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National Day of Prayer event on Thursday

A group of St. Joseph County women has put together a local observance centering on the National Day of Prayer. The local observance starts at noon Thursday outside the county courthouse and is scheduled to last about an hour. Vicki Allen, one of a core group of four local residents playing a hand in the event, said the fourth-annual prayer …

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Sheriff’s department searches for home invasion suspect

St. Joseph County deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who has or attempted to break-in to residences in Mendon village limits. Undersheriff Jason Bingaman said the agency fielded a call around 9 p.m. Sunday from the victim of a home invasion. The incident occurred in the 200 block of Fletcher Street. Authorities were told the …

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5k raised money for Three Rivers Promise

Organizers of last weekend’s “Run For the Future” fundraiser, sponsored by Three Rivers Promise, was declared a success. Together, participants of the 5K run as well as the 1-mile walk helped raise about $17,000 as part of the third-annual event. Three Rivers Promise was created to provide financial assistance for college or vocational education to Three Rivers High School graduates. …

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Probation center director awarded Liberty Bell award

The executive director of the Twin County Community Probation Center was recently announced as the 2024 recipient of St. Joseph County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award. Tom Miles was chosen, in part, for his several years of service to the citizens of St. Joseph and Cass Counties. A Three Rivers High School graduate, Miles holds a diploma from Western Michigan …

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County unemployment rate down

March’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County decreased by one-tenth of a percent from February. Figures from the monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget show St. Joseph County’s unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.1 percent in March. The county’s March rate from a year earlier was 4.4 percent. In addition, …

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Carra will face 2 challengers in August primary

State Rep. Steve Carra will face a challenge from two candidates in the August primary for the 36th House District seat. With the filing deadline passing last week, Carra is seeking a third and final two-year term. Carra lists a Three Rivers apartment as his primary address. Meanwhile, Burr Oak Township resident Michael Malmborg and Sturgis’ Frank Perez have filed …

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US Sen Peters calls USPS absolutely critical

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters recently issued a media release centering on the United States Postal Service. He called the agency “absolutely critical” to the country and noted there are serious consequences if the service is disrupted. Peters said USPS is making significant changes to its processing and distribution network in several locations, including Michigan. He said the Upper Peninsula is …

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County clerk withdraws candidacy

St. Joseph County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lindsay Oswald has opted to not seek re-election to a third, four-year term. Oswald, 44, said she withdrew her candidacy Thursday, leaving Mendon Township’s Gina Everson as the only Republican candidate for the position in the Aug. 7 primary election. Oswald succeeded 45-year county employee Pattie Bender as county clerk in June 2015. In …

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Sturgis mayor running for state rep

Sturgis Mayor Frank Perez announced this week he is running for state representative. At the end of Wednesday’s meeting, Perez said he is running for state representative in the 36th District, which covers all of St. Joseph County and a portion of Cass County. The incumbent is Steve Carra. Perez said his decision to run has been part of an …

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Pumpkin

They dropped a bunch of treats in with these balls!   I hope I can find them.  I am “Pumpkin”.   I think I am a Belgian Malinois, about a year old, female.  I am housetrained and I get along with other dogs.  I am a bit skittish with some people until I get to know them.  My hobbies are playing outside and using my squeaky toys!  …

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