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New COA building at capacity

Less than two weeks after a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to commemorate its opening, the Rivers Enrichment Center and Residence is at capacity. County administrator Teresa Doehring announced during Tuesday’s board of commissioners meeting that all 46 residential units are no longer available. The Broadway Street location, which also serves as the new headquarters for the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging, …

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Police investigate break-in

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating the breaking and entering of a residence last week in the 14000 block of Stears Road in Constantine Township. The residence is believed to have been broken into around 7 p.m. Friday. Three suspects fled the area in a dark green Chevy Cobalt. Meanwhile, in an unrelated case, troopers are investigating the theft of …

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Spring Street project on schedule

Amy Roth, director of Three Rivers Department of Public Services, said the Spring Street paving project is progressing on schedule and is slated to conclude in November. Roth said the project, which started in July, is a full roadway reconstruction, which includes replacement of watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, roadway, and curb/gutter. She said the $1.3 million project was necessitated …

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Fair welcomes Seniors today

The 2019 St. Joseph County Grange Fair reaches its midpoint today, which is designated “Seniors Day.” Highlights includes Bingo, open-class dairy cattle show, Commission On Aging luncheon, harness racing, Gilmore Car Museum antique vehicle display, 4-H demonstrations at the Community Tent, a horse costume show, live music featuring Dani and Garrett Jamerson at the free stage, and Super Kicker Rodeo …

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Golf cart fire investigated

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a golf cart that deputies suspect was stolen and set on fire in Lockport Township. According to a department media release, deputies responded Thursday to the 19000 block of River Road regarding an arson incident. Investigators discovered the remains of a red golf cart that looks to have been spray-painted gray. Sheriff’s …

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Man dies in Cass County crash

A Decatur man died over the weekend as the result of a single-vehicle accident in Cass County’s Silver Creek Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said a car driven by 24-year-old Eduardo Mendoza was heading east on Yaw Street at 3:45 a.m. Sunday. Investigators said Mendoza apparently lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over multiple times near the intersection of …

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US 131 reconstruction update

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the U.S. 131 reconstruction project in Three Rivers. A Stage 3 traffic pattern is in place at the north end of the project, resulting in two-way traffic on the northbound portion of U.S. 131. Meanwhile, a Stage 2 traffic pattern remains in place at the south end, where two-way traffic …

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Two injured in Cass County crash

Two men were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday in Cass County’s Volinia Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 4:30 p.m. to the intersection of Marcellus Highway and Decatur Road. Investigators found that Wayne Christenson, 68, of Granger, Ind., was driving northbound when he failed to stop at the intersection. His vehicle collided with a car heading …

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Out and About – Week of September 16th

This Thursday is the last day for the Farmers’ Market in Scidmore Park for this year. This popular market has been open every Thursday since June 20th. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit this venue, Thursday will be your final chance until next spring. The hours are from 2 PM until 7 PM. On this day in 1787, …

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Michigan season for hunting small game species opens Sunday

Cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse and other animals will be in hunters’ sights as Michigan’s small game season gets underway Sunday. The Department of Natural Resources says a Michigan base license is required for small game hunters. The cost for residents is $11. The base license allows hunting of rabbit, hare, squirrel, pheasant, ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, woodchuck, woodcock, …

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