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County to purchase land

St. Joseph County’s Parks and Recreation Department is pursuing a grant that would offset the purchase cost of a 135-acre piece of land in Burr Oak Township. Parks and Recreation Department Director John Pence said the property is on the north side of Lafayette Road, between Big Hill and Plumb School roads. Members of the county’s board of commissioners Tuesday …

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Woman cited after accident

A 20-year-old Fabius Township woman was issued a citation after the vehicle she was driving rear-ended another car in Lockport Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Jessie Hanstine was driving east on M-60 when she failed to stop for a car turning left off M-60 into a residential driveway near Haines Road. The turning car was driven by …

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Child-safety-seat check

A child-safety-seat check is being offered later this month in Three Rivers. The event runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at the Fabius-Park Fire and Rescue station on Broadway Road, west of U.S. 131. Organizers of the event said the children who use the seat must be present during the free inspection.

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Giving to food cupboards

Members of the St. Joseph County Marine Corps League Detachment 1401 have voted to give $150 to each food cupboard in the county this year. Detachment Chaplain Bill Stevens said due to the loss of funding from the government, the county’s food pantries find themselves in greater need than usual. Stevens said he hopes the measure will be duplicated by …

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Candidates trimmed to three

The list of candidates for superintendent of Colon Community Schools has been trimmed to three, following action by the district’s board of education Monday. Board president Ernie Baker said the finalists are: Victor Bungi of Gladstone, curriculum and instruction supervisor for the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District in the Upper Peninsula; Drew Bordner, Richland, director of curriculum and instruction for Gull …

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Citizen of the Year

A 70-year resident of Three Rivers has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 “Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year.” The honor is bestowed by the Three Rivers Lions Club. Jerry Wright, who was 8-years-old when his family moved to Three Rivers, was named the Citizen of the Year, which is newly named this honor in honor the …

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Employment agreement

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners and human resources director Elishia Arver have reached an employment agreement that will see the 5 1/2-year employee remain in her current position. The deal was made official during Tuesday’s board of commissioners meeting. Arver had turned in her letter of resignation earlier this month to county administrator Pat Yoder. Arver said she …

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Certificates of Excellence

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Board of Health has released its “Certificates of Excellence” in food service for the year 2013. The 97 recipients in the three-county region represent food establishments that were able to meet stringent criteria during the year. The 32 St. Joseph County locations that received Certificates of Excellence included schools in Burr Oak, Centreville, Colon, …

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Out and About – Week of March 17th

A classmate of mine recently sent me a quote that really set me to thinking. It’s really sad that the quote has come to be a reality, and we should all give it some serious thought. Albert Einstein said, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” It seems …

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Two Lady Cats receive honors

A pair of seniors from the Three Rivers Lady Cats basketball team received special honors from the Michigan Associated Press. Teagan Reeves and Linsey Masnari were recognized, as Reeves was named to the Class B all-state basketball team, while Masnari made the honorable-mention list. Reeves, who will attend Western Michigan University in the fall and play volleyball and basketball, scored …

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