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Miller announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced two upcoming opportunities where he will hold in-district office hours for the month of April. Miller said listening to the ideas and viewpoints of constituents is the best way to understand and serve them. He added that he looks forward to answering questions and hearing thoughts shared by his district’s residents. A Sturgis resident, …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

A pair of Centreville residents was arrested on drug-related offenses earlier this week following a traffic stop. A deputy from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department stopped the vehicle at 6 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of East Main Street in Centreville. The driver was found to be operating a vehicle while on a suspended license. In addition, he …

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Wilson

I am looking for a nice family.  They call me “Wilson”.  The staff here say I am up to date on my rabies.  Anyone watching me can tell I get along with other dogs and cats.  If you look at me you can see I am a chocolate Lab/setter mix.  I am approximately five years old and am already neutered.  …

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St. Joseph County ranks 60th in child well-being

St. Joseph County ranked 60th out of the state’s 83 counties for overall child well-being, according to results released Tuesday by the Kids Count in Michigan Project. The data in the report is for 2017. Conducted annually by the Michigan League for Public Policy, the results show trends in child well-being, from health, economic security, and family and community, to …

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Flowerfield home destroyed in fire

Four departments from three counties battled a house fire Monday in Flowerfield Township. Firefighters were summoned at 1:30 p.m. to a home in 54000 block of DeLong Road in Flowerfield Township. When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames. No injuries were reported but the home was destroyed. Cause of the fire is being called undetermined, and authorities said it …

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Man accused of dragging deputy posts bond

The man accused of ramming a St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s vehicle, dragging a deputy and leading a high-speed pursuit has been released from jail. Aaron Schrock, 24, of Shipshewana, was released Saturday from the St. Joseph County jail after posting $100,000 bond. Schrock was booked Feb. 3 on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less …

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Conservation District names Volunteer of the Year

A few accolades were bestowed during St. Joseph County Conservation District’s annual meeting last month in Centreville. Josh Overton received recognition as “Volunteer of the Year” for his support to district programs. Meanwhile, Lucas Wahl received the river clean-up award. Also during the meeting, John Nelson and Chad Clark were re-appointed to positions on the board of directors.

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Glen Oaks celebrates new grand concourse

After a year and a half of planning and eight months of construction, Glen Oaks Community College is staging the reveal of its new, $2.2 million grand concourse. The day-long celebration starts at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Later, the school will offer lunch to its students to showcase some of the new menu options now available through the GO Café. Then, …

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Car crashes into garage

One person was injured after a vehicle struck a detached garage last weekend in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday to an area on Sunset Boulevard, south of U.S. 12, to investigate a personal-injury crash. The driver, 55-year-old John Hendrickson, of Union, was driving northbound when he lost control of …

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Local woman wins $1 million lottery prize

“Twenty-six” is the lucky number for a St. Joseph County woman, who recently won the $1 million top prize in a Michigan Lottery scratch-off game. The woman, who chose to not be identified, purchased the $20 ticket at Harding’s Market on West Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers. She won playing the game Millionaire Maker. The woman matched the number 26 …

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