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Mendon knocked out of playoffs

The final three high school football teams in the area bowed out of the playoffs over the weekend. In Division 8, Mendon saw its season end with a 14-6 loss at Holton. The Hornets finished the season with a 7-5 record. Meanwhile, Colon traveled to Morrice in 8-man football and lost, 40-8. The deepest football playoff run in school history …

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Church re-opens computer lab

Sturgis Missionary Church has re-opened its computer lab for public use. Located at 67080 N. M-66, the lab is open 9-11 a.m. Thursdays and is available at no charge. The internet-accessible computers can be used to create a resumé, complete an online job application, apply for county or state services, and print materials for job or housing applications. A volunteer …

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K-Wings falter in weekend games

The Kalamazoo Wings (4-6-0-1) dropped a pair of games this past weekend.  On Friday night, the K-Wings fell to the Toledo Walleye by a score of 5-2 and then on Saturday to the Brampton Beast 4-2. It wasn’t a great weekend as we lost both games,” said K-Wings defenseman Kyle Bushee.  “I think we just need to be better on …

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Accident results in arrests

A Three Rivers resident and others were arrested early Wednesday following a traffic accident that appears to have been the result of drugged driving. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 1:45 p.m. to M-60 and Shore Acres Road in Penn Township. The driver, a 42-year-old Three Rivers resident, was driving west on M-60 when he lost control of …

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County commission makes reappointments

A number of people were reappointed to various boards and committees following action Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Linda Leensvaart was reappointed to a two-year term to the county’s 911 Advisory Board. Her term will expire at the end of 2020. Meanwhile, Three Rivers-area resident Eric Shafer was reappointed to a three-year term to the St. …

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TR Schools seeks community input

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Ron Moag is seeking input on a survey designed to help the district with developing a 15-year facilities and site master plan. The district’s first-year superintendent said school officials are evaluating the current status of all buildings to identify short- and long-term plans and needs. The online survey will provide parent and community input necessary …

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United Way food drive collection underway

The St. Joseph County United Way is in the midst of collecting groceries for its annual “Thanksgiving For All” food drive. The collection started last week and concludes Nov. 20. Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the agency’s Centreville office, at 662 E. Main St. The effort is being done in conjunction with Michigan Department of Health and Human …

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County commission reluctantly accepts grant

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week reluctantly accepted a grant from Michigan’s Indigent Defense Commission. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners approved a motion netting the county $266,000 from the state source. The discontent came from the fact the county is obliged to satisfy terms of the agreement, which amounts to $414,000. The grant is retroactive to …

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Law enforcement urges locking vehicle doors

In light of an incident earlier this week in Branch County’s Sherwood Township, law-enforcement authorities are reminding the public to keep their vehicle doors locked at all times when parked outside. Troopers were called to the 1000 block of Ralston Road after it was discovered that a wallet was stolen from a vehicle between 4:40 and 9 p.m. Tuesday. Upon …

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Railroad crossing work begins

Work on a railroad crossing in Three Rivers started Wednesday and will continue through Tuesday. City officials said the Michigan Department of Transportation indicated the work at West Michigan Avenue and will involve a full replacement of the crossing. The third of three crossing repairs in the city will start Wednesday next week and focus on the crossing at South …

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