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Two injured in Cass County crash

Driving too fast for conditions appears to be the cause of a single-vehicle accident that injured two people last week in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to a stretch of Harvey Street in Porter Township, where a pickup struck a tree. Upon arrival, deputies found Joshua Westphal, 26, of Vandalia, had lost ... Read More »

Police searching for hit-and-run driver

State police are looking for a man who fled the scene of a hit-and-run incident last week in Fabius Township. The incident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Friday on Corey Lake Road near Shafer Brothers Road. Troopers said the driver of a 2001 Buick Lesabre was traveling west on Corey Lake Road when he lost control and the vehicle left ... Read More »

Human Resources Director vacancy to be filled

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed this week to fill the vacancy of human resources director. Tuesday’s commission meeting was the last for Elishia Arver, 36, who is vacating the position to take a human resources job in the private sector with a company in Angola, Ind. A job description and salary range were not mentioned. ... Read More »

Candidates for Road Commission manager narrowed to two

A new manager for the St. Joseph County Road Commission is expected to be named before the end of the year. Commission board member Eric Shafer said three candidates from a field of 10 legitimate candidates were interviewed this week. The trio was narrowed to two finalists, with second interviews for the pair scheduled to take place in December. Shafer ... Read More »

Telephone scam alert

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has issued a media release alerting the public about a telephone scam in which a Three Rivers business is being fraudulently represented. A number of people are being called in St. Joseph County and being told use of their debit card is locked. The callers claim to be from Century Bank and Trust. ... Read More »

Courthouse entry plans move forward

Plans to develop a single point of entry into the St. Joseph County Courthouse moved forward Tuesday after a 3-1 vote by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Construction of the 1,400-square-foot addition would cost an estimated $250,000, while project architect Landmark Design Group of Grand Rapids would add another $17,500 cost to the proposed project. Drawings show the ... Read More »