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Man charged with arson

A 74-year-old Elkhart County man was charged with arson following an incident Friday evening in White Pigeon Township. According to the Michigan State Police, the man allegedly set fire to a rental unit in which he was residing, in the 71000 block of Aldrich Lake Road. There were no injuries and no other adjacent structures were damaged by fire, heat, …

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River cleanup accomplished

Members of the St. Joseph County Conservation District said perfect weather and sufficient water depth Saturday combined for a successful cleanup of the Rocky River. Twelve volunteers participated in the daylong effort, which started at Null Road and concluded just past U.S. 131. An estimated 250 pounds of debris was collected from the river, including a bale of wire fencing, …

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Fundraiser to support military successful

An annual fundraiser to support military members injured during combat drew nearly 400 people at the Lee and Peggy Fassett residence in Park Township. Peggy Fassett said donations raised through the fourth annual Homes for Our Troops exceeded $7,000, the most in the event’s short history. The gathering Saturday evening featured a hog roast and other food, live music and …

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Draft agreements for ambulance service

The process aimed at sustainable and more equitable funding for the Three Rivers Fire Department (TRFD) Ambulance Service continued to move forward Thursday evening (July 26) with the latest ‘Community Development Meeting’ (CDM) of officials from the City of Three Rivers and Fabius, Lockport and Park townships. City officials presented draft agreements between the city and each of the townships …

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August Breastfeeding Awarness Month

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency – in conjunction with Governor Rick Snyder’s declaration of August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month – is sponsoring a Hats Off to Breastfeeding Campaign. All breastfeeding mothers and their children are invited to participate in a fun, free “photo session” with the latest fashion hit for breastfeeding babes – Nursing Hat Covers, a fashion craze …

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Health Fair at TR Health

Three Rivers Health will host a Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 25. Food, Health, Art and Fun will be ingredients of the event. For additional information – including a vendor registration form for booth space at the fair – visit the Three Rivers Health website at www.threerivershealth.org.

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