15th Annual Triple Creek Color Dash

April 3, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Three Rivers Health has announced the 15th annual Triple Creek Dash will now be called the Triple Creek Color Dash.

Starting this year, the race will start and end just outside Memory Isle Park.

Megan Rimer, race coordinator, said Three Rivers Health has joined forces with the Three Rivers Water Festival to host a 5K run and 1-mile fun run June 14.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward equipment used by the Three Rivers Health Inpatient Rehab, which works with patients after acute illness and injury such as stroke, trauma, amputations, brain injuries and debility.

Registration is available online at or in person at Three Rivers HealthTRAC.

Two arrested for meth

April 2, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Two Constantine Township men, ages 26 and 24, were charged with drug-related offenses, as well as illegal possession of a deer, following arrests made Monday.

Based on observations made last week, the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit went to a residence in the 62000 block of Brick Chapel Road in Constantine Township to investigate suspected methamphetamine production.

SCAN unit members were in the area last week to investigate a meth dump site in Mill Creek. At that time, they observed in a neighboring property items used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine.

A suspected conservation-law violation was also noticed. Investigators then executed a search warrant with the assistance of deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office, the Constantine Police Department, Constantine Fire Department and a conservation officer from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Charges include operating and maintaining a meth lab, possession of meth, felony firearms, maintaining a drug house and illegal possession of a deer.

Bill has been signed

March 31, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed a package of bills, including one authored by state Rep. Matt Lori, which remove the words “retarded” and “retardation” from current laws.

Last week’s bill-signing, attended by lawmakers, Lansing school officials and Special Olympians, took place at Hill Vocational Center in Lansing.

Lori, who serves as a member of the Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission, said usage of the words are hurtful to individuals with developmental challenges.

He said the terms are antiquated, hurtful and insensitive, and have no place in today’s inclusive society, Lori said, adding that the word was present in 15 sections of Michigan law.

Lori and Calley were joined at the podium by other bill sponsors, Michigan Department of Community Health Director James Haveman and members of Project Unify and Special Olympics Michigan.

Citizen of the Year

March 28, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Here’s a reminder that the Three Rivers Lions Club is selling tickets to the banquet honoring its citizen of the year.

The newly-named “Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year” award will go to longtime Three Rivers resident and community activist Jerry Wright.

The banquet is at 6:30 p.m. April 22 at Belle Époque. Tickets are $20 a piece and available at Ridgeway Floral in Three Rivers. They will not be available at the door and they are not being sold by Lions Club members.

Murder arrests in Kalamazoo

March 27, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Police have now arrested two men in the shooting death of a Kalamazoo woman last year. 31-year old James Shaver was arraigned this week on multiple charges including open murder, assault with intent to murder and Shaver’s accused of shooting 35-year old Tawana Henderson on May 21, 2013 in the area of Florence Street and Cobb Street in Kalamazoo. She was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital where she died. Shaver was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds near the scene. 33-year-old Antwon Rolland has also been arrested in connection with the case on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and a felony firearm count. Shaver is currently behind bars at the Lakeland Correctional Facility in Coldwater, following a parole violation. His next court date is scheduled for April 2.  (MRN)

More home break-ins

March 27, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Authorities say antique fly fishing rods are among the items missing following three home break-ins in a rural area of southwestern Michigan. Sheriff’s deputies responded this week in St. Joseph County’s Sherman Township following one break-in. During their investigation they learned of two other area break-ins this month. The department says antique fly fishing rods were reported missing along with a television and a cooler. Anyone with information about the break-ins is urged to contact the sheriff’s department.  (AP)

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