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Two vehicle accident results in citation

A Kalamazoo man was issued a traffic citation following a two-vehicle accident this week in Lockport Township. State police said 21-year-old James Matlock was driving south on U.S. 131 shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, when he turned left onto North Main Street in front of a northbound vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle, 58-year-old Joseph Mrocezk was unable to ...

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Three Rivers DDA awarded two grants

The Three Rivers DDA/Main Street Design Committee recently awarded two grants for signage improvements. Pin-Up Salon and Northside Beverage received the grants, which were made possible through the DDA’s rebate program. The program awards rebates to property and business owners who improve signage, awnings and/or painting. The rebates cover up to 25 percent of costs, with maximum amounts of $200 ...

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Three Rivers voters will decide on sinking-fund

Voters in the Three Rivers Community Schools district will decide later this year whether to support a 1.95 mill, sinking-fund request. District officials on Monday agreed to put the measure before voters during the May 5 vote. If approved, the request would generate an estimated $9.9 million over its eight-year life. The proposal would cost the owner of a house ...

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day held in January

St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk said the department last month recognized a day designated for support of law enforcement nationwide. Jan. 9 was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, an occasion endorsed by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association. Balk said the event was staged in conjunction with the group Concerns of Police Survivors. According to Balk, the event was created in response ...

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Mendon junior honored in December

A Mendon High School junior was the recipient of a prestigious honor recently at the annual Winter Beef Classic in East Lansing. Ty Cool competed in the heifer showmanship event, along with showing his own stock in other classes. Cool received the Michigan Junior Livestock Society’s senior division Showman Award as well as the coveted Supreme Champion Heifer Showman. Staged ...

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Sturgis Area Community Foundation names new trustee

Roger Bird has been named to Sturgis Area Community Foundation’s board of trustees. Bird, an attorney with the firm of Bird, Svendsen, Brothers & Scheske, has served as the city attorney for Sturgis since 1993. A longtime Sturgis resident, Bird has served many community organizations since moving to the city after graduation from law school. He currently serves as president ...

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