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WP Purchased 2 School Buses

Members of the White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education agreed last week to purchase a pair of school buses. The two vehicles will come with a total price tag of about $143,000 and will be added to the district’s 14-bus fleet in the fall. After a motion to approve two new buses failed to garner a second, the board …

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Tax Filing Assistance

Tax-filing assistance for people who are elderly or in a moderate-to-low income bracket will be available in St. Joseph County. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be offered at Community Head Start buildings in Three Rivers and Sturgis. The free service provides tax assistance to families with a household income of $50,000 or less annually. Volunteer tax preparers are …

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Woman Treated For Burns

A LaGrange County woman was treated for injuries sustained after she used gasoline to relight a coal stove in her basement. The woman, whose name and age were not released by the Shipshewana Fire Department, was burned after the coal stove burst into flames with the application of gasoline. The blaze caught the basement on fire, causing significant fire, smoke …

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J.C. Penney gets rid of hundreds of sales

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is permanently marking down all of its merchandise by at least 40 percent so shoppers no longer have to wait for sales to get bargains.Penney said Wednesday that it is getting rid of the hundreds of sales it offers each year in favor of a simpler approach to pricing. Starting on Feb. 1, the …

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Chiddister Added To Committee

A former village council member has been appointed to serve on the Constantine Sewer Ad Hoc Committee. Scott Chiddister, a past chairman of the committee, was put on the panel following a vote by members of the Constantine Village Council last week. Chiddister’s addition to the committee, and his expertise as an engineer and former municipal official, could come in …

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Fabius Township Adds To Panel

The River Country Recreational Authority has added a pair of Fabius Township residents to its panel. Joining the newly created authority, which has formed to oversee development of trails within and between the township and the city of Three Rivers, are Annette Ashby and Jim Stuck. The two were selected by the Fabius Township Board of Trustees. The city of …

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Accident On US 12

A 28-year-old man from Indiana was charged with driving with a suspended license after his vehicle was struck by a car Monday in Sturgis Township. The man, whose name and hometown were not released, was driving east on U.S. 12 when a pickup driven by an 83-year-old Sturgis man pulled out in front of the man’s car at White School …

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Out and About – Week of January 23rd

When I was a kid growing up in Three Rivers, there weren’t any fast-food restaurants. I’m sure a lot of you remember Lee’s Ice Cream on the corner of West Michigan and Lincoln Avenues, but that was about it. There were quite a few coffee shops in the area, but because of “progress”, they slowly faded away. If you wanted …

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Receiving Nominations For Citizen Of The Year

As members of the Three Rivers Lions Club are finalizing plans for the organization’s 47th annual Citizen of the Year banquet, they are announcing that nominations for the 2012 recipient are being accepted. The criteria for prospective nominations include recognizing a person for their commitment to service and for giving their time unselfishly for the betterment of the community. The …

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Vint Being Held For Attempted Murder

An Elkhart, Ind., man was arraigned Monday in Cass County Fourth District Court after he was charged in connection with shooting a 44-year-old Edwardsburg man over the weekend. Kevin Vint, 40, allegedly shot Trevor Claire in a garage at a residence near Edwardsburg midday Sunday. Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department arrested Vint at the scene after witnesses identified …

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