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CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Road Commission director of operations Michel Harris reported to road commissioners at their meeting Wednesday, Dec. 21 that in December 2015 they used 766 tons of sand/salt mix, but so far this month, they had used 2,873 tons. “We burn through 13,000-14,000 tons of...
THREE RIVERS — The Scidmore Park cannon is safely back in Three Rivers, having been gone just over eight months for a complete restoration of its wheels and carriage. Jeff Stafford, owner of Stafford Wheel & Carriage from Coatesville, Pa., brought the equipment back to Three Rivers’ Department...
CENTREVILLE — Former Three Rivers pastor James Bailey was sentenced Thursday, Dec. 22 by St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman to nine months in jail and five years’ probation. Earlier, he had pled no contest to fourth degree criminal sexual conduct. Because he will be on the sex...

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Three hundred Three Rivers choir and band students joined together for a performance of “Christmas on Broadway” at the conclusion of the annual vocal music holiday concert held Thursday, Dec. 22 at the Three Rivers High School Performing Arts Center. Choir director is Joel Moore with accompanist...
JONES — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a resident of Jones, indicating there was a gentleman who lived in Jones that matched the description of the subject and vehicle mentioned on a press release the department had sent out about a possible police impersonator. A Cass County...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Public Library Board, at its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 21, voted to increase 17 employee-hours for the remainder of the 2016-17 budget year. Staffing was cut for 2016-17, with the page position removed and other workers’ hours reduced. “I would like to reinstate some...
Bill Moore, Nancy Buckhold, David Berry, Pam Stilwell, Diane Vedmore and Willard Vedmore helped serve up the Three Rivers Community Kitchen’s first-ever Christmas dinner, held Thursday, Dec. 22 at Trinity Episcopal Church with multiple churches pitching in to help. Berry said that people were...
STURGIS — The Sturgis Fire Department was dispatched to an address on Lakeview Avenue south of Chicago Road for a reported structure fire on Thursday, Dec. 22 around 5:54 a.m. The first arriving unit reported a two story residential structure with heavy fire showing from the rear of the house. The...
Hoppin Elementary fifth-graders traveled to the Freedom Center of Kalamazoo on Tuesday, Dec. 20 to deliver sleeping bags to the homeless. They sold candy canes all month and raised a little over $400; Walmart contributed $100 so they were able to buy $500
LEONIDAS TOWNSHIP — The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is seeking a man involved in the case of a larceny from a motor vehicle following an incident Wednesday. Around 3:23 a.m., deputies responded to Shannon Road near Blossom Road and made contact with a man who was involved in a slide off...

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