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Burr Oak gets computers

Burr Oak Community Schools recently received 28 Dell Computers and 68 Dell monitors thanks to a donation from Glen Oaks Community College. According to Bruce Zakrzewski, dean of finance and administrative services, the college recently purchased 22 Apple iMac computers for use in the school’s new graphic design program which kicked off this fall. He said Glen Oaks was committed …

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Potential misdemeanor charge

Details related to a potential misdemeanor charge against St. Joseph County Commissioner Don Eaton are expected to be yielded today by Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz. Fitz was designated to handle the case against Eaton, who faces a charge of possession of a firearm while intoxicated, stemming from a late-July incident at Appplebee’s in Sturgis. Fitz declined to elaborate on …

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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 …

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Scavenger Hunt successful

The Burr Oak Heritage Festival Committee last weekend conducted its twice-a-year Ride and Seek scavenger hunt. Grand prize winners of the “Golden Fork” awards were the six-member team consisting of Tina Pratt, Lara Weniger, Rhonda Gunter, Sue Sturwold, Cyndi Monte and Barb Wittlock. The team accumulated 915 points after photos were downloaded by Steven Sturwold and reviewed by judges John …

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Kittens

Hi, we are Eenie, Meenie, Minie and Mo – four very cute 5 week old kittens. We are all different variations of grey and white – one of us has a white stripe on its back, one has a white spot on its back, one is tiger striped and one doesn’t have much striping. We are very loving and like …

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Community Forum

A small group of people attended a community forum Tuesday to hear more about Centreville Public School’s upcoming millage request. Led by Superintendent Rob Kuhlman at Centreville Elementary School, the forum covered details related to the district’s Nov. 5 request for 2.95 additional mills to generate $12.8 million over a 15-year period for building and technology improvements. The third of …

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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 …

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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 …

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Two arrested for meth

Two people were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges during a late-night execution of a search warrant Monday in Florence Township. The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit was called to the 62000 block of Constantine Road in response to suspected drug activity. SCAN officers found evidence related to the manufacturing and use of meth. A 22-year-old man was charged with operating …

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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 …

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