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Police investigate violent threat at Middle School

Three Rivers Middle School teachers and administrators were on full alert Wednesday, the day after a threat of violence was posted on a social media site. Superintendent Jean Logan said middle school principal Nikki Nash was made aware Tuesday night of a social-media posting by a student who threatened to commit an act of violence Wednesday. Logan said police were …

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Millie

03-22-16 B1516-000040 MILLIE dog

Hi! I’m Thoroughly Modern Millie and I am a beautiful female blue tick hound. I am very mellow and gentle and am about 5 years old. I really like attention, walk nicely on a leash and get along with other dogs. My cute, floppy ears feel like black velvet. Just to show you how sweet and friendly I am I …

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Sturgis approved agreement on new softball complex

Sturgis city commissioners on Monday approved a $1.6 million agreement for St. Joseph County’s commitment to help fund a proposed $2 million softball complex. The move came six days after the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to allocate the amount to the city toward development of the four-field complex on city-owned property on Lafayette Street, near …

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Contracts extended for Sturgis, Three Rivers superintendents

Superintendents in St. Joseph County’s two largest school districts received good news Monday. In Three Rivers, Jean Logan’s contract was extended an additional year. As a result, her contract will expire in June 2018. Logan, 51, is in her second year as head of the 2,600-student district and is paid $120,000 a year. In addition, the Three Rivers board approved …

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Trailer stolen in Mendon

A utility trailer was discovered stolen from a Mendon Township location this week. State police said the 5-by-8-foot trailer was stolen from the 26000 block of M-60. The black, Tractor Supply-brand trailer is believed to have been stolen sometime in December 2015.

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Cass County judge announced retirement

Cass County Circuit Judge Michael E. Dodge announced this week he will not be a candidate for re-election this year. Dodge will be leaving the post he has held since early 1982 due to mandatory retirement provisions in the Michigan constitution. According the state constitution, judges are no longer eligible for re-election once they reach age 70. Dodge has served …

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Martin shuts out Adirondack

Joel Martin locked up his 24th career shutout and Ludwig Blomstrand registered a second-period game winner as the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Adirondack Thunder, 2-0, on Tuesday at the Glens Falls Civic Center. After a scoreless first period, the K-Wings scored two second period goals. Midway through the middle period and moments after killing off their second penalty of the …

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Out and About – Week of March 21st

The media is filled with the trials and tribulations our veterans are faced with on a daily basis. Veterans are having difficulty finding jobs and receiving proper medical care. The Veterans’ Administration is doing what they can to help, but many things get bogged down due to the amount of paperwork that needs to be filled out. Our veterans have …

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Federal grant will support new health clinic

A federal grant in excess of $900,000 was awarded this week to support funding of a new health clinic for low-income and indigent St. Joseph County residents. Monte Bordner, chair of the Covered Bridge Healthcare of St. Joseph County board, said the $910,000 grant will allow the agency to continue services it offered under the name St. Joseph County Health …

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Charge of concealing death filed against two people

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said a charge of concealing the death of an individual has been filed against two people in a case related to the death of a Three Rivers-area man last summer. Steven Stoner, 53, of Three Rivers, and 37-year-old Tracy Scott of Kalamazoo were charged after they allegedly broke into a Park Township residence where …

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