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Library garden cleanup volunteers needed

Three Rivers Public Library is looking for volunteers to participate in Saturday’s Garden Cleanup Day. Work will take place 2 to 4 p.m., and prospective participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and garden tools. Event organizers said there are number of small jobs to tackle and the experience of a “green thumb” is not necessary to participate.

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County/law enforcement enter agreement

An agreement between the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, and police departments in Three Rivers and Sturgis will be in place three more years following action this week by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. According to terms of the agreement, the county will provide both departments $35,000 apiece annually. In return, both departments will make available to the …

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Circuit Courts accepts grants

St. Joseph County Circuit Court was the recipient of three grants that, combined, total nearly three-quarters of a million dollars. Judge Paul Stutesman said the grants are: $317,000 for the Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program; $80,000 for the Adult Drug Treatment Court; and $350,000 over three years from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Stutesman said …

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Townships ask Board for road fund considerations

A pair of local township supervisors returned before the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday and asked its members to consider sparing funds for improvements to local roadways. Appearing with a pumpkin-shaped Halloween bucket modified as a collection vessel – with “Road Fund” printed on its side – Florence Township Supervisor Gordon Evilsizor said he is under the impression …

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Dinner for Colon’s Citizens of the Year

A celebration dinner to honor Colon’s Citizens of the Year is set to take place this weekend. A potluck dinner is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Colon United Methodist Church, where Joe and Paige Smolarz will be recognized for the accolade. Prospective participants are asked to bring a dish to pass. Meat and beverages will be …

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GOCC sees increase in enrollment

Glen Oaks Community College officials said the school is experiencing a 2.7 percent increase in fall semester enrollment, turning the corner on a five-year downward trend. Glen Oaks president David Devier said the growth compared to fall a year ago is the first since 2009. He said the figure is a welcome change that comes as school officials have been …

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