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Community leaders participate in March for Meals

Nearly two dozen community leaders from St. Joseph County took part last week in the 15th annual “March for Meals Community Champions Week.” The five-day campaign concluded Friday. This national promotion is an annual event led by Meals on Wheels America designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation. More than 400 seniors in St Joseph County are …

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Conservation District plans golf outing

The St. Joseph County Conservation District is seeking sponsors and participants for its annual golf outing fundraiser. The scramble will take place with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. May 6 at Sauganash Golf Club in Three Rivers. Event organizers said proceeds will go to support the various causes backed by the Centreville-based agency. Those include programs such as salmon …

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Sturgis hears Main Street overview

A presentation about Michigan’s Main Street Program and an overview of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Redevelopment Ready Communities program took place last month before a collection of Sturgis city officials. Leigh Young, Main Street specialist, gave a presentation regarding the Michigan Main Street Program and specialist Emily Petz discussed Redevelopment Ready Communities. Their appearances were arranged by city manager …

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Items stolen from Branch County home

A Branch County residence was recently burglarized. State police said a house and outbuildings in the 500 block of Kosmerick Road in Bethel Township were broken into between Feb. 25 and March 24. A department media release indicated a number of items were stolen.

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County agrees to land purchase

St. Joseph County officials last week agreed to pursue a state grant for acquisition of a 54-acre parcel to be managed by the parks and recreation department. Following a public hearing during Tuesday’s commission meeting, the board passed a resolution in support of securing the property in the 60000 block of U.S. 131. Referred to as “the Kettles property,” the …

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Residents voice COA concerns

The idea of a Commission On Aging senior center at Meyer Broadway Park might be dead before it even gained traction. Commissioner John Dobberteen during the March 15 work session suggested the location to replace the current COA senior center in Three Rivers. It is located in the south half of a building shared with the Three Rivers Public Library. …

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