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Non-motorized improvements coming to Constantine

Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett said the municipality is not in compliance with a state law covering expenditures for non-motorized improvements. Non-motorized transportation is a critical element in the transportation system and increases mobility choices, relieves traffic congestion, reduces air pollution and fuel consumption and promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles, he said. The state defines non-motorized primarily as pedestrians, …

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Colon Masons donate to elementary school

Colon Elementary School recently received a donation from the Colon Masonic Lodge Tuesday for a fourth-grade trip to Lansing. The group supports the outing each year with a $500 check to help offset expenses. Principal Martha Hymer said the trip takes the abstract teaching of state government and gives students a hands-on experience. The fourth-graders will tour government buildings and …

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Glen Oaks – Renovation planning continues

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees members voted recently to move forward with a preliminary USDA loan application for renovations to the campus. The vote followed a presentation by Eduardo LeBlanc of TMP Architecture, who presented a summary of work the firm has been conducting over the last eight weeks. During that time, four vision planning sessions were held, …

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Lions select citizens of the year

The Three Rivers Lions Club has selected Jo and Del Barton of Three Rivers as the winners of this year’s “Bruce C. Snook Citizens of the Year” award. Since 1965, the Lions Club has recognized recipients who, through a commitment to service, have given unselfishly of themselves for the betterment of the community. In keeping with this tradition, the Bartons …

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Man injured in crash

A Vandalia man suffered minor injuries after his vehicle struck a deer then went off the roadway in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said 21-year-old Devin Todd was driving east on Calvin Hill Road near Kensington Road shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Todd’s vehicle struck a deer then several trees after leaving the road. Todd, who was the only occupant …

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Corn contest honors Schoolcraft man

An area corn-grower has been honored for his effort through the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest. The national contest, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association, recognizes farmers from across the country for their exceptional efforts. Schoolcraft-area resident Ronnie Landis placed second in the state in the “No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Class,” with a yield of more than 233 bushels per acre. …

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