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TRHS wins safe driving award

A team of TRHS students spearheaded a safe driving campaign over the course of the last few months. The teens facilitated three events that provided our student body with tips about safe driving during the winter months. At the end of the campaign, a report and powerpoint presentation were submitted to a panel of judges. TRHS won second place and …

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Commissioners name Remonumentation Group members

Seven individuals were named to the St. Joseph County Remonumentation Peer Review Group this week. The action was taken during Tuesday’s board of commissioners meeting. Group members provide advice on original public land survey corners presented by surveyors before the county accepts the corners for filing under its County Remonumentation Plan. Members of the group will serve for a term …

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Reward increased in cemetery damage case

The reward for finding who was responsible for damage at Oak Lawn Cemetery earlier this month in Sturgis has been raised to $3,000, thanks to donations from a number of area businesses. Police said the vandalism occurred between April 1 and 3. In all, 34 headstones – some dating to the 1800s – were damaged. Other damage included shots from …

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Commissioners approve animal control fundraiser

St. Joseph County commissioners have approved a plan for a fundraiser to benefit animal control. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners heard a summary of the event from Emily Frohriep, chair of the animal control advisory board. She recapped last week’s advisory board meeting, during which discussion centered on the fundraiser, set to take place 6 to 10 p.m. May 13 at …

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TRAM plan Glow Bowl fundraiser

Three Rivers Area Mentoring wishes to remind the public that its 10th annual Glow Bowl fundraiser is April 30 at South Lanes in Three Rivers. Organizers said participation can be done by making a $30 donation to sponsor a bowler or $150 to sponsor a lane. The action takes place 1 to 4 p.m. More information is available by phoning …

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Balk presents annual report

Cases associated with marijuana and methamphetamine were the most common drug-related incidents handled by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department in 2015. Led by Sheriff Brad Balk and aided largely by Captain Jason Bingaman, the department’s annual report was presented to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. The report featured an assortment of statistics related to crime, narcotics …

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