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TR Fire upgrade to Class 4

Three Rivers Fire Department Chief Dan Tomlinson said the department received word that its rating from the Insurance Services Office will be upgraded to a Class 4. Addressing members of the city commission earlier this week, Tomlinson said the one-step improvement means the fire-department insurance auditor noted the comprehensiveness of the department warranted the Class 4 designation. The upside for ...

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Renewed contract with Fabius Township

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has renewed a one-year contract with Fabius Township for law-enforcement coverage. The deal means a sheriff’s department deputy will provide coverage exclusively to the township 40 hours a week. Tuesday’s approval by the county board marks the 18th consecutive year the two entities have worked out such an agreement. Cost for the service ...

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SECOND PERIOD OUTBURST PUSHES FLORIDA PAST KALAMAZOO

The Kalamazoo Wings have been pushed to the brink of elimination following a 7-3 loss Thursday night to the Florida Everblades in the game four of the Eastern Conference Finals. With the loss, the K-Wings trail the best-of-seven series three games to one. In a period that was eerily similar to the opening period of game three, the K-Wings dictated ...

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Einstein

Einstein and Butter came into the shelter together, they are brothers. It is easy to see the family resemblance. They are one year old and very affectionate, loving attention. It is time for them to be neutered. They are both good with kids and litter trained. They have docket 10593 and 10594 at the St Joe County Animal Control Shelter ...

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Balog to seek re-election

St. Joseph County Commissioner Allen Balog has announced he will seek re-election in November to a second, two-year term. The former mayor of Three Rivers, Balog said he filed paperwork Tuesday with the county clerk’s office, making official his intentions. Balog joined the commission in January 2011. With redistricting of the county commission’s boundaries to go into effect in 2013, ...

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Two arrested for meth lab explosion

Police responding to a report of a fight in progress uncovered a methamphetamine laboratory Wednesday in Sturgis. Two men, ages 50 and 42 and both from Sturgis, were arrested around 1:30 a.m. after police entered an apartment in the 200 block of E. Hatch St. and discovered a meth lab that had exploded earlier. Officers discovered the apartment after they ...

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Investigation of embezzlement

  A team of investigators from the Sturgis Police Department, along with security officials from Wal-Mart, are investigating an estimated $10,000 embezzlement by an unnamed number of employees. According to a department news release, Sturgis Police said employees were involved in a ring centering on the theft of electronic equipment dating to December. Officers spent several hours overnight Tuesday retrieving ...

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Two arrested

A 19-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after he fled the Twin County Probation Center last week. Three Rivers Police said the man, whose name was not provided in a department news release, was found at the Edgewater Apartments. He was wanted on a felony warrant for escape from jail. An 18-year-old resident of the apartment ...

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EVERBLADES DISMANTLE K-WINGS

Winning their sixth straight playoff home game, the Florida Everblades defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 7-0 Wednesday night in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals and now lead the best-of-seven series two games to one. Creating a turnover in the neutral zone, Florida leaped ahead midway in the period with a tally from Mathieu Roy (3rd). Stealing the puck at ...

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County voters decide on millage renewal

St. Joseph County voters could be asked in August to decide whether to renew a millage to support the county’s E-911 Central Dispatch. Meanwhile, a public hearing has been set for feedback on a proposed millage renewal for the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging. The two matters were addressed Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Regarding ...

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