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GOCC student receives grant

The Paul H. Casault Senior Center Memorial Fund recently awarded its first grant: a skilled-trades scholarship for Glen Oaks Community College student Jasmine McClish. The Paul H. Casault Senior Center Memorial Fund was established with a gift from the sale proceeds of the Paul H. Casault Senior Center building. The purpose of the fund is to support the Manufacturing and …

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River cleanup removes debris

Last weekend’s cleanup of a portion of the St. Joseph River yielded more than 400 pounds of debris, according to officials from the St. Joseph County Conservation District. The 2 1/2-mile route started at River Run Road and concluded at Angevine Road in Nottawa Township. John Nelson, a board member of the Centreville-based agency, said tires, burn barrels, bottles and …

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Man arraigned in slaying of missing Sherwood woman

A 55-year-old man has been arraigned in the slaying of a woman whose body was found in a wooded area in northeastern Michigan. The Alpena News reports that Brenton Lee Walker of Millersburg appeared Thursday in 89th District Court. Walker is charged with first-degree murder. The body of 42-year-old Heather Young was found Tuesday near Millersburg in Presque Isle County, …

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Tool theft in Constantine Township

Michigan State Police are investigating a report of a Breaking and Entering in the 12000 Block of N. River Road in Constantine Township.  Troopers believe that the break in occurred between 08/06/16 and 08/10/16. The victim reported numerous items missing including Stihl brand and Echo brand power yard tools.

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Local woman arrested on embezzlement charge

A Three Rivers woman was charged with embezzlement, as authorities suspect she stole up to $15,000 from a trust fund she was managing. Three Rivers Police Chief Tom Bringman said Judy Smith-Lynes, 73, was arrested Monday following an investigation that started in January. Smith-Lynes was a successor trustee for the estate of a long-time friend who passed away two years …

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Parvovirus reported at Animal Control

St. Joseph County Animal Control is reporting an incident of canine parvovirus at the Centreville shelter. Parvo is a highly contagious disease that can turn into a life-threatening illness. Because animals in the shelter are in such close quarters, extreme measures are being taken to quarantine, move and clean to reduce the spread of the disease, said deputy Josh Shook, …

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