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Fall Color Tour returns

An annual fall event that typically draws participants from at least four states is set to take place again this weekend. The Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour, a one-day event started in the 1950s, returns Sunday with 13 stops. Sponsored by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, the tour is a self-guided event in which participants are able …

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Commissioners approve river trails plan

The second phase of St. Joseph County’s river trails plan was approved by the county commission Tuesday. The step involves Sturgis-based eStudio Design. It will be responsible for expanding the website St. Joe H2O, which can be found through a link on the county’s homepage. The second phase will feature the expansion to include marketing information related to real estate, …

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E-911 antenna to be placed on Burr Oak water tower

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week approved a $1-a-year lease with the village of Burr Oak regarding the use of its water tower space for the county’s E-911 Central Dispatch. Dennis Brandenburg, central dispatch director, said a receiving antenna will be placed on the tower to improve the quality of two-way communication between dispatchers and emergency personnel …

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Project Connect event at GOCC

The 10th annual Project Connect community event takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Glen Oaks Community College. Organizers said Glen Oaks is a new location, which was necessary after outgrowing its previous space at Firm Foundation Ministries in Centreville. Project Connect is a one-stop clearinghouse for people who have needs ranging from employment and legal aide, to …

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Library garden cleanup volunteers needed

Three Rivers Public Library is looking for volunteers to participate in Saturday’s Garden Cleanup Day. Work will take place 2 to 4 p.m., and prospective participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and garden tools. Event organizers said there are number of small jobs to tackle and the experience of a “green thumb” is not necessary to participate.

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County/law enforcement enter agreement

An agreement between the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, and police departments in Three Rivers and Sturgis will be in place three more years following action this week by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. According to terms of the agreement, the county will provide both departments $35,000 apiece annually. In return, both departments will make available to the …

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