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DPS suggests letting water trickle

In light of freezing water service, the city of Three Rivers is suggesting residents begin a preventive measure and let water inside their residence trickle steadily until further notice. Residents who follow the suggestion should first contact either the city’s Department of Public Services or utility billing at city hall to advise of the plan. As a result, the city ...

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Sturgis planning commission reviewing ordinances

Sturgis city commissioners last week discussed a special-use request, currently before the city planning commission, which would create a rental duplex out of a single-family home. Opinions were split on whether the city should hold the line on duplexes to encourage more owner-occupied homes or expand residential rental opportunities. The commission will ask the planning commission to review current ordinances ...

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Three Rivers seeking sinking-fund millage

A campaign by Three Rivers Community Schools to promote a sinking-fund millage request in May kicked off this week. Superintendent Jean Logan said the district is seeking 1.95 mills over an eight-year period. If approved, the request would generate $1.25 million a year for building and site improvements, safety and security, and technology infrastructure. She said the sinking-fund request is ...

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Special enrollment period added for health insurance

Anyone who did not enroll in a health insurance plan during the Marketplace open-enrollment period may have a reprieve. The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have added a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and may be required to pay the shared responsibility ...

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Program helps students find their way to college

Details about the St. Joseph County College Access Network were provided recently during a meeting of the St. Joseph County School Board Association. Tracy Harker and Claudia Pahls reported that the College Access Network, which stems from Sturgis Public Schools’ SUCCESS program and strives to help students find their way to college, is now a countywide program thanks to the ...

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Mendon senior plans to play at CMU

A Mendon High School senior has made a commitment to continue his football career by signing a letter of intent to play at Central Michigan University. Logan Slaughter, a four-year starter for the Hornets, is the second player under Coach John Schwartz to play for a Division I school. Slaughter plans to major in psychology and has expressed an interest ...

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