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Special meeting for Constantine Board of Education

Constantine Board of Education members will stage a special meeting next week to review policies and procedures stemming from the recent investigation of sexual conduct demonstrated by a pair of 5-year-old boys. Set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday next week at the high school library, the parents-only meeting will include a look at policies such as the paid, temporary suspension of …

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New street signs for Centreville

The Centreville Downtown Development Authority recently oversaw the completion of a village-wide improvement focusing on new street signs. All 65 intersections in the village now have blue and yellow signs that feature the school district’s bulldog logo. The highly reflective, new signs replace the black-and-white signs that had been in place for more than 40 years. The cost for the …

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Sheriff investigating thefts

Two unrelated theft incidents are being investigated by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. According to a department media release, investigators were called to a report of the theft of two Bushnell trail cameras from the 51000 block of McClish Road in Mendon Township. The cameras were located in a wooded area east of McClish Road and were taken sometime …

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Sturgis approves curbside recycling

The Sturgis City Commission recently approved the five-year renewal of its curbside recycling with an Indiana-based company. The arrangement with Borden Waste-Away of Elkhart continues an agreement reached in 2008 and it maintains the $1.92-per-household unit price. The city pays for the curbside recycling program with a state-authorized surcharge of $2 per month, collected annually on the summer tax bill. …

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Michigan – Right to Work state

Governor Rick Snyder Tuesday signed legislation making Michigan the 24th “right-to-work’ state in the nation. Snyder signed the bills less than five hours after the Michigan House gave final approval to the so-called “right to work” legislation, which prohibits requirements that workers pay a fee that would go to a union as a condition of employment. 

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TR woman dies of injuries

A 60-year-old Three Rivers resident has died following a pedestrian mishap in Schoolcraft. Anne Daugherty died at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo early Monday afternoon from injuries sustained in the accident, after she was hit by a semi-rig while attempting to cross US-131 in the business district shortly after dark on Friday.

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Right-To-Work is approved

Over the chants of thousands of angry protesters, Republican lawmakers made Michigan a right-to-work state Tuesday, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a place that has been a bastion of the movement for generations.

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Out and About – Week of December 10th

Christmas is two weeks from today. If you are planning to mail your Christmas gifts via US Mail, you might want to get to the post office soon. Please have patience with the postal clerks. You are not the only procrastinator in town, so please be prepared to wait in a line for a few minutes. Once you arrive at …

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Police have concluded investigation

The Constantine Police Department has concluded the school-related portion of its investigation regarding sexual conduct demonstrated by two 5-year-old boys at Eastside Elementary. According to a department media release, results of the week-long investigation were reported to Constantine Public Schools Superintendent Chuck Frisbie. He said the classroom instructor resumed teaching duties Monday and there is no criminal negligence on her …

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Breaking-and-entering incident

A breaking-and-entering incident in White Pigeon Township remains under investigation by the Michigan State Police. Between Dec. 4 and 7, someone broke into a residence in the 68000 block of Edgewater Beach Road. Prescription medications, a case of beer, cash, a pair of alligator shoes and a matching belt were taken. A neighbor told police a white van was parked …

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