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Commission approved new human resources director contract

The employment of Teresa Doehring as human resources director was formalized Tuesday, when the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed to terms of her contract. The 40-year-old Doehring, a Mendon resident, will be paid $65,000 annually and given four weeks of vacation time. She begins the job Jan. 6. Doehring replaces Elishia Arver, who stepped down from the post ... Read More »

Board of Commissioners set first meeting of 2015

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has set the date for its first meeting of 2015. During Tuesday’s proceedings, commissioners set the meeting for 5 p.m. Jan. 6. At that time, the five-member board will set the full meeting schedule for the balance of the year. The board currently meets at 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of ... Read More »

Water Trail Master Plan available for comment

The St. Joseph County Water Trail Master Plan will be open for public comment starting Friday, according to Suzanne Fromson, landscape architect with Edgewater Resources. Fromson, whose company has been retained by the county to work on the master plan, said a hard copy of the proposed plan will be at the county courthouse through Jan. 19. It will also ... Read More »

Search warrant results in three arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Monday at a residence in Sturgis Township. SCAN officers received information about a location in the 69000 block of Deer Road, where trafficking of marijuana and other controlled substances had been suspected. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and once inside, they found marijuana and ... Read More »

Car-Bus Collision Friday afternoon

No injuries were reported Friday afternoon in a car-bus collision in Three Rivers. The incident occurred around 3:15 p.m. on West Michigan Avenue, just east of U.S. 131, according to Three Rivers Police. The Three Rivers Community Schools bus was traveling west on Michigan Avenue when a car turned left from a business on the north side of the road. ... Read More »

Arrests made following armed robbery

Three Elkhart men were arrested Friday in connection with an armed robbery at a Cass County gas station two days earlier. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said a clerk at the Marathon station in Jones was robbed at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. Underwood said a cashier was able to get a description of the vehicle following the armed robbery incident. Around 10:30 ... Read More »