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Drive-by shooting in TR – Investigation continues

Three Rivers police officers are continuing their investigation into what appears to be a drive-by shooting earlier this week in the 800 block of 8th Street. A department media release indicated the incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses told authorities they noticed a speeding vehicle in the area with its headlights off. It appears someone inside the vehicle …

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US-131 resurfacing project – Kalamazoo County

Michigan Department of Transportation started a highway resurfacing project Tuesday in Kalamazoo County. According to MDOT spokesman Nick Schirripa, the resurfacing will cover more than 11 miles of U.S. 131 from Milham Avenue in Portage to north of M-43/West Main Street in Kalamazoo. The $5.8 million investment includes full-depth joint repairs, concrete removal, aggregate shoulders and pavement markings. As a …

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Household waste collection successful

Saturday’s collection of household hazardous waste and recycling of electronics was deemed a success by event organizers. Staged over a four-hour window at the county fairgrounds in Centreville, the collection featured a steady amount of traffic, according to Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the county’s Solid Waste Committee, which sponsored the event. A record number of tires – 1,368 in all …

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ISD approves CTE ballot request

The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District board recently approved putting a 1-mill request for Career and Technical Education programs on the ballot. By voting in November, St. Joseph County residents will decide whether to support the request, which, if approved, will benefit the county’s high school students. The tax dollars would not be for a facility, but to enhance …

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Man arrested following domestic dispute

A 33-year-old Sturgis man was arrested last week after officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute. Sturgis officers were called shortly after 9:30 p.m. Thursday to a residence in the 400 block of North Nottawa Street. Upon arrival, they noticed a man and a woman arguing. Officers eventually learned that the woman, whose age was not indicated in …

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Three Rivers begins hydrant flushing

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services will start its biannual hydrant flushing this morning. DPS director Amy Roth said she expects flushing to continue through May 17. Roth noted that flushing will occur 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. Due to many variables, Roth said she is not able to determine the exact date crews will …

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United Way begins golf cart raffle

The St. Joseph County United Way has started selling tickets for its 2019 golf cart raffle. The E-Z GO RXV gas golf cart features a tinted front window, 12-inch wheels and a 54-inch roof. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and available at the United Way’s Centreville office or over the phone at 467-9099. The winning ticket will …

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Glen Oaks to raise tuition

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted last week to increase tuition and fees for the 2019-20 year Bruce Zakrzewski, dean of finance, said a 3 percent tuition increase and a $1 increase on the student activity fee will be imposed beginning in the fall. There will be some changes to course fees, particularly in nursing, he added. With …

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Adopt-A-Highway collection begins

The first Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway pickup of 2019 begins this weekend and next for the southern half of the Lower Peninsula. Volunteers will fan out across the southern section of the state to give Michigan’s highway roadsides their annual spring cleaning. Volunteers pick up litter three times this year, including a summer pickup July 13 to 21 and …

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US 12 reconstruction planned

Michigan Department of Transportation wishes to remind Sturgis and Sturgis-area residents that workers will be reconstructing U.S. 12 and the crossing at Michigan Southern Railroad in Sturgis starting in just over a week. The $587,000 investment includes concrete driveway, curb and gutter, sidewalk ramp upgrades, lighting and pavement markings. Beginning April 22, U.S. 12 will be closed with traffic detoured …

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