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ISD to send funding resolution to lawmakers

Members of the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District board have endorsed a resolution urging federal relief for states and school districts due to COVID-19. The document, which was approved Monday, notes that state and national economies have suffered significantly as a result of the coronavirus. Consequently, local school districts are prepared for severe budget shortfalls, including a potential proration …

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Virtual race will benefit Constantine fireworks

Time is running out to qualify for a T-shirt for the Constantine Firecracker 4K virtual run. Sponsored by Constantine Community Fitness Center, the event is being organized by Kathy Messner. She said registration must be done on or before Friday in order to receive a shirt. The event is a virtual run/walk fundraiser for Constantine’s Fourth of July fireworks. Even …

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Courthouse building begins reopening

St. Joseph County has started allowing the public to access certain departments within the Historic Courthouse building as of Monday. Though conducting public business remotely is still encouraged, the courthouse will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. County officials ask that anyone coming into the building wear a face covering and that all social-distancing guidelines be followed. Temperature of …

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Budget hearing on city commission agenda

Three Rivers City Commission members will stage a public hearing regarding the municipality’s 2020-21 fiscal year budget during tonight’s commission meeting. Other agenda items include a public hearing on a user-fee ordinance, discussion of a tree-removal contract, a potential bid award for drinking-water chemical treatment and potential approval of various purchase orders. The agenda also features closed session for a …

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Foster homes needed

St. Joseph County Health and Human Services is in a position where foster homes are in great need. A few myths DHHS personnel wish to clarify include foster parents do not have to be married and they don’t have to live in or own a house. More information is available from the Centreville-based agency at 269-303-4341.

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County commission will meet remotely today

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will hear their fiscal year 2019 audit during this afternoon’s meeting. Other agenda items include discussion related to Central Dispatch call-processing equipment, an emergency management/COVID-19 update from Erin Goff and an update from ABM Industries. Today’s meeting will be conducted via Zoom and start at 5 p.m. Log-in information is available on the county’s …

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Fatal motorcycle crash in Three Rivers

A 45-year-old Three Rivers man died in a motorcycle accident over the weekend. According to a media release from the Three Rivers Police Department, officers were called shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday to Hoffman Street, in the area of Wood Street, in response to a single-vehicle accident. Upon further investigation, officers learned the driver was traveling east on Hoffman Street …

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US 131 reconstruction update

Here’s Michigan Department of Transportation’s weekly update on the U.S. 131 reconstruction project in Three Rivers. Stage 5 traffic pattern will continue, meaning all traffic is using a single lane in the southbound side of the highway. Some utility relocation through the length of the project and roadbuilding in the northbound lane both are continuing. MDOT officials said crews are …

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Three Rivers man arrested in UP

A Three Rivers man was arrested after authorities in the Upper Peninsula found him in possession of drugs. According to state police, the man was arrested Wednesday by members of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. He was allegedly in possession of several pounds of methamphetamine, according to authorities. The Southwest Enforcement Team was advised of the situation and, as …

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School reopening task force formed in Centreville

Centreville Public Schools has formed a task force to look into the several aspects of reopening the district. Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer said nearly 30 staff members, three board members and several district residents have expressed interest in participating. Subcommittees include: finance, compliance and enrollment; facilities and transportation; pandemic preparedness; and technology, a team that will look at how staff can …

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