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Sports complex committee seek additional land

Supporters of a proposed 17-field sports development in the Three Rivers area are expected to find out later this month whether St. Joseph County officials will consider sooner than later helping fund the purchase of a 40-acre parcel to support the potential complex. Jared Hoffmaster, representing the steering committee assembled to plan and promote the youth sports complex, told commissioners ...

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Centreville police station in need of repair

The Centreville Village Council has been investigating repair options for its police station because of water damage, including a leaking roof, standing water, collapsing ceiling tiles and crumbling bricks on the exterior of the building. Village president Keith Shears said the village does not have the funds to construct a new facility. The council is considering repair of the roof ...

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Unanimous support for White Pigeon pet cemetery

White Pigeon Township’s board of trustees Tuesday unanimously supported the establishment of a pet cemetery. Designated for the northwest corner of White Pigeon Township Cemetery on Vermont Avenue, the pet cemetery portion will have a capacity of 1,040 gravesites. Jean Tefft, township office coordinator, said the cemetery will be open to anyone, not just the pets of White Pigeon Township residents. ...

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Authorities investigate dead body found in Florence Township

St. Joseph County authorities continue to investigate the death of a man whose body was found along a road early Monday in Florence Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies were called around 4 a.m. to Klinger Lake Road, just north of Mintdale Road, where deputies found the body of an unidentified man. Investigators remained at the scene until late morning ...

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Glen Oaks, MSU partner for new degree

Glen Oaks Community College announced last week it has entered into a partnership with Michigan State University to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Business degree with a concentration in Agricultural Operations. The partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology while working toward an associate’s degree from Glen Oaks. The agreement, according ...

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Sturgis will send resolution to legislature to repeal fireworks safety act

Sturgis city commissioners recently voted to repeal Michigan’s Fireworks Safety Act, saying the 2011 law took away local government’s ability to regulate consumer fireworks. The law liberalized fireworks sales in the state and limited local governments’ oversight authority. Following the latest July 4 holiday, commissioners had complained about widespread use of loud pyrotechnics in Sturgis neighborhoods, claiming it created a ...

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