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Two die in rural Colon crash

Following an incident in Branch County Sunday afternoon, a 38 year old male from Colon was traveling at a high rate of speed in the 33000 block of Wattles Road, when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road and struck a 53 year old female who was mowing her lawn. After striking the female, the vehicle …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

Three Rivers police last week arrested a woman on felony drug charges following a traffic stop on South Hooker Avenue. According to a department media release, the woman’s vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation in the early morning hours Friday near Buck Street after it was observed driving through neighborhoods with no clear direction or purpose, authorities said. The …

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Three Rivers Health names Employee of the Year

Officials from Three Rivers Health announced that Charlie Shane has been selected as the recipient of the hospital’s Employee of the Year award. The acknowledgment took place during the inaugural Three Rivers Health Employee Gala last month at A Place In Time banquet facility. Shane has been with Three Rivers Health since 1996 and currently works as an Engineering Technician. …

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Vacant home damaged in fire

Investigators from Michigan State Police were at the scene of a house fire early Friday in White Pigeon Township. Authorities said the fire, at 20250 Fawn River Road, was reported by a passerby just before 2 a.m. No injuries were reported. Officials said the home had been vacant for several years, with no utilities connected. Under those circumstances, investigators termed …

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Lions select citizens of the year

The Three Rivers Lions Club has selected Jo and Del Barton of Three Rivers as the winners of this year’s “Bruce C. Snook Citizens of the Year” award. Since 1965, the Lions Club has recognized recipients who, through a commitment to service, have given unselfishly of themselves for the betterment of the community. In keeping with this tradition, the Bartons …

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Man injured in crash

A Vandalia man suffered minor injuries after his vehicle struck a deer then went off the roadway in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said 21-year-old Devin Todd was driving east on Calvin Hill Road near Kensington Road shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Todd’s vehicle struck a deer then several trees after leaving the road. Todd, who was the only occupant …

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