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Short agenda for county commission meeting

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this afternoon will hear a 2016 implementation plan for the Area Agency on Aging. The report is part of a short agenda for today’s 5 p.m. county commission meeting. Also appearing before the five-member panel is the nomination of six people to the Commission on Aging board. The meeting takes place in the ...

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Constantine Car Show during farmers market

Constantine’s weekly farmers market is featuring an old-car show at this week’s event. The Constantine Car Show 2015 takes place 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday on East Water Street. There is no registration cost for prospective participants and car plaques will be issued to owners of the first 60 vehicles. Wednesday’s farmers market will also be relocated for this week ...

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City Commission meets tonight

Seven matters of new business are on the agenda for tonight’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. The roster includes amending the city’s mowing contract to include Memory Isle Park, discussion related to the purchase of new compost equipment, street-sweeping services and the creation of a Three Rivers Building Authority. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners meet at 6 o’clock at city ...

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Fatal motorcycle accident

A 33-year-old Constantine man died in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said James Carlson was driving east on Featherstone Road at 3:05 a.m. Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve a half mile west of Constantine Road. His 2014 Harley Davidson went off the roadway and crashed into two trees. Authorities said Carlson ...

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Sturgis city property tax rates unchanged

The 2015 tax rates for Sturgis city property owners will remain unchanged from a year ago. The Sturgis City Commission recently set the general-operating tax rate at 10.0285 mills and continued a 3-mill levy approved by city voters in 2014 for street and sidewalk improvements. According to Ken Rhodes, city clerk/treasurer, the operating tax rate – about $10.03 for each ...

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Three Rivers Area Community Foundation grant deadline approaching

Here’s a reminder that the deadline for Three Rivers Area Community Foundation’s grant applications is next week. Eligible applicants include schools, government entities, and other 501(c)3 organizations within the city of Three Rivers and surrounding townships.  Final grant awards will require 25 percent matching funds. Selected grant recipients will be notified mid-August informing them on the award amount that the foundation will ...

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