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Baker gets probation

Centreville’s former department of public works director was sentenced to two years of probation after his involvement in the theft of gasoline from the village DPW garage. District court officials said 50-year-old Randy Baker, a Colon resident, was sentenced earlier this month after he earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of embezzlement of less than $200. The misdemeanor and subsequent …

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New business opening

Three Rivers city officials celebrated the opening of the first business on the former Essex Wire site with a ceremonial ribbon cutting last week. Friday’s media event centered on a business called The Shop at Sheffield, owned by Central Manufacturing Services. The Shop includes maintenance and washing services, as well as an operations office for CMS. The 11,000-square-foot facility is …

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Fireworks planned in TR

Officials with the Three Rivers Water Festival have announced the postponed fireworks display will take place in conjunction with the city’s annual Harmony Fest. Bad weather prohibited the display on the June 15 closing night of the Water Festival. Instead, the show will take place Sept. 1 to cap off the one-day Harmony Fest. A makeup date was established following …

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New firemen for TR

Three new members of the Three Rivers Fire Department were pinned during Tuesday’s city commission meeting. Marcellus High School alum Bradley Spears received his pin from his wife, Chelsey; Kyle Rice, an Army veteran, chose to receive his pin from his father-in-law, Gary Bragg; and Three Rivers High School graduate Karl Armstrong was pinned by his father, Chris Armstrong, a …

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Matson appointed

Larry Matson was appointed by Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners to the Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday. Matson, 67, served on the board from May through October last year to fill a term left vacant by the resignation of Ken Baker. Matson was topped by Diane Haley-Clay in November’s election for a one-year term as District 3 representative. Matson, who …

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Deadline to register

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said the deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 6 primary election is Monday. The August vote has relevance in Three Rivers, as three candidates are seeking an at-large post with the Three Rivers City Commission. The top two vote-getters will go on to face each other in the Nov. 5 general election. …

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Project to be completed by end of month

White Pigeon Township officials are expecting a major infrastructure project to be completed by the end of the month. Supervisor Don Gloy said the $3.1 million project at the township’s sewage-treatment plant will result in new liners at both treatment lagoons. In addition, new flow valves were put in place and new aeration systems were installed atop the lagoons. Also, …

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Property cleaned up

White Pigeon Township officials said a Klinger Lake property owner has complied with a request to clean his lawn of building materials and other debris. During Tuesday’s White Pigeon Township Board of Trustees meeting, supervisor Don Gloy said a site inspection he and township attorney Lance Thornton conducted at 68222 Klinger Lake Road resulted in a satisfactory resolution to the …

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Election Commission to conduct meeting

The Three Rivers Election Commission will conduct a regular meeting on June 26, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at Three Rivers City Hall. Any interested person may attend and participate or submit written comments to the Melissa Bliss, City Clerk at 333 W. Michigan Ave., Three Rivers, MI 49093. Please call (269) 273-1075, extension 106 for any …

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Deadline is July 12th

The Three Rivers City Commission has set Friday, July 12 at noon as the deadline for persons interested in filling the vacancy created by the resignation of At-Large Commissioner David York to submit a Citizen Interest Form to the City Clerk’s office. The determination came Tuesday evening (June 18), the final meeting for York who is moving to Lockport Township …

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