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Sturgis approves curbside recycling

The Sturgis City Commission recently approved the five-year renewal of its curbside recycling with an Indiana-based company. The arrangement with Borden Waste-Away of Elkhart continues an agreement reached in 2008 and it maintains the $1.92-per-household unit price. The city pays for the curbside recycling program with a state-authorized surcharge of $2 per month, collected annually on the summer tax bill. …

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Michigan – Right to Work state

Governor Rick Snyder Tuesday signed legislation making Michigan the 24th “right-to-work’ state in the nation. Snyder signed the bills less than five hours after the Michigan House gave final approval to the so-called “right to work” legislation, which prohibits requirements that workers pay a fee that would go to a union as a condition of employment. 

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TR woman dies of injuries

A 60-year-old Three Rivers resident has died following a pedestrian mishap in Schoolcraft. Anne Daugherty died at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo early Monday afternoon from injuries sustained in the accident, after she was hit by a semi-rig while attempting to cross US-131 in the business district shortly after dark on Friday.

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Right-To-Work is approved

Over the chants of thousands of angry protesters, Republican lawmakers made Michigan a right-to-work state Tuesday, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a place that has been a bastion of the movement for generations.

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Police have concluded investigation

The Constantine Police Department has concluded the school-related portion of its investigation regarding sexual conduct demonstrated by two 5-year-old boys at Eastside Elementary. According to a department media release, results of the week-long investigation were reported to Constantine Public Schools Superintendent Chuck Frisbie. He said the classroom instructor resumed teaching duties Monday and there is no criminal negligence on her …

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Breaking-and-entering incident

A breaking-and-entering incident in White Pigeon Township remains under investigation by the Michigan State Police. Between Dec. 4 and 7, someone broke into a residence in the 68000 block of Edgewater Beach Road. Prescription medications, a case of beer, cash, a pair of alligator shoes and a matching belt were taken. A neighbor told police a white van was parked …

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Minor injuries from hit-and-run

A family dispute was at the center of a hit-and-run incident Sunday in the 500 block of Michigan Street in Three Rivers. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, a person whose gender, age and address were not disclosed, was treated at Three Rivers Health for minor injuries as a result of the incident. The driver of the vehicle, who …

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Stuff a Blue Goose Successful

The third annual Stuff a Blue Goose event, sponsored by the Michigan State Police at the Coldwater post, was declared a success by event organizers. Staged Saturday at five locations throughout St. Joseph County, the toy drive encouraged donors to stuff an MSP patrol car with toys, which will be distributed to area children in need. Cars were parked at …

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Coldwater gets an $11 million gift

A southern Michigan community is getting an $11 million gift to build an aquatic center and expand an area recreation facility.   Coldwater city leaders on Monday announced that Dr. Robert W. Browne, and his wife Lynn, are donating the money.  The aquatic center is planned for the grounds of Legg Middle School. The Heritage Independence Recreation Gym is to …

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Woman arrested for child endangerment

A 24-year-old Sturgis woman has been jailed on charges of child endangerment after leaving her 2-year-old at home alone. According to the Sturgis Police Department, Hollyann McBride was arrested Thursday night after a patrol officer noticed her vehicle being driven in an erratic manner. McBride allegedly disregarded a stop sign and sped up briefly while police were signaling for her …

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