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Unveiling of mental health pilot program Friday

A number of local and state dignitaries are expected to gather Friday morning in Centreville for the unveiling of a pilot program designed to better meet the needs of people requiring mental-health evaluations. The finishing touches are being put on a two-cell holding area at the St. Joseph County Jail, where a portion of a $350,000 state grant has helped ... Read More »

Three Rivers day care shut down

State police have closed a Three Rivers daycare following claims of alleged sexual assaults. Investigators said the home-based daycare is under scrutiny after a number of victims have come forward since the investigation started last week. Lt. Chuck Christensen said police were made aware of the situation after a parent disclosed that their child made reference to sexual contact that ... Read More »

RV company expanding into White Pigeon

An Elkhart-based RV and trailer company has chosen a location in the village of White Pigeon to expand its manufacturing operations. Forest River Manufacturing is launching new products and is expected to construct a three-building development to support its plans. The expansion, announced Tuesday by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is projected to produce almost 400 new jobs over a ... Read More »

Board of Commissioners approved CMH resolution

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners last week approved a revised Community Mental Health resolution originally authorized during its Jan. 6 meeting. County administrator Pat Yoder said the county on Jan. 6 made its annual appropriation to the county’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The amount was more than $257,000. Yoder said an additional $90,000 to rectify a previous ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Department investigating larceny

Deputies from the St Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called last week to investigate a complaint related to a larceny of a motor vehicle. Deputies responded at 4:30 a.m. Thursday to the 14000 block of M-60 in Fabius Township, where a 14-foot U-Haul box truck was stolen two hours earlier. The vehicle, which was taken with its key, was last ... Read More »

Animal cruelty investigation

Authorities say they removed 11 dogs from a filthy, one-bedroom apartment in southwestern Michigan as part of an animal cruelty investigation. The Van Buren County sheriff’s department says the 11 Chihuahua mixes seized on Monday in the village of Lawton included one puppy. The department says there was a large amount of animal feces and urine throughout the apartment and ... Read More »

More police patrols at Kalamazoo College

Police say they have increased their presence at Kalamazoo College following five armed robberies on campus. Assistant Chief Don Webster of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says five students were robbed at gunpoint on Jan. 19 within the same block. He says the suspect stole money and cellphones. None of the victims were injured. A university spokesman says the ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of January 26th

Two weeks ago, I attended a meeting in Lansing for Leader Dogs. I’m currently co-chair for Leader Dogs in our Lions district. Organized in 1939, Leader Dogs has been providing guide dogs for those individuals who are sight challenged. As you get Out and About, you might have the opportunity to see a guide dog with its master, also Out ... Read More »

Three Rivers Health Nurse anesthetists celebrate 150 years of providing quality and excellence in anesthesia care

In recognition of their profession’s long history and enduring record of patient safety, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in Michigan and across the country are celebrating the 16th annual National CRNA Week, January 25-31, 2015, with the unified mantra “Quality and Excellence in Anesthesia Care.” Established by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), National CRNA Week was created to ... Read More »

Garage damaged in fire

Fire heavily damaged a garage and caused minor damage to a home early Saturday in Constantine Township. Firefighters were called to the 64000 block of Youngs Prairie Road about 12:30 a.m. They arrived to find flames coming from the garage. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and began protecting the home, located about 10 feet away. No injuries were ... Read More »