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County celebrates court anniversary

St. Joseph County was one of several counties in the state Friday to stage a program marking the 50th anniversary of Michigan’s district court system. In Centreville, current and former judges, staff, members of the bar and courthouse personnel were present in District Court Judge Jeff Middleton’s courtroom to recognize the milestone and share memories of the early days. Middleton …

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Chamber hosts Breakfast With Our Legislators

Here’s a reminder that the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce next week will be hosting 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 …

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SWET assists in drug raid

Southwest Enforcement Team assisted in a drug raid Tuesday in Kalamazoo. The investigation, which began about six months ago, led to the arrest of two men – one from Kalamazoo and the other from California. Lt. Jim Lass said investigators learned a drug-trafficking organization had delivered more than 400 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico and police were aware a shipment …

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County commission will hold Parks and Rec public hearing

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the county’s Parks and Recreation five-year plan next week. Details of the long-range plan were provided during this week’s executive committee meeting and county commissioners agreed the matter should be subject to a public hearing. It will take place at Tuesday’s county commission meeting, which starts at …

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Constantine presents collective bargaining agreement for police

Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett this week presented the council with a proposed collective bargaining agreement between the village and Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, representing the Constantine Police Department bargaining unit. There are few changes to the current contract, Honeysett said, noting that it calls for a 2.5 percent wage increase for all full- time police officers in the …

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Search continues for missing woman

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is appealing to the public for help in solving a missing-persons case. Sheriff Brad Balk said deputies are still investigating a case involving Brittany Nichole Shank, a 23-year-old white female. She is described as standing 5-foot-1 and weighing about 100 pounds. Shank has brown hair and hazel-colored eyes. She was last seen shortly before …

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Miller sworn into final term

State Rep. Aaron Miller was ceremoniously sworn into his third and final term of office Wednesday in Lansing. The event was led by Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Markman. Joining Miller at the event were his wife, Alexandria; daughters Jael, Anna and Leah; and mother-in-law Tonya May. Miller, a Sturgis resident, represents the 59th District, which covers St. …

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Shooting suspects in custody

Three Rivers police said it appears all people involved in a shooting incident last month have been taken into custody. Agency officials said names of those apprehended have not yet been released while the investigation continues. Officers responded Dec. 29 to Meadow Lanes Village trailer park at 13th and Madison streets in response to multiple shots fired. A caller to …

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Trailer stolen in Fabius Township

State Police troopers are investigating the theft of a trailer taken sometime between 12:30 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday from the 10000 block of Lucas Road in Fabius Township. The 16-by-7-foot enclosed trailer is black in color with tandem axles. There were four ladders, two 23-foot aluminum poles on top and it was loaded with tools, according to authorities.

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Sammie

They tell me this is a new year.  I have been here a while and I hope I will get a new home soon.  I am an orange and white Male and I will need my neuter surgery.  I like to play with toys and I will love on anyone with a dignified purr.  I don’t know how old I …

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