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County commission to hear sheriff’s department report

The sheriff’s department’s annual report tops the agenda for today’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. Other matters appearing before the commission include an equalization report, a request from animal control for a fundraiser and four remonumentation contracts. Commissioners meet at 5 o’clock in the third-floor commissioners’ room at the county courthouse.

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Evilsizor continues battle for road funding

Florence Township Supervisor Gordon Evilsizor has stepped up his crusade in support of funding to improve the condition of Constantine Road. Evilsizor last week purchased four campaign signs and placed them at various points along the north-south route. The signs read: “Sorry! County commissioners feel it’s a bad investment to fix this rough road with your tax dollars.” He said …

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Animal Control plans fundraiser

Members of the St. Joseph County Animal Control Advisory Board made strides Wednesday toward planning an inaugural fundraiser event set to take place next month. Pending approval from the county’s board of commissioners Tuesday, animal control board members will host the fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. May 13 at the Sturgis Elks. Board chair Emily Frohriep said the idea of …

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Lockport Township Supervisor resigns

Lockport Township Supervisor Ray Signorello has announced his resignation from the board effective immediately. During Monday’s township board meeting, Signorello said his continued concerns about work-safety issues contributed to the decision. Signorello is a semi-tractor trailer driver and begins work at 1 a.m. daily. He said township-related obligations, including board meetings, often cut into the time he would typically be …

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County commissioners approve new health center location

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved moving forward on a location for the new Covered Bridge Healthcare. The matter was fielded Tuesday during the commission’s regular meeting. The Board of Directors of Covered Bridge Healthcare Center of St. Joseph County last month accepted a Health Resource Services Administration grant to allow the federally qualified health center to …

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County commission keeps sports complex moving forward

Opponents of the location for a proposed Three Rivers sports complex addressed members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. Despite the concerns, members of the commission approved a resolution to keep the multi-field sports complex development moving forward. Commission chair Allen Balog said much of the opposition brought up at the meeting was about location. Balog, however, said …

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