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Man injured after boating accident

A 68-year-old Coldwater man was hospitalized after the fishing boat he was in struck a pontoon boat last weekend in Sherman Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Larry Prince was operating a bass boat around 7:45 p.m. Saturday on Lake Templene. Prince was making a left turn and his watercraft struck a 24-foot pontoon boat that was turning ...

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Three Rivers Community Foundation announces scholarship recipients

The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation has announced its recipients of scholarships issued to members of the 2015 Three Rivers High School graduating class. The scholarships were established to reward students continuing their education for academic achievements, community involvement, and/or athletic excellence. Payton Krause was awarded three scholarships totaling $5,500; Austin Witters received three scholarships totaling $1,500; Ashley Smith was ...

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State Rep. Miller’s first child born

The first child for State Rep. Aaron Miller and his wife, Alex, was born at 1:02 a.m. Friday at Sturgis Hospital. Jael Tonya weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces, and measured 19 3/4 inches. She is the first grandchild on both sides of the family Miller, who turns 28 next month, said he was in session Wednesday. With his cell ...

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Sturgis schools introducing seminar class

Members of Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education have agreed to support a seminar class at the high school, effective in the 2015-16 school year. Seminar replaces computer-related technology and freshman focus as requirements for graduation; both will continue to be provided within the seminar. Seminar is a grade-level class designed to give students the opportunity to improve grades, work ...

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Michigan confirms 1st case of chronic wasting in wild deer

Wildlife officials on Tuesday confirmed Michigan’s first case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced a white-tailed female deer in Ingham County’s Meridian Township tested positive for the contagious and fatal disease that attacks the brains of infected deer and elk. Officials say they will require mandatory testing of deer killed in ...

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Out and About – Week of May 25th

Summer doesn’t actually begin until around June 22, but the “Summer Season” arrived Monday, Memorial Day. This means that gentlemen may now wear white shoes, white shorts, and black socks. Warning: If you do this, you’ll be showing your age. The ladies may continue dressing in any way they wish. They do not need any coaching. Oh, I almost forgot. ...

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Former teacher pays restitution

A former Three Rivers High School teacher who has pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor embezzlement, has repaid $17,000 in restitution, according to St. Joseph County court officials. Thirty-three-year-old Sara Freeman, a Burr Oak resident, made the restitution payment before a Friday deadline last week. County Prosecutor John McDonough had set the restitution amount and May 22 deadline ...

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Construction begins on M-86

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced it will begin roadwork of a main route between Three Rivers and Centreville starting this morning. A 4 1/2-mile stretch of M-86 will be under construction for about a month from the Grand Elk Railroad crossing to the Centreville village limits. MDOT officials said the project includes repaving, pavement markings, shoulder work and ...

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Sturgis company considered for USPS contract

Morgan Olson LLC of Sturgis is being considered for a major contract with the U.S. Postal Service. The agency is planning a mail truck upgrade, calling it the “Next Generation Delivery Vehicle.” Recently, Morgan Olson submitted a proposal for the government contract and is now among 15 suppliers being considered for manufacturing the new mail vehicles. In 2017, the postal ...

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Sturgis to sell foreclosed properties

Members of the Sturgis City Commission have approved the sale of three tax-foreclosed residential properties to Sturgis Neighborhood Program. SNP will rehabilitate and resell the properties, returning them to the tax roll. The city agreed to accept $48,000 from SNP for property at 330 W. Jerolene St.; 602 S. Clay St.; and 1002 Greenlawn. The figure is $11,600 below the ...

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