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At its September meeting,Three Rivers Health Board of Trustees reported net income of $80,944 for August and net income of $259,511 for the year, which is $94,898 above budget and $1,424,843 above prior year. “We are not only on firm ground financially but are in a season of growth, thanks to the support, service, excellence and leadership – from our employees, senior staff …

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Plan to transform old hospital presented

A plan to turn the old Three Rivers Hospital into a mixed-campus development was presented Wednesday in Three Rivers. Created by Birmingham-based Gibbs Planning Group, the concept includes a major residential component, restaurant and calls for expanding the property’s sled hill. The proposal received a warm reception from municipal and other community leaders assembled to hear and see the presentation by …

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Several birds tested positive for West Nile

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has been notified that four dead birds submitted to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Disease Laboratory have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The positive results mean residents of the three counties should be more vigilant in their personal-protective measures to prevent mosquito bites. While no human cases of West Nile Virus …

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Two people injured in 2 car crash

Two people suffered injuries following a two-car collision Tuesday on M-66 in Sherman Township. State police said 63-year-old John Parks of Sturgis was driving east on Wait Road at 4:45 p.m. when he failed to stop at the intersection of M-66. Parks’ vehicle struck a northbound car driven by Toni Swope, 57, also of Sturgis. Neither person suffered life-threatening injuries …

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Illegal sewer connection results in overflow incident

Personnel from the Three Rivers Waste Water Treatment Plant responded this week to a report of an illegal sewer connection by a homeowner. The issue was brought to light around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday following a report of a sanitary-sewage overflow incident. The illegal connection was given a temporary repair to stop the homeowner’s sewage from flowing into the Portage River …

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One injured in Colon crash

Sheriff’s deputies investigated a two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon in Colon Township. Deputies said Stanley Futymoski, age 76 of Colon, was stopped on M-86 at the north junction of M-66, when he pulled his vehicle into the path of a car being driven northbound on M-66 by Dolores Hochradel, 87, of Sturgis. Hochradel sustained injuries to her legs and back, and was …

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