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Silver Street near Mendon is closed

Here’s a reminder that a major north-south route in St. Joseph County is closed for at least two weeks starting today (Thursday). A mile-and-a-half stretch of Silver Street from M-60 south to Wakeman Road in Mendon Township is due for an overhaul through a process called “crush and shape.” Chris Minger, manager of the St. Joseph County Road Commission, said the …

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Two asphyxiated kids among four dead in Detroit area

The bodies of two young children and two teenagers were found at a Detroit-area home early Wednesday after a man called 911 to report that he had killed them, police said. Two girls, ages 4 and 5, were asphyxiated in a car using exhaust, while a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old male were fatally shot, Dearborn Heights police Lt. Michael …

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TR High School golf news

The Wolverine Conference regular season ended on a down note for the Three Rivers Wildcats. Due to injury and sickness the Cats could not field a full team and finished 9th at the jamboree hosted by Sturgis at Island Hills Golf Club. Here are the team scores: Sturgis 183 Plainwell 200 Otsego 211 Dowagiac 215 Allegan 222 South Haven 223 …

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Senior Day at fair

The 166th St. Joseph County Grange Fair hits its midpoint today, which is designated Seniors Day. A full slate of events is on tap, including draft horse pulls and draft horse halter show, day four of the 4-H horse show, open-class beef and dairy cattle shows, River Country Has Talent semi-finals continue at 6 p.m., and the grandstand event is …

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New law for register of deeds office

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald said a new law goes into effect Oct. 1 regarding the fee for documents from the county’s register of deeds office. The law states that a fee of $30, regardless of the number of pages, will be charged. The only exception will be if the document assigns or discharges more than one instrument. In …

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Fraudulent check leads to arrests

Two out-of-state residents were arrested last weekend after attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a Three Rivers business. Police were called Saturday to Triple Creek convenience store on South Main Street regarding a person from Ohio attempting to cash a suspicious-looking check. Officers eventually searched the suspect’s vehicle and found two handguns, money, multiple counterfeit checks and a large …

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Man arrested after threatening deputies

A Niles man was arrested last week on several charges following an incident during which he allegedly used a machete to threaten deputies. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said Marty Ray Gipson, 44, was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and three counts of resisting police. Deputies were called at 1:15 a.m. Sept. 14 to a …

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Second successful day for fair

Students in a number of school districts throughout the county enjoyed no school or an abbreviated school day Monday as part of Kids Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. The midway opened at 11 a.m., four hours earlier than usual on weekdays, and students were able to take advantage of unlimited rides as part of wristband day. Fair …

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Indiana man drowns in Clear Lake

A 55-year-old Lake County, Ind., man drowned last week in Fabius Township’s Clear Lake. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were alerted shortly before 4 p.m. Friday to a report of a person who had fallen out of a boat and struggled while in the water. Witnesses attempted to reach the man but failed, and efforts by …

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Several matters before city commission

The purchase of winter salt, cancellation and awarding of a sidewalk contract and a redevelopment agreement at a property at 815 N. Main St. highlight the agenda for this evening’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Two other matters of new business and nine items under the consent agenda – including the establishment of trick-or-treat hours – also will be discussed …

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