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Voters support increase in millage

Smoother roads will be appearing in Sturgis over the next decade, as voters Tuesday supported a 3-mill increase dedicated to street improvements and sidewalk repairs. The 10-year millage is expected to generate about $6.7 million in all, thanks to voter support of the proposal, which passed by a 3-to-2 margin. Mayor Ken Malone said the 3 mills will appear on ...

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Weis resigns position

The Centreville Village Council is short a member after council president Eric Weis resigned Monday. Weis was vague about his reasons for stepping down, noting only that family considerations, time commitment to the job and public criticism of the council’s actions were factors contributing to his departure. With Weis’ resignation, Jeff Johnson will serve the role of president, as he ...

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MDOT issues grant to Sturgis

The Michigan Department of Transportation has issued a road-improvement grant to the city of Sturgis to complement an expansion project underway by Summit Polymers. State Rep. Matt Lori announced the $242,640 grant would be matched by $60,660 put up by the city to improve a 1,420-foot portion of Broadus Street between Progress Street and Dresser Drive for all-season access to ...

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Firearm discharged

Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry said he was told by a retired city employee that someone outside a residence on 14th Street has been discharging a firearm. During Tuesday’s city commission meeting, Lowry said repeated incidents of the action should be investigated by police, as there is an ordinance against discharging a firearm within city limits. Lowry said from what ...

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Flushing hydrants

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services announced it will be flushing hydrants starting April 15 and should continue through the end of the month. The flushing will take place weeknights over a six-hour period starting at 11 p.m. Department officials said some residences may notice rusty water during the flushing process.

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Property to go for sale

Mayor Tom Lowry and members of the Three Rivers City Commission have agreed to place a resolution for the sale of city-owned property on file for 30 days. The property in question is a western portion of the former Essex Wire property on Fourth Street. Union City-based Dove Ag Services is hoping to gain approval for a truck-loading facility and ...

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