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Sturgis business destroyed by fire

A Sturgis metal-finishing company was destroyed by fire early Tuesday. The Sturgis Fire Department responded shortly after 5 a.m. to Grav-I-Flow Inc., at 4000 Norwood Avenue. According to fire officials, they arrived to the scene and witnessed 30-foot flames shooting from the roof of the building. Due to the magnitude of the fire, assistance was rendered from three area agencies: ...

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Odd laws in Michigan

Did you know taking part in a walkathon is illegal in Michigan?  According to State Representative Kurt Heise, chair of the House Criminal Justice Committee, that’s what dance contests were called in the 1920’s and lawmakers back then saw fit back to outlaw them. The Plymouth Republican says it’s also against the law to dance to The Star Spangled Banner, ...

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Colon Board of Education voted on several budget cuts

Members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday on a number of measures that will cut more than $550,000 from its $6 million budget. The votes include the backing of an administrative reorganization that will create a K-12 principal position and be based at Colon Elementary School, and a dean of students who will also hold the ...

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Several matters before city commission

Two matters related to Enterprise Drive will be fielded by the Three Rivers City Commission this evening. A contract for the Enterprise Drive pavement reconstruction and construction engineering related to the roadway will be handled by Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners during their 6 o’clock meeting at city hall. Also on the agenda is an $89,000 proposal for a water ...

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Sports complex receives donation

The Three Rivers Sports Complex received a $10,000 donation from Fibre Converters Foundation Inc. to help fund the construction of a multi-use sports complex. Three Rivers Little League, Three Rivers Rocket Football and American Youth Soccer Organization 1197 have partnered with the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation to build a multi-use sports complex. The sports complex will help alleviate busy ...

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Centreville DDA offers grants

The Centreville Downtown Development Authority board has created a business-improvement grant program to assist businesses with improving the facade of buildings located within the DDA district. The DDA is budgeting $15,000 per year to fund the grant. Grants are awarded on a dollar-to-dollar match, up to a maximum of $ 5,000. Examples of eligible projects are repair or replacement of ...

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