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Food distribution programs benefits many families

Valley Family Church has started a new program in Centreville, where free food is available for distribution once a month. The “FridayGroceries” Food Pantry staged its “MobileGroceries” event last week at Centreville Elementary School. The outreach initiative offers supplemental groceries to area residents 10 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Event organizers said about 200 people took …

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Favorable ruling for City of Three Rivers

Members of a state panel Wednesday sided with the city of Three Rivers in its attempt to annex a 77-acre parcel of land from Lockport Township. By a 3-to-2 vote, the five-member State Boundary Commission recommended in favor of the city following a public proceeding at the commission’s office in Lansing. At stake is the prospective development of a $4.1 …

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Police identify accident victims

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department officials have identified the two people involved in a fatal accident Sunday at the Branch-St. Joseph county line. Thirty-eight-year-old Shawn Shook of Sherwood was driving west on Wattles Road Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his vehicle near Stowell Road. The vehicle went off the roadway and struck 53-year-old Jody Clipfell of Sherwood Township …

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CMH names new CFO

A new chief financial officer was named during last week’s Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County board meeting. Board members extended the offer to Jill Brindley, who came highly recommended by board member Rick Shaffer. Shaffer, however, abstained from the vote when Brindley was appointed. Brindley assumes the part-time position from outgoing finance director Randy …

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Assault, drug charges in Mottville incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called Monday to an address in Mottville Township regarding an aggravated-assault incident. According to deputies, the situation unfolded around 6 a.m. in the 9000 block of Barker Road. Upon arrival, deputies arrested two subjects on charges related to narcotics as well as aggravated assault. Additional charges are being sought, according to a department …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

Three Rivers police last week arrested a woman on felony drug charges following a traffic stop on South Hooker Avenue. According to a department media release, the woman’s vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation in the early morning hours Friday near Buck Street after it was observed driving through neighborhoods with no clear direction or purpose, authorities said. The …

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