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Community forum for millage request

Fewer than a dozen people attended a community forum Tuesday to hear more about Centreville Public School’s upcoming millage request. Led by Superintendent Rob Kuhlman at Centreville Elementary School, the forum covered details related to the district’s Nov. 5 request for 2.95 additional mills to generate $12.8 million over a 15-year period for building and technology improvements. The list of …

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License fee increase

Legislation making it more expensive to get some hunting and fishing licenses in Michigan is on its way to the desk of Govenor Rick Snyder. The state House Tuesday concurred on the Senate’s changes to the bill setting up a new hunting and fishing fee system. Under the legislation, the cost of a typical deer hunting license would increase from …

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Charges filed

Charges have been filed against a 19-year-old man and his pregnant wife in connection with the shooting death of a Michigan State Police trooper. Eric Knysz is charged with murdering a peace officer, felony firearm, concealed weapons violation, unlawfully driving away an auto, and being a habitual offender. His 21-year-old wife Sarah, who is six-months pregnant, is charged with being …

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New K-9 officer

A new member of the Three Rivers Police Department’s K-9 unit will be on the job before the end of the year. Following approval last week by Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners, Jake will replace K-9 officer Bedo. Bedo has been on the job 16 years and is retiring, according to his handler, officer Tom Hicks. Jake is a 14-month-old …

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Finding location for senior center

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to work with an Ohio-based firm to prepare a study of potential locations for a new senior center. As a result of last week’s vote by commissioners, Lifespan Design Studio will evaluate three potential locations for a new Sturgis senior center. The $11,000 approved for the undertaking will provide commissioners opinions …

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Grants awarded

Three grants were recently funded by the White Pigeon Area Community Foundation. The Richard and Mary Magee Fund awarded $1,000 to the White Pigeon Downtown Revitalization Association. The Adele M. Gray Fund contributed $4,000 to White Pigeon Caring Families. And a proactive grant was made to the Edds  Memorial Fund for a Civil War memorial project at Wahbememe Park. The …

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