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County commission recognizes employees

Twenty-six county employees with milestone years of service were recognized Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, nine department heads presented their respective employees with a pin to commemorate their employment-related achievement. Recognized for a decade of service were Rose Risko, Katie Hughes, Paulette Snay, Stacey Bower, Jerimiah Abnet, Ed Rangler and Josh Allabach. …

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Irrigation system damaged

An irrigation system was damaged last month in Burr Oak Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incident occurred in a field at U.S. 12 near Halfway Road. The owner of the system reported the incident Monday and said the damage was likely done on or around Sept. 25.

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Police catch person of interest in overdose death

Tips from the public helped police apprehend a 39-year-old man considered a person of interest in the heroin overdose death of a Three Rivers woman. Chief Tom Bringman said officers were called at 7:20 a.m. Monday to the 900 block of Fifth Street in response to a possible overdose. Police and fire personnel found an unresponsive woman at the residence …

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Search warrant leads to 6 arrests

Six people were arrested on drug-related offenses earlier this month in White Pigeon Township. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit responded Oct. 4 to the 71000 block of Lakeview Drive after receiving numerous citizen tips about suspected narcotics activity taking place at the residence. SCAN members obtained a search warrant, and were assisted by the St Joseph …

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Weather hurts walk-a-thon turnout

Representatives from the Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County remained upbeat Saturday even though the agency’s annual walk-a-thon at Scidmore Park in Three Rivers was marred by wet weather. Volunteer Chris Waters said the walk-a-thon was advertised as taking place rain or shine and a few people, Jones resident Cheryl Haskins and Shelly Starr of Three Rivers, showed up …

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Committee to review applicants

A committee formed to hire a new county administrator plans to meet again today and compare notes from interviews it conducted last week. St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Chairman Allen Balog said three finalists were interviewed Thursday afternoon but no recommendation was given. He said today’s meeting will give the six-person committee a chance to review their opinions and …

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