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Centreville approves security bid

Members of the Centreville Public Schools Board of Education have approved a bid of nearly $30,000 for access control and physical security at the school district. Unified Security Solutions’ bid came in $20,000 less than other bids; Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer said that technology personnel from the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District reviewed the bid and were very comfortable with it. …

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Sturgis accepting Citizen Police Academy applications

The Sturgis Police Department has announced it is accepting applications for its annual “Citizen Police Academy,” a 10-week class that is free to attend. Organizers said the program, which starts Feb. 6 and meets Wednesdays through April 10, is an effort to educate the public about the Sturgis Police Department, and the daily duties and trainings of its officers. Prospective …

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Northern Indiana couple sentenced in hit-and-run that killed 3

A northern Indiana couple has been sentenced in a hit-and-run crash that killed two children and a man. An Elkhart County judge sentenced 43-year-old Leonard Grosswiler on Wednesday to 15 years, with 10 years to be served in prison and the rest in community corrections and probation. The Elkhart man had pleaded guilty in October to leaving the scene of …

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CMH lawsuit sttled in mediation

Following the intervention of a mediator, a lawsuit filed against a county agency by its former director was settled before going to trial. The issue stems from a November 2017 lawsuit filed by Liz O’Dell, former executive director of Community Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County. CMH board members in August last year terminated O’Dell based on …

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Police investigate bomb threat

Police and fire officials in Sturgis responded Tuesday to a bomb threat made at a business in town. According to a department media release, officials were notified at 10:10 a.m. that a bomb threat was placed to Morgan Olson on South Nottawa Street. Police and fire personnel conducted a thorough investigation of the premises and concluded the threat was not …

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TR Schools seeks more public input

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Ron Moag is asking the public to consider weighing in on a survey that follows up on a questionnaire offered earlier in the fall. Moag, the district’s first-year superintendent, said results from the earlier survey indicate recurring themes center on safety and security, updates on technology and learning environments, and extending the life of the …

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Animal Control selling buttons to raise funds

St. Joseph County Animal Control Advisory Board members are hoping the public will take interest in a fundraiser it is hosting. The group is selling buttons that display an illustrated dog and cat, as well as two messages: “Stop Animal Abuse” and “Spay and Neuter.” Kristina Eaton, secretary and treasurer of the board, said the goal is to raise funds …

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Nick

My name is Nick, short for Nicholas, also St. Nick.  I have lost one of my boots.  This is the one I still have.  I will need my other boot for December 25th.  If you find my boot and want to return it, you will find me at Animal Control.  I am a lab/boxer mix.  I weigh about 36 lbs.  …

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Out and About – Week of December 10th

Perhaps it’s just me, but this year has really flown by. There are only a little over two weeks left before we welcome in 2019. It’s not too early to start gathering your receipts and totaling up your expenses for 2018. By the way, two weeks from today is Christmas. No worries. I still have 13 days before I need …

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Police investigate armed robbery in Constantine

Law-enforcement officials from Constantine, St. Joseph County and Michigan State Police are investigating an armed-robbery incident that took place over the weekend in the Whispering Pines II mobile home park. Constantine Chief Mark Honeysett said central dispatch, shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, received a call reporting someone had been shot. Officers ultimately determined the caller, who was bleeding from a …

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