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Howard Receives Honor

A sophomore on the Mendon Lady Hornets basketball team received state recognition this week. Brooke Howard was named to the Class C all-state honorable mention squad, as announced by the Michigan Associated Press. A point guard, Howard stands 5-foot-10 and was a key member of the team that claimed its second consecutive St. Joseph Valley League crown in the 2011-12 ... Read More »

Constantine Benefit Basketball Game

Constantine Public Schools has announced the date for an annual faculty-versus-police benefit basketball game for a fifth-annual fund rais¬er. The game is at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Constantine High School gym. Proceeds go toward the Michigan Concerns of Police Sur¬vivors organization. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. A fundraiser bake sale also will ... Read More »


For the second straight game, the most prolific scoring team in the ECHL had trouble finding the net, as the Kalamazoo Wings dropped a 3-1 decision Wednesday night to the Toledo Walleye. Scoreless after the first period, Toledo took the lead 13:40 into the middle frame when Kris Belan found Andrej Nestrasil on a backdoor pass. Derek Brochu (4th, 5th) ... Read More »

News from Sturgis Hospital

Physician News: • Hospital Physician Partners (HPP) has successfully begun physician staffing of our Emergency Department. Dr. Grover, Dr. Schumaker and Dr. Solanki will continue to work in our ED. Dr. Grover has accepted the position as the Medical Director effective March 1st. Other Important News: • Sturgis Hospital is one of only 323 hospitals in the World and 308 ... Read More »

Drug Enforcement Team Make Arrest

The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team on Tuesday arrested two people following an investigation into methamphetamine production and stolen property in the 11000 block of Born Street in Newburg Township. Officials said a search warrant was executed at the property and investigators located two adults inside the residence. Detectives found components to manufacture methamphetamine, used and discarded meth lab materials, ... Read More »

Barnes To Run For Judge

Less than a week after St. Joseph County Probate Court Judge Tom Shumaker announced his retirement, a third prospective successor has announced his candidacy for the post. Three Rivers attorney John Barnes, of Barnes Law Office, has announced his candidacy for the position. Barnes, who has been practicing law for 30 years, said his qualifications include thousands of probate, estate planning, ... Read More »

Phone Scam In Three Rivers

The Three Rivers Fire Department is cautioning residents that it has been made aware of a phone scam taking place throughout the city. Fire department officials said the illicit callers are going by the name Firefighters Charitable Foundation. Would-be victims are asked to provide credit card information to make a donation to the fictitious charity. The Three Rivers Fire Department ... Read More »


The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the ECHL, two-time defending North Division Champions, reigning Eastern Conference Champions and National Hockey League affiliate to the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils and American Hockey League’s Albany Devils, announce that first-ever player and captain in K-Wings history Al Genovy passed away last Saturday. A pillar in the southwest Michigan community since coming ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of March 12th

We are now observing Daylight Savings Time. This means that everyone should have set their clocks and watches ahead by one hour effective this past Sunday morning at 2 A.M. We all lost an hour of sleep Saturday night, but that’s what naps are for. The Three Rivers Fire Department wishes to remind everyone that whenever you reset your clocks, ... Read More »

Bender Plans To Run For Office

St. Joseph County Clerk Pattie Bender announced Monday that she plans to file her petitions to seek the office of clerk and register of deeds in 2013. The election for the newly combined offices is in November. Bender, 61, was hired into the clerk’s office in 1970 and has served as county clerk since 1991. She is completing her fifth, ... Read More »