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Church to get permit

A public hearing before the Three Rivers City Commission is the next step for backers of a special-use permit to allow for a place of worship in the municipality’s downtown district. Members of the Three Rivers Planning Commission on Monday agreed to the special-use request sought by Verse By Verse Ministries for Sunday religious services. It has already been meeting ...

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Drunk driver arrested

A drunken driver, whose blood-alcohol content was 0.36 percent, was arrested following a Friday night accident in Sturgis. Police and fire personnel were called at 6:40 p.m. to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Centerville Road and Wenzel Street. Details about the incident and how it occurred were not available in a department media release. The ...

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Malone nominated for mayor

Members of the Sturgis City Commission nominated Kenneth Malone as mayor of the city for a second term. Monday’s action also saw Robert Hile continue his tenure as vice mayor, as chosen unanimously by fellow commissioners. Malone has been a commission member 7 1/2 years, while Hile joined 2 1/2 years ago. Meanwhile, Three Rivers City Commission members on Monday ...

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Adams honored by village of Burr Oak

The Village of Burr Oak recently honored Norma Adams for 18 years of service as a village trustee. Adams, who chose to not seek re-election, was given an oak plaque by village president Shawn Seeba. The plaque, which was designed and created by Burr Oak resident Dave Pant, was presented in recognition of Adams years of work and dedication to ...

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Man killed in truck mishap

Jackson County authorities say a man was killed while making a wood delivery with his dump truck.  The accident happened Tuesday afternoon in Parma Township, west of Jackson.  Undersheriff Chris Kuhl tells WILX-TV that that 36-year-old Jeff Teague of Parma Township was delivering wood to a home when his Ford truck had a mechanical problem.  Kuhl says the truck’s dump ...

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Out and About – Week of November 12th

The election is over, which means that the campaigning is over, which means no more mudslinging via the news media. Someone made a lot of money during the campaigning, and I’m sure it wasn’t me or any others more deserving. What a waste of dollars. What will they talk about next on Facebook or Twitter? The next event to plan ...

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Memorial service set for Stark

The family of former Three Rivers Police Chief Earl Stark has scheduled a memorial celebration for 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Riverside Church. Stark, who went on to serve as a member of the Three Rivers City Commission, passed away Friday at the age of 64. He had been ill for some time and Stark’s health was a factor in ...

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Man arrested for theft

A Flowerfield Township resident was arrested Saturday night on charges related to the theft of irrigation wire. Michigan State Police report the 27-year-old man was arrested around 9:40 p.m. on Maple Lane in Burr Oak Township. Investigators had noticed a large amount of wire at his residence before they made the arrest. A department media release did not state the ...

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Women treated for injuries after crash

A 66-year-old Niles woman was cited for failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Fabius Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, Margie Livers was eastbound on M-60 when she stopped at the U.S. 131 intersection. Livers proceeded to cross the southbound lane of U.S. 131, when her vehicle was struck by ...

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Another meth arrest

A 40-year-old woman is the latest person to be arrested following an investigation into methamphetamine-related tips passed on to the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Sheriff’s department officials said the woman, whose identity and address were not available in a media release, was arrested for a probation violation at a residence in the 60000 block of West Street in ...

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