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Still time to donate to Lights of Love

Three Rivers Health has issued an update on its 2014 Lights of Love campaign. Event organizers said the campaign is doing well even though the $10,000 goal has not quite been reached. Lights of Love organizers are optimistic, however, that the goal will be realized. This year’s donations will used to purchase four Ambulatory Infusion Pumps – commonly known as ... Read More »

Commissioners approve three personnel matters

Three personnel matters were approved during Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. Kelly Stapert has been hired as part-time Commission on Aging in-home services assistant at $11.79 an hour. Nancy Franovich has been hired as part-time Victim Services clerk at $11.73 an hour. In addition, Glenn Dane has been hired as Commission on Aging sub driver at $9.27 ... Read More »

Walk for Warmth assists residents with heating bills

An annual event that will observe its 30-year anniversary next year in St. Joseph County was promoted during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Colon resident Nancy Percival addressed commissioners regarding the Community Action-sponsored Walk For Warmth. The fundraiser’s biggest annual event takes place Feb. 28 at the Three Rivers Community Center. Percival said funds raised through the one-mile walk provide assistance ... Read More »

Commissioners hear report on new St Joseph County jobs

Nearly 1,400 new direct and indirect jobs, and more than $37 million in new investment were a few of the economic benefits provided to St. Joseph County through Southwest Michigan First in 2014. The highlights, detailed during Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting, were presented by Ken Jones of Kalamazoo-based Southwest Michigan First. Through the first 11 months ... Read More »

No charges filed against two TR officers

Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said charges will not be authorized against a pair of Three Rivers Police officers involved in a conflict in September. Fitz was dealt the case due to a conflict of interest because the people involved are law-enforcement officers. The two were a part of a dispute that unfolded Sept. 29 outside a residence in rural ... Read More »

Commissioners agreed to MSU Extension services

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners agreed to extension services provided by Michigan State University for 2015. Reached during Tuesday’s commission meeting, the agreement calls for the funding of one full-time extension educator and two part-time 4-H program coordinators. The services will cost the county more than $118,000. In an unrelated matter, Three Rivers resident Lee Zimmerman was appointed to ... Read More »

Hoke terminated by the Wolverines

The University of Michigan has fired head football coach Brady Hoke after four seasons. Hoke posted a 31-20 record at Michigan, but never improved on an 11-2 mark and Sugar Bowl title in his first season with the Wolverines. They went 5-7 overall this season, including 3-5 in the Big Ten, marking the program’s first losing season since going 5-7 ... Read More »

Smart meters discussed in Lansing

A state House committee has heard from people who say they worry about the health effects of radiation from smart meters that utilities use to measure consumption.  Rochester Hills Republican Rep. Tom McMillin chairs the House Oversight Committee and led Tuesday’s hearing.  Michigan utilities are installing smart meters as a way to make it easier to measure customers’ use.  The ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of December 1st

If you are one of those who made New Year’s resolutions twelve months ago, you have less than a month to hold on to them. Congratulations to those of you who held on to those convictions. If you lost the weight you resolved to do, or if you paid more attention to your family and less attention to those things ... Read More »

Sturgis police officer pleads not guilty

A Sturgis police officer has pleaded not guilty on charges stemming from a traffic crash last month in Kalamazoo County. Bryan Stuck, 29, entered the plea Wednesday at an arraignment in Kalamazoo. His attorney, David Butler, entered the plea of not guilty on charges of operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.17 or higher and driving while ... Read More »