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Boy drowns at Elkhart water park, 2nd boy hospitalized

A 10-year-old boy has drowned at a water park owned by the city of Elkhart. A 9-year-old boy made it to shore and is hospitalized in fair condition. The Elkhart Truth reports the Osolo Township Fire Department and Osolo paramedics responded to Ideal Beach Water Park around 1 p.m. Friday for a report of a boy who had nearly drowned. …

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Health Fair planned

Three Rivers Health has announced its sixth annual Health Fair and St. Joseph County United Way Fundraiser is set to take place next month. The event will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 in the HealthTRAC facility on the hospital campus. The event is to feature fun, food and giveaways. Its main events are the Kids Zone, Healthy …

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TR sports complex moves forward

Three Rivers’ effort to annex a 77-acre property from Lockport Township gained considerable strength Thursday, following support from a key state official. Shelly Edgerton director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, sided with a recommendation from her five-member commission and approved the annexation. Edgerton’s signature Thursday means Three Rivers cleared the most significant – and potentially final …

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June crop water needs

Many areas in Indiana and Michigan quickly went from too much rainfall at planting to sparsely little rainfall from emergence on leading to an early start for the irrigation season for some. To avoid getting behind on available water, irrigators are encouraged to apply irrigation water to make up the deficit between crop water use and rainfall for the previous …

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Boy dies in Cass County accident

A 6-year-old boy died in Cass County’s Volinia Township following an accident Wednesday afternoon. Deputies were called at 3:30 p.m. to the 19000 block of Dewy Lake Street. The boy, identified as Holden High, was riding in the bucket loader of a skid steer used to do landscaping around some trees. He fell out of the bucket and was run over …

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Art on the Green showcases local vendors

Aficionados of high-end, quality art will be a short drive from a wide variety of options this weekend. The sixth annual “Art on the Green” show returns 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Klinger Lake Country Club. Event organizer Shireen Cline said this year’s event will feature nearly 20 vendors. Cline said she will have vendors and crafters from …

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