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Nottawa Gas moves to new location

Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, Centreville Downtown Development Authority and municipal officials welcomed Nottawa Gas to its new location last week. A ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday afternoon commemorated the relocated business, which moved from its 29-year spot in Nottawa Township near the northwest corner of M-66 and M-86. It is now in Centreville’s business park, at the east end …

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Colon man injured in Cass County crash

A Colon man was injured in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were dispatched shortly before 5:30 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of Lewis Lake Road and Hodgson Street. Investigators concluded 19-year-old Caiden Adams was traveling south on Lewis Lake Road when he lost control of his vehicle, which left …

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Woman sentenced in embezzlement case

A longtime employee at a Schoolcraft-area business was ordered to pay nearly $200,000 in restitution after she was caught embezzling from the company. Sarah Lynn Bauserman, who lives in Climax, was recently convicted on one count of embezzlement and sentenced to probation through July 2026. In addition, she is required to repay $189,000, a stipulation she has since fulfilled. Bauserman …

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TR man involved in Cass County crash

A Three Rivers man was involved in a two-vehicle crash last week in Cass County’s LaGrange Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 2:15 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Pokagon Highway and Dailey Road. Investigators said 46-year-old Jesse James was traveling east on Pokagon Highway, while 29-year-old Mishawaka resident Marcus Nelson was driving northbound on Dailey Road. …

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Personal-hygiene products being collected to help homeless population

Here’s a reminder that a local entity is staging a collection of personal-hygiene products to benefit St. Joseph County’s homeless population. The drive – which concludes Nov. 30 – is being overseen by the St. Joseph County Housing Task Force to help stock hygiene closets at UCAP in Three Rivers, Building Hope Free Store in Centreville and Friday Friendship Meal …

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Sturgis HS Key Club students of the month honored

Sturgis Kiwanis recently honored the Sturgis High School Key Club’s November students of the month. Lydia Boland, a senior, is the Key Club secretary. Meanwhile, Alexis Camacho Cardenas, a junior, is in his second year in the club. The students were invited to a recent Kiwanis luncheon, where they were given a certificate in recognition of their service to Key …

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Buddy

Oh what a beautiful Indian Summer day to be out in the sun looking for the treats in the box of balls.  I am a male, Pomeranian, cream and white.  I came into Animal Control as a stray.  So I am looking for my new home.  Take me home for Thanksgiving.  The Animal Control will only be open this coming …

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Grant helps bring internet access to low-income households

Sturgis Housing Commission recently received a grant through the Affordable Connectivity Program. The grant offers low-income and struggling households an opportunity to secure internet access. Offered through the federal government, the grant offers $30 a month discount toward broadband service and a one-time discount of $100 toward a device to use on the internet. A number of qualifiers are in …

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Sturgis planning commission approves proposed development

A special land-use request and site-plan review for a proposed apartment development in Sturgis were approved Tuesday by the city’s planning commission. Spire Development is proposing to develop St. Joseph Street Lofts, a high-density apartment complex at 303 St. Joseph St. – the former Paramount Furniture Co. site. The property, vacant since 1996, is owned by the city’s economic development …

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State Rep. Carra to introduce non-disclosure agreement bill

State Rep. Steve Carra said he plans to introduce a bill early next year to prohibit legislators from signing non-disclosure agreements. Recent reporting revealed nearly one in five Michigan lawmakers have signed so-called secrecy pacts that compel a legislator’s silence regarding their knowledge of taxpayer-funded projects, he said. Carra said while creating a business-friendly environment in Michigan is a noble …

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