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Commissioners hear comment in support of park projects

A proposed plan to address some costly projects at three county parks was endorsed by a Park Township resident at Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. Holly Stephenson stated during citizen comments that the county’s recent discussion about potential improvements at Covered Bridge Farm and Plumb Lake parks, and Cade Lake Park and Campground would be worth the …

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Man arrested during traffic stop

A Constantine man was charged with violating terms of concealed-carry laws last weekend. Three Rivers Police stopped a pickup around 3 a.m. Sunday on Constantine Street at Wolf Street after the vehicle was observed being driven in an erratic manner. It was determined the 39-year-old driver was intoxicated and in possession of a loaded pistol. He was charged with operating …

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Chamber’s Icebreaker event this weekend

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce is staging its 15th annual Icebreaker event this weekend. Tickets are $20 per person and include food and drinks. The silent auction fundraiser takes place at Armstrong Recreation Hall, at the corner of Armstrong Boulevard and Maple Street. Tickets are available at the Three Rivers Chamber office or by calling 278-8193.

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Sturgis Board to decide on property standards enforcement

The Sturgis Township Planning Commission is recommending township trustees adopt specific procedures for enforcement of property maintenance standards that hold owners responsible, while giving latitude to compliance timelines. The issue has been before township officials for several months as they wrestled with concerns about how future code officers will enforce the standards. Several planning commissioners said they did not want …

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Police impound vehicle after traffic stop

A vehicle was impounded by Three Rivers Police last week after a department K9 reacted positively to the presence of drugs. The vehicle was stopped following a traffic violation around 10 p.m. Friday at Michigan Avenue and U.S. 131 after it was seen driving through neighborhoods and avoiding police and major routes. Police said the 53-year-old driver acted in a …

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Stolen truck recovered in Fabius Township

A pickup stolen out of Indiana over the weekend was recovered Sunday in St. Joseph County. State police said the 2011 Ford F-250 King Ranch edition was reported stolen around 12:30 a.m. Sunday from the Bristol area. Later in the morning, troopers were alerted to the vehicle submerged in Corey Lake at the public access site in Fabius Township. The …

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