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People appointed to boards

A number of people were appointed or reappointed to various county boards Tuesday. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed to reappoint Dennis Bradley to the county’s Jury Board for a six-year term. Action by commissioners also will see the St. Joseph County Transportation Board served for two more years by Allen Balog, Charles Thompson, Joseph Haas, Aaron Cullifer, …

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Chadwick keynote speaker

Steve Chadwick, a biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, will be the keynote speaker at Wednesday’s St. Joseph County Conservation District annual meeting. Chadwick will focus on the disease EHD and its impact on the whitetail deer population. Tickets for the event, which includes dinner, are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The dinner and program …

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Tamarack Rail Trail named

The Tamarack Rail Trail is the name given to a proposed trail to connect Sturgis and Coldwater. The moniker was chosen during a meeting last week in Bronson, where nearly two dozen people pondered names and came to a consensus in recognition of the numerous tamarack trees planted along the route when it served as a railroad line between the …

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Woman charged for DWI

A 33-year-old Three Rivers woman was charged Wednesday with driving while intoxicated and child endangerment after she was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Three Rivers. According to a department media release, the woman drove off the roadway and crashed into a hydrant at the intersection of East Hoffman and Wood streets. Officers investigating the incident performed a series of …

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April 20th is set for collection

Members of the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee have announced April 20 will be the date of the twice-a-year collection of televisions, computer products, old tires, expired medicines and other hard-to-dispose-of items. The household hazardous waste collection recyclable drop-off event will take place in Centreville at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds Last April, 454 tires, 12,000 pounds of household …

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Four children treated after accident

Four children were treated at Three Rivers Health and later released following a one-vehicle accident Wednesday in Mottville Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, their 32-year-old mother was driving east on U.S. 12 when the van she was driving went off the north side of the road and struck a tree. The woman, a White Pigeon-area resident, …

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Friends of the St. Joe River Assoc. meeting

The South Bend-based Friends of the St. Joe River Association will stage its sixth annual meeting Monday at the Sturges-Young Auditorium, in Sturgis. Matt Meersman, president of the not-for-profit association, said the annual meetings are typically staged in Sturgis or Three Rivers because they are central to the 5,000-square-mile The event typically draws county and township officials, lake association representatives, …

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Two injured in accident

Two people were taken to Three Rivers Health for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident shortly after 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in Park Township. The St Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a 21-year-old Vicksburg woman was driving west on Michigan Avenue when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side as she attempted to turn left onto Parkville Road. The …

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Dates set for river clean-up

The St. Joseph County Conservation District has announced the dates of its seven river clean-up projects in 2013. It marks the third consecutive year the agency will stage river clean-up events. A 4.7-mile stretch of the Prairie River will be the focus of a June 1 effort in Lockport Township, followed by a 4.5-mile clearing of the Fawn River June …

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Alcohol factor in crash

A 54-year-old Elkhart man was treated for injuries he sustained in a one-car crash over the weekend in Constantine Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Douglas Griffin was driving south on U.S. 131 at 2:20 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his vehicle and drove it off the roadway. Griffin was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Three …

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