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Sturgis considers disc golf course

The city of Sturgis is considering a plan to partner with St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department for development of a disc golf course. City manager Mike Hughes suggested that the city help fund material costs such as signage, tees and golf baskets for about $17,000. In turn, the county would construct, install, own and operate it. Hughes said …

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Village of Colon moves office temporarily

The village of Colon has temporarily relocated its operations to Colon Township due to its heat system not working. Village officials said the village will be in the township office at least through 3 p.m. Thursday. Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting has been postponed a week and will instead begin at 7 p.m. Jan 16.

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Out and About – Week of January 8th

A week or so ago, Mother Nature bared her teeth on some of those states way south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Tallahassee, Florida, even experienced some snow. I doubt if they even have snow shovels available in that part of the country. As a result, there were a lot of drivers who were more than puzzled as to how to …

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Mendon names interim superintendent

With a heavy heart, Mendon Community Schools Board of Education made an emotional but necessary decision Monday to appoint an interim superintendent. During a board work session – the board’s first assembly since the Dec. 26 passing of former superintendent Roger Rathburn – Leasa Griffith was tapped to serve the role until a permanent chief is sought later in the …

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Water Festival announces dates and theme

Volunteers with the Three Rivers Water Festival have announced the dates and theme for the 2018 community celebration. The 62nd annual Three Rivers Water Festival, considered the unofficial start of the summer season, will run from noon June 14 through June 16. Organizers said the annual festival promises to feature many familiar favorites, as well as some new and exciting …

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Sturgis Area Community Foundation names grant recipients

Sturgis Area Community Foundation recently completed its 2017 competitive grant program. Recipients include: Sturges-Young Auditorium, $50,000, to assist with the makeover project, contingent on confirmation of Phase l of the project. City of Sturgis, two grants. One for $5,000 supporting a signage project for the pedestrian walkway honoring the Sister City relationship with Wiesloch, Germany. The other in the amount of …

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Three Rivers girls travel to Allegan

A Three Rivers High School girls basketball road contest will be broadcast on the radio this evening. The 5-1 Wildcats will travel to Allegan for a Wolverine Conference showdown. Three Rivers is riding a two-game win streak after ending 2017 on a positive note, a 41-28 road win over Portage Northern. Allegan, meanwhile, is 3-3 and coming off a loss …

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Fatal crash in Cass County

An Edwardsburg resident died in a crash shortly before 7:00 Monday evening. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, 40-year-old Jennifer Johnson was westbound on Calvin Hill Street, when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree, causing a fatal injury. A seat belt was worn. Road conditions were slick at the time of the accident.

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Two dead following fire near Goshen

Authorities say two people were found dead following a fire in northern Indiana. Crews responded early Sunday to a 911 call reporting a fire in Elkhart County, near Goshen. Crews from four departments worked to extinguish the blaze. The Concord Township Fire Department says one person from the home was safe after the fire. Names of the dead weren’t immediately …

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Supreme court declines to hear sports complex appeal

Michigan’s Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal filed by the city of Three Rivers regarding a property dispute with Lockport Township. As a result, a state appellate court’s May ruling will stand. The ruling supported Lockport Township’s claim that the city’s 80-acre annexation was not permissible because the property in question is not vacant by virtue of an …

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