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TR graduate to receive scholarship

A Three Rivers High School graduate planning to attend Grand Valley State University was named the recipient of the 12th Ron Reece Scholarship. Lizzy Skalski, a 2013 high school graduate, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, renewable annually for a total of four years. Named in honor of the late Three Rivers Community Schools superintendent, the Ron Reece Memorial Scholarship is …

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CPR Training

The Three Rivers Fire Department is overseeing a free CPR/AED training session, thanks to a grant received by the St. Joseph County United Way. Training will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at the Church of the Nazarene, on Coon Hollow Road in Three Rivers. Participation will be limited to the first 50 registered participants, who must …

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River cleanup

The St. Joseph County Conservation District will stage the first of its seven river cleanups for 2013 Saturday. Weather permitting, a 4.7-mile stretch of the Prairie River will be cleared in Lockport Township, from Hoshel Road to Lutz Road. The 2013 campaign is the third of a five-year mission to clean all 150 miles of rivers in the county. The …

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TR Wastewater Treatment Plant commended

Members of the Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant were commended by city officials last week for reaching a significant milestone. Plant director James Baker said the utility went 24 consecutive months without a violation of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. Four of the plant’s five employees were on hand to receive recognition by Baker and commendation by Mayor …

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St. Joe County Citizen of the Year

An Indiana man was named by Sheriff Brad Balk as St. Joseph County’s Citizen of the Year. The recognition went to Middlebury resident Andrew Finch during a brief ceremony at the sheriff’s department Tuesday. Finch helped investigators solve a pair of larcenies from Fillmore Equipment in Park Township. Finch was commended for acting on a suspicious situation after he was …

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Reward for information

A $500 reward is being offered by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department for information related to a series of break-ins in southeastern St. Joseph County. The department said the reward is available to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction for the responsible party. Authorities are advising residents be especially alert to suspicious activity or …

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Fire department gets a check

The Colon Fire Department recently received a boost in its goal to purchase equipment for a new tanker/pumper truck. An international Food Fest event staged earlier this month by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church raised $1,200. A check was presented last week to Colon Fire Chief Matt Overholt. Members of the congregation said the March fire that destroyed two downtown businesses …

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County Board, set work session

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners set a time and date for an upcoming work session, an informal gathering that will take place at 3 p.m., June 5 at the county courthouse. Commissioner Don Eaton during Tuesday’s twice-a-month meeting said the much-discussed work session and its continued postponements was becoming a problem. He voiced his frustration over perpetual postponements …

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Break-in and larceny being investigated

A break-in at a Mottville Township gas station was investigated this week by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday to the 11000 block of U.S. 12 in response to an alarm that was triggered as a result of the break-in. A department media release did not indicate whether anything was taken from the …

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York leaves position

Three Rivers City Commissioner David York plans to leave his elected position at the end of June. York announced during Tuesday’s city commission meeting his purchase of a residence outside the city limits where he plans to live, forcing him to give up the seat he gained in November 2011. His two-year term expires at the end of the year. …

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