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Constantine forms Fire Funding Exploratory Committee

The village of Constantine has formed a new committee to study sources of funding for anticipated needs by the Constantine Fire Department. The Fire Funding Exploratory Committee was formed after fire Chief Mike Haydon gave the village, and Constantine and Florence townships, notice that the department must replace two trucks and the fire department building within the next 10 years. ...

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Mendon and Centreville extend agreement for shared superintendent

The fate of a contract for shared superintendent services with Centreville Public Schools was decided Tuesday, when members of the Mendon Community Schools Board of Education extended the agreement through the 2015-16 academic year. Whether Rob Kuhlman will continue to serve in that capacity, however, won’t be decided until March. Board members with Centreville Public Schools last fall approved a ...

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Sturgis to receive grant to upgrade roadway

State Rep. Aaron Miller on Tuesday announced that Sturgis will receive a state grant to upgrade a major roadway linking U.S. 12 to a local industrial park. Miller said the Transportation Economic Development Grant, in excess of $171,000, will be used to upgrade White School Road from U.S. 12 to Progress Street, and Progress Street to the west Sturgis city ...

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Battery recycling in Sturgis

The city of Sturgis is offering a battery recycling program. The pilot program will allow people to drop off household and other types of batteries at the Doyle Center during its business hours. While just about all kinds of batteries are accepted, a full list is available through a link on the city’s website: sturgismi.gov.

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3 dead after ambulance collides with car in Battle Creek

Authorities have identified two people killed when their car collided with an ambulance rushing a 74-year-old man to a nearby hospital. The patient also died. Police say 61-year-old Shirley Stokes apparently ran a stop sign and flashing red light late Monday when the ambulance and her car collided three blocks from Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. Shirley Stokes and 54-year-old passenger ...

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No injuries in apartment fire

The Three Rivers Fire Department responded shortly after 10 a.m. Monday to a structure fire. Crews were dispatched to 509 Thomas Street, Apt. 4, where they found smoke coming from the lower level of the three-story apartment building. Crews had the fire under control in less than 10 minutes. Three occupants were displaced due to the fire, which was contained ...

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