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Five people arrested on parole violations

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit performed a series of compliance checks last week. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the SCAN unit was aided by parole agents from the Michigan Department of Corrections to ensure individuals were in compliance with terms of their probation or parole. Nine addresses were visited during Thursday’s compliance checks. ...

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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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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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Notice regarding Three Rivers water services

The City of Three Rivers Department of Public Services would like to advise our residents that water services are again beginning to freeze this winter. One of the key signs of a water service beginning to freeze is rusty water. We are again encouraging residents to trickle their water to prevent freezing, especially those that experienced a frozen water service ...

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