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Three Rivers Health announces arrival of Dr. Van Marel

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Three Rivers Health is proud to announce that Dr. Van Marel has joined the medical team in May and is practicing at Internal Medicine. “We are extremely pleased that Dr. Van Marel is a part of our medical staff,” said Chief Executive Officer, William Russell. “He is an excellent internist who will capture the heart of our community. His skills ... Read More »

Critical injuries in crash

A Honduras citizen sustained critical injuries in a single car crash Sunday evening on Maystead Road in Burr Oak Township. 24-year-old Walther Castro-Ramirez lost control of his van and hit a tree. He was airlifted to Borgess Medical Center. Read More »

Man injured in crash

A Colon man was seriously injured in a one car crash Sunday evening on Colon Road, west of Deno Road in Colon Township. Joshua Shank, age 18, reportedly fell asleep, went off the road, and overturned his vehicle. He was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital for treatment. Read More »

Out and About – Week of August 4th

Today, August 5th, is Election Day. This is the day we’ve all been waiting for because of two reasons. Number one is that we have the right to go to the polls and cast our vote on a couple of propositions, plus we are able to vote for that person we’d like to have represent us in government. Secondly, we ... Read More »

It’s the SJC United Way Donut Drive!

 The St. Joseph County United Way is starting its annual Donut Drive this week. The event is the agency’s way of thanking St. Joseph County for its continued support in reaching its annual goal. Volunteers will be passing out free donuts 7:30 to 9 a.m. starting in Centreville on Wednesday. The give-away continues Thursday in Sturgis and Friday in Three ... Read More »

National Night Out in Sturgis

 Here’s a reminder that the St. Joseph County National Night Out event will take place in Sturgis this year. The annual event will run 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (August 5th) on the east lawn at Sturgis High School. The event kicks off with a silent parade heading east on Chicago Road from Centreville Road to the high school at ... Read More »

Honors for Centreville FFA

Centreville’s Future Farmers of America judging team successfully competed at the Michigan 4-H/FFA meat-judging contest at Michigan State University July 25. The FFA team from Centreville placed first overall in the contest, earned a gold award and the right to represent Michigan at the National FFA Meat Evaluation competition in Louisville in October. Members of the team were Clay Decker ... Read More »

Hit and run crash

A St. Joseph County Sheriff’s sergeant was involved in a hit and run crash Saturday evening on Shimmel road near Mintdale Road. 22-year-old Stephen Stockwell of Sturgis allegedly struck the patrol car and fled eastbound on Mintdale. He reportedly ran several stop signs and struck a guard rail. When Stockwell was taken into custody, a meth lab was reportedly found ... Read More »

Locey’s family issues statement

  The family of David Locey has issued a statement regarding last month’s conviction of Andy Brown in Locey’s 2013 shooting death. The statement, prepared by Locey’s four children, said in an instant, one horrific action robbed an entire community of a husband, a father, a stepfather, a grandfather, a brother, a boss, a friend and leader. The family expressed ... Read More »

Search for missing woman called off

  Cass County law-enforcement officials have called off their search for a woman missing since last week. Dowagiac police said 25-year-old Rose Morris is voluntarily missing and as a result, police are no longer involved in the case. Morris, a Dowagiac resident, was last seen after meeting with friends at a house in Dowagiac. She left the residence around 11:30 ... Read More »