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Boy drowns at Elkhart water park, 2nd boy hospitalized

A 10-year-old boy has drowned at a water park owned by the city of Elkhart. A 9-year-old boy made it to shore and is hospitalized in fair condition. The Elkhart Truth reports the Osolo Township Fire Department and Osolo paramedics responded to Ideal Beach Water Park around 1 p.m. Friday for a report of a boy who had nearly drowned. …

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Health Fair planned

Three Rivers Health has announced its sixth annual Health Fair and St. Joseph County United Way Fundraiser is set to take place next month. The event will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 in the HealthTRAC facility on the hospital campus. The event is to feature fun, food and giveaways. Its main events are the Kids Zone, Healthy …

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TR sports complex moves forward

Three Rivers’ effort to annex a 77-acre property from Lockport Township gained considerable strength Thursday, following support from a key state official. Shelly Edgerton director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, sided with a recommendation from her five-member commission and approved the annexation. Edgerton’s signature Thursday means Three Rivers cleared the most significant – and potentially final …

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Downtown Dave – My first year with DDA/Main Street

In my first year as Executive Director of Three Rivers DDA/Main Street, I have gotten to know our city in a way that I never knew as a kid. It’s been a challenge, a joy, and a blur of complex programs, learning as I go, and building relationships with people who don’t always get along. However, I expected challenges, and …

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June crop water needs

Many areas in Indiana and Michigan quickly went from too much rainfall at planting to sparsely little rainfall from emergence on leading to an early start for the irrigation season for some. To avoid getting behind on available water, irrigators are encouraged to apply irrigation water to make up the deficit between crop water use and rainfall for the previous …

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Boy dies in Cass County accident

A 6-year-old boy died in Cass County’s Volinia Township following an accident Wednesday afternoon. Deputies were called at 3:30 p.m. to the 19000 block of Dewy Lake Street. The boy, identified as Holden High, was riding in the bucket loader of a skid steer used to do landscaping around some trees. He fell out of the bucket and was run over …

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7 children among 12 injured in highway crash

Seven children and five adults have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash along a western Michigan highway. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s office says a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Kalamazoo man crossed the median on U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo Township about noon Wednesday and struck two other vehicles headed in the opposite direction. Ages of the injured children range from …

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Conservation District receives award

The St. Joseph County Conservation District was presented a “Star Award” at the Summer Conference of the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts. The occasion was earlier this month in Bay City. The award was given to several districts for the work they are doing at the local level to promote conservation of soil and water resources. The St. Joseph County …

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County commission changes time of meetings

St. Joseph County Commissioners have agreed to revert to an earlier start time for their twice-a-month meetings. During Tuesday’s meeting, the decision was made to move the 6 p.m. start time to 5 o’clock. The 6 p.m. time was established in January in an attempt to gauge whether the later start time would encourage greater public participation. Board chairman Allen …

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Update – Stabbing in Three Rivers

Three Rivers Police have released further details regarding an incident which occurred Monday morning on Constantine Street, just south of Broadway. Police responded to a 911 call shortly before 6 am, which reported someone’s throat had been cut. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Derrick Coley of Three Rivers. He sustained a 13-inch slash to the neck. He was subsequently …

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