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Health Center Board president resigns

Janell Hart, a Three Rivers resident, has resigned her position as president of the St. Joseph County Health Center Board. Hart announced her resignation in a letter last week to health center officials and fellow board members. It was effective Wednesday. In her letter, Hart stated that during the process of building and rebuilding the board, the focus seemed to ...

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Project gets go ahead in Sturgis

A downtown Sturgis redevelopment project on the city’s drawing board for nearly 18 months received unanimous final approval by the Sturgis City Commission last week after changes to the initial plan. Inquire Partners, developer for the planned Moso Village site bounded by Clay and John streets, recently modified the plan approved by the city in 2013, requiring both the city ...

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Participants sought for parade

The St. Joseph County Marine Corps Detachment 1401 is seeking participants to join its members at Three Rivers’ annual Memorial Day parade next week. Detachment Chaplain Bill Stevens said the parade this year will step off at 10 a.m., one hour later than in the past. Consequently, the lineup for the parade is at 9 a.m. at the intersection of ...

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Police: Man fatally shot after chase was wanted on warrant

Police say a passenger in a vehicle who was shot to death by police following a chase in southwestern Michigan had been wanted on a warrant for trespassing. State police say 37-year-old Sean Michael Pelletier of Portage had a high-powered military-style rifle and was shot Thursday afternoon following a crash. Police say he was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police ...

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Two injured in Cass County crash

A Marcellus man, who police said was distracted by his cell phone while driving, was involved in an accident earlier this week that resulted in injuries to two people. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday to Volinia Township, where the incident occurred on Penn Road, just north of Dutch Settlement Road. Andrew ...

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State Rep. Miller announces transportation system funding solution

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week joined his House Republican colleagues in announcing a long-term, sustainable solution to Michigan’s transportation system woes that depends on existing funds and re-prioritizing restricted money to make the state’s roads safer. Miller, who serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation, said he’s pleased a solution to Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges has been ...

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