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Keep Sturgis Beautiful Award winners named

The Exchange Club of Sturgis recently announced its 19th “Keep Sturgis Beautiful” Award program winners, recognizing four city homeowners and one commercial business. As in the past, the Exchange Club chose one winner from each of the city’s four corners as well as one non-residential property. Sturgis Neighborhood Program Director Monica Smith shared that the properties are judged and selected ...

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River cleanup scheduled

The St. Joseph County Conservation District this weekend will focus on the fifth of its six river cleanup events of the summer. Saturday’s cleanup of the Portage River in Lockport Township starts at 9:30 a.m. at Carpenter Road and concludes at Liquid Therapy in downtown Three Rivers. Participants are asked to meet at Carpenter Road and details will be worked ...

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Retirement leads to changes in prosecuting attorney office

The July retirement of chief prosecuting attorney Chuck Herman has led to a series of promotions within the department. St. Joseph County commissioners Tuesday approved the promotion of Erin Harrington from assistant prosecuting attorney level II to chief assistant prosecuting attorney. The position pays an annual salary of about $68,500. Josh Robare was tapped to take Harrington’s previous position. Robare ...

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Circus tickets available

Organizers of a circus coming to Constantine Sunday are issuing a reminder that the cost of tickets is less if purchased in advance rather than the day of. Show times for the Kelly Miller Circus are 2 and 5 p.m.at Eastside Elementary. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. They are available at the village office, Constantine ...

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Interim administrators contracts approved

The contracts of two administrators were approved during Monday’s Three Rivers Board of Education meeting. Nikki Nash will serve as interim principal at Three Rivers Middle School, while Ben McIntyre will be the interim principal at Andrews Elementary. Nash, 40, spent nine years as a third-grade teacher at Andrews and the past four as its principal. Her salary as interim ...

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Commissioners vote to remove 3 CMHSAS members

Two weeks after county commissioners voted to begin the process of removing three members from the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Authority Board of St. Joseph County, the matter came to a head during Tuesday’s meeting. Despite strongly worded opinions from attorney John Gretzinger, representing CMHSAS board members Gaylene Adams, Larry Walton and Barb Parker, county commissioners voted ...

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