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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Finance department receives highest rating from national organization


Cass County’s finance department was recognized Friday for outstanding performance in the recently concluded fiscal year.  

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Exce...

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Volunteer to help a local family in need this holiday season

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The Michigan Department of Human Services is seeking volunteers to provide food and/or gifts for local families this holiday season. 

Families or nonprofits willing to donate may choose whether they want to assist a household with or without child...

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Judge Bealor reappointed as chief judge for Cass County courts

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On November 15, 2023, the Michigan Supreme Court reappointed Cass County Probate Court Judge Carol Montavon Bealor to serve as the Chief Judge for the Cass County Courts. 

Judge Bealor was initially appointed as the Chief Judge for the Cass County...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in Cass County flock

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Following an investigation by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has detected the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a backyard flock from Cass County....

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

Public safety radio communications tower completed in Porter Township

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Sheriff Richard Behnke recently announced that a project to create a new public safety radio communication tower has been completed. 
On Nov. 1, Sheriff Behnke met with members of Cass County Sheriff’s Office, St. Joseph County Central D...
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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Cass County FOC employee recognized with statewide award

Kuriata Wins State Award 10.30

Earlier this month, Cass County Friend of the Court Casework Supervisor Tracie Kuriata was honored by the Michigan Family Support Council with the 2023 Friend of the Court Staff Award. 

The award was presented to Kuriata in recognition of her exem...

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

Cass County treatment courts awarded more than $475K in grants


Chief Judge Carol Montavon Bealor recently announced that the Cass County Problem Solving/Treatment Courts have received $476,500 in the following grant awards from the State Court Administrative Office for the grant period of Oct. 1, 2023 through Sept. 3...

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Posted on: August 27, 2023

Cass County veteran donates cemetery plots to fellow veterans in need

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A Cass County resident has found a way to give one final thanks to four local veterans.

Cass County Veterans Coordinator Karee Krause announced during the Aug. 17 Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole meeting that four cemetery plots had been gifte...

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