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2015-16 legislative priorities outlined

State Rep. Aaron Miller participated Thursday in a Capitol news conference to reveal priorities for the current legislative session to foster job growth and strengthen Michigan’s economy. House Republican lawmakers outlined their top priorities as the 2015-16 legislative session got under way. Miller said the plan focuses on continuing the process of balancing the state budget early and eliminating bureaucratic ...

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Indiana Michigan Power adding solar energy

Officials from Indiana Michigan Power have announced plans to add solar energy to the company’s generation fleet. The measure follows the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s approval of I&M’s plans for five solar facilities with a combined capacity of nearly 16 megawatts. Three of the facilities will be in the Michiana area, including two in St. Joseph County. Company officials said ...

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Sturgis resident recognized for volunteer efforts

Sturgis resident David Ludders was honored by the Sturgis Exchange Club last month, when it conducted its 72nd annual Book Of Golden Deeds award ceremony at Sturges-Young Auditorium. Ludders was selected for the award in recognition of his volunteer efforts, especially his contributions at Camp Fort Hill. The award is the highest recognition given by the Exchange Club nationally and ...

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Road commission acknowledged following snow storm

Members of the department responsible for clearing the roadways and making vehicular movement possible earlier this week were acknowledged Tuesday by Sheriff Brad Balk and members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. During the citizen comments portion of the commission meeting, Balk said communication between road commission manager Chris Minger, commission Chairman John Dobberteen, emergency management director Scott ...

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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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