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County Commission approved contracts for grant writer

Two governmental entities have renewed their agreement with St. Joseph County regarding the use of its grant writer. County Commissioners last week approved contracts with the village of Centreville and Park Township for grant-writing duties by James Hissong. The entities agreed to pay about $69,000 each for Hissong’s services. County administrator Pat Yoder said Hissong and county clerk Lindsay Yoder, …

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Schoolcraft man shoots himself while disassembling firearm

Schoolcraft officers responded to a 9-1-1 call from a person advising he had shot himself accidently in a parking lot in the village earlier this week. A 22-year-old Constantine man was located shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot in the 700 block of North Grand Street. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the thigh area. …

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DAR makes donation to provide rides for veterans

The Abiel Fellows Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently made a $200 donation to the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority. The funding will provide rides for 10 people to the agency’s weekly trip to the Battle Creek VA Hospital as well as rides to Ann Arbor for medical services. Rebecca Shank, treasurer of the Three Rivers-based chapter, …

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Three Rivers does not advance in America’s Best Communities contest

Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christy Trammell said she was told this week the community did not advance in an economic-impact contest sponsored by Frontier Communications. After being selected in April as one of 50 quarterfinalists from a pool of 400 applicants in the America’s Best Communities competition, Three Rivers was awarded $50,000 for making the …

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Arrest made in animal cruelty case

A Park Township resident was arrested Tuesday on a charge of animal cruelty. Sheriff’s officials said animal control supervisors Greg Musser and Josh Shook were called to the 19000 block of M-60 in response to a report of a puppy being left outside. Musser and Shook discovered the six-month-old animal had frozen to death. Deputies said a veterinarian later confirmed …

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Woman seriously injured in Mottville crash

An Elkhart County woman suffered serious injuries this week after her vehicle crashed into a plow truck in Mottville Township. State police said Jessica Stouder, 21, of Middlebury, was driving on M-103 around 8:20 p.m. Monday when she lost control of her vehicle just north of the Indiana state line and it crashed into an oncoming Michigan Department of Transportation …

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