read More »

Three Rivers DDA releases new image

The Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program has announced the release of its new image for downtown Three Rivers. Brian Persky, executive director of the Three Rivers DDA/Main Street, said the procedure is a first step in the DDA’s image-building campaign to help raise awareness of the goods and services offered downtown. The new image presents the Three Rivers community as ... Read More »

Celebrity Waiter Night successful

Monday’s annual Celebrity Waiter Night at Curly’s in Colon drew a full house, creating a busy night for the United Way volunteers serving as wait staff. Kelly Hostetler, St. Joseph County United Way director, said Curly’s co-owner Kathy Earl is a former board of directors member for six years and was in charge of the special-events committee. As a result, ... Read More »

Children’s Trauma Assessment Group holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 4 o’clock this afternoon for the Children’s Trauma Assessment Group of St. Joseph County. Located next to the county’s United Way headquarters in Centreville, the CTAG provides a 24-hour, comfortable environment where children can talk to law-enforcement officials in conducting sensitive cases. The only area location available for such an assessment is at Western ... Read More »

Two arrested for possession of stolen property

A father and son were arrested at a Florence Township residence last week on a charge of felony possession of stolen property. State police said the incident dates to September, when a four-wheel ATV was stolen from a residence in the 17000 block of Banker Street in Florence Township. On Oct. 20, the victim and a friend posed as prospective ... Read More »

e-Recording begins at register of deeds department

St. Joseph County Clerk and Register of Deeds Pattie Bender has announced the Register of Deeds department will go-live with eRecording starting next week. Beginning Monday, the department will offer the additional avenue for recording documents, as the department takes the next step in the advancement of technology, Bender said. She noted that the department will continue to have the ... Read More »