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Commission approves new budget

The Three Rivers City Commission has approved a new budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which begins July 1. During Tuesday’s meeting, Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners endorsed a plan that will see more than $4.2 million in budgeted expenditures. A public hearing took place prior to the commission approving the budget. The city plans to levy 20.2562 mills.

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New MSU Extension agent

            St. Joseph County’s new MSU Extension agriculture agent was introduced Tuesday to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners.             John Zirkle, an Indiana native, recently graduated from the University of Vermont with a master’s degree in plant soil science. Zirkle’s work will cover a variety of issues, including helping with field trials, pest-management testing and lending a hand …

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County plans to levy

St. Joseph County plans to levy 4.5482 percent of taxable value in excess of $1.8 billion, following a vote taken by the board of commissioners Tuesday. Money generated from the levy, which is applied to county property owners, accounts for almost two-thirds of the tax dollars the county collects annually, according to county administrator Judy West-Wing. She said money generated …

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Two males arrested for home invasion

At 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Three Rivers police re­sponded to the 600 block of Erie Street, where two males were attempting to enter an apartment building. Police said two 17-year-old boys, one from Mendon and one from Three Rivers, were followed to Maplecrest Apartments, where they were seen attempting to gain access to vehicles in the parking lot. The investigation re­vealed …

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Accepting applications for grants

The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation is accepting applications for mini-matching grants, supporting schools, government entities and other 501(c)3 organizations. Final grant awards will be based on community support and local dollars raised to match the amount offered to prospective recipients. Selected grant recipients will be notified by mid-August the award amount the foundation will match and details regarding their …

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Gray’s Community Band to perform

Organizers of the 56th annual Three Rivers Water Festival have announced the Three Rivers-based Gray’s Community Band will perform on closing day of the three-day festival. The band has been booked to perform 3 to 4 p.m. June 16 at the rear of Scidmore Park. Parking for the free concert is along Spring Street.

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Illinois man cited in Three Rivers

Three Rivers Police issued a citation to an Illinois man for attempting to sell magazine subscriptions without a permit. Police said upon further investigation, the man was suspected to be one of nine people involved in an attempted home invasion incident currently under investigation by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. He was located in the 600 block of West …

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Maddux arrested

Officials from the Three Rivers Police Department have released the name of a man who allegedly attempted to hire someone to assault his wife with the intent of harming her unborn child. Police said Todd Allan Maddux, 31, was arrested for solicitation with intent to assault his pregnant wife to cause a miscarriage or stillbirth. The alleged plan by Maddux …

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Drain commissioner a full-time job

Talks about the position of county drain commissioner becoming a full-time job have gained momentum in recent weeks. The matter was discussed during last week’s executive committee of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, who appear to be in favor of upping the post to a 40-hour-a-week job. Current Drain Commissioner Jeff Wenzel has long lobbied for the job …

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Tucker wanted for murder

Stanley Tucker is being sought by the Three Rivers Police Department and is appealing to the public for help in discovering his whereabouts. The 44-year-old Tucker, who is 5’11” and weighs about 180 pounds, is wanted for three counts of murder from incidents that took place Tuesday last week in Detroit. Officers said he shot and killed his wife and …

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