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Family Care Center now open

Three Rivers Health has announced its White Pigeon Family Care Center has opened. The Care Center, located at 601 E. Chicago Road, will be the site of an open house noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Tours, an opportunity to meet personnel and a drawing for a HealthTRAC membership will be available. CEO William Russell said Three Rivers Health is pleased …

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Factory fire in Elkhart

A state environmental official says initial tests haven’t found noxious chemicals in the air or water near a northern Indiana fiberglass factory that caught fire over the weekend. Firefighters continued monitoring the smoldering blaze at the Lami-Plast factory in Elkhart on Monday, a day after it went up in flames and some nearby homes were evacuated. A bulldozer was brought …

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New instant game introduced

The Michigan Lottery is launching its first $30 instant game with top prizes of $2 million and more than $80 million in total prizes available for players. Tickets for the $2,000,000 Cash game go on sale Tuesday at Lottery retailers across the state. Each ticket will offer players 30 chances to win. The introduction of the $2,000,000 Cash game reflects …

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Unemployment increased

The December unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by one-tenth of a percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 7.3 percent December unemployment rate was more than November’s 7.2 percent. December’s unemployment rate was three-tenths of a percent less than the same month …

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Man charged with felony

A 39-year-old Sturgis man was charged with felony retail fraud and felon in possession of a firearm following his alleged role in a retail-theft incident earlier this month at the Three Rivers Walmart. The arrest was made in Sturgis Township in the 25000 block of U.S. 12. The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit and the St. Joseph County Special …

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Update – Propane energy emergency

Governor Rick Snyder says the propane shortage in Michigan has “eased slightly,” however supplies remain tight, and the state is working to alleviate the supply problem which has surfaced with the recent arctic cold snap that has hit the state. The governor says he’s directed state agencies to reach out to consumers affected by the shortage, by offering assistance and …

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