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Restored cannon returned to Scidmore Park

A link to history has been restored and returned to its prominent location along West Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers. Following a $9,700 refurbishing of its carriage, the Scidmore Park cannon is back on public display. Amy Roth, Department of Public Services director, said the work on the carriage was done at the behest of the city in conjunction with …

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Omni celebrates White Pigeon opening

A grand-opening and ceremonial ribbon-cutting took place last week at Omni Community Credit Union in White Pigeon. The fanfare occurred with the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce. Ted Parsons, CEO of Omni Community Credit Union, said Omni is excited about being a part of the community. Chris Overbeek, chief marketing officer for OMNI Community Credit Union, presented a check for $1,000 …

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TRHS receives bronze medal in high school rankings

Three Rivers High School recently received accolades from the U.S. News and World Report. The 747-student school was ranked 125th out of 245 Michigan high schools included in the survey. To be eligible for a state ranking, a school has to have been awarded a national gold, silver or bronze medal. According to its website, U.S. News ranks schools based …

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Low unemployment leaves county struggling to find workers

Many businesses in Indiana’s Elkhart County are struggling to find workers as the area is experiencing the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years. The Elkhart Truth reports that the county’s unemployment rate in April was 2.8 percent. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, this is the lowest since October 2000’s rate of 2.2 percent. The low unemployment …

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COA looks at former hotel

The St. Joseph County Commission On Aging is eyeing a long-vacant hotel for not only its new headquarters, but senior housing as well. COA executive director Tim Stoll confirmed he is reviewing options and projected expenses related to converting Three Rivers Inn to suit the agency’s needs. Stoll, however, said the process is in its infancy and he plans to …

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Colon woman dies in crash

A 60-year-old Colon-area woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 4 p.m. Thursday on M-66 near Marvin Road in Colon Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies said all three vehicles were northbound on M-66, approaching a construction zone. The first and second vehicles were slowing when the middle vehicle was struck by the third vehicle, which had not slowed, …

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Mower stolen in Fabius Township

A John Deere riding mower and other items were stolen within the past week from a residence in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s department investigators said deputies were called to the 10000 block of Hoffman Road this week. Sometime between May 11 and 14, suspects forced entry into the garage of a vacant residence and stole a riding mower, air-conditioning unit and …

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Miller announces in district hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced his monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of representing the concerns of the community. Miller said the feedback he receives at the monthly meetings is the most important tool to have when representing the district in Lansing. Miller encourages anyone with concerns or ideas about state or local government to join him for …

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Tim

Hi! My name is Tim and I am a black and white male cat, about 1-1/2 years old. I’m “dressed” to go out on the town with my tuxedo on, but I’d really rather find a nice, secure home. I’m very friendly and calm and love any attention you can give to me. Please come in to give me a …

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County Commissioners adopt civility proclamation

A civility proclamation was adopted Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Board chairman Allen Balog said the idea was brought to the board by Jeff Gatton from the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. Balog said Gatton hopes the proclamation will eventually be adopted by municipalities and other boards countywide. The proclamation states, in part, that the …

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