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Commission approves COA receptionist

St. Joseph County commissioners this week agreed to the hiring of a part-time receptionist for Commission On Aging. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners approved the agency to fill the position, which will cost an estimated $17,000. In a separate matter, commissioners OK’d the classification of a lead ranger for the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department. The position is for …

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Annual free fishing weekend promotes water resources

State Rep. Aaron Miller is encouraging people to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend, Feb. 13 and 14, by venturing on the ice to a local lake or pond. Miller said no fishing license is required for residents or non-residents during the Free Fishing Weekend. Not only is it a fun time for experienced anglers, Miller said, but it is …

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Commissioners approve millage request for road commission

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved ballot language for a millage request being sought this spring by the county road commission. At stake May 3 will be a request of up to 2.5 mills, which would yield more than $5.4 million annually over a 10-year period. Road commission members last month approved a plan that would call …

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Man arrested after fleeing police

State police arrested an Inkster man last weekend after he fled from authorities just north of Park Township. The incident occurred after a motorist was reported speeding and passing vehicles on the shoulder of U.S. 131 around 11:30 a.m. Sunday north of Three Rivers. A trooper who was conducting a separate traffic stop near the Kalamazoo County line witnessed the …

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Drug charges expected after search

Charges are expected to be filed after Three Rivers Police noticed drug activity Sunday in the 100 block of North Andrews Street. According to a department media release, officers were notified of the illegal activity and noticed the aroma of marijuana as they arrived at the residence. A search warrant was secured and officers found marijuana and evidence of drug …

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Local man dies in crash

A Three Rivers man was killed in a 2-car crash early last evening at the intersection of US-131 and M-216. The victim was identified as 26-year-old David Banks, Jr. He was a passenger in the back seat of a car driven by Zare Holmes, age 23, of Three Rivers. She was northbound at the traffic light in the left lane, …

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