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Marley

They call me Marley.  Yes, that’s right, I have the same name of the dog in the book “Marley”.  I am a male, black Lab/Boxer mix.  I am a big boy and will need my neuter surgery.  My tail is docked.  I am housetrained, playful, good with kids and other dogs.  I would like to have an owner who wants to …

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County commission approves ballot proposal

St. Joseph County voters will have the chance next year to decide the fate of a millage-increase request sought by E-911 Central Dispatch. Members of the county commission voted Tuesday to authorize the 0.25-mill increase request to appear on the May 2018 ballot. If approved, the agency would collect 1 mill annually over a seven-year period. It currently collects 0.75 …

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House approves dual enrollment legislation

High school students in school districts adjacent to Michigan’s state border are one step closer to more post-secondary and dual enrollment options after the House recently approved legislation proposed by state Rep. Aaron Miller. The legislation amends the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act with the specific stipulation that the out-of-state educational facility must be within 20 miles of the shared border …

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MDOT plans improvement open house

Michigan Department of Transportation officials are planning an open house next week to address proposed improvements of a major intersection. The state agency will stage an open house 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Henry Brown Municipal Building in Coldwater to discuss its plans to repave and reconfigure the I-69 business loop in Coldwater. Officials from MDOT and the …

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Out and About – Week of October 16th

I never earned the privilege of wearing the Eagle/Globe/Anchor of the United States Marine Corps, but am honored to be an Associate Member of the St. Joseph County Marine Corps League. I’ve always had the highest regard to those men and women who survived a grueling boot camp and became for the rest of their lives a Marine. This year …

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New county administrator named

Teresa Doehring was announced Tuesday as the successor to Pat Yoder as St. Joseph County administrator. The position is the highest, non-elected job in St. Joseph County’s government. Doehring, who turned 43 Monday, currently serves as the county’s human resources director and assistant county administrator. A lifelong Mendon-area resident, Doehring was recognized for her leadership and contributions to St. Joseph …

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County commission recognizes employees

Twenty-six county employees with milestone years of service were recognized Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, nine department heads presented their respective employees with a pin to commemorate their employment-related achievement. Recognized for a decade of service were Rose Risko, Katie Hughes, Paulette Snay, Stacey Bower, Jerimiah Abnet, Ed Rangler and Josh Allabach. …

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Irrigation system damaged

An irrigation system was damaged last month in Burr Oak Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incident occurred in a field at U.S. 12 near Halfway Road. The owner of the system reported the incident Monday and said the damage was likely done on or around Sept. 25.

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Police catch person of interest in overdose death

Tips from the public helped police apprehend a 39-year-old man considered a person of interest in the heroin overdose death of a Three Rivers woman. Chief Tom Bringman said officers were called at 7:20 a.m. Monday to the 900 block of Fifth Street in response to a possible overdose. Police and fire personnel found an unresponsive woman at the residence …

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Search warrant leads to 6 arrests

Six people were arrested on drug-related offenses earlier this month in White Pigeon Township. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit responded Oct. 4 to the 71000 block of Lakeview Drive after receiving numerous citizen tips about suspected narcotics activity taking place at the residence. SCAN members obtained a search warrant, and were assisted by the St Joseph …

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