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Reappointments made

Two members of the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Commission were reappointed to the 10-member panel this week. During Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting, Steve Houts and Jeffrey Knautz were re-appointed to three-year terms. Houts, a commissioner, is a Fabius Township resident. Knautz, who currently serves as president of the commission, lives in Centreville.

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Requesting more millage

Members of the Mendon Community Schools Board of Education unanimously agreed Monday to seek approval of a 1-mill, $9.3 million request. If the measure is endorsed, it would allow the 635-student district to make major improvements to Mendon Middle School/High School and Mendon Elementary School, according to board president Roger Cupp. The request will appear before voters Feb. 25. Cupp …

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Michigan Main Street program

Officials from the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority will find out in March whether their recently submitted application is approved by the Michigan Main Street program. DDA director Christy Trammell said the nine-chapter application was sent to the Lansing-based agency Dec. 5. She said it took more than three months to complete the application, which, if accepted, would put the …

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Barns broken into

Barns in the 18000 block of Centreville-Constantine Road in Fabius Township were broken into between 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and 8 a.m. the following morning. A variety of tools were stolen, according to state police. Residents are reminded to always lock their homes, out-buildings and vehicles to becoming a victim of theft.

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Crash being investigated by police

A hit-and-run crash in Sturgis Township is being investigated by state police personnel from the White Pigeon detachment. According to a department media release, a 66-year-old Three Rivers resident was driving west on U.S. 12 shortly after 4 o’clock Monday afternoon when his vehicle was struck by a northbound pickup at Balk Road. The older-model pickup was a green Dodge. …

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Man arrested for trio of offenses

A 23-year-old Three Rivers man was charged with a trio of offenses following an incident Saturday in Three Rivers. According to a department media release, officers were called to the 600 block of South Douglas Avenue in response to a disorderly subject. Officers found that the man had broken lawn ornaments, kicked in a door to the residence and took …

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