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County Health Center set to close

Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County has announced the St. Joseph County Health Center will end primary-care services effective Oct. 16 and close for good Nov. 6. The move comes after members of the CMH board in July decided to end the agency’s relationship with the St Joseph County Health Center Board, which was not …

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Many items on County Commission agenda

Fourteen items, including two employment agreements and a pair of requests to fill vacancies, await the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this afternoon. The agenda for the 5 o’clock meeting also includes memorandums of understanding for SCAN renewals with the cities of Sturgis and Three Rivers, acceptance of a bid to demolish a structure at 205 Dean St., and …

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Man seriously injured in Constantine crash

Alcohol and speed were cited by authorities as potential factors in a single-vehicle accident Saturday in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s officials said a 61-year-old Elkhart man was driving at a high rate of speed north on U.S. 131, where he lost control of his vehicle near the north junction of the U.S. 131 Business Route. The man’s pickup left the roadway …

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Sports complex among agenda items for City Commission

A request by Three Rivers High School to stage a fireworks display during its football team’s senior night will be up for discussion at tonight’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners will consider authorizing a permit for the display, scheduled to take place Oct. 16. Also on the agenda is discussion on accepting financial support from …

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Constantine 5th graders receive grant

Riverside Elementary School in Constantine received a $10,000 grant last week from the Monsanto Company. The grant will be used to pay for 100 fifth-grade students to go to the Outdoor Education Center and Clear Lake Camp later this month. School counselor Steffany Predosa said the camp costs about $150 per student, and the grant pays for all costs, including …

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Two arrests after stabbing

Two men were arrested last week after police were called to the 300 block of South Clay Street in Sturgis to investigate a stabbing incident. Joshua Michael Wood, 28, was arrested early Friday on outstanding warrants and Jared Michael Payton, 26, was charged with assault with intent to murder. Payton remains in jail with a $250,000 cash/surety bond. A 35-year-old …

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