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Former Park Township supervisor passes away

A longtime township official in St. Joseph County passed away last week after a brief illness. Joe Eichorn, former supervisor of Park Township, died Wednesday. The 63-year-old Three Rivers-area resident was given medical leave from the Park Township Board of Trustees. Eichorn was elected township supervisor in 2008. Ed English was subsequently named interim supervisor.

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Ribbon cutting held for new COA

A significant moment in the history of the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging was celebrated last week. Friday’s ceremonial ribbon cutting to recognize the agency’s new headquarters in Three Rivers attracted several dozen people. In addition to COA’s new headquarters, the remodeled Three Rivers Inn includes 38 one-bedroom units and eight two-bedroom residences. COA director Tim Stoll welcomed State …

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Pistol stolen from vehicle

A pistol was stolen from a vehicle last month in White Pigeon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called Aug. 19 to the Klinger Lake Public Access on Crooked Creek Road in response to a report of burglary to a motor vehicle. Investigators said someone entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a Springfield Armory model 911 pistol. The …

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Gas cans stolen in Burr Oak

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that a number of five-gallon gas cans were stolen from a Burr Oak Township location last week. Sheriff’s officials said the incident took place Sept. 2 in the 65000 block of Burr Oak Road. Investigators said the suspect broke into a building and stole five, 5-gallon cans filled with gas.

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K-Wings sign three more players

The Kalamazoo Wings announced a trio of signings recently for the upcoming 2019-20 season.  Two of the returning players are familiar names while one will be playing his first season with the K-Wings. Defenseman Ben Wilson is returning to the K-Wings for his seventh season with the club.  Wilson has been the captain of the team the past three seasons. …

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Search warrant leads to three arrests

Three people were arrested on drug-related offenses following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the city of Dowagiac. Members of the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team gathered Wednesday at a residence in the 500 block of Gray Street. A tip alerted authorities to the potential use and sale of methamphetamine at the residence. Upon further investigation, …

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Constantine prohibits recreational marijuana

The Constantine Village Council approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of recreational marijuana Tuesday. The ordinance, written by Portage-based attorney Catherine Kaufman, will be the subject of a public hearing Sept. 16. Council members had questions on the violation and penalties section. Village manager Mark Honeysett said people can now legally grow their own marijuana so the village has to …

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Jerry

I am sweet Jerry.  The ladies here say I am good on a leash, that I like cats and am housetrained.  I am current on my vaccinations.  If you look at me you can see that I have a bob tail and of mixed breeding.  I am about six years old.  Please take me to your home.My docket number is …

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COA plans ribbon-cutting event

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is celebrating the opening of its new home in Three Rivers with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event. The fanfare takes place at 2 p.m. Friday at Rivers Enrichment Center and Residence, 1200 W. Broadway St. The residential units and COA headquarters were remodeled from the former Three Rivers Inn. The residential component features 38 …

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Dowagiac Secretary of State plans re-opening

The Michigan Secretary of State office in Dowagiac will re-open later this month after a renovation project required it to move to a temporary location in Cassopolis. The temporary office at, 61682 Dailey Road, will close at 5 p.m. Friday. During the week-long closure, office equipment and furniture will be moved from Cassopolis back to Dowagiac. In addition, phone lines, …

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