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United Way toy drive planned

United Way officials, along with representatives from Century Bank and Trust in Three Rivers, wish to remind the public that the bank’s fourth annual Toy Box program will be on tap this weekend. From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, new toys and monetary donations, which will be used to purchase gifts for children and teens in need, will be collected …

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Elk Hoop Shoot comes to TR

Organizers of a national free-throw-shooting contest are issuing a last call for prospective participants. Potential qualification for a national free-throw-shooting contest will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Three Rivers High School. The “Elks National Hoop Shoot” is open to boys and girls who will be between the ages of 8 and 13 on or before April 1. Participation …

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Pfizer announces $750M expansion of Portage plant

Pfizer announced a $750 million project Monday toward expanding capacity at the western Michigan pharmaceutical plant where the company first mass produced its COVID-19 vaccine. Company officials said the project will boost the plant’s manufacturing of sterile injectable medications and could lead to 300 new jobs at the Portage plant near Kalamazoo that now has about 3,000 workers. Pfizer executive David …

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Taylor’s Historical K-Wings Journey

When Justin Taylor signed with the Kalamazoo Wings back in 2010, he had no idea that he would one day write several new chapters in the franchises storied history book,let alone be playing for the same team for 12 years. “In this league it doesn’t happen,” Taylor said of his longevity with the K-Wings.  “Most players usually stay for three …

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Centreville school board considers millage-renewal request

Centreville Public Schools is inching closer to whether it will turn to voters regarding a potential millage-renewal request. Superintendent Chad Brady said he expects a decision on the matter to be yielded at the board of education’s Dec. 12 meeting. Brady said the district has cast a wide-reaching net in an effort to secure valid input. Besides staff and student …

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Sturgis delays search for city manager

Sturgis city officials have decided to delay action on whether to use a search firm to help them find city manager candidates. Last week’s shift came after the commission conducted two executive-search-firm interviews Nov. 30. Amy Cell LLC and Walsh Municipal Services were selected by the commission earlier in the month for consideration in guiding the city to replace Mike …

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Ugly Sweater contest in Colon

Dawn’s Café in Colon is overseeing an “Ugly Sweater” contest. Through Dec. 18, patrons are urged to wear their best Ugly Christmas Sweaters. A staff member will take a picture and add it to a spot on a wall inside the restaurant. Then, Dawn’s employees on Dec. 18 will vote for the winner, who will receive a $100 gift card. …

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Constantine to apply for splash pad construction grant

Constantine Village Council members have approved a Michigan Spark Grant application in hopes of developing a splash pad. Administered by the Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Spark Grants support public recreational facilities. The village’s Downtown Development Association has pledged $25,000 toward constructing the splash pad. Its estimated cost is $225,000. It would be constructed by Vortex Aquatic Structures. The proposed …

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Out and About – Week of December 5th

Last Monday, November 28, we had the privilege of attending a reception for an art exhibit on display at the Flora Kirsch-Beck Art Gallery, located on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College. Titled “A Retrospective of 22 Years at The Oaks”, the exhibit featured the works of Professor Michael Northrup. The 32 piece exhibit included oil paintings, pastels, egg …

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Western Michigan University alerts students after shooting

Western Michigan University alerted students to use caution Sunday following a shooting near the campus. The university issued an advisory around 4:45 a.m. to exercise caution in the area shortly after the shooting. Police found a 28-year-old Lansing resident with a gunshot wound to a shoulder after responding to a 4:20 a.m. report of shots fired. Police said the wound …

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