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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 »

St. Joseph County to buy parcel in Centreville

St. Joseph County officials this week agreed to the purchase of a parcel of land in the village of Centreville. The parcel is the former Frank Olney residence, at 635 E. Main St. and located directly east of the county sheriff’s department. Following brief discussion on the matter Tuesday, commissioners approved the purchase for $180,000. The sale is contingent on ... Read More »

Sheriff investigating Sherman Township break-in

Deputies from the St Joseph County Sheriff’s Office investigated a breaking-and-entering incident earlier this week in Sherman Township. The department was called at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 25000 block of Featherstone Road, where a door to the residence was forced open. Two pistols and eight long guns were stolen from the residence. Read More »

High School Volleyball Action

Mendon’s Lady Hornets volleyball team saw their run to the state Class D final derailed Wednesday in Battle Creek. Going up against defending Class D champion Battle Creek St. Philip, the lady Hornets fell in three games to lose the match. St. Phil goes on to the Final Four bracket and takes on Waterford Friday afternoon. In a Class C ... Read More »

Budget session meeting cancelled

A work session for the county’s 2015 fiscal year budget scheduled for today has been canceled. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, finance director Joni Smith said the proposed budget is in order and a public hearing on it will take place at the commission’s Dec. 2 meeting. Read More »