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Reappointments to COA Board

Six people were recently reappointed to serve on the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Board. County commissioners agreed to reappoint Allen Balog, Barbara Fisher, Charles Thompson, Dawn Everett, Jim MacTavish and Joseph Heivilin. Their terms will expire June 30, 2017. In an unrelated matter, county commissioners approved permission to fill the position of probation officer following the resignation of ...

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6th Avenue construction expected to begin

Three Rivers Department of Public Services Director Amy Roth said work will begin on 6th Avenue between M-60 and the city limits starting Wednesday next week. The work, to be completed by Northern Construction Services, will include complete pavement reconstruction and limited water-main installation. During construction, the roadway will only be open to local traffic, while thru traffic will be ...

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Police chase ends in arrest

A Three Rivers-area man is at the Branch County jail following a police pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. Around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Michigan State Police attempted to stop a vehicle with improper plates in the area of U.S. 12 and St. Joseph Road. The driver fled south on St. Joseph Road, but eventually pulled over and gave himself up. Christopher ...

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Travel requests approved by commissioners

St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners last week approved a pair of out-of-state travel requests. Clerk Lindsay Oswald requested permission for deputy county clerk Catherine Rigby to attend OnBase computer training in Cleveland on two separate occasions. The first session is Aug. 17-21 and the second is Sept. 21-25. The other request was made by E-911 Central Dispatch Director Dennis ...

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Donations sought to qualify for grant

The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation is appealing to the public in hopes of securing matching funds to develop a revitalization plan for the old Three Rivers Hospital. Foundation officials said a drive is on to raise $15,000 by Tuesday next week in order to qualify for a $50,000 grant from the organization America’s Best Communities. Foundation members further noted ...

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Administrative changes for Three Rivers Schools

Three Rivers Community Schools has announced a pair of administrative changes for the 2015-16 academic year. Andrews Elementary Principal Nikki Nash will serve on an interim basis as principal at Three Rivers Middle School. Meanwhile, Hoppin fourth-grade teacher Ben McIntyre will replace Nash and serve as interim principal at Andrews Elementary. The moves were created as the result of the ...

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