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Short agenda for county commission

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners appear to have a quick meeting before them this evening. Just one item of new business – the annual equalization report presented by Tony Meyaard and Josh Simmons – appears on the agenda. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the third-floor commissioners’ room at the county courthouse.

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Teen injured in moped incident

A Three Rivers teen was injured after falling off his moped last weekend in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff’s deputies said they responded at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a personal-injury accident on Dutch Settlement Road near Goff Lake Road. Seventeen-year-old Edwin Stevens was injured after he lost control of his eastbound moped while crossing a set of …

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City commission considers sports complex project

A matter of business related to the Three Rivers Youth Sports Complex highlights this evening’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners will consider authorizing more than $320,000 to Virdis Design Group to proceed with the design, bidding and construction engineering for the proposed facility. Also, the commission will consider authorizing city staff to execute any necessary …

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Cass County crash injures one

Cass County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident last week in Howard Township. According to Sheriff Richard Behnke, deputies were called at 1:30 a.m. Thursday to a location on Anderson Road, just south of Allen Road. Deputies found the driver unconscious but still breathing. Investigators said it appears the driver was traveling north on Anderson Road and lost …

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New golf cart ordinance in Centreville

Centreville municipal officials have taken steps to establish an ordinance regarding the use of golf carts on village streets. During last week’s village council meeting, trustees agreed to a procedure that requires golf-cart owners to register their cart and provide proof of insurance. The process will result in the issuance of a permit specific to the operation of a golf …

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Sturgis proposes new parking designations

New downtown Sturgis businesses and the addition of residential housing units have prompted the city to create new parking designations in municipal lots. The policy creates open parking, short-term parking, designated overnight parking and permitted parking where residents or businesses may rent spaces in certain areas for $12 per month or $ 120 per year. Rental parking spaces would be …

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