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Accepting grant applications

Officials from the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation announced the agency is accepting grant applications through the end of the month. 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 by mid-August informing them the award amount ... Read More »

Positions to be filled

The Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County is seeking citizens at large to fill a pair of positions on its board. With the recent resignations of David Pueschel and Betty Massey, the 12-member panel is short two representatives. Pueschel’s term expires in March 2014 and Massey’s in March 2015. Prospective board members must be St. ... Read More »

Matter of consideration

A structural overhaul of St. Joseph County’s 40-year-old courts building or the possibility of a new courts building altogether could be options raised following a study of the building. Added on to the south end of the original courthouse in 1974, the courts building will be analyzed by a Benton Harbor firm to offer its input on the issue. County ... Read More »

Property cleaned up

White Pigeon Township officials said a Klinger Lake property owner has complied with a request to clean his lawn of building materials and other debris. During Tuesday’s White Pigeon Township Board of Trustees meeting, supervisor Don Gloy said a site inspection he and township attorney Lance Thornton conducted at 68222 Klinger Lake Road resulted in a satisfactory resolution to the ... Read More »

Medicaid bill approved in House

State Rep. Matt Lori last week applauded his House colleagues for approving a bill he introduced to reform the Medicaid system while expanding coverage for nearly half a million needy Michigan residents. The measure cleared the House with strong bipartisan support, Lori said. The reform includes several safeguards, which will provide those who come under the new guidelines to obtain ... Read More »

Risk takers would get the bill

New legislation in Lansing would allow municipalities to bill people who’ve been rescued after taking unnecessary risks during a declared state of emergency.  Two lawmakers say their bills are a response to people recently taking risks like kayaking and using jet skis on flooding rivers in the Grand Rapids area.  One bill would let local governments seek reimbursement when those ... Read More »