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Dedication – Covered Bridge Farm County Park

The newest member of St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department’s family was the focus of a ceremony Saturday. A crowd of about two dozen people gathered at the Lockport Township site to witness the dedication of Covered Bridge Farm County Park. The showcase of the seven-acre parcel, a refurbished barn that replaced the historic Culbertson family barn, served as …

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Police continue search for shooting suspect

Three Rivers police continue their search for a suspect behind the shooting of a 31-year-old Sturgis man last week outside Paul’s Pantry in Three Rivers. Bobby Rouseau, 21, is wanted on charges of assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and felony firearm, according to authorities. Rouseau was most recently seen near Mintdale and Engle roads …

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Residents leave White Pigeon trailer park

The few remaining residents at a White Pigeon Township trailer park worked late into the night Thursday to comply with a judge’s order to evacuate the property by midnight. While some people indicated they would return over the weekend to River Forest Mobile Home Park and gather whatever they didn’t take Thursday, others have come to terms with the situation …

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Break-in investigated in Flowerfield

Sheriff’s department officials are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place last week in Flowerfield Township. The incident occurred between May 28 and last Wednesday at a residence in the 14000 block of Burlew Road in Flowerfield Township. The victim told authorities the suspect forced entry to the residence and stole building materials, electronic tools and equipment. Witnesses said a …

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Area schools provide meals during summer

Four area school districts will take part in the annual “Meet Up and Eat Up” program this summer. The free meals will be offered to anyone 18 years of age and younger and available for the balance of the summer. The Centreville Public Schools program runs June 25 to Aug. 2, with breakfast and lunch offered Monday through Thursday at …

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Centreville approves before and after school program

Centreville Public Schools Board of Education has approved starting a K-6 before-and after-school program for the 2018-19 academic year. Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer said the budget for the program would be about $70,000, with total anticipated revenue of more than $130,000, based on the number of parents who have said they would be interested. Any profit earned would go toward scholarships …

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Miller announces office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced his monthly, in-district office hours with local residents. A Sturgis-area resident, Miller said he enjoys connecting with his constituents and hearing what matters most to them. He emphasized that it is important to be accessible to everyone. Miller will hold this month’s office hours June 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Broadway Café …

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New COA site work continues

Work on converting the former Three Rivers Inn to the new St. Joseph County Commission On Aging site is continuing, though at a pace a bit slower than COA officials had hoped. During last week’s COA advisory board meeting, agency director Tim Stoll said work continues on the financing component of the process. He said he recently attended what he …

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St. Joseph County Animal Control begins Facebook page

St. Joseph County Animal Control, along with the sheriff ’s department, recently launched a Facebook page. The page, St. Joseph-CountyMiAC, is within the county’s control and supported by its IT department. St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said the page will provide information and verify resources to animal control supporters to help maintain the highest level of trust and transparency …

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Hearing set on recall of Sturgis City Commission member

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald has announced a proceeding related to the recall of a Sturgis City Commission member. Oswald said the St. Joseph County Election Commission will hold a Clarity/Factual Hearing on Statements of Reasons for recall on Ina Taulbee. The hearing will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the second-floor Probate Courtroom at the county courthouse.

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