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County commission meets today

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners is expected to honor a request to the hiring freeze and approve a deputy clerk for district court. The potential action is one of five matters of new business this afternoon before the five-member panel. Other agenda items include accepting the sheriff’s department annual report, and approving agreements related to Bundled Energy Solutions …

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Fire damages Constantine home

Firefighters from Constantine and White Pigeon remained at the scene of a house fire late into the evening Monday in the 100 block of Second Street in Constantine. The fire was reported on Sunday just before 1 p.m. When firefighters arrived, the top floor was fully engulfed in flames. Authorities said the one occupant of the residence was not at …

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Devier receives high marks from board

David Devier, president at Glen Oaks Community College, received high marks Thursday from an annual evaluation by the school’s board of trustees. Devier was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 on 48 specific performance expectations, which were organized into six categories covering fiscal management, external relations, internal relations, leadership, institutional performance, personal qualities and relations with the board. …

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Woman injured in crash with semi-tractor trailer

A 19-year-old woman was injured after the car she was driving ran through a stop sign and into a semi-tractor trailer. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said its deputies were called shortly before 7 a.m. Friday to the intersection of Findley Road and M-66. Investigators said a car driving east on Findley Road by Sarah Bostick, of Howe, Ind., …

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Bicyclist injured in crash

A Marcellus man was injured when the bicycle on which he was riding was struck by a car last week in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Benhke said 82-year-old James Shannon was riding his bicycle south on M-40 near Brody Street in Marcellus Township when it was struck by a southbound car driven by Cody Bresmen, 26, of Dowagiac. Shannon was …

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Out and About – Week of June 17th

Water Festival 2019 is now in the books. It’s always a fun time, and it draws people from all over southwestern Michigan. Every year it seems to get better and better. It’s fun from the start of the parade on Thursday at 7 PM, until the final firework hits the sky later Saturday evening. I had the honor of being …

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County jail at capacity most of last year

St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said the county jail was either at or above capacity for most of 2018. During Wednesday’s executive committee meeting, Lillywhite provided details from the agency’s annual report. He told county commissioners that the jail averaged 172 inmates a month for a minimum stay of one day or more last year. Lillywhite said the jail …

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Centreville Schools discuss baseball field work

Centreville Public Schools Board of Education has voted to pay two invoices totaling $34,500 from Landscape Design Services. The Holland-based company conducted drainage work at the high school’s baseball field. Board members Jackie Bowen and Larry Walton, however, dissented. They said they have concerns about the quality of the work performed by Landscape Design Services. Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer said the …

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County officials get tour of new COA

A team of St. Joseph County officials was led earlier this week on a building tour of what will eventually be the new headquarters for the Commission On Aging. Rivers Enrichment Center and Residence, the still-under-construction redevelopment of the former Three Rivers Inn received high praise from the team that included county commissioners, administrator Teresa Doehring and clerk Lindsay Oswald. …

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Tucker

I’m a happy guy.  I am two and a half years old, neutered and have my current Rabies vaccination.  I am friendly, and I am athletic as I can jump –  HIGH.  I’m not good around cats and birds. My docket number is 45720, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 E. Main St., Centreville, MI.  …

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