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Meet Up and Eat Up returns for summer

Details related to the annual “Meet Up and Eat Up” summer feeding program have been released this week. The free program is for people up to 18 years of age and adults with special needs up to 26-years-old. Burr Oak’s program runs June 3 through Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Colon Community Schools …

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Officials tour tornado damage

A group of federal, state and local officials toured tornado-damaged areas in Portage and other area communities Wednesday. The joint public damage assessment featured personnel from Michigan State Police, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Small Business Administration and local officials. The group was one of three teams assessing damage in Kalamazoo County, with additional teams surveying storm damage in Branch, Cass …

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Fatal crash Van Buren County

A Cass County man died in a single-vehicle crash earlier this week in Van Buren County’s Keeler Township. Authorities said deputies responded around 6:30 p.m. Monday to the 69000 block of 84th Avenue in response to a personal-injury crash. Investigators said first-arriving personnel reported a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air crashed into a tree. A 54-year-old man from Dowagiac was found …

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Flapjack

Well !  Finally! Sunny weather.  I have been waiting for a nice day.  My name is “Flapjack” and I am a Labrador Retriever about two years old.  I have been neutered and I am housetrained.  I get along with other dogs and kids.  Being still young I get excited and LOVE playing ball.  It takes me a little time to …

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County commission considers SRO for Centreville schools

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is expected to begin a five-year partnership with Centreville Public Schools. During Tuesday’s county commission executive committee meeting, undersheriff Jason Bingaman gave details of a potential agreement that would place a school-resource officer in the two-building district. Commissioners agreed to put the matter on the agenda for their monthly board meeting Tuesday next week, when …

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Grants will help make energy-efficiency improvements

The city of Three Rivers has announced it has grant funds available for energy-efficiency improvements for homeowners. Funding of up to $7,500 would help cover expenses related to roof replacement, new windows, replacement exterior doors and storm doors, new HVAC systems and electric upgrades. Eligible owner-occupied homes within the city limits qualify for funding. Income and other restrictions apply. Deadline …

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United Way starts tornado-relief fund

St. Joseph County United Way has opened a tornado-relief fund to help local victims with expenses related to recovery from last weeks tornadoes that struck St. Joseph County. Every dollar donated to the fund will stay in St. Joseph County and benefit individuals and families in need of relief. Agency director Kelly Hostetler said a number of people, businesses and …

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TR finalizes purchase of house for veteran transitional housing

Three Rivers municipal officials recently completed the purchase of a house that will benefit U.S. veterans who find themselves in a state of transition. City Manager Joe Bippus said the municipality closed on the house, at 308 S. Main St., on April 25. In turn, the city will lease the six-bedroom house to St. Joseph County Veterans Affairs. It plans …

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Local students recognized by DAR

The Abiel Fellows Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored recipients of the “DAR Good Citizens.” Recognized during the April 28 ceremony at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in downtown Three Rivers were Hannah Lennard of Centreville High School, Amaya Walker of Constantine High School, Dylen Cupp of Mendon High School and Rachel VanMarel of Howardsville …

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Sturgis approves animal ordinance

Sturgis City Commissioners last week approved an amendment to its animal ordinance related to dogs running at large. Revisions put additional requirements for dogs living on private property. It requires that dogs must reside inside a house, an electronically fenced area or tethered securely on the property. A dog would not be considered at-large if it is secured inside a …

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