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Focus on rehabilitation

Members of the St. Joseph County Community Corrections Advisory Board plan to maintain a strong focus on rehabilitating jail inmates charged with methamphetamine-related offenses. During their meeting last week, members of the 15-person committee said they intend to evaluate the success of a program called “Meth Men in Jail,” which is monitored by Spencer Price, substance abuse supervisor with the ...

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Out and About – Week of August 20th

Summer is winding down, and soon we’ll have the fall colors gracing the trees. School hasn’t started yet, so some of you will be getting out of town before the kids return to the classrooms. If you’re planning to spend any time in a hotel or motel, here are a few facts to keep in mind, as you travel: A ...

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Police called for domestic situation

The Three Rivers Police Department was called over the weekend to a residence in the 700 block of Portage Avenue regarding a domestic situation. Three Rivers officials said a 911 call was received shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday regarding a distraught subject who potentially posed a threat to himself and others. Officers coaxed the man out of his house and ...

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Nottawa business robbed

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is reviewing surveillance video for clues to help identify the culprits of a breaking-and-entering incident over the weekend in Nottawa. Sometime between midnight and 7:30 a.m. Sunday, a door at Sand Lake Party Store was pried open and the business was entered. A preliminary investigation shows an undisclosed amount of money and numerous packs ...

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Lafleur withdraws

Constantine Village Council member Cindy LaFleur has withdrawn her candidacy for re-election and chosen instead to seek a position with the Constantine Township Board of Trustees. County Clerk Pattie Bender said LaFleur had submitted petitions for both posts but, by law, would be eligible to represent only one entity. Late Friday, LaFleur made arrangements through Bender’s office to drop her ...

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Mendon Riverfest successful

Organizers of the 25th Mendon Riverfest, which concluded its three-day run Saturday, said the milestone anniversary was a success. Riverfest Committee chairman Roger Cupp said a strong crowd all day Saturday made up for smaller-than-usual attendance Thursday and Friday. Highlights Saturday included a canoe swamp, which drew eight teams and featured a $100 cash prize won by a three-member team ...

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Jonathan Edds Memorial event successful

One-hundred and forty-four participants raised about $8,600 during Saturday’s third annual Jonathan Edds Memorial 5K Run and Walk in White Pigeon. The event is staged in memory of the White Pigeon native who was killed during combat in Iraq in 2007. Merlin Miller of White Pigeon was the first participant to cross the finish line, while Megan Niblock of Constantine ...

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COA has openings

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging’s Board of Directors has a pair of openings, following separate moves during its monthly meeting Wednesday. Lori Wright, who was tapped in June to head the board, submitted her letter of resignation, as announced by COA Director Lynn Coursey. According to Wright’s letter, her full-time job and a training commitment to the National ...

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United Way to hand out donuts

Volunteers from the St. Joseph County United Way will be at various intersections next week handing out donuts as a thank you to St. Joseph County for its support of the Centreville-based agency. The gesture also is a reminder that the so-called Donut Drive means the local United Way is kicking off its 2013 campaign. Executive Director Kelly Hostetler said ...

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Bella

Larson and Sebastian have both been adopted. This is Bella. She is a sweet little eight week old female kitty. the little thing just craves human attention. She purrs and cuddles right up when someone stops to hold her. Bella is just a baby and so deserves to have a good home. You can find her in pen 1 docket ...

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