Recent Posts

Sturgis votes no to sidewalk committee

Sturgis city commissioners have vetoed a staff plan that would have revived a seven-member citizens committee to prioritize sidewalk projects and advise the commission on sidewalk policy issues. The vote was 5-4. The commissioner’s majority said they do not believe a citizens committee is necessary to prioritize sidewalk needs, instead leaving the recommendations to city staff with commissioners approving final …

Read More »

TRH nurse receives award

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health is proud to announce Tarah Gidley, RN, as recipient of the Southwestern Michigan Perinatal Association (SWMPA) Perinatal Excellence Award. Tarah was nominated by a co-worker for her positive attitude, excellent care, and being a great role model for all nurses. Tarah has been with Three Rivers Health for four years and works in …

Read More »

TRH announces Employees of the Quarter

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce Jonathan Sanner, Physical Therapist – Outpatient Physical Therapy; Lisa Cooper, Physical Therapist – Inpatient Rehabilitation; Abby Bogucki, Front Desk Attendant – HealthTRAC; Vanessa Schwartz, Physical Therapy Technician – Outpatient Physical Therapy; and Erin Bozell, Practice Management Coordinator, for being selected as our Employees of the Quarter for the first …

Read More »

Michigan online map offers guide to finding morel mushrooms

If you’re looking for good places to find tasty morel mushrooms this spring, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering some hints. The DNR has an online interactive map that shows where wildfires and prescribed burns took place in 2015. Each location on the map consists of at least 10 acres. Resource protection manager Jim Fisher says morels often …

Read More »

TRHS golf results

The Three Rivers golf team had its best league score of the season at the Allegan jamboree held a Cheshire Hills Golf Club. Their team score of 184 was tied for 6th however with the tie breakers they ended up 8th. Here is the team totals: Otsego 159 Vicksburg 173 Sturgis 176 Edwardsburg 179 Dowagiac 180 Allegan 184* Paw Paw …

Read More »

Kalamazoo teen shooting survivor hopes to cartwheel again

A 14-year-old girl shot in the head during a deadly rampage in southwestern Michigan says one of her goals is to eventually do cartwheels again. Abigail Kopf told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in a segment broadcast Monday that she’s a “warrior princess.” Vicki Kopf says her daughter can walk, negotiate stairs and move well on her own. Mary Free Bed …

Read More »

Household-hazardous-waste collection well attended

Saturday’s household-hazardous-waste collection and electronics recycling was a record-setting event, according to its organizers. Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, said the four-hour event at the county fairgrounds resulted in the collection of 11,000 pounds of household hazardous waste, up from about 8,500 pounds a year ago; 1,200 tires, double the amount from spring 2015; …

Read More »

Assistant prosecutor announces school board candidacy

A member of the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office has announced her candidacy for the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education. Erin Harrington, 37, filed paperwork last week for the four-year term. The post will be decided in November A Portage native, Harrington is the chief assistant prosecutor and president of the county’s bar association. Harrington said she is …

Read More »

March unemployment up in St. Joseph County

The March unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by one-tenth of 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 3.8 percent March unemployment rate was greater than February’s 3.7 percent. March’s unemployment rate was 1 percent less than the same month one year …

Read More »

TRHS safe driving campaign recognized

A team of Three Rivers High School students that spearheaded a safe-driving campaign over the past few months has been recognized for its efforts. Members found out last week they came in second place and were awarded a $1,250 cash prize. The teens facilitated three events that provided the school’s student body with tips about safe driving during the winter …

Read More »