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Grants awarded

The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation recently awarded more than $13,000 collectively to four area non-profit organizations during its 2013 annual grant cycle.. Three Rivers Food Site was awarded $2,800 to assist with providing area residents with basic and emergency food and personal care supplies. The City of Three Rivers will benefit from a $2,800 grant award that will be ... Read More »

Expansion of business

One of the top employers in Sturgis broke ground Tuesday for the largest expansion in its 70-year history. Officials from Burr Oak Tool staged a ceremonial event to mark the addition of a 120,000 square-foot assembly facility at the corner of South Nottawa Street and Bogen Road in Sturgis. Company representatives said the multi-million dollar investment is expected to create ... Read More »

Beware of scam

A Fort Wayne-based utility would like to remind its customers to beware of a scam by suspects looking for a quick and illicit windfall. Indiana Michigan Power is reporting some of its customers are being targeted by scammers who falsely represent themselves as company personnel. I&M officials said a threat to cut off electrical service is made if the potential ... Read More »

Covered bridge work begins

Crews from the St. Joseph County Road Commission this week started work on a $100,000 upgrade of the Langley Covered Bridge. The task, slated to take two weeks to complete, focuses on replacing the upper portion of the bridge’s two-layer deck. Chris Minger, director of operations, said the bridge has a two-part floor, and the structure is at a point ... Read More »

Commission agrees on purchases

Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners last week agreed to two major purchases. In advance of winter weather, the city commission approved the purchase of 5,000 pounds of road salt. The $24,000 transaction will call for 60 percent of the salt to be delivered ahead of the season and the balance will be shipped later in the winter. Also, ... Read More »

Record set for ridership

A 12-month ridership record was set during the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority’s most recent fiscal year. Steve Yorks, executive director of the Three Rivers-based agency, said the CTA provided 96,960 rides in its 2012-13 fiscal year. The 52-week period ended Sept. 30. The figure reflects a 2 percent increase from the 2011-12 fiscal year, when 94,940 rides were provided. ... Read More »