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GOCC Expo ’14

Glen Oaks Community College has announced details of Expo ’14, an inaugural event where the community is invited to visit the campus, meet and talk with faculty members, and experience the college through hands-on activities. The free, three-hour event starts at 10 a.m. March 8. Tonya Howden, GOCC director of admissions, said officials with the Centreville-area school hope to raise …

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Vehicles burglarized

Two vehicles in Mendon Township were burglarized earlier this week. According to a St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department media release, the breaking-and-entering incidents occurred Sunday or Monday in the 23000 block of South Shore Drive. A small amount of loose change was taken from a vehicle; a backpack was stolen from the other.

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Bridge to be replaced

A detour was set up on Pulver Road last week, as crews prepare to replace the Rocky River bridge. Located between Burlew Road and M-216 in Flowerfield Township, the bridge will be replaced this spring by Allegan County-based Milbocker and Sons. The same company will also be charged with replacing the Floating Bridge Road bridge, also spanning the Rocky River …

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Sale of house approved

Three Rivers city officials have approved the sale of a house that is part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. During last week’s city commission meeting, final approval was given for the sale of the residence at 516 Eighth St. for $86,000. Mayor Tom Lowry said the sale marks the third residence constructed by the city and sold through the NSP …

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Covered Bridge Days

The 2014 Centreville Covered Bridge Days community celebration will remain at its familiar location downtown. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week approved a request from Covered Bridge Days organizers to use the courthouse lawn to stage the annual event. Approval was given for June 20 through June 22. In an unrelated matter at last week’s meeting, commissioners …

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Woman cited in accident

A Portage woman was cited for failure to yield following a two-vehicle accident Thursday in Florence Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Laura Rothwell, 53, was driving west ion Featherstone Road when she disregarded the stop sign at Lutz Road. Her car struck a southbound vehicle driven by 56-year-old Thomas Pifer of Nottawa. Rothwell was treated at the …

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