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Board will debate meeting start times

The debate over the start time for St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meetings will be settled later this year. At the request of Commissioner John Dobberteen, the issue of a 5 p.m. start versus a 6 p.m. call to order will be revisited in June. The new-look county commission – a five-member board that starting Jan. 1 featured three …

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Conservation District taking orders

The deadline for orders from the St. Joseph County Conservation District’s annual spring tree sale is next week. Agency officials said this year’s selection includes a variety of conifers, deciduous trees, and small trees and shrubs. In all, eight different conifers, eight deciduous, 11 shrubs and small trees, and three apple trees will be available. All tree and shrub species …

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Man arrested after fleeing police

A 24-year-old Constantine man was arrested after he led police on a pursuit last weekend. State police attempted to stop a car at 6:40 p.m. Saturday on Featherstone Road, near Constantine Road. The driver of the suspect vehicle, however, fled at a high rate of speed. The driver eventually pulled into a private driveway and fled on foot. The trooper …

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Constantine hires new member

Jason Therrien has been hired as the newest member of the Constantine Police Department. Therrien, who was hired Feb. 11, joins the force as a lieutenant. Village Manager Mark Honeysett said Therrien was recommended by officers who work for the Constantine Police Department and the Three Rivers Police Department. Honeysett said Therrien was described as extremely knowledgeable and possessing a …

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Centreville chooses next superintendent

A Portage native has been selected as the next superintendent of Centreville Public Schools. Members of the district’s board of education chose Stephanie Lemmer to replace Rob Kuhlman after he concludes a seven-year tenure as superintendent in June. The decision was made based on two finalist interviews Saturday at Centreville High School. Lemmer has served as director of Head Start …

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Two arrested after high speed chase

Two Indiana men are in the Elkhart County Jail awaiting extradition to Michigan after leading Michigan State Police on a high-speed chase last weekend. The pair, a 21-year-old from Topeka and a 20-year-old from Goshen, was arrested by Indiana authorities after crashing a stolen car. About 7 p.m. Sunday, a state police trooper attempted to stop the northbound vehicle on …

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