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Church seeks downtown location

Members of the Three Rivers Planning Commission are expected to handle a matter this evening regarding a special-use permit to allow a church to locate in a downtown storefront. The proposal, being sought by Verse By Verse church, is the main focus of the 6:45 p.m. meeting. At issue is whether downtown is a suitable location for a church. The …

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Stark’s funeral arrangements to be announced

Three Rivers municipal officials said former police chief and city commissioner Earl Stark has passed away. Stark, who chose to not seek reelection for a third, two-year term a year ago, had represented the city’s Third District. Details about Stark’s funeral arrangements are expected to be announced today.

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Constantine headed to semi-final game

Two of three St. Joseph County high schools came up short over the weekend in their bids to advance to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s football playoffs. The Constantine Falcons were the only team to survive and advance to the final four in Division 6. The Falcons on Friday topped previously unbeaten Hillsdale, 49-35. Constantine will battle Monroe St. …

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Gathering to remember Parrack

The five-year anniversary of Jodi Parrack’s death was marked Thursday with a solemn gathering at Washington Street Park in Constantine. About 75 people showed up to remember the 11-year-old girl who was last seen Nov. 8, 2007, riding her bicycle near Third and South Washington streets. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said a cold-case team from the Michigan State …

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Meetings in the area tonight

A few meetings in the area are on deck this evening. Members of the Constantine Public Schools Board of Education plan to assemble at 6 p.m. One matter of potential discussion may come from last week’s defeat of a Headlee renewal. The setback is keeping the district from more than $100,000 Elsewhere, 7 o’clock meetings are slated for the Lockport …

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Regional Championships

Regional championships and a berth to the state’s Final Four in their respective divisions are on the line for three area high school football teams. Sporting an 8-3 record, the Three Rivers Wildcats will travel to play Grand Rapids South Christian, also 8-3, in District 4 regional action tonight at 7 o’clock. In District 6, Constantine will again play a …

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Matson considering post

Larry Matson, who was defeated Tuesday in his bid for a one-year term to the Three Rivers City Commission, said he is considering applying for the vacancy created by the resignation of Judith Gilchrist. Matson, 67, was appointed to the board following the resignation of Ken Baker. He was defeated Tuesday by Diane Haley-Clay. The opening created by Gilchrist’s departure …

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Car damaged by hit-and-run

A vehicle parked on the shoulder of Broadway Road was damaged around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. The hit-and-run incident occurred in the vicinity of Fabius Township Hall. Details about the incident, including extent and location of damage, were not stated in a department media release.

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Proposed senior center in Sturgis

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners has agreed to allocate $10,000 toward legal fees and preliminary architectural drawings related to a proposed senior center in Sturgis. The action came this week and marks a major step toward the potential development of such a facility. Led by Commissioner Don Eaton, the concept has been in the discussion stages for years and …

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