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SCAN unit execution of search warrant yields meth-related arrest in Colon Township

Posted July 30, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Sheriff Brad Balk reports that Narcotics Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics (SCAN) unit executed a search warrant for methamphetamine production on Tuesday (July 30th). Earlier in the day, deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office were called to some suspicious trash on the side of Decker Road in Colon Township. The […]

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St. Joseph County Treasurer issues over $4.2 million in delinquent tax payments

Posted July 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Centreville, Michigan  –  Judie Ratering, Treasurer of St. Joseph County, processed checks over $4.2 million for local governments to settle for delinquent taxes. Ratering announced the completion of the annual settlement of local government tax rolls with the county, and the resulting full payment to each government, school district and special assessment district for the […]

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Next IPM Breakfast meeting set for 7 a.m. Tuesday in Centreville

Posted May 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Here’s a reminder from MSU Extension/St. Joseph County: The next IPM Breakfast meeting will be next Tuesday (May 28th) at 7:00 a.m. at The Amish Table, in Centreville. Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach for managing insects, weeds and plant diseases that combines the use of biological control, cultural, physical, and chemical tactics […]

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St. Joseph County bridge among three MDOT bridges identified during inventory review after Washington State bridge collapse

Posted May 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The collapse of a portion of the Interstate 5 Bridge in Northwestern Washington State Thursday evening (May 23rd) has prompted the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to review the inventory of similar bridges in Michigan.  According to Nick Schirripa, Communications Representative with MDOT’s Southwest Region office in Kalamazoo, 49 such bridges were identified in Michigan, […]

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‘Thank you’ from the Marine Corps League

Posted May 16, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Del Martin, senior vice commandant of St. Joseph County Marine Corps League Detachment 1401, says the organization “wishes to thank everyone who donated to our rose and candy bar sales for veterans and their children’s education last week.” League members were at Walmart and Walgreens stores in Three Rivers and Walmart in Sturgis. The artificial […]

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Substance Abuse Task Force of St. Joseph County reports on alcohol compliance checks

Posted May 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

[St. Joseph County, MI] Throughout the month of April, the Substance Abuse Task Force of St. Joseph County, in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Department and the Three Rivers Police Department, conducted alcohol compliance checks at 28 randomly chosen stores/businesses that sell alcohol products. In these inspections, an underage youth enters the store and attempts to […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thoughts on ways to spur economic development in St. Joseph County

Posted April 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

To the Editor: In considering ways to spur economic development in St. Joseph County, we should refer back to August 21, 2011 and the presentations to our St. Joseph County Commission by attorney David Stoker of Lansing and our Economic Development Corporation presenters. David Stoker reported that since 1913, Act 88 gave county governments authority […]

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‘Historian of the Year’ award presented for work to preserve history of one room schools in St. Joseph County

Posted April 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

“What an accomplishment!” These were words spoken Sunday (April 21) by Martha Starmann, president of the St. Joseph County Historical Society, while presenting the ‘Historian of the Year’ award to Kathy Brundige of Colon in recognition of her work to preserve the history of one room schools in St. Joseph County. The award was presented […]

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Historical Society meeting to feature program on ‘The One Room Schools of St. Joseph County’

Posted April 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

‘The One Room Schools of St. Joseph County’ will be in the spotlight during the next meeting of the St. Joseph County Historical Society on Sunday (April 21) at the Museum, 113 East Main Street in Centreville.  The program will be presented by Kathy Brundige. According to the Historical Society’s April newsletter, “Kathy Brundige has […]

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Flood watch in effect in St. Joseph County, Michigan

Posted April 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

As noted in an earlier story, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for St. Joseph County, Michigan. Forecasters say the flood watch is in effect through Friday morning (April 19) and indicate that periods of heavy rainfall can be expected Thursday night.  This heavy rainfall, combined with already saturated soils and […]

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Flood watch issued for St. Joseph County, Michigan

Posted April 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

A FLOOD WATCH has been issued by the National Weather Service for St Joseph County, Michigan from 2:00 p.m. Thursday (April 18) through Friday (April 19). A FLOOD WATCH means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Rainfall amounts between one and three inches are likely from late Thursday afternoon through early […]

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Ashlyn West and her grandparents helped plant a pinwheel garden at Shelby Park in Constantine on Sunday.
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Pinwheels help mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted April 7, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Shelby Park in Constantine was the site of activity on Sunday (April 7) to ‘plant a pinwheel garden’ to show support for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The garden was sponsored by the Child Abuse and Neglect (CA/N) Council. Each pinwheel symbolizes an abused child.  More than 280 children were abused locally last year. April […]

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Animal Rescue Fund plans 11th annual dinner auction April 13

Posted April 7, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Three Rivers, MI – Members of the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of St. Joseph County are planning for their largest fundraiser of the year, their 11th annual dinner auction.  This year’s dinner auction will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Belle Époque located at 53 Railroad Drive in downtown Three Rivers.  Dinner begins at […]

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Recycling at fairgrounds in Centreville April 20th

Posted April 4, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Recycling of Electronics, Tires, Paper and Latex Paint will be offered at the St. Joseph County Grange Fairgrounds in Centreville on Saturday, April 20. The collection and recycling activity will take place from 8 a.m. until noon. These programs are offered by St. Joseph County and the County Solid Waste […]

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SCAN Unit investigation yields meth-related seizure and apprehensions on County Line Road

Posted March 30, 2013 by Bruce Snook

St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk reports that the SCAN Unit – following an investigation – executed a search warrant on Friday (March 29) in the 58000 block of County Line Road resulting in the seizure of items related to the manufacture of methamphetamine and “a substantial quantity” of meth. Six subjects were detained at […]

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MDOT exploring relocation of historic M-86 bridge

Posted March 29, 2013 by Bruce Snook

WHAT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is holding a public meeting to discuss relocating the historic M-86 bridge, currently over the Prairie River, east of Centreville in St. Joseph County, to Crystal Springs Street over the Dowagiac River south of Dowagiac in Cass County. WHO: MDOT representatives   Cass County Road Commission Pokagon Band […]

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Proos tours career education programs of St. Joseph County, lawmaker working to help more counties establish similar initiatives

Posted March 29, 2013 by Bruce Snook

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — In an effort to help more Michigan schools to offer Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, the St. Joseph County ISD hosted state Senator John Proos in a tour of several St. Joseph County schools that currently offer such programs on Monday (March 25). “Education is not a one-size-fits-all business,” said […]

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‘Wetlands’ to be focus of April 3rd workshop at Glen Oaks Community College

Posted March 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Wetlands in St. Joseph County and, in particular, the Prairie River Watershed, will be the focal point of a ‘Wetland Wonders’ workshop on Wednesday, April 3rd at Glen Oaks Community College. The event will take place in the college’s Dresser Auditorium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. During an interview with the River Country Journal, Rachel […]

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