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COA board begins consideration of new building

Members of the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging are beginning the process of considering the former Three Rivers Inn as its potential new headquarters. COA officials at Wednesday’s Advisory Board meeting went into closed session to discuss financial components and other matters related to the proposal. No action was taken after board members reconvened 30 minutes later. Board member …

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Centreville names new football coach

Centreville High School hired a new football coach this week. During Monday’s board of education meeting, the district tapped Tyler Langs to replace Aaron Hartong. Hartong oversaw the team the past five seasons, leading Centreville to an 8-and-36 record during that span. Centreville athletic director Perry Baranic said Langs comes from a family with deep roots in prep football, as …

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Hoppin principal resigns

Three Rivers Community Schools is looking for a new principal for one of its elementary buildings. Board of education members accepted the resignation of Allison Taylor, who has served as principal at Hoppin Elementary since September. She has accepted a job with Portage Public Schools. Board members said the Hoppin position has been posted and they hope to fill the …

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COA receives grant

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging has received an $8,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America, made possible through a donation from the Kellogg “25-Year Employees Fund.” For the third consecutive year, Meals on Wheels America partnered with the Kellogg 25-Year Employees Fund to distribute nutrition and capacity-building grants to organizations within a geographic proximity to a Kellogg facility. …

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CMH board member resigns

A 10-year member of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County Board has announced her resignation. A month after she was excluded from a closed-session discussion because she was attending the meeting via telephone, Three Rivers resident Rebecca Black said she is embarrassed by the current makeup of the board. Black said she has concerns …

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Library agrees to design services

Members of the Three Rivers Public Library Board agreed this week to accept services for a design proposal at a potential location in the downtown district. During a meeting Tuesday, board members agreed to a $17,500 contract with Mishawaka-based Arkos Design to further evaluate the option of relocating to the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust building. Jeff Anglemeyer, president of …

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Mobile Secretary of State will be in Schoolcraft

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said her mobile office is visiting Schoolcraft next week. The portable office will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday next week at 442 N. Grand St. outside the village offices. With the mobile office, the Secretary of State’s office comes right to local communities, Johnson said. The opportunity would allow people …

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Glen Oaks names math scholarship recipient

Jeremy Gooch has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Glen Oaks student with an outstanding record in mathematics courses. Gooch was recommended for the scholarship by Glen Oaks mathematics instructors. Gooch, a Sturgis resident, graduated this month from Glen Oaks with an Associate of General Studies. He …

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Auggie

Hey there! My name is Auggie and I am a very special dog who needs a very special family to love me. I am blind and will need extra help in adapting to my disability. I am a male shar pei mix with short ginger fur. I am very sweet and am house-trained already. I do kind of startle easily …

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Murder trial continues

The legal process of a Three Rivers man charged with open murder continued this week. The case against 35-year-old Paul Midling was bound to Circuit Court, where he is slated for arraignment. Midling’s court proceeding stems from a May 4 incident in Sturgis, whre he was found at-fault for causing a three-vehicle accident on South Centerville Road. He was charged …

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