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GOCC president receives award

Glen Oaks Community College President David Devier recently received an alumni career achievement award from Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. The award was presented in Columbus at the college’s annual alumni awards ceremony. Devier was recognized for developing technical-training programs based on regional needs, connecting with manufacturing companies to create programs that train students to meet …

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Sturgis investigating restrictions on herbicides

Sturgis city commissioner Jon Good wants to investigate whether the municipality should impose restrictions on the public’s use of some herbicides, as a means to protect groundwater. Good said he has done preliminary research on communities that have set restrictions on the use of chemicals that can pose health hazards when concentrations are found in groundwater supplies. Barry Cox, city …

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Police apprehend parole absconder

A parole absconder was arrested by Three Rivers police this week. According to a department media release, the Michigan Department of Corrections Absconder Unit notified local authorities about the likely location of a man, whose name and age were not included in the media release. Officers and the department’s K9 unit converged upon a residence on Constantine Street and found …

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Sturgis students win safe driving campaign competition

Students at Sturgis High School took part in a safe driving campaign recently and their collective effort paid off. The group of students who ran the campaign won first place out of 55 schools in Michigan during the competition. Strive for a Safer Drive is a public-private partnership between Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Michigan Office of Highway …

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Car dolly stolen in Park Township

A U-Haul car dolly was reported stolen this week from a location in Park Township. State police said the incident took place between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in the 20000 block of Heimbach Road. The victim said the trailer was being rented at the time of its theft.

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TRDDA plans volunteer appreciation event

The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority/Michigan Main Street has announced details regarding its 2016 volunteer appreciation ice cream social. The free event is 6 to 8 p.m. June 9 in the downtown district. Guests will have the opportunity to gather toppings from participating local merchants, then get a scoop of ice cream at the DDA booth.

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