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Michigan adopts deer hunting rules to halt fatal disease

State regulators are continuing a ban on baiting and feeding deer in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula in an effort to prevent spread of chronic wasting disease. The ban was among rules for this year’s hunting season adopted by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission last week. The panel decided to allow baiting and feeding in the Upper Peninsula, except in an area …

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MDOT gives update on US 131 project

Here’s the latest information regarding Michigan Department of Transportation’s reconstruction project of U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Stage 2 traffic pattern remains in place, meaning two-way traffic follows the southbound U.S. 131 lane in areas around the M-60 intersection at the south end as well as at the Hoffman Street intersection at the north end. A new deck was poured …

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Centreville Schools approves contracts for aides

Centreville Public Schools Board of Education last week approved contracts for the district’s aides, administrative assistants and custodial staff. Each two-year contract calls for a 1 percent increase and a step the first year, and a 2 percent increase and a step the second year. Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer noted that the administrative assistants had requested to move away from collective …

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Out and About – Week of July 15th

Kudos to the members of the Club of Little Gardens here in Three Rivers, They do so much to beautify the common areas here in the Three Rivers area. One of their projects is Bowman Park on North Main Street. This park is sometimes referred to as “Statue Park”. The ladies are the ones who make sure all of the …

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Man injured in Cass County crash

A Mottville man was hospitalized after being involved in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called to U.S. 12 at Birch Street around 5:30 p.m. Investigators found that a car driven by 32-year-old Christopher Alwine rear-ended a car driven by Casey Rumsey, 31, of Elkhart. Both vehicles were eastbound and Rumsey’s …

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MDOT advises motorists to watch for volunteers

Motorists are advised to be on the lookout beginning Saturday as thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers fan out along state roadways picking up litter. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation program will clean highway roadsides from Saturday through July 21 during the second of three scheduled pickups this year. When working in a highway right of way, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers wear …

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County clerk gives annual report

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald presented her annual report to county commissioners during Wednesday’s executive committee meeting. Oswald, whose four-year anniversary as county clerk was last week, covered a fair amount of information related to the clerk’s office general division, register of deeds and the circuit court clerk’s office. A Lockport Township resident, Oswald said the general division recorded …

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Investigation continues into remains found

Sturgis Department of Public Safety Director Geoff Smith has provided more information related to possible human skeletal remains discovered Tuesday in Sturgis Township. An investigation that was aided by Michigan State Police Crime Lab and Western Michigan University’s Anthropology Unit led to the remains being taken for further examination and carbon dating. Additional remains were found in the general vicinity …

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Help available for quitting smoking

In an effort to help residents quit smoking, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services can help with free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges through Sept. 30. Michigan residents are eligible for up to eight weeks of free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. All of the replacement therapies are available to residents …

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Skeletal remains found in Sturgis

Possible human skeletal remains were discovered Tuesday in Sturgis Township. Sturgis Department of Public Safety Director Geoff Smith said his department was contacted around 11 a.m. regarding the discovery in an area of South Nottawa Street and Bogen Road. Smith said the area has been secured and an investigation is underway. Helping out with the investigation are representatives from Michigan …

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