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St. Joseph County unemployment unchanged

The June unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was unchanged compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 4.7 percent June unemployment rate was equal to the same figure in May. June’s unemployment rate was 1.2 percent less than the same month one year earlier, when ...

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Two from Centreville injured in accident

A pair of Centreville residents were in fair condition after being involved in a single-vehicle accident last week in downtown Centreville. Centreville police said a pickup driven by 65-year-old Larry Back was heading west on West Main Street shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, when the vehicle left the roadway, crashed into street signs and brought down a power pole near ...

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Flowerfield Township Hall suffers damage

Windows at Flowerfield Township Hall were damaged sometime between July 14 and July 23, according to state police. Investigators said it appears the windows were damaged by a pellet or handgun.

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Local farm recognized by Michigan Department of Agriculture

A Three Rivers-area farm is being recognized by a state agency as a verified farm in the Livestock, Farmstead and Cropping Systems for implementing appropriate pollution-prevention practices. Floating Bridge Farm has been included in the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s “Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.” The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and ...

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Boil water order lifted

Water tests conducted Wednesday and Thursday by White Pigeon Department of Public Works employees showed negative results for the presence of unsafe bacteria levels. Consequently, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has cleared the village and lifted its boil-water warning, a precaution in place since July 7 Earl Baldwin, DPW water operator, said employees will still be testing today and ...

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TR Cares continues to gather signatures

A 22-hour session to secure signatures for a Three Rivers Board of Education recall effort will continue through 8 o’clock tonight. Members of TR Cares, which formed in the wake of the April dismissal of three district administrators, said the drive started at 9 a.m. Thursday at the corner of M-60 and Eighth Avenue. Organizers have set a goal of ...

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