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Florence Township break-in

Several items and collectables of significant value were taken from a residence during a daytime break-in Thursday, August 30th, in Florence Township. State police investigators said the incident took place in the 17000 block of Featherstone Road. In addition to Playstation and Xbox games and consoles, other items taken include a Remington rifle, chainsaw, Dell laptop computer, and jewelry and coins. Investigators ...

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7th River cleanup this season, Saturday

The St. Joseph County Conservation District will stage its seventh river cleanup of the season Saturday on the White Pigeon River in Mottville Township. The 1.5-mile task will start at U.S. 131 and conclude at Blue School Road. It is slated to take about two hours. Prospective participants are asked to meet at Blue School Road bridge at 9:30 am ...

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Still investigating hit-and-run incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into a hit-and-run incident involving a bicyclist earlier this week in Sturgis Township. Department officials said White Pigeon-area resident Delmer Gayheart, 42, was riding his bike east on Fawn River Road Tuesday, when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle around 2:30 p.m. The driver of a blue-gray Chevy or ...

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Stop the name calling! Bring on the ideas!

One thing I said I would not do this year is write a politically charged column giving my reasons as to whom I am voting for and the reasons why. I did that in 2008. My candidate lost. That, coupled with the fact that when, a few years ago in my preview column, I predicted the Kalamazoo Wings would sweep ...

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Cookie & Jacob

Tesha went to Up-Cycled Pets. We are just two little boys who need a chance. Our names are Cookie and Jacoby we are just little kitties from the same litter. Our sister is here too and she is cute. We are happy and friendly. We are only here because we had the misfortune of being born in a unwanted litter. ...

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Nature’s Fuel secures funding

Officials from an Indiana-based company announced Wednesday it has secured funding of nearly $200 million to establish operations in Constantine. Nature’s Fuel, of Fort Wayne, will use the money to acquire and update the former Rexam plant in the village’s industrial park as well as purchase more than $60 million worth of equipment. Bill Sinish and Glenn Johnson, Nature’s Fuel ...

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Frankie’s main feature

Frankie’s By the Tracks restaurant was the main feature Wednesday evening at the Riviera Theatre. The Three Rivers eatery was showcased in the latest segment of “Restaurant: Impossible,” which airs on cable television’s Food Network TV. To show its support, the Riviera offered a viewing party, which drew a large and enthusiastic crowd, theater officials said. The program focuses on ...

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Commission agrees to program

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to support the formation of a program that will add personnel to the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. The decision was made Tuesday at the request of Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite, who said the initiative will involve training and bringing on to the SCAN unit one officer from the Three Rivers ...

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Commissioners approve contract

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved a three-year contract with three units from the sheriff’s department Tuesday. The five-person command unit, the road unit and its 15 members, and a roster of 17 employees in the corrections unit are under contract through the end of 2015. Terms of the contract include 2 percent pay increases in 2013 and ...

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Author to come to library

The St. Joseph County “One Book, One County” group is reminding the public it has one week to finish reading “Methland” before author Nick Reding will appear in Three Rivers to discuss the novel. Though representatives from the county’s libraries that make up “One Book, One County” already had an author presentation this year, Reding’s schedule in 2013 likely would ...

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