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Chamber to host legislative update

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has announced details regarding its annual “Legislative Update” gathering. Chamber officials said it will take place 7:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Three Rivers Community Center. The event, which has traditionally featured local and state leaders, costs $12 for chamber members and $15 for non-members.

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Police investigate attempted larceny

Sheriff’s officials responded to an attempted larceny from a motor vehicle early Wednesday in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, a vehicle driven by a Union City man slid off Shannon Road, near Blossom Road, at 3:23 a.m. The victim was able to flag down a passing motorist, who provided a ride back to the Union City man’s …

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Change for county audit services

St. Joseph County officials this week agreed to discontinue its relationship with a Jackson-based company for audit services. A request for services netted the lowest bid from Gabridge & Co. financial consultant of Grand Rapids for the annual task. Its bid was $76,000 total for a three-year period beginning in 2017. The county’s previous auditor, Rehmann financial consultant, submitted a …

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Three Rivers, Sturgis receive grants

Two St. Joseph County communities were included in a list of counties that received grants announced this week by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The cities of Sturgis and Three Rivers will receive funds through the Recreation Passport Grant. In all, 36 communities across the state will share more than $1.4 million through the grant. Sturgis will receive $45,000 …

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County commission honors 3 members

It was a time of reflection Tuesday in Centreville, as three of the county commission’s five members were honored for their collective 40 years of service to the county at what was their final meeting. Rick Shaffer, Robin Baker and Don Eaton were presented plaques, and a generous amount of kind words from commission chairman Allen Balog and commissioner John …

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ISD superintendent announces resignation

Barbara Marshall, superintendent of St. Joseph County Intermediate School District has announced her resignation. It becomes effective April 1, 2017. She will step down after leading the organization for 11 years. Robert Trenary, president of the ISD board, read Marshall’s resignation Monday at the board’s monthly meeting. The board agreed to contract Rob Olsen of Synergy 1, who will work …

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