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Conservation District held special river cleanup

Thirty Abbott employees and seven members of the St. Joseph County Conservation District took part in a special river cleanup Monday. The volunteers broke into three groups and cleared debris from the Portage River from the Portage Lake public access in Mendon Township to Carpenter Road in Lockport Township. Event organizer Carolyn Grace said the Abbott employees were given the …

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Centreville sees higher than expected enrollment

Enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is higher than expected at Centreville Public Schools, the district’s board of education learned Monday. First-year superintendent Stephanie Lemmer said the count is 810 students, 40 more than projected. Lemmer said as a result, she recommended hiring additional sixth-grade and kindergarten teachers, a junior/senior high reading interventionist, and fill part-time librarian, physical education and …

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Constantine village council hears medical marijuana presentation

Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett last week presented village council members with documents related to medical marijuana facilities. The documents, he said, were delivered by attorney Travis Copenhaver of Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan. Copenhaver has made numerous municipal presentations on the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, including a recent presentation in Three Rivers. Honeysett said he was not asking the …

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Items stolen from Sherwood Township home

A residence in Branch County’s Sherwood Township was broken in to earlier this month, according to state police. The incident occurred between 7 a.m. Aug. 15 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the 1300 block of Haughey Drive. The victim told investigators an assortment of items was stolen.

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St. Joseph County files judgment against Three Rivers

The law firm representing St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners has filed a complaint for declaratory judgment against the city of Three Rivers. Troy-based Abbott Nicholson filed the paperwork Monday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court. The issue centers on the current validity of a contract between the county and the city, and whether Three Rivers has breached its terms …

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Local schools to receive funding increase

State Rep. Aaron Miller said all local K-12 school districts in communities he serves will receive the maximum increase of state funding in the new school budget. Miller said every K-12 school district in the state is in line for an increase per student under the 2017-18 school-aid budget. The schools in the communities he serves will all receive the …

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