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Ebola monitoring in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Community Health is now monitoring the health of ten people around the state for the Ebola virus. The number increased by two overnight. Officials say none of them has shown any signs of the virus, and the state will not identify which counties they are in. They declined to give any details about who the people ... Read More »

Free mammograms offered for uninsured women

As part of a project called “Pink Saturdays,” free mammograms are being offered to uninsured women aged 40- 64 during the month of October. Cost for the mammograms is funded in part by Susan G. Komen of Southwest Michigan. A mammogram can be scheduled by calling 800-873-0649. More information is available at the website pinksaturdays.org. Read More »

Hospice Riverside Memorial Gardens rededicated

Officials from Three Rivers Health on Tuesday oversaw the rededication of the Hospice Riverside Memorial Gardens. The event marked the new location of the gardens, which are now at Riverside Cemetery. The memorial was originally created on South Main Street at the Three Rivers Health Hospice. But Hospice subsequently moved to the hospital campus off West Broadway Street. Amenities at ... Read More »

Respiratory disease hits Michigan

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is warning area residents concerning an outbreak of a respiratory disease known as Human Enterovirus 68, as cases of the illness have been identified in Michigan. Symptoms begin consistent with the onset of a regular cold, but quickly escalate to more serious conditions. Children with colds that quickly develop wheezing, difficulty breathing, fever, a ... Read More »

Two injured in crash

  Three people were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident earlier this week in Three Rivers. According to Three Rivers police, Warren Rumsey, 92, of Fabius Township, was eastbound on Hoffman Street around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday and had stopped at a flashing-red signal at North Main Street. Police said Rumsey then proceeded through the intersection, where the rear ... Read More »

Accident causes minor injuries

  A two-vehicle accident last week in Mendon Township left four people with minor injuries. Officers from St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called at 9 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Silver Street and M-60. A northbound vehicle driven by George Labonte, 79, of Mendon, pulled in front an eastbound SUV driven by Spencer Ford, 29, also of Mendon. ... Read More »