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County commission keeps sports complex moving forward

Opponents of the location for a proposed Three Rivers sports complex addressed members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. Despite the concerns, members of the commission approved a resolution to keep the multi-field sports complex development moving forward. Commission chair Allen Balog said much of the opposition brought up at the meeting was about location. Balog, however, said …

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Three Rivers Health reports positive February

At the March meeting of the Three Rivers Health Board of Trustees, hospital officials reported a net income of more than $17,000 for February. CEO Bill Russell said the hospital continues on firm ground financially thanks to the support, excellence and leadership from employees, senior staff and the board, he noted. Also, the board announced Three Rivers Health is actively …

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Burr Oak police chief returned to work

Burr Oak Police Chief Cynthia Miller returned to work Tuesday following a three-day suspension. Miller was disciplined last week for what officials say was insubordination. Village trustee Tabitha Hines, who chairs the village’s police committee, informed Miller she would be off for three days without pay. The suspension period began Thursday and concluded Monday. Because it is considered a personnel …

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Woman found dead in Three Rivers hotel

A 55 year old female was found dead in bed earlier today at the America’s Best Value Inn. An autopsy has been scheduled to assist in determining the cause of death. As of now, this death is classified as suspicious and anyone with any information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Three Rivers Police Department with any information.

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Reward offered for cemetery damage information

Damage at Oaklawn Cemetery in the city of Sturgis last weekend is estimated to be in excess of $50,000. The Sturgis Police Department said the majority of headstones destroyed or damaged date to the 1800s and are expensive to replace. Investigators said the incident occurred at some point between Friday night and 5 p.m. Sunday. The City of Sturgis is offering …

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White Pigeon president to step down

Dan Czajkowski, longtime president for the village of White Pigeon, has announced he will seek a seat on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The 60-year-old Bronson native said he will step down after a 30-year tenure on the village council – including the past 14 as its president – in order to concentrate on his bid for the …

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