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C. David Anderson Award recipient named

Joetta Cherry of Sturgis was recently presented the C. David Anderson Award. The award is given annually by the Michigan Transition Services Association to an individual who works in the area of education or vocational rehabilitation. Cherry was selected for her support and promotion of transition services through leadership, advocacy and/or innovation. Cherry is a transition coordinator who has worked ...

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Odd laws in Michigan

Did you know taking part in a walkathon is illegal in Michigan?  According to State Representative Kurt Heise, chair of the House Criminal Justice Committee, that’s what dance contests were called in the 1920’s and lawmakers back then saw fit back to outlaw them. The Plymouth Republican says it’s also against the law to dance to The Star Spangled Banner, ...

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Out and About – Week of April 20th

If it weren’t for friends on LinkedIn, I would have forgotten that this month marks nine years of doing the “Out and About” column. The column has changed a bit since the first column in April 2006, but my enthusiasm for putting it together has only grown. There never seems to be a lack of things to comment on and ...

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Colon Board of Education voted on several budget cuts

Members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday on a number of measures that will cut more than $550,000 from its $6 million budget. The votes include the backing of an administrative reorganization that will create a K-12 principal position and be based at Colon Elementary School, and a dean of students who will also hold the ...

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Several matters before city commission

Two matters related to Enterprise Drive will be fielded by the Three Rivers City Commission this evening. A contract for the Enterprise Drive pavement reconstruction and construction engineering related to the roadway will be handled by Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners during their 6 o’clock meeting at city hall. Also on the agenda is an $89,000 proposal for a water ...

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Recycling event successful

Collection figures from Saturday’s drop-off of household hazardous waste and electronics were down compared to the spring 2014 event. Nonetheless, organizers are calling it a success. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Management Planning Committee, the four-hour collection yielded about 8,500 pounds of hazardous waste, 20,000 pounds of electronics, 622 tires, 1,200 cans of paint, half a semi ...

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Sports complex receives donation

The Three Rivers Sports Complex received a $10,000 donation from Fibre Converters Foundation Inc. to help fund the construction of a multi-use sports complex. Three Rivers Little League, Three Rivers Rocket Football and American Youth Soccer Organization 1197 have partnered with the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation to build a multi-use sports complex. The sports complex will help alleviate busy ...

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Three Rivers Chamber planning Administrative Professionals event

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce is extending an invitation to recognize Administrative Professionals Day. A luncheon, entertainment and an inspirational speaker will be a part of the lineup, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Carnegie Center for the Arts. Cost is $20 per person; Ridgeway Floral will offer table delivery of chocolates and flowers for $10. ...

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Centreville DDA offers grants

The Centreville Downtown Development Authority board has created a business-improvement grant program to assist businesses with improving the facade of buildings located within the DDA district. The DDA is budgeting $15,000 per year to fund the grant. Grants are awarded on a dollar-to-dollar match, up to a maximum of $ 5,000. Examples of eligible projects are repair or replacement of ...

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Cass County – Shots fired at school buses

Dowagiac police are investigating a couple of incidents this week in which school buses with students in them had windows shot out. Officers on Thursday were called by the Marcellus school district on a report that a bus on its way to drop off a student in Dowagiac had a window blown apart by a pellet gun. The driver then spotted ...

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