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Sheriff’s Department to hold final boater safety classes

Here’s a reminder that the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is offering two final boater safety classes this season. The remaining dates are Saturday and June 25 at the sheriff’s department. Each class runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and includes a break for lunch. Participants must be at least 12 years old by the date of the class they …

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Commission considers renaming park

A community park was suggested to be named in honor of a former member of the Three Rivers City Commission. During last week’s city commission meeting, commissioner Diane Clay suggested a park on Broadway Street near Fourth Street be named in honor of Elbert Foster, who passed away last month following a 10-year battle against sickle cell anemia. Foster was …

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Motorcycle crash injures Ohio man

An Ohio man was injured after he was involved in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Florence Township. Sheriff’s officials said David Cathcart, of Chagrin Falls, was riding his motorcycle at 5:25 p.m. on Mintdale Road, when he misjudged a curve in the roadway west of Sevison Road and drove into a field. Cathcart was treated at the scene …

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Woman injured in Cass County crash

A two-vehicle accident in Cass County earlier this week resulted in a Three Rivers woman seeking hospitalization. Cass County sheriff’s deputies said the incident occurred at 2 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 12 at Baldwin Prairie Road. Authorities said 55-year-old Stacy Roberts was injured after the vehicle she was driving west on U.S. 12 was struck on the driver’s side by …

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Miller announces upcoming office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced office hours at three locations in the 59th House District next week. Miller invites residents to join him Monday for the informal gatherings at LA’s Coffee Café in Three Rivers from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Gibby’s Bar and Grill in Mendon from …

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Officer of the Year and On Call Award recipients named

Matt Boerman has been named Officer of the Year for the Sturgis Police Department and Patrick Camburn received recognition with the Fire Department On-Call Award. Boerman began his Sturgis career in 2004, coming from the village of Hopkins. He has served as a crash investigator, driving instructor, bike patrol officer, and a member of the St. Joseph County Special Response …

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