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Roads Committee has been formed

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Chairman Allen Balog has assembled a six-person panel, called the Roads Committee, whose members will strive to improve roads throughout the county, according to a memo Balog distributed during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. A summary Balog provided states that the purpose of the Roads Committee is “to establish mutually acceptable responsibility and cooperation between …

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Security upgrades at Centreville courthouse

Security at St. Joseph County’s historic courthouse and its courts building is in store for a significant enhancement following action this week by the county board of commissioners. The boost will cost more than $500,000 in personnel alone. Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite told commissioners Tuesday quotes regarding several other precautions – including external and internal security cameras, replacing glass and doors, …

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Remnants of dam may be removed

St. Joseph County is expected to help financially with removing the final remnants of a dam from the Portage River in Park Township. The recommendation was made during last week’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners’ executive committee meeting. The dam in question is upstream from Parkville Road and is actually almost fully disassembled already. County administrator Pat Yoder said …

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Chamber reschedules Treasures event

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the rescheduled date of the “Discover the Treasures of St. Joseph County” event. Chamber CEO Christy Trammell said it will begin at 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Modeled after the CBS television program, “The Amazing Race,” this year’s Treasures of St. Joseph County will highlight four of the parks in the county, …

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Homes to be dedicated during Habitat for Humanity week

Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County is declaring the week of July 17 through 23 as “Habitat Week” in St. Joseph County. The week will be highlighted by the dedication of three Habitat homes, one each in Sturgis, White Pigeon and Three Rivers. As part of Habitat Week, personnel from almost every fire department in St. Joseph County will …

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A motorcyclist not wearing a helmet was hospitalized after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident Thursday in Flowerfield Township. Sheriff’s deputies said 32-year-old Marcellus resident Michael Lay was driving west on Floating Bridge Road shortly before 8 p.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle while rounding a curve near Pulver Road. Lay was thrown from the motorcycle and …

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