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Consumers feeling good about the economy

Consumer optimism rose in January to its highest level in the past decade. That’s according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers which monitor consumer attitudes and expectations. U-M economist Richard Curtin, who directs the surveys, says most of the gains were recorded since mid-2014. The surveys found the gains during the past six months were as large among households with ... Read More »

Bob Kerr, 84

Robert Kerr

Mr. Robert “Bob” Norman Kerr, age 84, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 29th, 2015 at the Heartland Health Care Center following a lengthy illness. He was born on Jan. 5th, 1931 in Three Rivers, MI. the son of the late Paul and Shirlie (Jacobs) Kerr. Bob has been a lifetime resident of Three Rivers. On Oct. ... Read More »

Rene Cook, 56

Rene L. Kidd Cook, age 56, of Sturgis, passed away Friday, January 30th, 2015 at an adult foster care home in Niles  She was born in Sturgis on May 26, 1958, a daughter of Ralph Kidd and Joyce Tinkham. In January 1987 she married Tony Lee Cook, he preceded her in death on October 2, 2013. Rene was a homemaker, ... Read More »

Ana Jo Datema, 68

Ana Jo Datema, age 68, of Marcellus, MI passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI She was born August 19, 1946 the daughter of Basil and Josephine (Mikosz) Grimm. On July 17, 1987 she married Ronald Datema who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Marcellus V.F.W. Post 4054 Ladies Auxiliary and ... Read More »

Lane closures around sinkhole

Three Rivers officials are advising motorists to use caution around the intersection of South Main and Broadway streets, where a small sinkhole has been detected. Partial lane closures in the area will be in place until a repair has been completed and the area subject to repair is in a condition to handle traffic. Motorists who approach the area should ... Read More »

Water Trial Master Plan now available

The official draft of the St. Joseph County Water Trail master plan is now available by clicking on the link provided at the county’s website home page: stjosephcountymi.org. Public comments regarding the draft can be offered by following the prompt provided with the document. The document will be available for review through Feb. 16. On a related note, county officials ... Read More »