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Several arrested during fight

Officers from the Three Rivers Police Department were called Friday evening to a report of a fight in progress in the 600 block of South Erie Street. Upon arrival, officers found seven people actively engaged in a physical confrontation. Additional people joined in the melee before officers were able to disperse the participants. Officers responded again to a fight, this …

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Firearms stolen in Park Township

State police are investigating the theft of two firearms from a residence last week in Park Township. According to a department media release, a residence in the 54000 block of Hutchinson Road was entered and a rifle and pellet gun were taken. The incident occurred during daylight hours May 25.

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Sentence given in animal cruelty case

Three Rivers-area resident Roxanne Grochoske was sentenced last week on a charge of animal cruelty. Grochoske, 43, was sentenced in St. Joseph County Circuit Court by Judge Paul Stutesman to 18 months of probation, a $100 fine and community service of 150 hours. She was also assigned to two days in jail but given credit for time served. Stutesman also …

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Road commission efficiency study proposed

A St. Joseph County commissioner has proposed an efficiency study related to the county’s road commission be conducted. Don Eaton during a recent commission meeting said the concept would involve a short-term committee to participate in the potential study. He said areas such as the road commission’s budget, operations, efficiencies and roads would be prudent starting points for the analysis. …

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Lockport names interim supervisor

Lockport Township has appointed an interim supervisor. Paul Bungart will serve in the capacity until the November election. He fills the void left by Ray Signorello, who decided last month to step down due to work-related commitments. Bungart had served on the township board as treasurer for more than 27 years before he gave up the post in 2014. Bungart …

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Area youths awarded scholarships

As part of GreenStone Farm Credit Services’ commitment to youth in agriculture, the cooperative recently awarded $40,000 in scholarships to 22 incoming college freshmen through the association’s scholarship program. Two area students were among the recipients of the scholarships. Loren King, currently homeschooled, plans to attend Michigan State University to pursue a dual degree in foreign agribusiness management and biosystems …

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