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TR Public Library – Interim director is appointed

A Three Rivers woman with a history of community involvement has been named interim director of the Three Rivers Public Library. Bobbi Schoon was named to the position during a special meeting Thursday. She steps in after Lynn Schofield-Dahl announce earlier in the week her resignation. Schofield-Dahl declined to state why she chose to resign, stating only that it was …

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Police patrol car struck in I-94 construction zone

A state police patrol car was struck while its driver was on patrol over the weekend along Interstate 94 in Calhoun County. According to a department media release, the trooper was driving in the westbound lane at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Beadle Lake Road, which is exit No. 100. The trooper had been patrolling a construction zone …

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Local bans limit options for aspiring marijuana businesses

About 39% of Michigan communities that approved a recreational marijuana ballot measure last year have since introduced local bans that prohibit businesses selling pot. Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued emergency rules in July giving local authorities six months to introduce bans before it starts to accept applications for business licenses Nov. 1. MLive.com reports that 308 of the 792 cities …

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Dem: 45-cent tax hike is dead, other options must be in mix

A top Democratic lawmaker says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax increase is dead, and proposals such as raising the corporate income tax and taxing heavy trucks must be in the mix. House Minority Leader Christine Greig said Thursday that with majority Republicans vehemently opposing the 45-cent plan, there are alternative ways to raise revenue without having to increase …

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Man injured in Cass County crash

Cass County Sheriff’s deputies were called earlier this month to a single-vehicle accident on Pokagon Highway. According to Sheriff Richard Behnke, deputies were dispatched around 11 p.m. Aug. 15 to an area in the vicinity of Pokagon Highway and Oak Grove Road in LaGrange Township. Ardee Joseph-Louis Mabry, 36, of Battle Creek, told authorities he was driving east on Pokagon …

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Re-appointments made to Solid Waste Management Planning Committee

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week re-appointed five people and added a new face to the county’s Solid Waste Management Planning Committee. Two-year reappointments were approved for Sturgis-area residents John Smits and Frank Kalasky, Burr Oak Township resident Glenn Nissley, Carol Higgins of Mendon Township and Mark Ripplinger of Mottville Township. Their terms will be in place …

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Police respond to domestic disturbance

State police troopers were called over the weekend to a home in Branch County’s Sherwood Township regarding a domestic disturbance Troopers were dispatched Sunday to a residence where they learned the suspect had injured himself and fled on foot. A K-9 unit was summoned and led to the apprehension of the suspect in a nearby field. The suspect was transported …

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Update on US 131 project

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding its work on the U.S. 131 improvement project in Three Rivers. Stage 2 traffic pattern remains in place, as two-way traffic continues in the area of the M-60 junction as well as in the area of Hoffman Road at the north end of the project. Meanwhile, roadbuilding and box-culvert construction …

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County commission allows COA director to approve leases

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week approved a motion to allow the head of the Commission On Aging to sign off on apartment leases. Commissioners granted COA director Tim Stoll signatory authorization for leases at the Rivers Enrichment Center and Residence, the former Three Rivers Inn that is being converted to a 46-unit residence for …

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US 131 project update

Here’s a weekly update from the Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the U.S. 131 redevelopment project. Stage 2 traffic pattern remains in place, as two-way traffic continues in the area of the M-60 junction as well as in the area of Hoffman Road at the north end of the project. Meanwhile, road-building remains ongoing at William R. Monroe Boulevard, where …

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