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Centreville looking for new president

The village of Centreville is looking for a new president to lead its village council. Barb Parker, a council member for 15 years – including the last seven as president – announced her resignation Monday. Parker said she was not planning to seek re-election later this year, but decided to resign for family and other reasons. Parker said she would ... Read More »

Magic Walk of Fame

Members of the Colon Downtown Development Authority are interested in learning more about a proposed Magic Walk of Fame. The proposed concept, which would be modeled after the star-studded sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard, is being explored by Rick Fisher DDA chairman and magician who owns FAB Magic in downtown Colon. Fisher raised the idea at last month’s DDA meeting and ... Read More »

Deadline for parade entrants Friday

Organizers of next month’s Three Rivers Water Festival parade wish to remind that the deadline for parade entrants is Friday. The parade’s theme is “Ahoy, TR,” with an emphasis on pirates, lakes and boating, event organizers said. Applications for prospective participants may be picked up at the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. No late or day-of entries will be ... Read More »

Woman cited for speeding

A 29-year-old Three Rivers woman was cited for speeding and driving with an expired license, following a single-vehicle accident at 2 a.m. Wednesday in Fabius Township. A media release from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department stated Jennifer Holmes drove off the roadway near Coon Hollow Road and Lakeshore Drive. Her vehicle struck a mailbox as the car left the ... Read More »

Renewal request won

Overwhelming support from voters in White Pigeon Township Tuesday helped carry a 3-mill renewal request sought by White Pigeon Community Schools. By a margin of 595 in favor to 271 opposed, the five-year renewal of a request originally approved in 2007 will generate about $5 million from 2013 through 2017 for the 780-student district. The district plans to continue thorough ... Read More »

Centreville schools cut back

The Centreville Public Schools Board of Education took action Tuesday that will eliminate 2 1/2 teaching positions, two classroom aides and a bus driver in the 2012-13 academic year. The special meeting drew more than 40 people, including almost two dozen students who have banded together to support one of the teacher casualties, media specialist Meredith Bunning. A 310-signature petition ... Read More »