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Traffic stop leads to arrest

Three Rivers police arrested a woman this week after a traffic stop led to drug-related charges. The woman’s vehicle was stopped Monday evening on Broadway Street near the intersection of U.S. 131 after officers received a tip that its driver was involved in the sale of narcotics. K9 Django showed a positive reaction to the presence of drugs, according to …

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COA brings fresh produce to seniors

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is participating in Senior Project FRESH, which provides older adults who qualify with Michigan-grown products from authorized farmers markets and roadside stands throughout Michigan. Eligible items include berries, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, beans and honey. The program is free for both the participant and the farmer. Prospective recipients must be at least 60 years …

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State Boundary Commission approves annexation

Michigan’s State Boundary Commission voted Wednesday to approve its April recommendation supporting Three Rivers’ effort to annex a 77-acre property from Lockport Township. By a 3-2 tally in the commission’s office in Lansing, the panel stayed consistent with its April 12 split vote. With Wednesday’s move, Shelly Edgerton, director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, is expected …

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County agrees to purchase property for animal control

A new St. Joseph County Animal Control facility is still a number of years and several thousand dollars from reality, but a noteworthy step was taken Tuesday after county commissioners agreed to the purchase of more than an acre of property for what will someday be the site of a new animal-control headquarters. County administrator Pat Yoder said the 1.4-acre …

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Suspect arrested in breaking-and-entering

Three Rivers Police K-9 officer Jake was deployed last weekend in response to a breaking-and-entering in progress. Authorities said officers were called to a residence in the 800 block of South Main Street, where arriving officers heard a suspect in the second-story level. As Jake gave warning barks, the suspect turned himself in without incident. Police arrested a 28-year-old parole …

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Earl

Hi! My name is Earl and I am a male, blue tick hound, about 2 years old. I am black and tan with the blue ticking on the rest of my body. I’m already house-trained and I know how to sit. I try to play “fetch” but it usually ends up that I’m playing “keep away”. I’m a pretty handsome …

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Area native to appear on game show

A Three Rivers native now living out west will be a contestant on a game show making its season debut next week. John Graham, a 2005 Three Rivers High School graduate, stands to win $50,000 on “SuperHuman,” a FOX network program. A two-hour special aired in January and FOX subsequently ordered eight, one-hour episodes that will air over the summer …

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Mendon Community Foundation awards scholarships

Mendon Community Foundation awarded seven scholarships during a May 26 ceremony. The Jan Hollenbeck Teachers Scholarship was bestowed to Braxton Samson and Kaley Smith. Samson is headed to Glen Oaks; Smith is on her way to Western Michigan University. Samson also was awarded the Doug Samson Memorial Scholarship. The John F. Outman Memorial Scholarship recipient was Alex Heckman, who plans …

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Police raid home, make arrest

A 40-year-old Nottawa man was arrested late Friday night after his home was raided by police. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 23000 block of River Run Road in Nottawa Township. SCAN unit members had gathered information about distribution and use of methamphetamine at the home, according to authorities. …

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Out and About – Week of June 5th

I’ve never been much of a boss. While working for a freight forwarder near O’Hare Airport in Chicago, I vied for a position as warehouse foreman. I was told that I didn’t get the position because I wasn’t a hard-nose slave driver. They used another term, but I’ll refrain from using that name here. I’ve overseen individuals working toward a …

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