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Thursday storm potential

An increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday as the day progresses. Severe thunderstorms capable of damaging wind gusts, hail, and heavy rain are expected by the late-afternoon moving southeast through the evening.  (NWS)

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TR bond projects continue

Three Rivers Board of Education members recently heard an update on the school system’s bond projects. Chris Mankowski, from the CPA firm Plante Moran, said fencing and paving for the district’s new transportation building is in place. Meanwhile, the current phase of work at Three Rivers Middle School is progressing. Mankowski also noted installation of new turf at the Three …

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Upgrades planned for St. Joseph County parks

St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation has an ambitious agenda related to park improvements in 2024. Much of the agency’s attention will center on Plumb Lake County Park, in Burr Oak Township. Parks and Rec director Jaymes MacDonald said the priority for now is keeping up with day-to-day obligations. In the fall, however, he promises there will be a fair …

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Sturgis plant begins use of new assembly line

Officials and employees from a Sturgis business last week introduced a new production line, incorporating a process that was previously outsourced. Thursday’s start-up of a 110-foot assembly line was met with applause and cheers from employees at the REHAU Americas plant in Sturgis, as well as officials from the company’s Virginia-based headquarters. Mark Kraus, REHAU’s director of engineering for interior …

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Five road commission members receive recognition awards

St. Joseph County Road Commission recently honored five men as part of the agency’s annual Recognition Awards. Rick Anderson, Eric Shafer, Dave Yunker, David Allen and John Bippus were recognized last month for their part in the road commission consolidating its operations to the Centreville headquarters. The process saw the closure of satellite locations in Colon Township and Three Rivers …

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Centreville schools hold groundbreaking at elementary building

Centreville Public Schools officials staged a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday in advance of an expansion at the district’s elementary building. A group of kindergarten students joined board and community members in an area on the northeast side of the school to acknowledge the impending development of a cafeteria and music room. The 5,200-square-foot, $3.5 million addition will be to the north …

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Gas can stolen from Fawn River Township residence

Michigan State Police troopers are relying on home-surveillance recordings to identify a suspect in a larceny incident last week in Fawn River Township. According to a department media release, gasoline was stolen from a location in the 18000 block of Fawn River Road on Thursday. The suspect was seen on surveillance video entering the driveway and stealing a gas can …

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White Pigeon library hosts free music series

White Pigeon Township Library has announced the return of its popular “Summertime Tunes” free music series. The 2024 season starts July 3, kicking off with The Whateverly Brothers, featuring classic acoustic jams. A special presentation takes place July 13 as part of White Pigeon Days. The Brenda Loomis Band performs at White Pigeon High School at 7 p.m., prior to …

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Police investigate Coldwater fight

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating a fight involving several people at a social gathering over the weekend in Branch County’s Coldwater Township. According to a department media release, troopers responded around 2 a.m. Saturday to the 500 block of Bonnie Lane. Authorities said a teenager was injured and required transport to a hospital. Troopers obtained a video of the …

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Run will benefit Hope United

Hope United is sponsoring a fundraiser this coming weekend in Three Rivers. The 5K or 1-mile “Superhero Fun Run” and walk starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at 333 W. Michigan Ave., behind the fire station. Cost is $30. Prospective participants are encouraged to dress in a costume, cape or mask. Child capes and masks will be available for a $6 …

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