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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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Well project has begun

Here’s an announcement from Amy Roth, director of the Three Rivers Department of Public Services. Roth said the department has started a one-month project involving the contractor of its drinking-water well. She said the well will be cleaned and overhauled, procedures that were approved last month by the city commission. The work started Monday and is expected to be completed …

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Construction trailer stolen

A construction company trailer was stolen last week from a location in Park Township. State police were notified that the utility trailer was stolen sometime after 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday from a construction site in the 18000 block of Moorepark Road. The trailer contained tools and materials for use in making and pouring concrete. The 18-foot trailer has double doors …

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County unemployment goes up

July’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was 1.3 percent higher than the previous month. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed the county’s 5.1 percent July unemployment rate marked an increase from June’s 3.8 percent. St. Joseph County was above the state unemployment average, which was 4.9 percent in July. The agency …

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Glen Oaks opens student housing

Glen Oaks Community College entered a new chapter in its history last week. School officials, students and faculty gathered Friday to celebrate the grand opening of the David H. and Patricia A. Devier Student Suites. A team of speakers who addressed the audience included Mary Judnich, from the office of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow; Chris Maxwell, program director for USDA …

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