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ISD adopts restraint policy

Members of the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District have adopted a state policy regarding student seclusion and restraint. During Monday’s monthly board meeting, the five-member panel learned more about the policy from ISD Superintendent Teresa Belote. Belote said it is required that local school boards adopt the policy, which prohibits seclusion and a variety of restraints except in emergency …

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DASAS event raises money for local services

Supporters of Domestic And Sexual Abuse Services participated in the sixth annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser Saturday in Three Rivers’ Lafayette Park. Sixty participants remembered those whose lives were lost to domestic violence and honored their families. Event organizers said more than $13,000 was raised, which will help support local services, including prevention education programs. Kim Kramer, …

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Three Rivers considers golf cart ordinance

Three Rivers municipal officials are considering an ordinance regarding the public’s use of golf carts on most city streets. The proposed ordinance would require a person’s name and address, and details about the cart before they are allowed to operate the vehicle within city limits. The matter was discussed during the city commission’s Aug. 1 meeting. Mayor Tom Lowry said …

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Woman dies after struck by car

An Indiana woman died last week after she was struck by a vehicle in Cass County’s Milton Township. State police said 78-year-old Carol Martin of South Bend was attempting to cross U.S.12 near Bell Road around 9:40 a.m. Friday. She was struck by a westbound car. Details about its driver were not available, but the driver stayed on scene while …

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A 20-year-old Elkhart man was injured in a motorcycle accident Friday afternoon. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 3:20 p.m. to a roundabout at U.S. 12 and Five Points Road. Authorities said 20-year-old Damon Stabler was driving east on M-205 when he lost control of his motorcycle and it overturned, skidding to a stop within the …

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Police investigate theft from construction site

State police were called last week to a report of larceny from a construction site in Constantine Township. According to a state police media release, workers arrived on site Friday morning in the 10000 block of Millers Mill Road and noticed the trailer containing their tools was missing. In addition, they discovered that building materials as well as batteries from …

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