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Public unveiling of new house for McBride

A public unveiling of a new house for Three Rivers teen Chandler McBride and his family will take place at 3 o’clock this afternoon. McBride, who was paralyzed in a swim pool diving accident in June, was released from an Ann Arbor hospital last month and has been living with his mother and younger sister in an area hotel while …

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Five arrested for meth related charges

Five people were charged with methamphetamine-related offenses following a police raid Monday at a residence in Sturgis. Sheriff Brad Balk said members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit acted on a tip regarding the production of meth at a residence in the 300 block of South Jefferson Street. A search warrant was executed and SCAN unit members found …

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Breaking-and-entering incident

The St Joseph County Sheriff Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place earlier this week at a business in Nottawa Township. Sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, someone broke into to El Ken Kamp store, at 56607 Angevine Road, by shattering a side window. An undisclosed amount of cigarettes, alcohol and cash were taken from …

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Leaf pickup scheduled for Friday

The city of Sturgis is reminding its residents that Borden recycling pickup scheduled for Thursday will take place this week on Friday instead. In addition, the city has announced leaf pickup will continue through the end of the month. Residents are encouraged to rake their leaves curbside to ensure removal.

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Log splitter stolen

A log splitter was reported stolen from a Lockport Township pole barn. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the TSC large-log splitter was stolen between Nov. 9 and 16 from a location in the 16000 block of Fairchild Road. The splitter is described as having a silver frame, a 12-horsepower engine and a 32-ton cylinder on an axle with …

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Out and About – Week of November 19th

This has been a great autumn. Just about all the leaves are on the ground, my lawn mower is put away, and the snow blower is ready for action. This Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving. For most of us, this is the time to count our many blessings. Unfortunately, there are some still looking for their next meal or a warm …

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Home-invasion incident

Sheriff Brad Balk said deputies were summoned to a home-invasion incident at 3:22 a.m. Saturday in White Pigeon Township. According to a sheriff’s department media release, the incident took place in the 68000 block of Sevison Road. A white male wearing a green coat, jeans and stocking cap had broken a glass door to gain entry into the residence. He …

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TR Commission meeting today

A public hearing for a special-use request sought by a church hoping to locate downtown tops today’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. The request, sought by Verse By Verse church, was recommended by the city’s planning commission last week and will now be fielded by Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners for final approval. Also up for deliberation this evening is …

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Get your tickets early for big game

Here’s an announcement from Constantine Schools athletic director Mike Messner regarding Friday’s Division 6 state championship game between Constantine and Ithaca. The school district will get to keep 50 cents of every $10 ticket for the game purchased at the high school office. Messner said he hopes fans planning to attend the game buy their tickets ahead of time to …

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Board of Commissioners meets today

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will decide today whether to reconsider a motion made earlier this month regarding development of a proposed senior center in Sturgis. Also before commissioners is a public hearing related to the county’s proposed 2013 fiscal year budget. The $28.8 million proposed budget is more than $785,000 less than the budget approved for the …

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