St Joseph County

Centreville approves before and after school program

Centreville Public Schools Board of Education has approved starting a K-6 before-and after-school program for the 2018-19 academic year. Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer said the budget for the program would be about $70,000, with total anticipated revenue of more than $130,000, based on the number of parents who have said they would be interested. Any profit earned would go toward scholarships …

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Miller announces office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced his monthly, in-district office hours with local residents. A Sturgis-area resident, Miller said he enjoys connecting with his constituents and hearing what matters most to them. He emphasized that it is important to be accessible to everyone. Miller will hold this month’s office hours June 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Broadway Café …

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New COA site work continues

Work on converting the former Three Rivers Inn to the new St. Joseph County Commission On Aging site is continuing, though at a pace a bit slower than COA officials had hoped. During last week’s COA advisory board meeting, agency director Tim Stoll said work continues on the financing component of the process. He said he recently attended what he …

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St. Joseph County Animal Control begins Facebook page

St. Joseph County Animal Control, along with the sheriff ’s department, recently launched a Facebook page. The page, St. Joseph-CountyMiAC, is within the county’s control and supported by its IT department. St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said the page will provide information and verify resources to animal control supporters to help maintain the highest level of trust and transparency …

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Hearing set on recall of Sturgis City Commission member

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald has announced a proceeding related to the recall of a Sturgis City Commission member. Oswald said the St. Joseph County Election Commission will hold a Clarity/Factual Hearing on Statements of Reasons for recall on Ina Taulbee. The hearing will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the second-floor Probate Courtroom at the county courthouse.

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Police release name of shooting victim

A few details have come to light regarding a weekend shooting incident in Three Rivers. The victim was identified as a 31-year-old Sturgis man who was treated at Three Rivers Health and later released. He was injured following an incident outside Paul’s Pantry around 7 p.m. Sunday. State police said a group of four people were ordered to leave the …

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Flooding damages culverts across the county

Members of the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board said 20 culverts have been damaged in the county this year due to flooding- related incidents. During a board meeting earlier this month, director of operations Michael Harris said a dozen of the damaged culverts collectively are in Colon, Flowerfield and Leonidas townships. In addition, two each are damaged in Fabius, …

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Sturgis agree to medical marijuana ordinance discussion

Sturgis city commissioners last week agreed to bring medical marijuana zoning amendments and ordinance back for first reading. A similar motion in February failed 4- 3. Commissioner Jeff Mullins said he believes there is room for compromise after concerns were raised that included buffer zone distances between medical marijuana facilities and inappropriate locations. During commission discussion last week, vice-mayor Jon …

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Suspect sought in Three Rivers shooting

A man was shot outside a Three Rivers party store over the weekend, according to Michigan State Police. Troopers said the incident took place Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of Paul’s Liquor Store, in the 200 block of East Michigan Avenue. According to authorities, four men inside the business were involved in an argument and ordered by a clerk …

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White Pigeon hires new principal

Todd Reynolds was hired last week by the White Pigeon school board to serve as junior/senior high school principal beginning July 1. He replaces Jon Keyer, who is retiring. Keyer said the district had 12 applicants and interviewed four. Reynolds has served as principal for eight years at Galesburg-Augusta and five years at Lake Fenton. A Marshall native, Reynolds attended …

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