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The Kalamazoo Wings continued their road swing, the same way they started it, with a decisive victory, this time a 7-2 thumping of the Greenville Road Warriors Thursday night at the BI-LO Center. Surviving three power-play chances by Greenville, including a two-man advantage late in the period, Kalamazoo kept the Road Warriors off the scoreboard for a scoreless opening period. ... Read More »


Henry has been adopted. Hi, my name is Snitzel. I am a seven year old female kitty and I have been spayed and declawed in the front so I must always be kept inside the house with my people. Speaking of people, I love them. Other cats, not so much. I am a very calm and happy girl and would ... Read More »

Whooping Cough Diagnosed

Immunizations are expected to be administered today to as many as 90 students at Eastwood Elementary School following a confirmed case of whopping cough at the Sturgis Public Schools building. The fifth-grade student was diagnosed with whooping cough last week, prompting county health officials to review health records of students at the school. About 90 were found to be in ... Read More »

Weinberg Turned Himself In

A 61-year-old being sought by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department since Monday morning has turned himself in to authorities. Daniel Weinberg, whose last known address was in the 300 block of Second Street in Nottawa, was in police custody around 9 p.m. Monday, according to the sheriff’s department. Weinberg was wanted on five counts of criminal sexual conduct, police ... Read More »

Four Sturgis Residents Arraigned

The names of four Sturgis residents arrested on drug-related charges have been released, as the suspects were arraigned in St. Joseph County Circuit Court. Sturgis Police said they executed a search warrant around 4 p.m. Feb. 1 at a residence in the 400 block of Walker Street. Arrested were Douglas Keefer, 58, charged with maintaining a drug house; Jared Payton, ... Read More »

Commissioners Looking At Combing Offices

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week decided to look at combining the offices of community health services and mental health/substance abuse. Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to ask members of the Community Mental Health board and representatives from the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Health Agency to review the proposal. Commissioner Rick Shaffer said the proposal was initially discussed ... Read More »

Meth Dump Site Discovered

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department responded Monday morning to a methamphetamine dump site by Big Swan Creek in the 62500 block of Needham Road, in Burr Oak Township. A backpack containing meth waste and a burn site that resembled remains of a campfire were discovered at the site. Officials concluded three one-pot meth labs was produced at the location. ... Read More »

Free Flu Vaccinations

Steve Todd, health officer for the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Health Agency, said Tuesday that a supply of free flu shots remains available at St. Joseph County’s Three Rivers-based site. Todd told members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners that the three-county agency received about 400 doses of flu vaccine. The supply it has on hand in Three Rivers remains ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of February 6th

Rocky Evans will sign copies of his book “TRUTH” at Lowry’s Books & More on Saturday, February 11, from 11 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. Rocky was born and raised here in Three Rivers and is a renowned skydiver. He experienced his first parachute jump in May 1970, and excelled to the level of achieving World Championship Skydiving awards three times. ... Read More »

Two Recognized From NOAA

A pair of employees from the Three Rivers Clean Water Plant were recently recognized for their dedication and longevity for reporting weather observations. Twenty-year veteran James Shears and Joseph Madaras, a 15-year employee, were acknowledged with plaques issued by Brentley Lothamer, representing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In addition, plant director James Baker accepted recognition from Lothamer for Three ... Read More »