Government

Adams honored by village of Burr Oak

The Village of Burr Oak recently honored Norma Adams for 18 years of service as a village trustee. Adams, who chose to not seek re-election, was given an oak plaque by village president Shawn Seeba. The plaque, which was designed and created by Burr Oak resident Dave Pant, was presented in recognition of Adams years of work and dedication to …

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Man killed in truck mishap

Jackson County authorities say a man was killed while making a wood delivery with his dump truck.  The accident happened Tuesday afternoon in Parma Township, west of Jackson.  Undersheriff Chris Kuhl tells WILX-TV that that 36-year-old Jeff Teague of Parma Township was delivering wood to a home when his Ford truck had a mechanical problem.  Kuhl says the truck’s dump …

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Memorial service set for Stark

The family of former Three Rivers Police Chief Earl Stark has scheduled a memorial celebration for 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Riverside Church. Stark, who went on to serve as a member of the Three Rivers City Commission, passed away Friday at the age of 64. He had been ill for some time and Stark’s health was a factor in …

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Man arrested for theft

A Flowerfield Township resident was arrested Saturday night on charges related to the theft of irrigation wire. Michigan State Police report the 27-year-old man was arrested around 9:40 p.m. on Maple Lane in Burr Oak Township. Investigators had noticed a large amount of wire at his residence before they made the arrest. A department media release did not state the …

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Women treated for injuries after crash

A 66-year-old Niles woman was cited for failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Fabius Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, Margie Livers was eastbound on M-60 when she stopped at the U.S. 131 intersection. Livers proceeded to cross the southbound lane of U.S. 131, when her vehicle was struck by …

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Another meth arrest

A 40-year-old woman is the latest person to be arrested following an investigation into methamphetamine-related tips passed on to the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Sheriff’s department officials said the woman, whose identity and address were not available in a media release, was arrested for a probation violation at a residence in the 60000 block of West Street in …

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Church seeks downtown location

Members of the Three Rivers Planning Commission are expected to handle a matter this evening regarding a special-use permit to allow a church to locate in a downtown storefront. The proposal, being sought by Verse By Verse church, is the main focus of the 6:45 p.m. meeting. At issue is whether downtown is a suitable location for a church. The …

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Stark’s funeral arrangements to be announced

Three Rivers municipal officials said former police chief and city commissioner Earl Stark has passed away. Stark, who chose to not seek reelection for a third, two-year term a year ago, had represented the city’s Third District. Details about Stark’s funeral arrangements are expected to be announced today.

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Gathering to remember Parrack

The five-year anniversary of Jodi Parrack’s death was marked Thursday with a solemn gathering at Washington Street Park in Constantine. About 75 people showed up to remember the 11-year-old girl who was last seen Nov. 8, 2007, riding her bicycle near Third and South Washington streets. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said a cold-case team from the Michigan State …

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Meetings in the area tonight

A few meetings in the area are on deck this evening. Members of the Constantine Public Schools Board of Education plan to assemble at 6 p.m. One matter of potential discussion may come from last week’s defeat of a Headlee renewal. The setback is keeping the district from more than $100,000 Elsewhere, 7 o’clock meetings are slated for the Lockport …

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