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Walk planned as DASAS fundraiser

Here’s a reminder that a fundraiser to benefit Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services will be staged in two weeks. “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes,” a one-mile walk to raise awareness and funds for the Three Rivers-based agency, will be Aug. 12 at Lafayette Park in Three Rivers. The walk starts at 11 a.m. and will include a kids’ walk, …

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Sherman Township barn fire caused by lightning

Investigators have concluded that lightning was the source of a barn fire earlier this month in Sherman Township. The barn and its contents were destroyed July 10 as the result of a lightning strike. Tri-Township firefighters were dispatched just after 9 a. m. to the 65000 block of Taylor Road. Upon arrival, fire crews found the structure fully engulfed. Officials …

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Sturgis Eagles receive grant

The St. Joseph County chapter of Whitetails Unlimited recently donated $1,500 to the Sturgis Eagles Club. Carolyn Stevens of Whitetails delivered the grant and said the Eagles qualify because of all the positive work it does for the community. She made special note of the free community Thanksgiving meal, its support of veterans and the days its members work at …

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District offers condolences to Chapman family

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan has issued a statement regarding last week’s drowning death of one of its high school students. Logan said the passing of 16-year-old Marco Chapman is a loss not only to the school district but the community as well. She said the school district will do everything it can to support Chapman’s family, its …

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Winning scratch-off ticket sold in Three Rivers

Officials with the Michigan State Lottery said a 23-year-old Three Rivers man last week cashed a winning scratch-off ticket to claim the $100,000 top prize. According to a media release from the Lansing-based agency, the winning $3 ticket was purchased at Paul’s Pantry on East Michigan Avenue. Zach Salmen told lottery officials he stopped at the store to grab a …

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Sturgis students tour Germany

The 2017 Wiesloch Sister City Exchange between Sturgis and the German town was experienced earlier this month by 16 Sturgis High School students and their two teacher chaperones. The students participated in the longstanding exchange program between the two sister cities. Students left Sturgis June 19 and returned July 10. The exchange occurs annually and lasts three weeks. Their travels …

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