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Traffic signal change in Sturgis

An existing traffic signal at South Nottawa and Congress streets will be flashing red in all four directions after the Sturgis City Commission approved a new traffic order this month. The change initially was suggested by commissioners in 2014 as part of the design process for the second phase of the city’s reconstruction of South Nottawa Street. A 2014 traffic …

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Cass County offers Amnesty Day

The Cass County Friend of the Court office will hold an “Amnesty Day” next week. Court officials said the bench-warrant amnesty day will be Thursday, Aug. 25, providing an opportunity to resolve a warrant without arrest. It will take place 1 to 6 p.m. at the Cass District Library. Anyone who has a warrant for their arrest because of child …

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Short agenda for county commissioners

A short meeting appears to be on tap for the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this afternoon. Three items of new business will be handled by the board: downtown development authority grants will be considered for the village of Constantine and city of Sturgis, and renewal of a secondary-road-patrol grant is up for discussion. The meeting starts at 5 …

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Glen Oaks to apply for student housing loan

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees last week voted to move forward with an application for a $ 6.5 million loan through the USDA for a proposed student-housing project. Approval followed a public hearing during which no one addressed the board about the matter. Glen Oaks President David Devier said Glen Oaks is the first community college in Michigan …

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Boat motor stolen from Kline’s Resort

State police are investigating a stolen boat motor last week in Mendon Township. The outboard motor was attached to a fishing boat for sale and parked at the entrance to Kline’s Resort in the 51000 block of Silver Street. Investigators said the victim indicated the theft occurred between Wednesday and Friday.

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Paddle for Paws raises money for Up-Cycled Pets

The fourth annual “Paddle for Paws” fundraiser event last weekend in Three Rivers attracted about two dozen people, including 10 kayakers who traversed the Rocky River from Null Road in Flowerfield Township to Liquid Therapy in downtown Three Rivers. Benefitting Up-Cycled Pets of St. Joseph County, the event took place Saturday after being rescheduled from July 9. Lynda Molter, president …

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