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John Ware, 97

John R. Ware, age 97, of Burr Oak, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the Sturgis Hospital emergency room. John was born Nov. 27, 1916, in Athens, a son of the late Ernest and Regina (Baumeister) Ware. John had attended grade school at Worden School in Burr Oak and later graduated from Colon High School with the class of ... Read More »

Local assistance for health insurance

Three Rivers Health announces it has two patient navigators assisting with the second open enrollment period, which runs through Feb. 15. Federal officials anticipate HealthCare.gov — the site used by Michigan residents — will be better than last year’s version. Sixteen insurers are selling policies through the Michigan exchange for 2015 coverage, up from 12 in 2014. All insurers that ... Read More »

Michigan Adoption Day planned

St. Joseph County Probate Court and the Department of Human Services will jointly celebrate the 12th annual Michigan Adoption Day at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The two-hour open house event will take place in Judge David Tomlinson’s Probate Courtroom B. Michigan’s Adoption Day takes place the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and follows the theme, “Giving thanks for families.” Next week’s gathering will ... Read More »

St. Joseph County website updated with river trail information

The latest PowerPoint presentation regarding a proposed river trail concept has been added to St. Joseph County’s website. The document shows the current state of the St. Joseph County River Trail Master Plan, including initial concept plan sketches following simultaneous meetings last week in Three Rivers and Sturgis. Input to landscape architect Suzanne Fromson of Edgewater Resources is welcome via ... Read More »

Centreville hires Chief of Police

Members of the Centreville Village Council have approved the hiring of Sgt. David Richmond as the chief of police. During a special meeting Monday, council members made the approval two weeks after they increased Richmond’s pay to what is considered is in line with the duties he was performing. Richmond was appointed interim chief at an October meeting. The 30-year-old ... Read More »

Stable fire ruled accidental

The massive fire that killed 18 horses at Smithfield Stables in Edwardsburg last week is being ruled accidental. Fire investigators from the Michigan State Police believe the blaze was sparked by someone burning leaves behind the barn last Tuesday, but note there is no direct evidence to prove that theory. In addition to the 18 show horses, a donkey and a dog ... Read More »