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County unemployment increased

The October unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by four-tenths of a percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 3.9 percent October unemployment rate was more than September’s 3.5 percent. October’s unemployment rate was six-tenths of a percent higher than the same month …

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Celebrity Waiter Night hopes to raise funds

The St. Joseph County United Way is staging another “Celebrity Waiter Night” fundraiser. The latest benefit takes place this evening at Frankie’s in Three Rivers. Between 5:30 and 8:30, 10 notable residents will serve as wait staff and all tips provided during the three-hour window will go to the Centreville-based agency. The celebrities are: Matt Lori, Tom and Keri Bringman, …

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Youth basketball contest planned

Details about the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot have been released. The free-throw program is open to children between the ages of 8 and 13, and participation is free. This year’s event takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday at Three Rivers High School. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. the day of the contest, in which participants will shoot 25 free …

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Author visits White Pigeon library

A celebrity in the world of literature shared stories of happiness, comedy and sadness during an appearance Saturday at White Pigeon Township Library. More than 70 people were on hand to meet Elizabeth Berg, whose most-recent book, “Make Someone Happy,” was the main focus of her presentation. Berg started the event by reading an excerpt from her highly regarded, “The …

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Glen Oaks approves residence hall

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted this week to approve a $5.3 million bid to build a student residence hall on the Glen Oaks campus. The bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, includes all desired alternative options, according to school president David Devier. The three-story, student-housing unit is to include two- and four-suite units that share kitchen …

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Constantine boy arrested following home invasion

Three teenagers, including a 15-year-old boy from Constantine, were arrested after being involved in multiple home invasions this week. State police were alerted shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday that a White Pigeon Township homeowner in the 68000 block of Lutz Road reported a home invasion and his residence was ransacked. A trooper investigating the incident learned of a possible suspect …

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