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Nature’s Fuel secures funding

Officials from an Indiana-based company announced Wednesday it has secured funding of nearly $200 million to establish operations in Constantine. Nature’s Fuel, of Fort Wayne, will use the money to acquire and update the former Rexam plant in the village’s industrial park as well as purchase more than $60 million worth of equipment. Bill Sinish and Glenn Johnson, Nature’s Fuel …

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Frankie’s main feature

Frankie’s By the Tracks restaurant was the main feature Wednesday evening at the Riviera Theatre. The Three Rivers eatery was showcased in the latest segment of “Restaurant: Impossible,” which airs on cable television’s Food Network TV. To show its support, the Riviera offered a viewing party, which drew a large and enthusiastic crowd, theater officials said. The program focuses on …

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Commission agrees to program

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to support the formation of a program that will add personnel to the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. The decision was made Tuesday at the request of Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite, who said the initiative will involve training and bringing on to the SCAN unit one officer from the Three Rivers …

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Commissioners approve contract

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved a three-year contract with three units from the sheriff’s department Tuesday. The five-person command unit, the road unit and its 15 members, and a roster of 17 employees in the corrections unit are under contract through the end of 2015. Terms of the contract include 2 percent pay increases in 2013 and …

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Author to come to library

The St. Joseph County “One Book, One County” group is reminding the public it has one week to finish reading “Methland” before author Nick Reding will appear in Three Rivers to discuss the novel. Though representatives from the county’s libraries that make up “One Book, One County” already had an author presentation this year, Reding’s schedule in 2013 likely would …

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Increase for dog licenses

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to accept a revised fee for dog licenses starting in November. Tom Miller, St. Joseph County animal control director, said several years have passed since the county last raised license fees. The cost of a license for spayed or neutered dogs will double to $10, while the cost …

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Man injured in crash

A 42-year-old White Pigeon resident was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital after sustaining injuries in a car-bicycle crash last week. State police investigators said John Hassinger was taken to the Kalamazoo medical facility after he was struck while riding his bike on U.S. 12 at Huff Road in White Pigeon Township. The incident occurred at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, when 30-year-old …

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Church robbed

Vandalism and the theft of copper wire at a church in the 56000 block of Wilbur Road in Park Township was reported Sunday. Officials with Agape Family Church indicated the violations occurred to the exterior of the church, according to Michigan State Police investigators. A value of the stolen wire and cost to repair the vandalism were not stated in …

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Man arrested, didn’t pay for fuel

A 30-year-old Three Rivers resident was charged with a pair of offenses after he attempted to leave a local gas station without paying for fuel. The Three Rivers Police Department said the man pumped an unstated quantity of gasoline around 8:30 a.m. Friday and fled the Admiral gas station without paying. The store clerk was able to secure license plate …

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Items stolen in Florence Township

Several items and collectables of significant value were taken from a residence during a daytime break-in Thursday last week in Florence Township. State police investigators said the incident took place in the 17000 block of Featherstone Road. In addition to Playstation and Xbox games and consoles, other items taken include a Remington rifle, chainsaw, Dell laptop computer, and jewelry and …

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