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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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Sturgis teacher arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges

A 37-year-old teacher at Sturgis High School is on paid administrative leave pending a police investigation into allegations of criminal sexual conduct. The teacher was arrested Monday after a police investigation showed he allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. A day later, St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough charged the suspect with one count of distributing or promoting …

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County commission approves appopriations

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved two annual appropriations Tuesday. Commissioners allocated nearly $290,000, an amount it had budgeted, to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency to finance a portion of the agency’s annual operations. Financial transfers will be administered quarterly. The motion also squared the annual $1-a-year rent the agency pays to the county for …

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Commissioners revise citizen comment rules

Anyone wishing to address the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners now has one fewer opportunity per meeting. Following brief discussion Tuesday, the five-member panel approved a revision to the rules that spell out protocol at the commissioners’ twice-a-month meetings. A bylaw approved in 1994 that allowed for citizen comment twice a meeting – once near the onset and again …

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