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Health Clinic Expands Services

Three Rivers-based Riverside Health Clinic has expanded its services to Sturgis. The clinic, which specializes in treating patients with insufficient insurance coverage, is operating a dispensary site from the Grobheiser Building on the Sturgis Hospital campus. The location is open 12 to 3 p.m. the first Thursday of the month and dispenses medication to patients already registered through its main ... Read More »

Lack of jump dooms K-Wings in 2-1 loss

KALAMAZOO, MI – A demoralizing loss. That is how Kalamazoo Wings forward Sam Ftorek summed up the K-Wings 2-1 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays on Wednesday night at Wings Stadium. “They (Stingrays) didn’t deviate from their system at all,” Ftorek said. “We didn’t really adjust the way we were supposed to; we were a step behind and for whatever ... Read More »

Fowl Odor From TR Water Plant

James Baker, director of the Three Rivers Clean Water Plant, said residents in the city’s Third District may experience strong, fowl odors emitting from the plant for the next two to seven days. Baker stated in a news release Tuesday that the start up of digesters at a reduced temperature will cause the spread of odors. The digesters have been ... Read More »

Successful Meet-n-Greet

A joint workshop staged Monday by board of education members from Mendon Community Schools and Centreville Public Schools was described by district officials as a meet-and-greet event. Rob Kuhlman, who serves as superintendent of both districts, said the Mendon board has two new members and Centreville three new members since he assumed the job prior to the start of the ... Read More »

Township’s Partnership Agreement

Nottawa Township’s Planning Commission on Tuesday accepted a partnership agreement with the Branch County Conservation District. Commission members acted on the Prairie River Watershed Planning Project, which ensures stewardship of the Prairie River and its tributaries. Nottawa Township’s Board of Trustees already endorsed the plan, which became official Tuesday with the signature of planning commission chairman Jerry Loudenslager. Rachel Smith, ... Read More »

Body identified in Kalamazoo

Authorities in Kalamazoo say a body found under the ice in a lake at a city park belonged to a 27-year-old man who disappeared in November.  Police say rescue crews and a dive team got a call Sunday to Spring Valley Park after someone spotted a body in the water.  The body has been identified as that of Jason K. Bassett. ... Read More »

There’s a person of interest

Authorities say they have a person of interest in a 2010 double homicide in southwestern Michigan.  The Michigan attorney general’s office is handling the investigation into the deaths of 39-year-old Carolyn Tarwacki and her 42-year-old husband John Tarwacki.  No charges have been filed and the person of interest wasn’t being identified.  The Tarwackis were killed Feb. 5, 2010, at their ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of January 9th

“Pay it Forward” and “A Random act of Kindness”. These are two phrases worth some serious thought and action. These phrases can be better defined as doing something for someone without expecting anything in return. An example might be paying for someone’s cup of coffee or breakfast anonymously. I have experienced this from both sides. It’s very nice to be ... Read More »

Faculty Recognized At GOCC

Glen Oaks Community College recently recognized 30 faculty members who observed milestone anniversaries for their years of employment at the Centreville-area college. Collectively, the group represented 330 years of employment at Glen Oaks. The most-senior employee recognized was library technician Judy Fetch, who has logged 30 years as a Glen Oaks employee. In addition three employees honored for 25 years ... Read More »

Three People Charged By Police

Three people in a vehicle stopped Saturday in Florence Township were charged with various offenses by police. The stop took place near the intersection of Lutz and Featherstone roads, where a deputy from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department noticed a 1992 Oldsmobile had a defective brake light. The driver of the vehicle, a 44-year-old man from Three Rivers, was ... Read More »