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Sturgis plant to expand operations

Officials from a folding-carton company announced last week plans to expand operations at its Sturgis plant. Americraft Carton Inc. will be adding a new printing press to its South Street facility, company officials said. The 25,000-square-foot addition will house the high-speed, wide-format printing press The company, which has 110 employees, has already seen facility expansions in 2000 and again in …

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Manufacturer to move to WP

State Rep. Matt Lori on Thursday announced an Indiana manufacturer will move its operations to White Pigeon, resulting in a $1.1 million investment and an estimated 46 new jobs in the village. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation approved a $200,000 performance-based grant to bring Merhow Industries to a vacant facility in White Pigeon. The company, which outgrew its factory in …

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Chief mascot is safe

The Chiefs mascot in White Pigeon appears to be safe following a federal decision to dismiss a case in which the use of Native American names and images would be banned in 35 Michigan school districts. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights had sought the ban, which would have included White Pigeon’s use of Chiefs as the school mascot. The …

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Farm verified by MAEAP

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program is recognizing Sturgis-based Girton Farm as a verified farm in the Cropping System for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right-to-Farm practices. Technical assistance was provided by the Branch Conservation District. MAEAP is a …

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Shihtzu Mix

Hi. I am a shih-tzu mix but also look like a wiry haired little gentleman. My owners are moving and can’t take me with them. I am about 10 months old, male and am black and tan. I am a little shy at first but then very friendly. I don’t think I will get real large, so I will fit …

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Tour went well

A guided tour of the City of Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) early Tuesday evening (June 11) provided an opportunity to view the current operation of the facility and learn about the items completed during a $4.1 million plant improvement project. Elected officials, community members, and local industrial customers were invited to attend the ‘project completion presentation and guided …

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Board approves tax exemption

The Park Township Board has approved an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate sought by American Metal Fab for personal property in the amount of $768,175. The 12-year tax abatement for replacement equipment and new equipment will enable the company to retain its 58 employees and, hopefully, add to its workforce in the future. Action on the matter came during the …

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Road work ahead

Acting on the recommendation of the township’s Road Committee, the Fabius Township Board has approved improvements on four roads in the Latvian Subdivision off Day Road at an estimated cost of $33,488.36. Authorization to move forward with the road work came during the board’s June meeting Wednesday evening (June 12). The project will involve hand patching with hot mix asphalt …

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Huss building sold

The non-profit, Three Rivers-based organization *culture is not optional (*cino) has completed its purchase of the former Huss Elementary School in Three Rivers. As noted in a Tuesday (June 11) post on The Huss Project website, “As of today at 3:15 p.m., we signed the final papers and received the deed to the historic Huss School building in Three Rivers, …

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Schmidt’s Family Amusements in town

Schmidt’s Family Amusements is back in town with many fun rides and games for the young and daring during this year’s Three Rivers Water Festival! The midway will open at 4 p.m. on Thursday (June 13) and will remain open until 10 p.m.; Friday’s hours are from noon until 11 p.m., and Saturday’s hours are from 11 a.m. until midnight. …

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