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Centreville baseball moves on to semi-finals

A local high school baseball team will return to the state semi-finals Friday and try once again to bring home a state championship this weekend. The Centreville High School varsity squad Tuesday won its quarter-final contest against Concord, 4-3, in extra innings in Battle Creek. The Bulldogs, who sport a 28-3 record, will square off against Sterling Heights Parkway Christian …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Two people from White Pigeon were arrested Tuesday on drug-related charges following a compliance check on parolees and probationers. Sheriff’s officials said investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit worked in conjunction with agents from the Michigan Department of Corrections on a routine, unannounced compliance check. The checks were being conducted on St. Joseph County residents who were …

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Michigan unemployment rate dips to 4.7 percent in May

Michigan’s jobless rate dipped in May to 4.7 percent, the lowest since March 2001. The state’s seasonally adjusted rate was one-tenth of a percentage point below the 4.8 percent rate in April, the state reported Wednesday. The 4.7 percent jobless rate matches the national rate. Total employment was unchanged, while the labor force and number of unemployed both declined by …

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COA offers fresh produce program

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is participating in the Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH, which provides older adults with unprocessed, Michigan-grown products from authorized farmers markets and roadside stands throughout the state. Qualified older adults receive coupons that are used to purchase Michigan-grown produce at registered roadside stands and farmers markets. Eligible items include berries, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, beans and …

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Sheriff’s Department to hold final boater safety classes

Here’s a reminder that the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is offering two final boater safety classes this season. The remaining dates are Saturday and June 25 at the sheriff’s department. Each class runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and includes a break for lunch. Participants must be at least 12 years old by the date of the class they …

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Farmers Market to hold cooking demonstration

The St. Joseph County Commission On Aging is partnering with the Three Rivers Farmers Market to offer a cooking demonstration next week. The session takes place at 2:30 p.m. June 23 at the Farmers Market. The program is geared toward senior citizens and is offered at no cost.

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Commission considers renaming park

A community park was suggested to be named in honor of a former member of the Three Rivers City Commission. During last week’s city commission meeting, commissioner Diane Clay suggested a park on Broadway Street near Fourth Street be named in honor of Elbert Foster, who passed away last month following a 10-year battle against sickle cell anemia. Foster was …

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Out and About – Week of June 13th

One thing I’ve learned from doing this column is that my personal opinion on anything is better left unsaid. This pertains to topics on religion and politics most of the time. There are times that I find myself standing on that soapbox and expressing my feelings quite openly. After I prepare a column, I go back and review what I’ve …

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Motorcycle crash injures Ohio man

An Ohio man was injured after he was involved in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Florence Township. Sheriff’s officials said David Cathcart, of Chagrin Falls, was riding his motorcycle at 5:25 p.m. on Mintdale Road, when he misjudged a curve in the roadway west of Sevison Road and drove into a field. Cathcart was treated at the scene …

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Woman injured in Cass County crash

A two-vehicle accident in Cass County earlier this week resulted in a Three Rivers woman seeking hospitalization. Cass County sheriff’s deputies said the incident occurred at 2 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 12 at Baldwin Prairie Road. Authorities said 55-year-old Stacy Roberts was injured after the vehicle she was driving west on U.S. 12 was struck on the driver’s side by …

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