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Two injured in six-vehicle crash

Two people were injured in a six-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said the accident occurred when 43-year-old Armando Bautista, of Dowagiac, was driving south on M-51 in Silver Creek Township. Bautista slowed for a snow plow and his vehicle was rear-ended by a truck driven by 36-year-old Jennifer Laporte, of Dowagiac. The collision forced ... Read More »

Make sure vents are unobstructed

Three Rivers Fire Department Chief Dan Tomlinson said personnel responded to a carbon monoxide problem at a residence where furnace vents were blocked with snow. In light of the recent issue, Tomlinson suggested residents to be sure snow is cleared from around their gas meters, venting and fresh-air intakes are unobstructed, and steps to clear snow from roofs be taken, ... Read More »

We have New Year’s babies!

Sturgis Hospital and Three Rivers Health have announced the first babies of the year have arrived. Ariyanna Comiskey was born at Sturgis Hospital, four hours after the start of 2014. Her mother is Jenna Cross and the newborn is a little sister to 5-year-old Isabella. Meanwhile, Maddison Brady was born shortly after midnight Friday at Three Rivers Health. She is ... Read More »

An increase in flu cases

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has issued a press release, noting that the Centers for Disease Control has declared a health advisory. Increasing reports of severe respiratory infections among young and middle-aged people due to H1N1 infections have resulted in Michigan’s flu activity being upgraded from local to regional. According to Steve Todd, health officer for the local health ... Read More »

Three injured in crash

Three people were treated for injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident earlier this week in Constantine Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department officials said 30-year-old Kristina Steele told investigators she fell asleep Monday while driving north in the 10300 block of North River Road. The vehicle went off the roadway, injuring passengers Cory Hughey of Three Rivers and Bryan Cook ... Read More »

New board members

Eric Jones, Mark Heydlauff and Tommy Hamilton were recently appointed to join the Sturgis Hospital Board of Directors and Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. Jones joined the board Oct. 9 and will serve until May 2014. Since 1991, he has been president and owner of Michiana Corrugated Products Company. He is presently a member and vice-president of the Sturgis Hospital ... Read More »