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County commissioners agree to contract renewal

Despite some reservations, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week agreed to renew an antenna-lease contract with the city of Sturgis. The pact will cost the county $7,350 in all over the life of the seven-year deal for maintenance plus an additional $1 annually for the space. Central Dispatch Director Dennis Brandenburg said the antenna supports radio-communication for …

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New city commissioner named

Three Rivers City Commission members will welcome a new commissioner aboard the seven-person panel next week. Norm Stutesman was chosen Tuesday to replace Diane Clay as representative of the city’s Third District. Clay had to vacate the seat due to her move to another area of the community. Stutesman, 72, was chosen even though no applications for the position were …

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Central dispatch millage pulled from commission agenda

A possible millage sought later this year by the county’s E-911 Central Dispatch agency is off the table. Central Dispatch Director Dennis Brandenburg broached the subject during the commission’s Jan. 11 executive committee meeting. The proposed millage, which would have appeared before voters in May, would have sought up to four-tenths of a mill. It would have generated up to …

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Three Rivers girls take on Battle Creek Harper Creek

A rare Monday night broadcast of high school basketball is on tap this evening. The Three Rivers girls basketball team will be the focus of the contest, as the Lady Cats host Battle Creek Harper Creek in a non-conference matchup, taking place as a makeup game from a December weather-related postponement. Three Rivers is coming off a 60-14 home win …

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Three Rivers Health announces Employees of the Quarter

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce our Employees of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2016. The honorees are Charlie Shane, Chantelle Jepson, Sam Weddington, Jennifer Huyck, and Michelle Stewart. On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, the Pure TRH Team (Employee Engagement Team) hosted the Employee of the Quarter Celebration in the TRH Cafe. Over 115 employees gathered to …

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Final appeal denied for Brown

The Michigan Supreme Court last week denied the final appeal of Andy Brown in the David Locey murder case. Brown was found guilty of second-degree murder in the October 2013 shooting death of Locey. Brown in August 2014 was sentenced to as many as 75 years in prison. Locey, a Sturgis CPA who had employed Brown, found evidence of embezzlement …

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