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Unemployment decreases in St. Joseph County

The December unemployment rate in St. Joseph County decreased by half a percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 3.4 percent December unemployment rate was less than November’s 3.9 percent. However, December’s unemployment rate was three-tenths of a percent higher than the same month …

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Man arrested on drug charges

A Three Rivers man was arrested last week on drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Three Rivers. Police said a vehicle was stopped early Friday at Broadway Street and U.S. 131 for an improper-lighting violation. K9 Django was brought to the scene and reacted to the presence of narcotics. Officer found evidence of drug use inside the vehicle. The …

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TR Lions Club – Nominations are being accepted

The Three Rivers Lions Club is accepting nominations for the “Three Rivers Lions Club Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year” award. The citizen of the year will be honored during a public banquet and program that will be in late April or early May. Nominations should include a thorough description of why the nominee is deserving of the honor, …

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K-Wings earn 5th straight with win over Nailers

The good times keep rolling for the Kalamazoo Wings (21-18-1-3). After defeating the Brampton Beast by a score of 2-1 in the shootout on Friday, the K-Wings had a day off on Saturday to prepare for the Wheeling Nailers on Sunday. Connor Crisp gave the Beast an early 1-0 lead by scoring his sixth goal of the season just over …

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Mark My Words

The hardest words to say… For some people it comes easy. For others, not so much. Some people say it way too easily while others refuse. There are people who look at it as a sign of weakness while others just feel there is no need for it. And yet, there are even those who are afraid to say it …

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Boil water advisory cancelled in Sturgis

The Boil Water Advisory issued on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 for those areas in Sturgis affected by the water main break has now officially been lifted. Samples taken throughout the area on Wednesday, January 25th and Thursday, January 26th have returned negative results for coliform bacteria. These results mean that drinking water quality meets the State of Michigan drinking water …

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Archer

Archer Jan 14 2017

Here I am at St. Joseph County Animal Control. My name is Archer. I am a boxer mix, male, Fawn and white. I sit upon command, I am friendly. The people here noticed that I get vocal for attention. I think I am about two years old. Come visit me. My docket number is B1517-000012, at the St. Joseph County …

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Semi-truck kills man on freeway in Kalamazoo County, doesn’t stop

Authorities say a semi-truck didn’t stop after fatally striking a man who was putting gasoline into a van along I-94 in southwestern Michigan. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s department says the 49-year-old Battle Creek man was dragged about 100 yards about 2:40 a.m. Friday along the eastbound lanes. The truck also hit the side of the stopped van before failing to …

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Water Festival theme announced

Organizers behind the 61st Three Rivers Water Festival have announced the theme for the 2017 event. Slated to begin June 15 as St. Joseph County’s first of eight community festivals, the 2017 Water Festival theme is “TR Looks to the Future.” Water Festival Committee members encourage participants to incorporate a futuristic theme in their events, especially during the opening-night parade. …

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Miller named to House Appropriations Committee

State Rep. Aaron Miller has been named to the House Appropriations Committee by Speaker Tom Leonard, and will again serve as chair of the State Police Appropriations Subcommittee. Miller also will serve as a member of the subcommittees on School Aid and Michigan Department of Education; Judiciary; and Higher Education. In addition he was named chair of the House Elections …

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