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Sturgis supports additional road millage proposal

The city of Sturgis has gone on record supporting four neighboring townships in calling for the St. Joseph County Road Commission to put a dedicated road- millage proposal before the county’s voters. Members of the Sturgis City Commission earlier this month agreed they will support an additional property tax to pay for local road construction and repair. A resolution endorsing …

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New businesses expected in Sturgis

New development is coming to South Centerville Road in Sturgis. Tractor Supply Company is expected to relocate into a portion of the current Kmart facility and share the remainder of the space with a new Dunham’s Sports. The move will result in five times more floor space for TSC, compared to its current location, at 1313 S. Centerville Road. Officials …

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Results of superintendent evaluation expected in December

Members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education next month are expected to share results of its evaluation of superintendent Jean Logan. Work started on the task Monday, as the board met in executive session to begin the evaluation process. Between now and the board’s December meeting, the evaluation will be typed and prepared for public release. Logan, …

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Glen Oaks professor named outstanding educator

Ren Hartung, professor of science at Glen Oaks Community College, has received the Trends in Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator award. College officials said Hartung was nominated for his work and excellence within the classroom, professional achievements and service to the college. He recently accepted the award at the annual Trends Conference in Traverse City. Hartung is said to be engaged …

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Three families celebrated during Michigan Adoption Day ceremony

A happy ending took place for three families Tuesday in Centreville. As part of the 13th annual Michigan Adoption Day, St. Joseph County Probate Court Judge David Tomlinson invited the public to witness the confirmation of five children among a trio of families. A packed courtroom watched as Tomlinson swore in the new parents and completed an oath that made …

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Woman arraigned in stabbing

A Three Rivers woman, suspected of stabbing a man last weekend, was arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court Monday. Court officials said Cheri Sparks, 54, has been charged with assault with intent to commit murder following an incident around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Fifth Street in Three Rivers. Bond was set at $150,000 cash/surety.

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