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Winners of Dancing with the St. Joe County Stars

Three Rivers City Manager Joe Bippus and his wife, Cheryl, were crowned the winners of the inaugural Dancing With the St. Joseph County Stars event Friday. Staged at Glen Oaks Community College’s Nora Hagen Theater, the fundraiser featured six teams. The couples and their respective coaches volunteered their time as part of the fundraiser to benefit the St. Joseph County …

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Man injured in snowmobile accident

A 44-year-old Edwardsburg man was treated for minor injuries Thursday after he was involved in a snowmobile accident in Penn Township. Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. said deputies were called around 4:15 p.m. to Dutch Settlement Street and Decatur Road. The victim, Robert Frick, told police he was traveling on a snowmobile trail when he lost control and his …

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Survey results

Results of a needs-assessment questionnaire, distributed jointly by Sturgis Hospital and Three Rivers Health, have been released. Following several months of compiling and analyzing data, the two health centers are spreading word of the survey results. According to the St. Joseph County 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment, issues associated with mental health were a concern for 53 percent of survey respondents. …

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Three arrested for meth

Two men and a woman were arrested Tuesday in Sturgis on methamphetamine-related charges. The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Center Avenue following an investigation of suspected drug activity inside the residence. Once inside, investigators discovered evidence of the use and manufacture of meth, including hazardous materials, department officials said. A …

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Third death from influenza

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is reporting the third death in the tri-county area this season due to complications from influenza. This is the second death of a St. Joseph County resident, though the death of the elderly man occurred in an out-of-county facility. In each of the three cases, there were underlying conditions that may have been the …

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Dancing with the St. Joe County Stars

Here’s a reminder that online voting for the People’s Choice continues through Wednesday for the upcoming Dancing With the St. Joseph County Stars event. Event organizer Linda Kline said an award will be presented after Friday’s production to the couple that receives the most online votes for People’s Choice. Voting for the award will continue the day of the event …

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Concerns about leaving water running

Concerns about the city’s recommendation to leave a trickle of water running as a precaution against frozen pipes were expressed during last week’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Residents Jim Everett and Helen Dettmar asked Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners if residents who adhere to the request would be given a break on their water bills. City manager Joe Bippus …

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Narcotics Unit arrest three

An investigation ongoing for several weeks culminated Tuesday with the arrest of three people in the Meijer parking lot in Three Rivers. Sheriff’s department officials said narcotics investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit said the case involved methamphetamine delivery and production. Charges include delivery of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine precursors. One of the males also had …

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Applebee’s donates

The Three Rivers Applebee’s recently made a financial donation to the Three Rivers Food Site and other area food banks. Manager Ken Springsteen said the restaurant sold old decorative items online and donated the funds. The Three Rivers Food Site and the Constantine Food Bank each received $1,276. Springsteen said the effort was a way of thanking Three Rivers for …

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Sturgis Hospital Associate of the Year

Registered dietitian Sarah Clark has been named Sturgis Hospital’s associate of the year for 2013. Clark, an 11-year employee, was nominated by marketing director Phyllis Youga, who made her nomination based on Clark’s customer service and dedication to serve others inside and outside the organization. Clark received $100 in Sturgis Chamber Dollars and a preferred parking spot for the first …

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