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Three Rivers Health ahead of budget

The Three Rivers Health Authority Board of Trustees reported income is more than $166,000 ahead of budget and more than $1.2 million ahead of last year, board members indicated during their August meeting. CEO Bill Russell said Three Rivers Health is on firm ground financially thanks to the dedication to service, excellence and care. In an unrelated matter, the board …

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Police investigating Constantine man’s death

State police are investigating the death of a Constantine man and have labeled the incident suspicious. County prosecutor John McDonough said investigators were called shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to a residence in Constantine Township regarding a 71-year-old man found dead. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Wednesday morning. McDonough said no other details would be provided until the …

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Death of man in Florence Township ruled homicide

A body found Monday morning along Klinger Lake Road in Florence Township was determined to be a Hispanic man who died of a gunshot wound. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said an autopsy determined the cause of death, making the situation a homicide case. The victim was killed by a small-caliber gunshot wound to the head, according to McDonough. …

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Sports complex committee seek additional land

Supporters of a proposed 17-field sports development in the Three Rivers area are expected to find out later this month whether St. Joseph County officials will consider sooner than later helping fund the purchase of a 40-acre parcel to support the potential complex. Jared Hoffmaster, representing the steering committee assembled to plan and promote the youth sports complex, told commissioners …

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Centreville police station in need of repair

The Centreville Village Council has been investigating repair options for its police station because of water damage, including a leaking roof, standing water, collapsing ceiling tiles and crumbling bricks on the exterior of the building. Village president Keith Shears said the village does not have the funds to construct a new facility. The council is considering repair of the roof …

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Unanimous support for White Pigeon pet cemetery

White Pigeon Township’s board of trustees Tuesday unanimously supported the establishment of a pet cemetery. Designated for the northwest corner of White Pigeon Township Cemetery on Vermont Avenue, the pet cemetery portion will have a capacity of 1,040 gravesites. Jean Tefft, township office coordinator, said the cemetery will be open to anyone, not just the pets of White Pigeon Township residents. …

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