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Miller announces in-district hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced his in-district office hours location for the month of July. Miller said he sincerely wishes to listen to the thoughts and concerns of the residents he represents. Miller added that he encourages anyone with questions or ideas to join him at the upcoming hours next week. Miller will be available Monday, from 8 to …

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Police chase leads to arrest

An Indiana man who led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase over the weekend faces several felony charges. According to a media release from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a citizen’s call to Central Dispatch regarding a reckless driver shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday on eastbound U.S. 12 near Balk Road in Sturgis Township. The driver, …

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Michigan adopts deer hunting rules to halt fatal disease

State regulators are continuing a ban on baiting and feeding deer in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula in an effort to prevent spread of chronic wasting disease. The ban was among rules for this year’s hunting season adopted by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission last week. The panel decided to allow baiting and feeding in the Upper Peninsula, except in an area …

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MDOT gives update on US 131 project

Here’s the latest information regarding Michigan Department of Transportation’s reconstruction project of U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Stage 2 traffic pattern remains in place, meaning two-way traffic follows the southbound U.S. 131 lane in areas around the M-60 intersection at the south end as well as at the Hoffman Street intersection at the north end. A new deck was poured …

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Tickets available for Treasures of St. Joseph County

Here’s a reminder that tickets are still available for the 2019 Treasures of St. Joseph County event. This year’s attraction will be dinner on the Pealer Street bridge in Three Rivers. It will take place 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Tickets are $40 if purchased on or before July 31, $50 if bought Aug. 1 or later. In addition …

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Sturgis plans Styrofoam collection

Sturgis municipal officials have agreed to sponsor a Styrofoam collection. The recycling event will take place 9 a.m. to noon July 27 at the city’s Department of Public Services building, 805 N. Centreville Road. Residents are encouraged to drop off polystyrene foam. Such examples include post-consumer foam cups, to-go containers, egg cartons, ice chests, rinsed meat trays, protective packaging foam and …

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Centreville Schools approves contracts for aides

Centreville Public Schools Board of Education last week approved contracts for the district’s aides, administrative assistants and custodial staff. Each two-year contract calls for a 1 percent increase and a step the first year, and a 2 percent increase and a step the second year. Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer noted that the administrative assistants had requested to move away from collective …

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Out and About – Week of July 15th

Kudos to the members of the Club of Little Gardens here in Three Rivers, They do so much to beautify the common areas here in the Three Rivers area. One of their projects is Bowman Park on North Main Street. This park is sometimes referred to as “Statue Park”. The ladies are the ones who make sure all of the …

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Man injured in Cass County crash

A Mottville man was hospitalized after being involved in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called to U.S. 12 at Birch Street around 5:30 p.m. Investigators found that a car driven by 32-year-old Christopher Alwine rear-ended a car driven by Casey Rumsey, 31, of Elkhart. Both vehicles were eastbound and Rumsey’s …

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MDOT advises motorists to watch for volunteers

Motorists are advised to be on the lookout beginning Saturday as thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers fan out along state roadways picking up litter. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation program will clean highway roadsides from Saturday through July 21 during the second of three scheduled pickups this year. When working in a highway right of way, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers wear …

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