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LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP — The Lockport Township Board Monday, Jan. 9, decided to table the matter of pay for various township boards. Trustee Paul Bungart said that the planning commission, with him abstaining, voted that they wanted a $10 per meeting raise. In 2016, they did not spend all the money...
THREE RIVERS — Cody Sharpe of Three Rivers announces his candidacy for the position of Three Rivers first district city commissioner, which will be on the ballot in the August primary election. “After the unfortunate loss for county commission [District 1], I still want to help the community,” he...
LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP — The Lockport Township Board Monday, Jan. 9 approved providing township residents with two dump passes each. They are handed out upon request by township board members (who keep lists to ensure compliance with the two per household maximum, and to check that the requestor is a...
From foreground, Timothy Smith, Deion Deans and Traven Van Oss of the 50-member Three Rivers High School powerlifting team compete in a 3R Barbell Powerlifting fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 7 at Triple River CrossFit. The three teams of nine competed in rowing 42,195 meters, namely a marathon, and...
THREE RIVERS — This past Friday, Three Rivers city manager Joe Bippus marked his 20th anniversary with the city, with just under 17 years in his current role. A 1984 Three Rivers High School graduate, he served as an auxiliary police officer with the Three Rivers Police Department while in college...
JONES — Bair Lake Bible Camp in Jones celebrated its tenth annual Snowfest on Sunday, Jan. 8. Lunch was provided and numerous free activities, inside and out were offered to the public. Outside activities included a climbing tower, hay ride, cross country skiing, and broom ball, a winter sport...
THREE RIVERS — Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions, and on Thursday, Jan. 5, Three Rivers Health dietitian Liz Palmer gave Three Rivers Rotarians tips for making and keeping great New Year’s resolutions. Start by setting SMART — i.e. specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-limited...
Norton Elementary principal Jen Graber, along with fifth-graders Jackson Laskarides (center) and Max Lockwood, try out three of the 40 new ukuleles that arrived Thursday, Jan. 5 as the result of a grant from Kala Brand Music Co. “We’d like to incorporate more music, giving our kids lots of...
FABIUS TOWNSHIP — The back acreage of the Fabius-Park Fire Department property will now belong to the Firefighters’ Association, FPFD board members decided 3-1 at their meeting Wednesday, Jan. 4. A five-year contract the department had with a man who was farming 13 acres for $660 per year has...
FLOWERFIELD TOWNSHIP — St. Joseph County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant on a residence in the 53000 block of Pulver Road on Wednesday, Jan. 4. The Special Response Team was utilized during the execution of the search warrant and a 30-year-old Three Rivers man was taken into custody...

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