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Snowman Contest event date changed

The deadline for judging White Pigeon’s snowman-building contest has been moved to Jan. 19 due to poor snow quality. Event organizer Shireen Cline, a member of the White Pigeon Village Council, said judging was supposed to end this week, with prizes given away Sunday. Instead, judging will be extended two weeks in hopes above-freezing temperatures will add moisture to snow …

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Light agenda for city commission

A light agenda awaits Mayor Tom Lowry and members of the Three Rivers City Commission this evening. Approving the minutes of the commission’s Dec. 18 meeting and six matters all under the consent agenda comprise the only business before the city commission today. There are no presentations, public hearings or communications scheduled. The meeting is slated to begin at 6 …

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Swiss Valley now open

Officials from Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboarding have announced the facility opened for business over the weekend. Located near the Cass County community of Jones, Swiss Valley has information related to lift and rental rates, and hours of operation, on its website: skiswissvalley.com.

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Armed robbery in Cass County

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery which occurred Monday evening at a home on White Temple Road in Penn Township. The victim said he walked in on two suspects during a home invasion. One of the suspects reportedly pointed a gun at the victim and tied him up. A number of items were stolen. The victim …

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Goshen Hospital fires 8 employees

A northern Indiana hospital has fired eight employees who refused to get flu shots the hospital says are needed to protect patients from the potentially deadly illness. IU Health Goshen Hospital officials told its staff in September that flu shots would no longer be optional for staff, affiliated physicians, volunteers and vendors. Hospital spokeswoman Melanie McDonald says the new requirements came as …

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K-Wings end year on high note

KALAMAZOO- If the Kalamazoo Wings (13-15-2-1) continue playing into the New Year like they did to end the last, things could get real interesting in the ECHL’s North Division. Taking on the first place and affiliated player heavy Cincinnati Cyclones (19-10-2-0) for the 11th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash at Wings Stadium on Monday, the K-Wings used a full court …

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TR city clerk will resign

Lindsay Howes, Three Rivers city clerk, plans to announce her resignation from the position in order to take a job working for St. Joseph County. A four-member interview committee has chosen Howes to serve as St. Joseph County grant writer, a job vacant since Marcia Saunders left the post in April 2011. Howes’ appointment to the job is contingent on …

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Annual goals in White Pigeon

Members of the White Pigeon Village Council took a look ahead to 2013 and, during their December meeting, identified areas they hope to address in the coming 12 months. Council President Dan Czajkowski (chi-KOW-ski), said the projects ranged from painting the exterior of the village’s water tower and park improvements, to curb and building repairs, and reviewing and enforcing signage …

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Local ag land values are up

Fawn River Township officials were recently informed the value of agriculture land is climbing steadily. Assessor Dale Hutson shared with township officials at their December meeting the average selling price of farmland in other area townships. He said property in Leonidas Township has topped $8,600 per acre, $8,000 an acre in Mendon Township and about $7,500 an acre in other …

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Ice skating rink for Sturgis

Sturgis officials have approved city staff to purchase a portable ice-skate-rink kit. The $5,000 was a budgeted item, as city officials have indicated their interest in the purchase and use of such a community-friendly attraction. Though a firm location has not yet been identified, commissioners agreed two high-profile places where the rink could be set up are at Oaklawn Park …

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