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Christmas time in the city

The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority has a trio of holiday-related events planned to begin Friday. The annual tree-lighting ceremony takes place at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the Mural Mall. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Santa will be at the Riviera Theatre, where gift-wrapping services will be provided by representatives from Three Rivera Area Mentoring. Cookie decorating at World ... Read More »

Contract signed for snow removal

Adams Excavating will provide snow-removal and plowing services for St. Joseph County again this winter. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week renewed a contract for the winter services at the courthouse parking lot, the parks building and animal-control parking lot, and the sheriff’s department/central dispatch parking lot. Scott Adams, a Centreville resident, will provide his services when ... Read More »

New license plates

No longer would you see rusted out and unreadable license plates from Michigan under a bill signed into law Tuesday by Governor Rick Snyder. The measure requires drivers to get a new license plate every ten years at a cost of 5 dollars. It will take effect in 2015 and ban plates issued from 2005 and before from being renewed. ... Read More »

Tragic accident

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough has elected to not seek charges against the driver of a vehicle that killed a Sturgis man last month. McDonough said the accident – on Bogen Road, west of M-66 in Sturgis Township – was unquestionably a tragic event. However, McDonough added, circumstances in the case do not warrant authorization of charges at this ... Read More »

Service restoration is complete

Officials from Indiana Michigan Power said with one exception, the company has restored service to all customers who lost electricity as a result of the Nov. 17 wind storm. In a media release issued over the weekend, I&M officials said they wish to thank customers for their patience during the hours without electricity. The damage was extensive, company officials said. ... Read More »

Business sign destroyed

State police are investigating a hit-and-run incident during which a sign outside a Sturgis restaurant was damaged. Troopers were called Monday morning to Hot ‘n’ Now on South Centerville Road after store employees found the drive-thru sign near the business entrance was destroyed. Investigators said it appears a double-axle vehicle drove over the curb and onto the restaurant property. The ... Read More »