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US 131 construction set to begin

Three Rivers is bracing for the first of a two-season project that will focus on an overhaul of U.S. 131. Michigan Department of Transportation officials said the work will start Monday. MDOT’s Nick Schirripa said the 2019 construction includes reconfiguring the southern intersection of U.S. 131 and M-60 to a standard signalized intersection, reconstructing the intersection of U.S. 131 and …

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COA volunteers honored

St. Joseph County Commission on Aging honored a number of volunteers with an appreciation dinner last week at Sturges-Young Auditorium and Civic Center. COA has about 200 volunteers who contribute time and talent to the organization. Donna Dick of Mendon received an award for her work as a volunteer balance instructor, while Sharon Salisbury of Three Rivers was awarded for her …

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Michigan Supreme Court will not hear sports complex appeal

The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal filed by Lockport Township regarding the contested property on which a multi-field sports complex is being constructed. The court’s one-sentence statement issued Wednesday says: “On order of the court, the application for leave to appeal the Aug. 17, 2018, order of the Court of Appeals is considered, and it is …

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Solar project petition signatures turned in

There’s a chance Mendon Township’s voters will have a say in the fate of an ordinance related to solar panel developments. With three days to spare, members of a group opposed to the ordinance approved a month ago by the Mendon Township Board submitted a petition that included more than 300 signatures – about 125 more than the required minimum, …

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Garden Club plans spring sale

Meek’s Mill Garden Club in Constantine has announced a spring sale it is planning to stage later this month. According to event organizers, the “Spring Plants & More” sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at Messiah Lutheran Church parking lot, on Fifth Street. It will include homegrown plants, gardening magazines and books, garden crafts, …

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TRAM plans informational meeting

Three Rivers Area Mentoring will host an informational meeting next week for anyone considering becoming a mentor. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at TRAM’s office, 25 Railroad Drive in downtown Three Rivers. TRAM officials would appreciate an RSVP, which can be done by phoning 278-8726.

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Animal control begins looking at new building options

Members of the St. Joseph County Animal Control Advisory Board are starting to form a public-awareness campaign in hopes of eventually supporting a new animal-control building. Their first step was taken a few weeks ago, when they conducted a walk-through of the Centreville-based facility. The participants included all five members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners as well as county …

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Centreville names Citizens of the Year

Members of the Centreville Village Council have named longtime community residents Dennis and Vicki Allen as 2019 Centreville “Citizens of the Year.” They will be honored at the conclusion of this year’s Covered Bridge Days parade July 13. The couple attended Centreville High School and they married in 1976. Dennis Allen, chair of the county board of commissioners, is a …

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Centreville school board honors award recipients

The Centreville Public Schools Board of Education recently honored three of its personnel who received special accolades. Jill Peterson, co-athletic director and communications director, was named Kalamazoo Gazette “Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year.” Meanwhile, Cathy Carpenter, literacy coach, was named “Michigan Youth in Government Advisor of the Year.” Finally, Bart Schrader, second-grade teacher, was named “General Education Teacher of …

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Centreville prohibits marijuana establishments

The Centreville Village Council has approved an ordinance prohibiting marijuana establishments in the village. A violation of the ordinance will result in a municipal civil infraction, a fine from $100 to $500. In other action, Michelle Thibideau will serve as village clerk after accepting the resignation of previous clerk Rhea Schrader. Thibideau, currently director of public works, will continue in …

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