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Discussion continues – American Rescue Plan funds for SJC

The process of how St. Joseph County will administer $1 million of its American Rescue Plan Act funds was discussed during the county commission’s executive committee meeting last week. Commissioners entertained a number of options regarding the money and its recipients. In the end, it was decided the five county board members will individually review the 28 different requests submitted …

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Renovation project at Glen Oaks

Members of Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees received an update Thursday regarding the college’s southside campus renovation project. Jeremiah Hatfield, of Fort Wayne-based Design Collaborative, reviewed a plan that includes renovation of the gymnasium entry, locker rooms, weight room, Nora Hagen Theater and allied health. Hatfield said the goal is to transform outdated environments into functional, accessible and welcoming spaces, …

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Residential B&E in Branch County

Michigan State Police troopers were called to a residential breaking-and-entering incident recently in Branch County’s Batavia Township. According to a department media release, troopers responded to the 100 block of Pond Drive, where the victim told authorities she returned to her residence and found its front door open. Investigators said the front door had shoe and tool marks. The media …

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Out and About – Week of August 15th

Last week I shared a few ways to eat more economically. Here are a some ways to save when it comes to getting Out and About: You can easily increase your gas mileage by braking less and coasting more. Don’t just steer your vehicle, drive it. Try accelerating gently and coasting toward red lights and stop signs. Let the idiots …

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Serious injury in motorcycle crash

An Indiana man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a semi tactor-trailer in Sturgis Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies were called shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday to the intersection of M-66 and Bogen Road. The motorcycle, driven by a 50-year-old man, was traveling south on M-66 when a semi, driven by a 60-year-old man …

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B & E in Leonidas Township

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are looking into a breaking-and-entering incident that occurred last weekend in Leonidas Township. Investigators said they responded to the 29000 block of M-60. The victim told authorities a shed was entered either Saturday or Sunday, and several items were stolen. Items include a log splitter, small utility trailer, tools and a small …

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Abby

Hi!  I am Abby.  I am ready to warm your heart and your lap.  I am a spayed female,  my age is a guessing game.  Come visit me.  My docket number is 53208, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 E. Main St., Centreville, MI.  Animal Control is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., phone …

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Fatal crash in Steuben County, Indiana

Two people, including a former White Pigeon resident, died in a two-vehicle crash last week in Steuben County, Ind. Sheriff’s deputies said the incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Friday on State Road 120, near the community of Orland. Authorities said a Nissan Titan pickup driven by 50-year-old Donald Gene Squires, of Howe, was heading west when it went left …

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Dinner event to benefit Three Rivers Promise

Dan’s Fish Fry is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat event next week to benefit the Three Rivers Promise. Chicken tenders and fish will be served 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Three Rivers Lions Club, 420 6th Ave. Cost is $12 per adult and $7 for kids 6 through 12 years of age. Tickets are $1 more at the door. …

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Three Rivers approves sale of old library

Three Rivers municipal officials last week approved the sale of the old Three Rivers Public Library to St. Joseph County. As a result, the county plans to relocate family court and probate court to the West Michigan Avenue property. County officials submitted a bid of $175,000. City manager Joe Bippus said three bids for the building were considered: $125,000 from …

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