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Man charged with DUI after crash

A Three Rivers man was charged with driving under the influence following a two-vehicle accident last week in Fabius Township. State police said the 38-year-old suspect was driving on M-60 around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8, when he missed his turn at Roberts Road. He stopped his pickup and attempted to back it up, but was struck in the rear by …

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Yoder presents courts building plan update

An update regarding St. Joseph County’s plan to add a new courts building to the existing site was provided last week by county administrator Pat Yoder. During Wednesday’s executive committee meeting, Yoder said a review of the county’s finances is being conducted to determine a number of matters related to its plan to finance the project via the sale of …

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Mower stolen in Branch County

A riding lawnmower was stolen last week from a residence in Branch County’s Matteson Township. State police said the John Deere mower had a 48-inch cutting deck and appears to have been pushed onto a trailer in the 200 block of North Matteson Lake Road. The theft occurred between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Commissioners review expenses/budget

St. Joseph County commissioners plan to review all non-operational expenses and potentially make some adjustments in the county’s 2017 budget. The plan was discussed during a commissioners’ work session Wednesday. Commissioner John Dobberteen broached the subject by asking county administrator Pat Yoder for a list of the non-mandated services, adding it is time to re-prioritize. He said the scrutiny is …

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Hay bales stolen from camp

State police troopers are investigating the theft of hay bales from a Fabius Township retreat. Troopers were called at 11 a.m. July 30 to Camp Eberhart after it was discovered between 50 and 60 bales of hay were stolen from the property, located off County Line Road. Camp officials said the hay bales were likely stolen overnight between July 26 …

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GOCC student receives grant

The Paul H. Casault Senior Center Memorial Fund recently awarded its first grant: a skilled-trades scholarship for Glen Oaks Community College student Jasmine McClish. The Paul H. Casault Senior Center Memorial Fund was established with a gift from the sale proceeds of the Paul H. Casault Senior Center building. The purpose of the fund is to support the Manufacturing and …

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