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Lenox

Frazee has been adopted! I am Lenox. I am a very easy going boy. I am three year old, have been neutered and my front feet have been declawed. I have been here for a very long time but I am in a bottom bunk and the visitors can’t see me very well. Someone in my family had allergies so ...

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Money designated to capital-improvement fund

Three-quarters of a $400,000 donation presented last week to the city of Three Rivers has been designated to a newly created capital-improvement fund. During Tuesday’s city commission meeting, Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners agreed to place $300,000 into the capital-improvement fund the city created as a result of the financial windfall. Though a specific use for the money has not ...

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Two arraigned in District Court

Two Sturgis men who were apprehended after they robbed a convenience store last weekend have been arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court. Robyn Homan, 33, and Ian Baker, 26, were charged with one count of unarmed robbery. In addition, Homan was charged with two counts of resisting and obstructing an officer. Bond has been set at $20,000 following their ...

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Enhanced drug-enforcement unit

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners followed through on their financial commitment toward an enhanced drug-enforcement unit that will focus on people behind methamphetamine production and sales. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners agreed to their part of the three-way funding mechanism that includes partnerships with the cities of Sturgis and Three Rivers. Previously, the commission accepted the funding ...

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Magicians Walk of Fame will induct three

The Colon Magicians’ Walk of Fame has plans to induct three new members next summer. With the inaugural trio of inductees recognized at the 2012 Abbott’s Magic Get-Together, the next class will include Wilma Rench, who has played the organ at the Get-Together for more than 50 years. Two other inductees will be named later. The late Monk Watson and ...

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Redesigning mural mall

Members of the Three Rivers City Commission later this year are expected to award a contract for the job of redesigning the downtown mural mall. Steven Bishop, representing Grand Rapids-based Fleis and VanDenBrink Engineering presented drawings of the proposed project to Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. Funding for the nearly $1 million project came from a $750,000 ...

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Fall Color Tour down

Organizers of Sunday’s Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour said it appears attendance at the annual event was down compared to previous years due to questionable weather. Still, Meyer Broadway Park was the most popular destination, as the scarecrow contest – sponsored by the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department – complemented a number of activities at the location. ...

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Recognition for years of service

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday recognized 30 people observing milestone anniversaries as county employees. Soon-to-be-retired county administrator Judy West-Wing led the way with 30 years of service. Honored for their silver anniversary as county employees were Larry Diekman, Terry Hammond, Bernice Metzger, Tab Wedge, Pat Kulikowski, Tom Miller and Dan Kennedy. Also singled out Tuesday were ...

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Sturgis police arrest suspect

Sturgis Police over the weekend arrested a suspect for driving into a pair of parked cars and running from officers. Neither the gender, age, nor community of residence of the person arrested was stated in a department media release. According to police, an incident in the 400 block of Sturgis Street was reported around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when two cars ...

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Out and About – Week of October 15th

This fall has been picture-perfect when it comes to fall colors. We had the privilege of traveling up to St. Ignace a couple of weeks ago, and the colors were fantastic, not only up north, but also around this part of Michigan also. I can only imagine what the colors are like out east. This year’s color tour was timed ...

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