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Commissioners to consider energy efficiency upgrades

An effort to boost energy efficiency within the county’s historic courthouse could come with a price tag of almost $30,000. Members of the county board’s executive committee were told Wednesday that Three Rivers-based Brussee/Brady submitted the lower of two bids for a job that includes switching out single-pane windows with thicker replacements. The areas targeted are at the two entrances …

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Sheriff’s Department search for missing man

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a missing person from the Three Rivers area. Deputies said William Robert-James Busch has been reported missing and not heard from since Nov. 24. Busch, who was last seen in the 53000 block of Pulver Road in Flowerfield Township, is a 28-year-old, white male with black hair. He stands about 5-foot-10 and …

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I&M continues infrastructure upgrade

Indiana Michigan Power has provided an update regarding an infrastructure upgrade that includes a large portion of Cass County as well as an area and substation in Fabius Township. The Cass County Area Improvement project will enhance the electric-transmission system in Cass and St. Joseph counties, according to company officials. The 26-mile route extends from the Corey Substation, at M-60 …

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Names released in Fabius crash

Names of the people involved in a two-vehicle accident last week at a busy intersection in Fabius Township have been released by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. Aaron Brewer, of Dowagiac, was cited for failure to yield after he proceeded eastbound on M-60 and into the path of a U.S. 131 southbound semi driven by J.W. Friend, of Grand …

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Centreville begins superintendent search

Board members from Centreville Public School will begin next month a search for a new superintendent. Rob Kuhlman announced this week he plans to retire at the end of the current academic year. A Minnesota native, the 60-year-old Kuhlman made the announcement during Monday’s board of education meeting. He is in his seventh year as the district’s superintendent, spending the …

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Constantine holds Christmas activities

The village of Constantine kicks off its first of five consecutive days of Christmas-related activities Thursday. Volunteers are sought to help decorate the tree at Shelby Park at 5 p.m. Thursday. The nativity display, new this year, will be set up between 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, while the lighting of the Christmas tree takes place at 6:30. Also Friday, …

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