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Constantine reviews golf cart ordinance

Members of the Constantine Village Council this week reviewed a golf-cart ordinance. Drafted by village attorney Howard Bush, the ordinance will be the subject of a public hearing at the council’s June 5 meeting. At a meeting May 1, council members learned that Centreville recently had adopted a resolution to allow golf carts on streets with certain provisions. Village manager Mark …

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Mendon NHS donates to local boy

Mendon National Honor Society donated $2,000 toward medical expenses of 2-year- old Oliver Ray and his parents, Kyle and Lindsey Ray of Sturgis. The donation was made before NHS members and the Ray family last week at Mendon High School. Oliver was born with a rare condition called hyperinsulinemia. His parents, Kyle (2002) and Lindsey Maxwell (2006), are Mendon High …

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ISD considers proposing millage request

The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District appears likely to propose a millage request later this year. An update on the proposed Career Technical Education millage update was presented Monday by Tommy Cameron, ISD director of career and technical education. Cameron said he is following a timetable that will see the request before county voters in November. First, however, school districts …

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County seeking new finance director

St. Joseph County is looking for a new finance director. Human Resources director Teresa Doehring during Tuesday’s county commission meeting said Joni Smith has announced her resignation. Smith, 55, said she has accepted a job as finance director for the city of Easley, S.C. Her son, daughter and two grandchildren live in the area. Smith said the opportunity to be …

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County commission agrees to funding for economic development agency

St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners pledged $140,000 to Southwest Michigan First, more than four months after the agency’s contract with the county expired. Tuesday’s funding agreement ends a lengthy impasse during which county officials not only debated the merits of the economic-development benefits from Southwest Michigan First, but also at a time when they began intensifying their scrutiny on …

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Multiple injuries in Lockport crash

Three people were injured in a one-car crash around noon Monday in Lockport Township. St. Joseph County sheriff ’s deputies said a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed was heading southwest in the 20000 block of Centreville-Constantine Road, when the car went off the road, re-entered the roadway, then began to spin out of control. The vehicle crossed …

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ATV stolen in Sturgis

An all-terrain vehicle was stolen this week from a location in Sturgis Township. Sheriff’s department officials said the four-wheeler was taken between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday from a residence near the intersection of Haven Street and White School Road. The Honda TRX-125 is red and has a broken front-right fender covered by a gray sticker.

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Out and About – Week of May 15th

If you are a Snowbird and have just migrated back to Pure Michigan from the balmy south, may I say, “Welcome Home”. You missed a pretty nice winter, and according to some, you might have been better off to stay here, rather than risk the flooding and storms of some of the southern states. I received several phone calls from …

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S Lincoln road project on schedule

Three Rivers Department of Public Services Director Amy Roth said a significant street-improvement project is progressing on schedule. Work related to South Lincoln Avenue is on pace to conclude in November. Started March 13, the $1.9 million task covers an area from Broadway to Millard streets. Roth said the old pavement and gutter have been removed, thanks to the labor …

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CPS receives grant to help displaced children

St. Joseph County United Way, with the help of the Department of Health and Human Services Board of Directors, recently awarded a grant to St. Joseph County Child Protective Services for special use. Eighty $25 and 100 $10 gift cards were given to CPS to use for children who are removed from their homes. United Way director Kelly Hostetler said the …

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