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Teen injured in moped incident

A Three Rivers teen was injured after falling off his moped last weekend in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff’s deputies said they responded at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a personal-injury accident on Dutch Settlement Road near Goff Lake Road. Seventeen-year-old Edwin Stevens was injured after he lost control of his eastbound moped while crossing a set of …

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City commission considers sports complex project

A matter of business related to the Three Rivers Youth Sports Complex highlights this evening’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners will consider authorizing more than $320,000 to Virdis Design Group to proceed with the design, bidding and construction engineering for the proposed facility. Also, the commission will consider authorizing city staff to execute any necessary …

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New golf cart ordinance in Centreville

Centreville municipal officials have taken steps to establish an ordinance regarding the use of golf carts on village streets. During last week’s village council meeting, trustees agreed to a procedure that requires golf-cart owners to register their cart and provide proof of insurance. The process will result in the issuance of a permit specific to the operation of a golf …

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Sturgis proposes new parking designations

New downtown Sturgis businesses and the addition of residential housing units have prompted the city to create new parking designations in municipal lots. The policy creates open parking, short-term parking, designated overnight parking and permitted parking where residents or businesses may rent spaces in certain areas for $12 per month or $ 120 per year. Rental parking spaces would be …

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Food distribution programs benefits many families

Valley Family Church has started a new program in Centreville, where free food is available for distribution once a month. The “FridayGroceries” Food Pantry staged its “MobileGroceries” event last week at Centreville Elementary School. The outreach initiative offers supplemental groceries to area residents 10 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Event organizers said about 200 people took …

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Favorable ruling for City of Three Rivers

Members of a state panel Wednesday sided with the city of Three Rivers in its attempt to annex a 77-acre parcel of land from Lockport Township. By a 3-to-2 vote, the five-member State Boundary Commission recommended in favor of the city following a public proceeding at the commission’s office in Lansing. At stake is the prospective development of a $4.1 …

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