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Students participate in Conservation Tour Day

A milestone event sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District took place this week in Lockport Township. The agency on Tuesday and Wednesday staged its 50th annual “Conservation Tour Day” at Covered Bridge Park. Fourth-grade students from all nine school districts in the county, as well as from Lake Area and Factoryville Christian schools, took part in the day-long …

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Glen Oaks buy-a-brick campaign underway

Glen Oaks Community College is promoting a program that invites prospective donors to “leave a legacy.” The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation is accepting through May 31 orders for Phase 3 of its buy-a-brick campaign. The concept allows donors to honor a graduate, family member or friend with their names laser-engraved into the bricks. Four-by-eight-inch bricks are $50 and eight-by-eight-inch …

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County dedicates veteran transition home

St. Joseph County officials will dedicate the county’s first veterans transition home during a ceremony Friday. The house is for veterans who recently finished their term in service and want to live in the county, said Stoney Summey, director of veterans affairs for St. Joseph County. The home, located in the 21000 block of Schweitzer Road in Lockport Township, is …

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CMHSAS compliance under scrutiny

The makeup of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County is under scrutiny. To be in compliance with the state’s Mental Health Code related to such panels, it must include members who themselves or are related to someone who – past or present – has undergone some form of counseling. The debate centers on …

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Rider injured in motorcycle crash

A Three Rivers man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving went off the roadway earlier this week in Lockport Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the motorcycle was heading west at 5 p.m. Monday on Hoshel Road, when it failed to navigate a curve near Lutz Road and went off the north side of the road. The motorcycle overturned and …

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New ISD superintendent signs contracts

Teresa Belote signed a contract with the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District for a total salary package of $146,000 at a special board meeting Monday in Centreville. In a separate special meeting later in the day, Bronson Community Schools Board of Education accepted Belote’s resignation as superintendent. The Bronson board voted to use the Michigan Association of School Board …

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