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Pedal and Paddle Tour coming to Three Rivers

The League of Michigan Bicyclists will conduct its annual Pedal and Paddle Tour in Three Rivers later this month. This year’s route will explore the areas in and around St. Joseph County Sept. 18-20. There are more than 50 riders registered for the tour, which will see participants ride daily bicycle loops throughout St. Joseph County, then paddle the Portage …

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Mendon infrastructure project nearing completion

Mendon residents are in store for relief from the summer-long, downtown infrastructure-improvement project. Village manager John Hyden said there’s a chance street paving will begin Friday, so long as the weather between now and Friday allows. Street paving will mark a significant step toward completion of the $4.1 million project, which started March 30. Hyden said in addition to the …

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New faces throughout St Joseph County schools

Tuesday’s first day of classes in St. Joseph County schools brought with it a number of changes and new faces to its nine public school districts. Two new superintendents are in place, as former Constantine High School Principal Christine Barnes stepped in as chief of Colon Community Schools. Meanwhile, former Three Rivers superintendent Roger Rathburn will oversee Mendon Community Schools …

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Several grants awarded from White Pigeon Community Foundation

White Pigeon Area Community Foundation, a geographic affiliate of Sturgis Area Community Foundation, recently approved $7,600 in grant awards during its 2015 competitive-grant program. The Adele M. Gray Fund awarded $4,500 to the White Pigeon Caring Families for community and program support. The Fund for White Pigeon also provided grant support to White Pigeon Caring Families with a $1,000 grant. …

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Man injured after falling from golf cart

An Illinois man suffered a head injury after he fell from a moving golf cart over the weekend. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called at 11 p.m. Sunday to Storey Road in Penn Township, where 20-year-old Christian Moller of Arlington Heights was injured after falling from the back of a golf cart that had made a left-hand …

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Safety of children urged on first day of school

With today the opening of the 2015-16 academic year for Michigan’s public schools, State Rep. Aaron Miller is encouraging parents to discuss bus-safety with their children and urging drivers to be aware of school-bus laws. Miller said parents should include a discussion about bus safety as part of the back-to-school routine with their children. Also, parents whose children walk to …

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