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Alcohol a factor in car-bicycle accident

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a car-bicycle accident last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said 34-year-old James Gould of Three Rivers was bicycling east on Hoffman Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday when his bike was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 73-year-old Fabius Township resident Larry Campbell, according to investigators. The incident occurred just …

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Short agenda for city commission

What appears to be a brief meeting awaits Mayor Tom Lowry and the Three Rivers City Commission this evening. The only items of business appear under the consent agenda. The items include police department monthly report for October, library board minutes of September and October, and change orders related to Broadway Street railroad signalization and sanitary sewer relocation at Metal …

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White Pigeon seeks millage input

White Pigeon Community Schools this evening is staging the third of three community forums related to next year’s renewal for a sinking-fund millage. Superintendent Jon Keyer said the 6:30 p.m. session at the high school library serves as a follow-up to the Oct. 24 and Nov. 16 forums, during which ideas for the 3-mill renewal were identified. A steering committee …

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County unemployment increased

The October unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by four-tenths 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 3.9 percent October unemployment rate was more than September’s 3.5 percent. October’s unemployment rate was six-tenths of a percent higher than the same month …

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Celebrity Waiter Night hopes to raise funds

The St. Joseph County United Way is staging another “Celebrity Waiter Night” fundraiser. The latest benefit takes place this evening at Frankie’s in Three Rivers. Between 5:30 and 8:30, 10 notable residents will serve as wait staff and all tips provided during the three-hour window will go to the Centreville-based agency. The celebrities are: Matt Lori, Tom and Keri Bringman, …

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Youth basketball contest planned

Details about the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot have been released. The free-throw program is open to children between the ages of 8 and 13, and participation is free. This year’s event takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday at Three Rivers High School. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. the day of the contest, in which participants will shoot 25 free …

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