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Commissioners reappointment panel members

During their final meeting of 2014 Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners made reappointments to six different panels. Returning for three-year terms to the Animal Control Advisory Board are Suzanne Lee, Laura Barley and Rick Shaffer. John Bippus was approved to continue on as a member of the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board. Bippus, who is currently ... Read More »

Sturgis fire displaces residents

Residents of the Maple Crest Motel in Sturgis were displaced after a fire Tuesday night. Sturgis Fire officials said heavy smoke was coming from the roof of the building when they arrived on the scene around 6:45 p.m. Four units suffered severe damage from the fire, which appears to have started in an attic area. Residents in other units were ... Read More »

Hit-and-run incident results in garage damage

A garage was damaged in a hit-and-run incident reported Monday in White Pigeon Township. State police were called to the 68000 block of Klinger Lake Road to investigate. The property owner said the incident occurred within the past week. The vehicle struck the garage then proceeded south on Klinger Lake Road, according to investigators. Read More »

Cass woman injured in car crash

A 29-year-old Cassopolis woman was injured after she was involved in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Cass County. Sheriff’s department officials said Ryan Rosalee Deckard, failed to slow down as she approached two vehicles that had stopped for a school bus shortly before 7:30 a.m. on M-60 in Newberg Township. Deckard drove into the back of a vehicle driven ... Read More »

Board of Commissioners agrees to additional funding of proposed trail

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to provide additional funding to support a proposed trail project designed to run between Three Rivers and Fabius Township. At the request of Lindsay Oswald, a member of the River Country Recreational Authority, the commission committed $23,400. Coupled with $5,000 offered by the city of Three Rivers Tuesday, the proposed trail ... Read More »

State trooper involved in crash

A Michigan State Police trooper was involved in a crash Friday on Youngs Prairie Road near Constantine. While on routine patrol, the trooper attempted to turn around to pursue a vehicle that matched the description of a car involved in armed robberies in Cass County, Lt. James Colman said in a media release. The officer lost control of the vehicle ... Read More »