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Board of Commissioners agrees to additional funding of proposed trail

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to provide additional funding to support a proposed trail project designed to run between Three Rivers and Fabius Township. At the request of Lindsay Oswald, a member of the River Country Recreational Authority, the commission committed $23,400. Coupled with $5,000 offered by the city of Three Rivers Tuesday, the proposed trail …

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State trooper involved in crash

A Michigan State Police trooper was involved in a crash Friday on Youngs Prairie Road near Constantine. While on routine patrol, the trooper attempted to turn around to pursue a vehicle that matched the description of a car involved in armed robberies in Cass County, Lt. James Colman said in a media release. The officer lost control of the vehicle …

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Commission approved new human resources director contract

The employment of Teresa Doehring as human resources director was formalized Tuesday, when the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed to terms of her contract. The 40-year-old Doehring, a Mendon resident, will be paid $65,000 annually and given four weeks of vacation time. She begins the job Jan. 6. Doehring replaces Elishia Arver, who stepped down from the post …

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Sturgis Culver’s opened Monday

The first Culver’s restaurant in St. Joseph County opened this week. The Wisconsin-based chain opened its store Monday at 830 S. Centerville Road in Sturgis and attracted about 2,700 customers, according to owner Mike Miller. Miller, a Battle Creek resident, also owns Culver’s stores in Battle Creek and Coldwater.

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Board of Commissioners set first meeting of 2015

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has set the date for its first meeting of 2015. During Tuesday’s proceedings, commissioners set the meeting for 5 p.m. Jan. 6. At that time, the five-member board will set the full meeting schedule for the balance of the year. The board currently meets at 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of …

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Out and About – Week of December 15th

There’s nothing that adds to the spirit of this season like music. The First United Methodist Church of Three Rivers, 215 North Main Street, has just the thing, when it comes to music. We’re Glad You Came is the name of the cantata to be performed next Sunday, December 21, beginning at 7 PM. This would be a wonderful way …

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Water Trail Master Plan available for comment

The St. Joseph County Water Trail Master Plan will be open for public comment starting Friday, according to Suzanne Fromson, landscape architect with Edgewater Resources. Fromson, whose company has been retained by the county to work on the master plan, said a hard copy of the proposed plan will be at the county courthouse through Jan. 19. It will also …

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Search warrant results in three arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Monday at a residence in Sturgis Township. SCAN officers received information about a location in the 69000 block of Deer Road, where trafficking of marijuana and other controlled substances had been suspected. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and once inside, they found marijuana and …

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Car-Bus Collision Friday afternoon

No injuries were reported Friday afternoon in a car-bus collision in Three Rivers. The incident occurred around 3:15 p.m. on West Michigan Avenue, just east of U.S. 131, according to Three Rivers Police. The Three Rivers Community Schools bus was traveling west on Michigan Avenue when a car turned left from a business on the north side of the road. …

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Arrests made following armed robbery

Three Elkhart men were arrested Friday in connection with an armed robbery at a Cass County gas station two days earlier. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said a clerk at the Marathon station in Jones was robbed at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. Underwood said a cashier was able to get a description of the vehicle following the armed robbery incident. Around 10:30 …

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