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Rathburn remains Mendon superintendent

The return of an admired former administrator to Mendon Community Schools was, by all appearances, a reunion the district and community were more than ready to embrace. And, for about 24 hours, the idea of Chuck Frisbie coming back to help lead the 580-student district looked like it was going to happen. Interim superintendent Roger Rathburn will stay on board …

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Runaway boy located in Cass County

A 17-year-old Goshen boy, reported as a runaway, was found Monday evening in a wooded area in Cass County’s Newburg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies responded shortly after 5 p.m. to the 15000 block of Quaker Street in response to three juvenile runaways. Two of the juveniles returned home but the 17-year-old remained in a wooded area. Deputies requested …

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Colon village council agrees to new phones

Colon village council members last week discussed the unreliable state of village hall’s telephone system, while village president Diane Downs said the office also needs a computer dedicated to village-related business. A general, unassigned office that Down uses in the village office does not have a landline telephone nor does it have a computer. Downs said with a search underway …

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No applicants for city commission seat

A vacancy on the Three Rivers City Commission remains unfilled, as there were no applicants who filed for the partial-term seat before a Friday deadline last week. City officials said the seat was previously held by Diane Clay, who stepped down Dec. 20 in light of her move to another part of the community. The issue is likely to be …

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United Way plans celebration event

The St. Joseph County United Way has announced details regarding its annual victory celebration event, recognizing the conclusion of its 2017 fundraising campaign. The two-hour celebration starts at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in the JOCO Center at Kadant Johnson. The Centreville-based agency will announce during the program whether it met or exceeded its fundraising goal for the 12-month campaign.

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Commissioners to discuss millage request

St. Joseph County residents later this year will likely be asked to support a millage request sought by the county’s E-911 Central Dispatch agency. County administrator Pat Yoder said Central Dispatch Director Dennis Brandenburg broached the subject during last week’s executive committee meeting. Yoder said the matter yielded substantial discussion that centered on a variety of needs Brandenburg noted. The …

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