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County commissioners agree to contract renewal

Despite some reservations, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week agreed to renew an antenna-lease contract with the city of Sturgis. The pact will cost the county $7,350 in all over the life of the seven-year deal for maintenance plus an additional $1 annually for the space. Central Dispatch Director Dennis Brandenburg said the antenna supports radio-communication for …

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New city commissioner named

Three Rivers City Commission members will welcome a new commissioner aboard the seven-person panel next week. Norm Stutesman was chosen Tuesday to replace Diane Clay as representative of the city’s Third District. Clay had to vacate the seat due to her move to another area of the community. Stutesman, 72, was chosen even though no applications for the position were …

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Central dispatch millage pulled from commission agenda

A possible millage sought later this year by the county’s E-911 Central Dispatch agency is off the table. Central Dispatch Director Dennis Brandenburg broached the subject during the commission’s Jan. 11 executive committee meeting. The proposed millage, which would have appeared before voters in May, would have sought up to four-tenths of a mill. It would have generated up to …

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Three Rivers girls take on Battle Creek Harper Creek

A rare Monday night broadcast of high school basketball is on tap this evening. The Three Rivers girls basketball team will be the focus of the contest, as the Lady Cats host Battle Creek Harper Creek in a non-conference matchup, taking place as a makeup game from a December weather-related postponement. Three Rivers is coming off a 60-14 home win …

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THREE RIVERS HEALTH ANNOUNCES 4TH QUARTER 2016 EXCELLENCE IN ACTION EMPLOYEES OF THE QUARTER

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce our Employees of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2016. The honorees are Charlie Shane, Chantelle Jepson, Sam Weddington, Jennifer Huyck, and Michelle Stewart. On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, the Pure TRH Team (Employee Engagement Team) hosted the Employee of the Quarter Celebration in the TRH Cafe. Over …

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Victory filled weekend for the K-Wings

KALAMAZOO – The Kalamazoo Wings (19-18-1-3), winners of eight of their last ten games, are on a roll these days. Securing three wins this past weekend and earning six points, the K-Wings find themselves above .500 for the first time in a long while and tied with the Quad City Mallards for the final playoff spot in the Central Division. …

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Local man in Washington for inauguration

A Sturgis man who played a substantial role in Michigan’s endorsement of Donald Trump for president will be a part of the inauguration-related fanfare today in Washington. Rob Weitt served as one of the state’s 16 electors when Michigan’s Electoral College representatives a month ago confirmed the nomination of Trump for the nation’s top post. Weitt, 58, said the honor …

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Suspect apprehended following chase

An 18-year-old Constantine man was arrested this week on charges related to fleeing and eluding police in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s department deputies were called to Riverside Drive, near Mann Road, around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in response to a vehicle fleeing from a deputy. The incident originated in Mottville Township, where deputies attempted to pull over a gray Pontiac for speeding …

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TR Schools – Pending litigation

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan has issued a media statement centering on the termination of former employee Kevin Hamilton. Logan said the district has received notice of pending litigation and it believes, as does its legal representative, that the proper processes were followed in terms of the non-renewal of Hamilton, Logan stated. Termination of employment was based upon …

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Basketball player: Co-defendant killed man during robbery

A Western Michigan University basketball player charged with murder in the shooting death of a student during a robbery says his co-defendant pulled the trigger. Joeviair Kennedy testified Wednesday during a hearing about whether Jordan Waire would stand trial that the Dec. 8 robbery in Kalamazoo was planned by the two former high school teammates from Muskegon. Kennedy says he …

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