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Commissioners approve new Central Dispatch tower

E-911 Central Dispatch will soon have a new communications tower toward the south end of the county. St. Joseph County commissioners this week approved a request from agency director Dennis Brandenburg to enter into a land-lease agreement with the St. Joseph County Conservation and Sportsman’s Club. Brandenburg said central dispatch would like to erect the tower and access drive on …

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County commission makes reappointments

Reappointments to three different panels were made Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Sturgis-area resident Tracey Parker will serve three more years as an at-large representative on the Animal Control Advisory Board, along with Cathi Abbs of Sturgis. Abbs also will serve in the capacity of at-large member. The nine-member board still has one vacancy to fill. …

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Nick

My brother, Nick, was adopted last week. I miss my brother.  I am a very nice girl, I walk on a leash and sit nicely.  I am brown and about four years old.  I am a female with a short coat.  I get along well with other dogs and I am housetrained.  I will need my spay surgery.  If you …

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Toddler becomes 3rd person to die in South Bend hit-and-run

A toddler has become the third person to die from a weekend hit-and-run crash in South Bend. Authorities say 17-month-old Isabelle Jasper died Thursday. She was a passenger in one of three cars involved in a crash near South Bend International Airport on Sunday. Police say a Dodge Avenger rear-ended another northbound car, sending that vehicle into southbound traffic. Joel …

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Mendon solar-panel ordinance modified

A proposed ordinance related to solar-energy systems in Mendon Township was modified by its planning commission Tuesday. The five-member panel agreed to change the distance of a setback from 125 to 50 feet in select areas where a solar-panel development is proposed. The original distance was 125 feet all the way around the proposed White Pine Solar project, slated for …

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Three Rivers notifies Constantine of ordinance non-compliance

Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett said municipal officials recently received a notice indicating the village is not in compliance with the Three Rivers Sewer-Use Ordinance. Cited violations include failure by the village to adopt an ordinance that complies with the city’s sewer-use ordinance, and lack of an inter-jurisdictional agreement between the municipalities with regard to sewer treatment. Three Rivers also …

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Centreville fills final council seat

Centreville Village Council has filled the seventh of its seven seats with a longtime resident. Matt Swanwick was appointed to the panel during the council’s Monday meeting. He was one of three candidates to apply for the seat left unfilled after last month’s election. Trustee Gary McClain dissented on the motion to appoint Swanwick, as McClain had nominated previous council …

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Chamber host Breakfast With Our Legislators

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the date of its annual “Breakfast With Our Legislators.” The event takes place 8 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Three Rivers Community Schools administrative office. Dignitaries expected to attend are Congressman Fred Upton, State Sen. Kim LaSata and State Rep. Aaron Miller. The event, sponsored by Consumers Power, is free …

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Commissioner Dobberteen ends 20-year run on board

An unprecedented run ended Tuesday, as St. Joseph County commissioner John Dobberteen attended his last meeting as an elected member of the board. His 20-year tenure on the county board is believed to be the longest in the county’s history. It will officially end Dec. 31, but Tuesday was the board’s final meeting of 2018. A 59-year-old Sturgis resident, Dobberteen …

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Arson suspected in White Pigeon fire

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the circumstances behind a fire believed to have been deliberately set last weekend in White Pigeon Township. Fire officials were called at 5:15 a.m. Saturday to an unoccupied residence in the 16000 block of Fawn River Road. It was determined that the fire was started intentionally. The fire was limited to a front porch, as crews …

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