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Glen Oaks agriculture students get hands on experience

Area agriculture students will soon gain valuable experience by farming more than 65 acres of ground on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College. More than 60 people attended a dinner meeting in late March to hear about the new opportunity for students and to learn about two agriculture-related programs on campus. Reid Leaverton, Ag Equipment Technology instructor, said the campus …

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Constantine Firefighter of the Year awarded

Constantine Fire Chief Mike Haydon was recently presented with the agency’s 2018 “Firefighter of the Year Award” by Bryan Hughey. Haydon was honored March 18 at an awards banquet at the station. Also honored with service pins were assistant fire chief Mark Moore, 25 years; Trevor Arnold, 10 years; Blake Piper, five years; and John Hofmeister, five years.

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Armed robbery suspect to appear in court

A Three Rivers teen will appear in court this week on a charge of armed robbery. St. Joseph County court officials said 17-year-old Austin Palmer has a preliminary examination scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph County District Court. Palmer was arrested March 19 after he was confronted by security personnel at the Three Rivers Menard’s after allegedly attempting …

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Michigan man shot in neck with arrow unsure if he was target

A southwestern Michigan man who was shot in the neck with an arrow while searching for deer antlers says he’s not sure if he was targeted or if the shooting was accidental. Michael Downey tells WWMT-TV that after being shot March 25 he grabbed the arrow’s shaft and “held it in place.” He made it to his car and drove for help. …

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Police investigate suspicious Calhoun County death

State police officials are investigating a Calhoun County fatality that is being termed suspicious. Troopers responded at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday to the eastbound lane of I-94, just west of Capital Avenue, where a 59-year-old woman was found unresponsive inside her vehicle. Her car was in a ditch alongside the freeway. Authorities said the woman’s name is Vanessa Wilder, though her …

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Hazardous waste collection planned

Officials from the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee wish to remind the public that the annual spring collection of household hazardous waste and electronics recycling event will be April 28 at the county fairgrounds. For the first time, the collection will not take place the same Saturday as the annual Home and Garden Show, which is the weekend before …

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Lowry honored during commission meeting

Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry was recognized for a special honor during Tuesday’s city commission meeting. Lowry last month was named the recipient of the Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year, an award bestowed by the Three Rivers Lions Club. Fellow city commission members this week took a moment to salute Lowry, as he was presented a proclamation from …

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Constantine amends grass ordinance

Constantine Village Council members this week approved an amendment to the code of ordinances as it applies to grass, weeds, brush and other vegetation. The ordinance states such growth will be cut by the village if the length exceeds 8 inches, with expenses charged to the property owner. Previously, if a violation was reported, a property owner was notified by …

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Move-out date set for White Pigeon trailer park residents

The few remaining residents at a White Pigeon Township trailer park have been given a move-out date, set by St. Joseph County District Court Judge Jeff Middleton. During a March 21 hearing regarding the situation at River Forest Mobile Home Park, Middleton said 26 tenants in the still-occupied 16 units have until May 15 to abandon their residences. Water and …

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Three Rivers Library waives fees

Three Rivers Public Library will offer for one week only a “Fine Forgiveness” promotion. Starting Monday and running through April 14, anyone with an outstanding balance, overdue book or in need of a new library card is able to square their account. Library officials said anyone with an outstanding fine must visit the library in order to have their debt …

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