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Three Rivers man arrested after fleeing police

A Three Rivers man was arrested Wednesday on several charges after fleeing from police. Police knew the driver, Shane Lee Henderson, 25, did not have a valid driver’s license and attempted to make a stop. Henderson fled into a field and eventually onto U.S. 131, at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, according to police. The vehicle was ... Read More »

United Way staging Celebrity Waiter Night

The St. Joseph County United Way is staging a Celebrity Waiter Night this week at a Sturgis eatery. More than dozen local officials will be on hand 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Fiesta Mexicana, where tips provided to the wait staff will benefit the local United Way. The restaurant is located at 1040 S. Centerville Road. Read More »

Sturgis city commission approved security system installation

Sturgis city commissioners last week approved installation of security cameras and a monitoring system for $55,000. Gecko Security will place security equipment in various city facilities and properties. Three bids were received, with Gecko Security being the low bidder. The matter took place during the commission’s meeting Wednesday night. Read More »

Three Rivers Area Community Foundation awards grants

The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation awarded more than $18,000 to six area non-profit organizations during its 2014 annual grant cycle. The Five Star Life program was awarded a $5,000 grant to help cover a portion of the costs of curriculum, coaching and supplies for the 2014-2015 academic year at Three Rivers Middle School. Three Rivers Area Mentoring was awarded ... Read More »

One injured in Cass County crash

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called Wednesday to a traffic accident at Oak Grove and Beeson roads in Lagrange Township. Deputies said 36-year-old Cassopolis resident Virgil Cook was northbound on Oak Grove shortly before 1 p.m. when he failed to yield for an oncoming vehicle driven by 45-year-old Michael Ellis of Marcellus. Ellis was transported by ambulance ... Read More »

Free Microchip & Vaccine Clinic

Up-Cycled Pets, a local pet foster-care network, will stage a “Microchip and Vaccine Clinic” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds. The service is offered at no charge; participants are urged to enter the fairgrounds off Franklin Street and then look for the Up-Cycled Pets banner. The event benefitted more than 300 animals last ... Read More »