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Deputy Chief resigns

A St. Joseph County employee who took charge of the register of deeds office at a critical time in 2010 left her job last week. Jennifer Wall, 44, said she turned in her two-week notice Aug. 3, a day after Lindsay Oswald was elected to a four-year term as county clerk and register of deeds. She said her decision was …

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Veteran fundraiser well attended

Organizers behind a local benefit to aid a wounded solider and his family are hoping for a bit more generosity from the public. Peggy and Jim Fassett last weekend staged for the seventh consecutive year a fundraiser to aid the organization “Homes for our Troops.” Specifically, the $9,600 raised Saturday will be earmarked to assist Wisconsin resident Russell Dennison, his …

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White Pigeon honors citizen

A stretch of East Murray Avenue in the village of White Pigeon was dedicated last weekend to honor a prominent citizen of the community. The ceremonial gesture calls for the street to also be known as Hank Moorehouse Avenue. A well-known figure in the world of magic and illusion, Moorehouse passed away in 2011 while performing in China. His four …

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Charges filed in White Pigeon robbery

Charges have been filed against a 24-year-old Edwardsburg man in connection with last month’s robbery of the Dollar General in White Pigeon. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough has issued an armed robbery warrant for Steven Wheeler Johnson. White Pigeon Police received information that Johnson was allegedly involved in the July 16 robbery and their investigation led to the issuance …

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Glen Oaks to create alumni association

Glen Oaks Community College is looking for alumni and friends interested in helping to establish an “Alumni and Friends Association.” Pam Hughes, director of Glen Oaks Community College Foundation, said it is looking to get people together who share appreciation for the college as a common bond. She explained that the idea is for the group to gather for local …

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Police investigate hit-and-run incident

Three Rivers police are investigating a property-damage/hit-and-run incident that occurred over the weekend. According to a department media release, officers were called shortly before midnight Friday to the intersection of East Hoffman and Wood streets, where a vehicle failed to negotiate a turn and went off the roadway. A resident reported hearing tires squeal and seeing a car traveling at …

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