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US 131 construction scheduled

The Michigan Department of Transportation wishes to advise motorists of a significant project it is starting next week. A six-mile stretch of U.S. 131 from Broadway Road south to the Constantine bypass will be repaved, with work set to begin Monday. The $1.9 million project is expected to finish by May 22, according to MDOT’s Nick Schirripa. As a result ...

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Search warrant leads to arrest

One person was arrested on drug-related charges this week following an investigation by members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Agency officials said the unit on Wednesday served a search warrant in the 15000 block of Millard Road in Fabius Township. Investigators had received information about an individual with outstanding warrants who was alleged to also be manufacturing ...

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White Pigeon keeps superintendent position intact

The seven-member White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education agreed Wednesday to keep its superintendent’s position intact for the 2015-16 academic year as it is currently. That means high school principal Jon Keyer will continue to serve as superintendent in tandem with curriculum director Carrie Erlandson as associate superintendent. They were appointed to the two-person position for the 2014-15 school ...

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Three Rivers successful in first round of America’s Best Communities competition

Three Rivers, along with Fabius, Park and Lockport townships were told Wednesday that they were successful in the first round of the “America’s Best Communities” competition, a $10 million initiative to stimulate economic revitalization in small towns and cities. Sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, The Weather Channel and CoBank, Three Rivers, and Fabius, Park and Lockport townships, as a ...

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Grants helps new development coming to Sturgis

State Rep. Aaron Miller announced earlier this week a state grant to help develop five parcels of land in Sturgis into a two-story building, which represents the first significant new construction in the downtown area in half a century. Miller said Moso Village LLC will use the $1 million Michigan Community Revitalization Program grant to redevelop the land to include ...

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Liberty Bell Award recipients named

The 2015 Liberty Bell Award is being presented Friday to representatives from St. Joseph County’s two newspapers. Judge Jeff Middleton said the 31st annual award ceremony will honor the Sturgis Journal and the Three Rivers Commercial-News as recipients of the award for 2015. Presented by the St. Joseph County Bar Association, the Liberty Bell Award was established as a way ...

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