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Police investigate hit and run

A hit-and-run incident over the weekend in Park Township is under investigation by state police. According to a state police media release, a vehicle was heading north on U.S. 131 before 7 a.m. Saturday when it left the roadway around M-216 and struck several small trees in a resident’s yard. Debris at the scene indicates the vehicle is a mid …

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Glen Oaks establishes new Honor Society chapter

Glen Oaks Community College last week held its inaugural ceremony inducting 18 members into the newly established Delta Rho Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Professions in Technology. Epsilon Pi Tau is 81 years old and promotes excellence in academics, service, and research. As with all honor societies, EPT is dedicated to honoring high academic performance, …

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Community Dental Centers to hold open houses

The Branch-Hillsdale St. Joseph Community Health Agency, in conjunction with My Community Dental Centers, are inviting community partners and residents to attend a grand-opening celebration and open house for two new dental centers. Coldwater Dental Center has been in operation since August of 2016, but recently has moved to its permanent home at 382 E. Chicago St. in Coldwater. The …

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Restored cannon returned to Scidmore Park

A link to history has been restored and returned to its prominent location along West Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers. Following a $9,700 refurbishing of its carriage, the Scidmore Park cannon is back on public display. Amy Roth, Department of Public Services director, said the work on the carriage was done at the behest of the city in conjunction with …

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Omni celebrates White Pigeon opening

A grand-opening and ceremonial ribbon-cutting took place last week at Omni Community Credit Union in White Pigeon. The fanfare occurred with the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce. Ted Parsons, CEO of Omni Community Credit Union, said Omni is excited about being a part of the community. Chris Overbeek, chief marketing officer for OMNI Community Credit Union, presented a check for $1,000 …

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TRHS receives bronze medal in high school rankings

Three Rivers High School recently received accolades from the U.S. News and World Report. The 747-student school was ranked 125th out of 245 Michigan high schools included in the survey. To be eligible for a state ranking, a school has to have been awarded a national gold, silver or bronze medal. According to its website, U.S. News ranks schools based …

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