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One injured in Lockport crash

A Constantine woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident last week in Lockport Township. Sheriff’s officials said 25-year-old Vynessa Everett was involved in an accident on Lutz Road near Limberlost Road. Details of how the accident occurred were not available in a department media release. She sought treatment at Three Rivers Health.

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Field of Dreams project receives donation

Metal Technologies, represented by human resources manager Cameron Nevins and plant manager David Bent, made a $500,000 donation toward construction of the Three Rivers Sports Complex. A ceremonial donation was made between quarters of Three Rivers High School’s varsity football game Friday. Representatives from River Country Sports Commission accepted the donation. The non-profit charged with overseeing the sports park, River …

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Miller announces office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced in-district office hours with local residents will take place at the end of the week. Constituents are encouraged to meet with Miller 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at The Baker’s Rhapsody, on South Front Street in Dowagiac. He will be available again 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at L.A.’s Coffee Café in Three Rivers. Miller …

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TR endorses Glen Oaks millage request

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has issued a media release, in which it endorses an upcoming millage request sought by Glen Oaks Community College. The chamber stated it believes the college has been fiscally responsible in pursuing the November request of 0.5 mills. Glen Oaks Community College has listened to local employers, who have consistently …

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Sturgis Police arrest 2 men on drug charges

Two Sturgis men were arrested earlier this week on drug-related offenses. According to the Sturgis Police Department, officers stopped the suspects, who were on bicycles and committed a minor traffic violation, around 10 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of South Clay Street. The subjects were eventually arrested on outstanding warrants and officers also located drugs and drug equipment. Police …

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Man accused of killing girlfriend captured after jail escape

Southwestern Michigan authorities say a man accused of killing his girlfriend is back behind bars after escaping from jail. Kalamazoo County sheriff’s officials say the inmate had been in the county jail’s recreation area on Wednesday when he climbed fences and escaped. He ditched his jail-issued orange jumpsuit after getting free, but was found by authorities about a half-hour later …

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County commission approves COA resolution

An essential component associated with redevelopment of the former Three Rivers Inn was solved Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The board approved a resolution to authorize issuance of general-obligation bonds. The result will eventually be $3.6 million to help finance the conversion of the 100-room hotel into Commission On Aging headquarters and 46 senior-housing residences. Attorney …

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Woman injured in Sturgis crash

A Sturgis woman was injured after the vehicle she was driving was struck by a semi Monday afternoon in Sturgis Township. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred around 1 p.m. on U.S. 12 near Shimmel Road, where an eastbound semi swerved into the westbound lane of U.S. 12 in order to avoid a fire truck parked on the shoulder of …

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TR Chamber takes position on ballot item

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has taken a position on November’s ballot measure seeking the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. In a media release issued this week, the chamber said it is not endorsing the request primarily because area businesses are struggling to find qualified candidates for a number of jobs that are perpetually unfilled. The chamber’s …

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Sturgis business suffers damaging fire

Multiple agencies responded to a fire Monday at Nissley Disposal and Sturgis Towing – located at the former site of Carter Lumber – just south of Sturgis. The blaze resulted in considerable damage to one of the buildings. The fire was eventually brought under control with the aid of departments from Sturgis, Tri-Township, Burr Oak, Colon and White Pigeon. No …

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