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TR Fire Department responds to residential fire

Three Rivers Firefighters responded to a blaze Wednesday morning on East Michigan Avenue. The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at a residence in the 400 block of the city street. Additional details about the extent of damage and whether anyone was hurt were not available by Wednesday afternoon.

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St Joseph County snow-removal agreement

St. Joseph County has continued its snow-removal agreement with Adams Excavating. During action Tuesday, commissioners approved the independent-contractor agreement with Scott Adams for the job. Adams will respond when snow accumulation reaches two inches or more. His work will cover the courthouse and courts building lots, an annex lot, the parks building and animal control lots, and the sheriff’s department …

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Illinois man arrested following pursuit

A 25-year-old Illinois man with ties to St. Joseph County is being held in the LaGrange County jail after a high-speed pursuit late Saturday. Benjamin Horne was arrested by LaGrange County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with resisting an officer, criminal recklessness and possession of marijuana. Around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Colon police attempted to stop Horne’s vehicle for an equipment violation. …

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Board of Commissioners settles on meeting schedule

After adjusting their executive committee meeting schedule over the past six months, members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners appear to have finally settled on a mutually agreeable day. Commissioners decided Tuesday to stage the twice-a-month committee meeting at 8 a.m. every Thursday before a commission meeting. While the 8 a.m. start time has been consistent for several …

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Burr Oak teacher honored with Excellence in Education award

A St. Joseph County educator known for using hands-on experiences to help students learn about science, and for her support and leadership of a variety of school programs, has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery. Jan Summey a science teacher at Burr Oak Middle School, recently won the weekly award. She will receive a …

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Board appointments made by Commissioners

Three advisory board appointments were made Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Jeffery Baker was reappointed to a four-year term on the county’s veterans’ affairs board; Mendon resident Lon Huffman was granted another three-year term to the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council; and Three Rivers-area resident Lola Gross was reappointed to a three-year term on the county’s board …

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