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Ed

Hello, my name is Ed. I am a neutered male domestic shorthair cat, about 1 year old. I’m grey and white and love attention, like people and take things in stride. I’m also already litter-trained and have been around children and do fine. Come and see how friendly I am. My Docket # 11601, at the St. Joseph County Animal …

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Great time at the Fair

A pair of crowd-friendly events Tuesday drew large numbers of people to the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. Billed as “A Night of Destruction,” an off-road derby and demolition derby were well received by fans in the grandstand area. Meanwhile, a show ring to the east end of the fairgrounds featured chuck wagon races, an event in which 12, two-person …

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Payment approved

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to approve payment to finance director Joni Smith and human resources director Elishia Arver for their work earlier this year as fill-in county administrators. Both employees were paid $10,000 for providing professional services and responsibilities, as they worked together in the role of county administrator between the mid-January departure of …

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Items stolen

A large quantity of tools and other items were stolen from a barn earlier last week in Constantine Township. Investigators with the Michigan State Police said the theft occurred either Sept. 13 or 14 in the 14000 block of Drummond Road. Hand tools, a lawn tractor, a chainsaw and a leaf blower were among the items taken. A department media …

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A Ball for Veterans

The Marine Corps of St. Joseph County has announced it is hosting a ball, which is open to all veterans, active duty or families of veterans. Event organizers said the ball is to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the formation of the St. Joseph County group. Plenty of door prizes will be given away and other items will be auctioned …

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License fees increase

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation making it more expensive to get some hunting and fishing licenses in Michigan, in an effort to better support Michigan’s natural resources. The measure sets up a new hunting and fishing fee system. Under the legislation, the cost of a typical deer hunting license will increase from $15 to $30 and the annual restricted …

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Bill Smithers Jr., 57

William “Bill” M. Smithers Jr., age 57, of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Heartland Health Care surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Willits, CA., on October 17, 1955 the son of William E. and Christine (Traverse) Smithers. Bill made Three Rivers his home in 1965 moving …

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Tom Vernon, 66

Thomas Wayne “Tom” Vernon, age 66, of Mendon, died Monday Sep. 16, 2013 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence in Kalamazoo surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Owosso, MI on Jan. 17, 1947 the son of Bruce and Barbara (Moore) Vernon. The family later moved to Sturgis where Tom graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of …

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Gertrude Geark, 91

Gertrude Ireen Geark, 91, of Three Rivers, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving sons. She was born July 13, 1922 in Schoolcraft the daughter of the late Ellis and Billie (Cobb) Butler. Mrs. Geark has been a lifetime resident of this area. She was formerly employed in sales at Gilmore’s and also …

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Allen Witherspoon, 84

Allen “Spoon” Witherspoon, Jr., 84, of Three Rivers, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Arrangements by Hohner Funeral Home.

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