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White Pigeon Fire Department raises money for Habitat for Humanity

Members of the White Pigeon Fire Department stationed their fire trucks at the corner of U.S. 12 and Kalamazoo Street in White Pigeon Saturday and walked through stopped traffic to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of St Joseph County. Organized by fire chief Troy Andrews, the effort over a four-hour period the department raised more than $2,000 for the ...

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Minimal fire at local restaurant

Quick action by employees at Jaywalkers Restaurant in Mottville Sunday kept fire damage to a minimum. Around 11 a.m., White Pigeon firefighters were called to the business in response to a stove fire. First-arriving personnel found that employees had extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported. Troopers from Michigan State Police assisted.

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Constantine to raise rates

The Constantine Village Council has adopted a resolution to raise industry rates to be more in line with treatment-plant charges. Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett during last week’s meeting said the changes should be made in billing industrial water/sewer users, primarily because the village is being charged about $36,000 a year more than it is billing. Honeysett said changes to ...

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Kalamazoo County homeowners upset over mailbox order

The Kalamazoo County Road Commission sent letters to 25 residents of Texas Township, Mich. telling them they need to take down their stone mailboxes. The letters said they cause a driving hazard. (Daytona Niles/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP) ALL LOCAL TV OUT AND LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

More than two dozen homeowners in a southwest Michigan community are frustrated after county officials told them to remove their stone mailboxes. On July 14, letters from the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County were sent to 25 homeowners in a Texas Township subdivision, saying they must replace the stone and brick mailboxes by Aug. 14. The letters say the mailboxes ...

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St. Joseph County unemployment unchanged

The June unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was unchanged compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 4.7 percent June unemployment rate was equal to the same figure in May. June’s unemployment rate was 1.2 percent less than the same month one year earlier, when ...

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Two from Centreville injured in accident

A pair of Centreville residents were in fair condition after being involved in a single-vehicle accident last week in downtown Centreville. Centreville police said a pickup driven by 65-year-old Larry Back was heading west on West Main Street shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, when the vehicle left the roadway, crashed into street signs and brought down a power pole near ...

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Flowerfield Township Hall suffers damage

Windows at Flowerfield Township Hall were damaged sometime between July 14 and July 23, according to state police. Investigators said it appears the windows were damaged by a pellet or handgun.

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Local farm recognized by Michigan Department of Agriculture

A Three Rivers-area farm is being recognized by a state agency as a verified farm in the Livestock, Farmstead and Cropping Systems for implementing appropriate pollution-prevention practices. Floating Bridge Farm has been included in the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s “Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.” The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and ...

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ISD re-appoints members

St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Board of Education will continue to be led by a retired teacher from Three Rivers. Sally Boeschenstein, who spent many years as a teacher and curriculum official with Constantine Public Schools, was among four incumbents re-appointed last week to one-year executive positions. At the annual reorganization meeting, the board also unanimously reinstated Robert Trenary, ...

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Boil water order lifted

Water tests conducted Wednesday and Thursday by White Pigeon Department of Public Works employees showed negative results for the presence of unsafe bacteria levels. Consequently, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has cleared the village and lifted its boil-water warning, a precaution in place since July 7 Earl Baldwin, DPW water operator, said employees will still be testing today and ...

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