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Animal Control officer resigns

St. Joseph County Animal Control Officer Josh Shook announced he is resigning to take advantage of an employment opportunity elsewhere. During Wednesday’s meeting of the Animal Control Advisory Board, Shook said he was presented an opportunity that would put his family in a stronger place financially. Shook said it wasn’t a decision he made easily. Shook, who joined the department …

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White Pigeon village president attended final meeting

An icon in White Pigeon municipal government took part in his final village council meeting Wednesday. Dan Czajkowski was honored earlier in the evening for his 30 years as a village council member. He served the past 14 years as village president. With a two-year term to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners already secured and beginning in January, …

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Prescription drug collection and disposal

The St. Joseph County Substance Abuse Taskforce, local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration will help community members rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs during a special collection at four agencies this weekend. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, pills for disposal can be taken to the Constantine Police Department, the St. …

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Final regular season game for Wildcats

The Three Rivers varsity football team this evening gets its final tune-up of the season before playoffs begin next week. A second-place finish in the Wolverine Conference is on the line, as the Wildcats host league rival Vicksburg Bulldogs. The 6-2 Wildcats are coming off a 38-0 loss at the hands of league-champion Edwardsburg a week ago. Vicksburg, meanwhile, topped …

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Murder charges dropped in stabbing case

Murder charges against 37-year-old Jonathon Fleming of Sturgis have been dismissed by St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough. Fleming was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday. He had been charged in the Sept. 25 stabbing death of Christopher Calhoun, 39, of Sturgis. The two were involved in a fight near a home on Jacob Street in Sturgis when the stabbing …

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Commissioners hand out employee service awards

Sixteen county employees, led by District Court Judge Jeff Middleton, were recognized for their milestone employment anniversaries Tuesday. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners staged its annual Employee Service Awards program at the onset of its meeting. Rather than the board chairman read the names of recipients, a new twist saw department heads handle that duty. Ten-year employees recognized …

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