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Four arrested for drug-related charges

Four people were taken into custody on drug-related charges Tuesday after a warrant was executed at a residence in the village of Burr Oak. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 700 block of West Front Street. Once inside the residence, officers located a marijuana-grow operation, methamphetamine, and 13 firearms. Officers will …

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Freeze alert lifted

Lockport Township officials have announced the freeze alert previously set by the Lockport Township Water Board has been lifted. Its members also wish to note they will review the next quarterly billing for usage increases and apply credit as necessary in cases where residents followed the suggestion to leave a trickle of water running to prevent pipes from freezing.

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Improvements for Farmers Market

The city of Three Rivers has issued a media release indicating a number of improvements are underway at the Three Rivers Farmers Market. City Clerk Melissa Bliss said a vendor meeting next week will yield more information about the revamped farmers market. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Three Rivers City Hall. Questions about the meeting …

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Public’s help needed in finding homes

The co-founder of a Sturgis-area rescue agency for dogs and cats is appealing to the public for a home for the remaining animals before discontinuing operations. Lois Rosenberg, who helped establish Pet Haven in 1998, announced late last year that she and partners Diana and Rick Capman decided to end Pet Haven. A lack of sustaining funds and people interested …

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Replacing the village clerk

A week after firing its village clerk, the Centreville Village Council has discussed options for a replacement, including holding off on filling the position. Village president Jeff Johnson suggested at last week’s village council meeting that the board takes its time in replacing Terrie Tully. Tully was fired April 2 from office duties, in part, for a faulty financial budget, …

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Venus Foundation wants to build shelter

The mother of a Colon-area murder victim is looking to open a domestic-violence shelter in Sturgis. Therese McComb, mother of Venus Stewart and founder of the Venus Foundation, is seeking property on which to locate the shelter. McComb said she is in search of a donation of land or funds to construct the shelter. McComb said the 50 percent of …

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