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No Winter Celebration In Colon

Village officials in Colon have indicated there will not be a Winter Festival this year. After an inaugural winter celebration took place in 2010, the one-day, end-of-January festival did not return for a follow-up in 2011 due to lack of volunteers, according to village president Tom Whitford. The idea of trying it again for 2012 was mulled last fall, but ...

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Revival Of The Menards Plan

Three Rivers municipal officials said a home-improvement chain has expressed interest in revisiting its plans to open a store in Three Rivers. Wisconsin-based Menards is contemplating moving forward to build on land it owns on the south side of Broadway Road, just west of Big Lots. The company owns a 59-acre parcel and has had tentative plans for years to ...

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American Axle Got Exemption

Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners on Tuesday unanimously agreed to issue an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate to American Axle Manufacturing. The measure means the Detroit-based company will continue with its $102 million investment in its Three Rivers plant, where expansion will include a line to create components for a passenger/crossover vehicle being developed and introduced by a ...

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Public Hearing Tonight In TR

Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners tonight have scheduled a public hearing on a tax-exemption request being made by American Axle Manufacturing. The company is seeking exemption status on nearly $83 million of a $102 million investment in machinery and building improvements being proposed at its Three Rivers plant. A 12-year exemption is being sought by American Axle, the ...

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Electrical Shut-off Procedures

Municipal officials in Sturgis last week made a few modifications to the city’s policy regarding electrical shut-off procedures. City Manager Mike Hughes said the new policy will allow customers with a delinquent balance the option of entering a payment plan with the city. Also, a phone number where such a plan can be arranged will be clearly visible on an ...

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Wastewater Improvement Project

A potential wastewater-improvement project could be one of the recommendations from a company Sturgis municipal officials hired this week to map out a 20-year plan for their infrastructure service. City leaders on Wednesday voted to contract with engineering firm Fleis & VandenBrink to begin the city’s wastewater needs for the next 20 years. The $43,000 study will help city leaders ...

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