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Annexation of sports complex land halted

Lockport Township has secured a temporary restraining order in response to the city of Three Rivers on Tuesday annexing an 80-acre parcel of land for development of a multi-field sports complex. The issue is set to be settled before circuit court judge Paul Stutesman at 1 p.m. Feb. 17. The restraining order was signed Wednesday morning by St. Joseph County …

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Two arrested after stabbing

Two Jackson residents were arrested last weekend following a domestic-assault incident in the city of Three Rivers. Police were called to the 200 block of River Drive and arrived to find an 18-year-old man had been stabbed by his girlfriend. The victim was treated at Three Rivers Health. He and his girlfriend were subsequently taken to the St. Joseph County …

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Commission approves COA receptionist

St. Joseph County commissioners this week agreed to the hiring of a part-time receptionist for Commission On Aging. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners approved the agency to fill the position, which will cost an estimated $17,000. In a separate matter, commissioners OK’d the classification of a lead ranger for the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department. The position is for …

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Annual free fishing weekend promotes water resources

State Rep. Aaron Miller is encouraging people to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend, Feb. 13 and 14, by venturing on the ice to a local lake or pond. Miller said no fishing license is required for residents or non-residents during the Free Fishing Weekend. Not only is it a fun time for experienced anglers, Miller said, but it is …

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TRHS Quiz Bowl Team takes 1st place

Three Rivers High School is pleased to announce that the TRHS Quiz Bowl Team and Coach Natalie Ullrey earned 1st place at today’s St. Joseph County High School Quiz Bowl meet! 2016 Quiz Bowl Team Members Sean Connelly Brianne Ritchie Daniel Shane Joe Embil Martin Arums Hunter Kimble Shelby Glessner Wesley Turner Luke Hoxie

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Out and About – Week of February 1st

About two years ago, I found myself experiencing a sneezing fit every couple of days. It consisted of about eight or nine sneezes in a row. I don’t have any allergies, and could be sitting at home, working in my office, or driving my car, when the sneezes occurred. My wife experiences the same thing. I’d be interested in knowing …

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Hospital worker fired after abuse probe gets job back

A former Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital worker who was among those fired last year following an investigation into abuse of a patient is getting his job back. George White is scheduled to return to work Feb. 16 after he completes training that gives more guidance about how to handle violent patients. White appealed his firing, saying he was wrongfully discharged. He …

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Business owner still sells appliances at 100 years old

Mary Ann Gorzenski sits at her desk Monday, Feb. 1,2016,  at Joe's Appliance Store, in Bay City, Mich. She received tulips for her recent 100 year birthday. (Yfat Yossifor/The Bay City Times via AP)

It was during World War II when Mary Gorzenski’s husband Joe essentially put in her charge of the family’s appliance store. He took a factory job at the time and told her — perhaps half-jokingly — that if the business flopped and they lost money, it would be her fault. “At that point, I knew I needed to get my …

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Commissioners approve millage request for road commission

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved ballot language for a millage request being sought this spring by the county road commission. At stake May 3 will be a request of up to 2.5 mills, which would yield more than $5.4 million annually over a 10-year period. Road commission members last month approved a plan that would call …

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