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Water Festival planning meeting scheduled today

Members of the Three Rivers Water Festival Planning Committee are inviting anyone interested in helping organize the 2016 event to a special meeting this evening. The 60th annual community festival takes place June 16, 17 and 18, and event organizers are seeking input regarding ideas for a theme, activities and entertainment. Today’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Three …

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Hospital board provides financial update

Three Rivers Health Board of Trustees reported a net income of more than $145,000 for October and net income in excess of $314,000 for the year to date. The financial update was provided during the hospital’s recent board meeting. In addition, preparation continues for the 2016 operating and capital budgets, and the Studer Groups Leadership Evaluation Manager program continues on …

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Ginger

Hi. My name is Ginger and I am a female red tick hound, about 2 years old. I am very sweet but I’m kind of scared and confused right now. I get along with other dogs and am pretty quiet and calm. The lady who took my picture said she is a sucker for freckles and I have them all …

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K-Wings fall to Walleye in the shootout

KALAMAZOO – The Kalamazoo Wings (7-10-1-1) took a 3-0 lead over the visiting Toledo Walleye (9-5-1-3) on Sunday evening, but the game was anything but easy for the K-Wings. A scoreless first period cleared the way for a four-goal second. Just 17 seconds into the middle period, David GIlbert scored his second of the season, prompting fans to toss 1,087 …

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Sturgis approved selling of electric power

Sturgis city commissioners this month approved an agreement to sell electric power generated by the city’s diesel plant. Putting that power into the regional electric grid will generate an estimated $400,000 in payments to the city, municipal officials said. Commissioners also clarified and expanded language in a downtown business district zoning ordinance to allow for limited-purpose fencing. Masonry walls will …

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Sturgis senior center construction on track

Construction of the new Sturgis senior center is on track for an early-March move-in, according to St. Joseph County Commission On Aging officials. Furthermore, COA officials said there may be a buyer for the current Paul Cassault Center, the longtime Sturgis home of south-county senior services. Lynn Coursey, COA executive director, said the new site under construction on North Franks …

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Sports complex committee formed

A committee to help design a proposed sports complex in the Three Rivers area was assembled earlier this month. Three Rivers municipal officials sought help from the River Country Recreational Authority to establish a committee, whose members would help plan the layout of the multi-field facility. The committee is comprised of Jim Stuck, Fred Beuter, Curt Penny, Mike Charvat, Lindsay …

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Sturgis supports additional road millage proposal

The city of Sturgis has gone on record supporting four neighboring townships in calling for the St. Joseph County Road Commission to put a dedicated road- millage proposal before the county’s voters. Members of the Sturgis City Commission earlier this month agreed they will support an additional property tax to pay for local road construction and repair. A resolution endorsing …

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New businesses expected in Sturgis

New development is coming to South Centerville Road in Sturgis. Tractor Supply Company is expected to relocate into a portion of the current Kmart facility and share the remainder of the space with a new Dunham’s Sports. The move will result in five times more floor space for TSC, compared to its current location, at 1313 S. Centerville Road. Officials …

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Results of superintendent evaluation expected in December

Members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education next month are expected to share results of its evaluation of superintendent Jean Logan. Work started on the task Monday, as the board met in executive session to begin the evaluation process. Between now and the board’s December meeting, the evaluation will be typed and prepared for public release. Logan, …

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