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Work continues on US 131 reconstruction

Here’s the latest update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the redevelopment of U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Stage 3 traffic pattern remains in place, resulting in two-way traffic on northbound U.S. 131 at its southern junction with M-60, and two-way northbound traffic at the Hoffman Road/Rocky River bridge. Utility relocation work remains ongoing throughout the project, while work at …

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Two injured in Cass County accident

Two Indiana residents were injured in a single-vehicle, rollover accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 6 p.m., Wednesday in regards to a personal-injury accident on Decatur Road, north of Shurte Street. Investigators said a car driven by Christopher Lee, 40, went off the roadway and into a curb, causing it …

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Three Rivers School Board seeks applicants

Three Rivers Community Schools is seeking applications for a vacant position on the board of education. The person appointed to fill the vacant position – created as a result of the recent passing of Mike Bosma – will serve until the November 2020 election. Any registered voter who resides within the Three Rivers Community School District is eligible to apply. …

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Out and About by Norm Stutesman

Tomorrow is National Bosses Day here in the USA and Canada. Gentlemen, it would behoove you to make sure your significant other receives a nice bouquet of flowers. As promised, here are a few more health tips when it comes to deciding on what to eat: Beans are very nutritious and strengthening. Onions, garlic, chives, and shallots are some of …

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Man crashes bicycle into semi

A Three Rivers man was injured following a bicycle/semi tractor-trailer collision this week on U.S. 131. Sheriff’s deputies said 61-year-old Lawrence Heard was riding a bicycle around 1 p.m. Wednesday in the area of U.S. 131 and Broadway Road. Witnesses told authorities Heard was bicycling east on Broadway when he crashed his bicycle into a tractor-trailer in the southbound lane …

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Police investigate fire, destruction of property

Sturgis police and fire personnel were called on separate occasions this week to Arden Park Street in response to incidents of malicious destruction of property. Authorities said the fire department was summoned at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday to the 3400 block in response to a detached garage on fire. Investigators noticed several areas of damage elsewhere to the building. Firefighters suspect …

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Motorcyclist hits deer

An Edwardsburg man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving struck two deer in Cass County’s Jefferson Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said Frank Kagel III, 51, was injured as a result of the accident, which occurred around 6 a.m. Thursday on Monette Street, near Brick Church Road. Kagel was transported to Elkhart General Hospital. He was not wearing a …

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Lil Bit

I am “Lil Bit”.  I came in to Animal  Control pregnant, I have raised my babies and am ready for my new home,  I am ten months old, with a brownish abbysinian look coat.  I love people and want to cuddle with them.  I am ready for my spay surgery.  My docket number is 46683, at the St. Joseph County …

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Recreational marijuana discussed at Constantine Village Council meeting

Recreational marijuana was a topic of conversation during Monday’s Constantine Village Council meeting. During the public-comment portion, several people complained about the council’s recent opt-out for recreational marijuana. Resident Heather Staecker said people were blindsided by the village council’s decision. Staecker said she is disabled and was thrilled when the state’s voters passed legislation allowing limited use of recreational marijuana. …

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Woman arrested on drug charges

A Sturgis woman was arrested on drug-related offenses this week. Sturgis police said officers observed the 30-year-old suspect walking at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North Nottawa Street. The woman noticed the patrol car and she fled on foot. K9 Tucky was called and located the woman hiding in an entryway of a business in the 200 …

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