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Several events part of Christmas Around Town

Christmas Around Town kicks off today in downtown Three Rivers. The showcase event is the tree-lighting ceremony at 6 o’clock tonight at the Mural Mall. As part of Small Business Saturday, downtown events include the arrival of Santa at noon at the Riviera Theatre. Free pictures with Santa, courtesy of Walgreen’s, will be offered until 4 p.m. Other Saturday highlights …

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Sturgis approved selling of electric power

Sturgis city commissioners this month approved an agreement to sell electric power generated by the city’s diesel plant. Putting that power into the regional electric grid will generate an estimated $400,000 in payments to the city, municipal officials said. Commissioners also clarified and expanded language in a downtown business district zoning ordinance to allow for limited-purpose fencing. Masonry walls will …

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Sturgis senior center construction on track

Construction of the new Sturgis senior center is on track for an early-March move-in, according to St. Joseph County Commission On Aging officials. Furthermore, COA officials said there may be a buyer for the current Paul Cassault Center, the longtime Sturgis home of south-county senior services. Lynn Coursey, COA executive director, said the new site under construction on North Franks …

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Sports complex committee formed

A committee to help design a proposed sports complex in the Three Rivers area was assembled earlier this month. Three Rivers municipal officials sought help from the River Country Recreational Authority to establish a committee, whose members would help plan the layout of the multi-field facility. The committee is comprised of Jim Stuck, Fred Beuter, Curt Penny, Mike Charvat, Lindsay …

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Sturgis supports additional road millage proposal

The city of Sturgis has gone on record supporting four neighboring townships in calling for the St. Joseph County Road Commission to put a dedicated road- millage proposal before the county’s voters. Members of the Sturgis City Commission earlier this month agreed they will support an additional property tax to pay for local road construction and repair. A resolution endorsing …

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New businesses expected in Sturgis

New development is coming to South Centerville Road in Sturgis. Tractor Supply Company is expected to relocate into a portion of the current Kmart facility and share the remainder of the space with a new Dunham’s Sports. The move will result in five times more floor space for TSC, compared to its current location, at 1313 S. Centerville Road. Officials …

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