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Board of Commissioners settles on meeting schedule

After adjusting their executive committee meeting schedule over the past six months, members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners appear to have finally settled on a mutually agreeable day. Commissioners decided Tuesday to stage the twice-a-month committee meeting at 8 a.m. every Thursday before a commission meeting. While the 8 a.m. start time has been consistent for several ...

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Board appointments made by Commissioners

Three advisory board appointments were made Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Jeffery Baker was reappointed to a four-year term on the county’s veterans’ affairs board; Mendon resident Lon Huffman was granted another three-year term to the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council; and Three Rivers-area resident Lola Gross was reappointed to a three-year term on the county’s board ...

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Governor Snyder gives State of the State address

In his 5th State of the State address on Tuesday night, Governor Rick Snyder called on the legislature to help create a “river of opportunity” for those who are struggling in Michigan. In addition, the governor proposed merging two state departments into one large department. The proposal would merge the Departments of Community Health and Human Services into one department ...

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Plane crash near Shipshewana

An 18-year-old pilot in training is counting his blessings after the small plane he was flying crash-landed in a LaGrange County field. Jordan Stoltzfus walked away uninjured after the two-seater airplane crashed less than a mile from his Shipshewana home. The Westview High School senior says he flew from Goshen Airport to Elkhart, performing a couple takeoffs and landings. Stoltzfus ...

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Three Rivers community-visioning workshops scheduled

Here’s a reminder that a trio of community-visioning workshops are taking place in coming weeks to help determine the future of Three Rivers. Community visioning is a planning tool that enables residents, business owners and local institutions to have a voice in the decision-making process of their community. The workshops have been planned to gather information from residents about what ...

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Police crack down on I-94

Authorities plan to crack down on speeding and distracted driving in eastern Kalamazoo County following a 193-vehicle pileup that killed one man and closed a stretch of Interstate 94 for two days. State police Lt. Dale Hinz says there have been problems with speeding and aggressive driving in that area for a while. He says that leads to crashes in bad ...

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