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Agency receives check

Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County executive director Liz O’Dell said the agency last week received a check for more than $200,000 from her counterpart in Oakland County. O’Dell told board members during their monthly meeting Tuesday that the $211,000 will help cover spin-down costs, which are incurred when the agency fronts deductible or co-pay …

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Food-services receive good scores

Thirty-two food-service establishments in St. Joseph County were recognized for earning exemplary inspection scores by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. Certificates of excellence were awarded to the eateries for meeting criteria set by the state and earning top scores after being inspected at least once annually by the Coldwater-based department. Among the fast-food and sit-down establishments in Sturgis, Mancino’s …

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Tickets for ‘Citizen of the Year’

Tickets are now available for the banquet and program to honor Carol Boulette as this year’s Three Rivers Lions Club “Citizen of the Year.” The gathering takes place May 14 at Belle Epoque in downtown Three Rivers. A reception is at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $20 per person and available at the Southern Michigan Bank …

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Sheriff investigating incident

The St Joseph County Sheriff Department investigated a breaking-and-entering incident last week in Lockport Township. Deputies responded to a residence in the 17000 block of Scott Lane, where prescription medicine was reported stolen. The incident occurred between 4:30 and 10 p.m. Friday.

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Armed robbery in Three Rivers

The BP gas station on West Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening. Local police say the gunman forced the clerk into a storage room and bound his hands and legs. The man then stole money and the clerk’s car. Officers were able to locate the man on the Indiana Toll Road traveling westbound. Indiana State …

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Three arrests following chase in TR

Three Rivers Police were involved in a chase Monday evening, involving the occupants of a car who were allegedly responsible for a string of thefts from local businesses. The chase began near Wal-Mart and ended when the car crashed into a power pole at the corner of Constantine and Hill Streets. The driver fled on foot, and was apprehended with …

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