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Thousands take part in Labor Day walk on Mackinac Bridge

Authorities say around 25,000 people took part in the annual Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge during which all traffic was halted for the first time as a security precaution. The Mackinac Bridge Authority says the number of participants Monday was on the lower end. Its website says between 30,000 and 60,000 people typically take part. There were no …

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State reminds hunters of new rules: Only some deer parts can be brought into Michigan

If you’re a hunter who shoots deer or related animals in other states, be advised that there are new rules about bringing their parts into Michigan. The tougher regulations are intended to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease among Michigan’s deer, elk, and moose. The illness attacks the central nervous system of animals in the deer family and can eventually kill …

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TR Library moves forward with bank building purchase

The Three Rivers Public Library Board has agreed to follow through on the purchase of the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust building. Board members said the building purchase price is $350,000. Additional funds will have to be allocated from its $1.2 million budget for first-floor renovations and improvements elsewhere in the building. The board has authorized Arkos Design of Mishawaka …

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Centreville – Some village trees will be sold

Members of the Centreville Village Council have accepted a bid for the sale of timber. Indiana Wood Products’ bid of nearly $52,000 was accepted for trees on village property behind the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds. The selective harvest will include mature trees, as well as trees that have been blown over, trees declining in health, poorly formed trees and low-value …

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Drug arrests in Cass County

Two Cass County residents were arrested on drug-related offenses last week in the community of Vandalia. According to a department media release, the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team served a search warrant Thursday in the 16000 block of Hodgson Street. While searching the residence, detectives located various pieces of paraphernalia for the use of methamphetamine. During the investigation, a-30-year-old male …

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The search is on for a county administrator

A plan to find a successor for Pat Yoder as county administrator was set in motion this week. During Wednesday’s executive committee meeting, commissioners agreed to advertise the job for a two-week period on the county’s website. Human resources director Teresa Doehring was named assistant county administrator in May 2016 and has served as Yoder’s protégé since then. Though Doehring …

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