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CMH board member resigns

A 10-year member of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County Board has announced her resignation. A month after she was excluded from a closed-session discussion because she was attending the meeting via telephone, Three Rivers resident Rebecca Black said she is embarrassed by the current makeup of the board. Black said she has concerns …

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Library agrees to design services

Members of the Three Rivers Public Library Board agreed this week to accept services for a design proposal at a potential location in the downtown district. During a meeting Tuesday, board members agreed to a $17,500 contract with Mishawaka-based Arkos Design to further evaluate the option of relocating to the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust building. Jeff Anglemeyer, president of …

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Glen Oaks names math scholarship recipient

Jeremy Gooch has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Glen Oaks student with an outstanding record in mathematics courses. Gooch was recommended for the scholarship by Glen Oaks mathematics instructors. Gooch, a Sturgis resident, graduated this month from Glen Oaks with an Associate of General Studies. He …

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Murder trial continues

The legal process of a Three Rivers man charged with open murder continued this week. The case against 35-year-old Paul Midling was bound to Circuit Court, where he is slated for arraignment. Midling’s court proceeding stems from a May 4 incident in Sturgis, whre he was found at-fault for causing a three-vehicle accident on South Centerville Road. He was charged …

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Two arrested on drug charges in Colon

A 55-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested this week on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in the village of Colon. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect’s vehicle was stopped around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on Blackstone Avenue near State Street. Deputies found the man to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, and he was charged accordingly, …

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Sturgis approved request from fish supplier

Sturgis is expected to become a central, short-term warehousing hub for live fish from Minnesota to New York restaurants and suppliers. American Fish Hauling received approval for a special land-use request Wednesday from the Sturgis Planning Commission that will allow trucks, operating like mobile aquariums, to stop in the city to refresh the shipping water. According to Will Prichard, the …

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