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Testing the sirens

The Three Rivers Fire Department has announced that seasonal testing of the city’s weather sirens will begin at 12:05 p.m. Saturday. Chief Dan Tomlinson said the sirens will be tested the first Saturday of the month, through October. He said sirens will not be tested if severe weather is in the forecast.

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Hit-and-run incident

A hit-and-run incident in Three Rivers remains under investigation by the Three Rivers Police Department. According to a department news release, a newer model Jeep Wrangler went off the roadway Saturday at Portage Avenue and Prutzman Street, and subsequently struck a light pole and a sign. Public utilities attached to the pole were significantly damaged, according to the release. Police …

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NAILERS SCORE LATE TO TAKE GAME ONE

Taking their first lead of the night with 67 seconds remaining in regulation, the Wheeling Nailers defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 4-2 in game one to take a one-game to none lead in the Best-of-Five Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. End-to-end action featured no scoring in the first period. Wheeling outshot Kalamazoo 17-6 in the opening period. Picking up where he left off …

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Kelly Cup Playoff Preview: K-Wings vs. Nailers

About the teams: The Kalamazoo Wings (38-26-2-6) finished first in the North Division and clinched their third consecutive division title in the process. The Wheeling Nailers (37-26-4-5) ended the season with a second place finish in the Atlantic Division. Meeting three times during the regular season, the K-Wings won two of the three contests. The two teams battled in the …

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Out and About – Week of April 2nd

Time does fly by, when you’re having fun. This month, “Out and About” will be six years old, and I’m still finding things to write about, and having fun doing it. This column is not a “one-person” operation. Oh sure, I write it, but my wife, Barb, makes sure that the punctuation and grammar are correct. I did well in …

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Deer mortality study

Researchers say coyotes were the No. 1 predator for deer in parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during a recent study and bobcats were No. 2 on the list.  The Grand Rapids Press reports Monday that wolves came in fourth after a three-way tie among hunters, unknown predators and undetermined causes.  Jerry Belant is an associate professor of Wildlife Ecology and …

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Firearms stolen

Investigators from the Michigan State Police post in White Pigeon are looking into the weekend theft of firearms, knives and ammunition from a White Pigeon bait shop. Owners of Fisher’s Bait and Tackle said someone broke into the U.S. 12 business sometime early Saturday. It appears entrance was gained through a rear window. Seven firearms were among the items stolen, …

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Roadwork on Michigan Avenue

Roadwork on a section of West Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers is expected to result in the closure of two lanes starting today. According to city officials, a one-lane closure has been in place due to a water main break under the roadway, which is overseen by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Starting today, however, Niles-based Northern Construction Services Corp. …

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Man not injured in accident

A 54-year-old Three Rivers man was not injured after the vehicle he was driving was forced off the road by an oncoming truck Monday morning. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the victim was driving east on Fawn River Road in Sturgis Township when a large pickup truck with square headlights crossed the centerline and into the eastbound lane. …

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Contract extension for Kuhlman

A two-year contract extension is expected to be offered to Rob Kuhlman, superintendent of Mendon Community Schools and Centreville Public Schools. Dave Peterson, president of the Centreville Board of Education, said a six-person joint committee last week gave Kuhlman a glowing annual evaluation. As a result, the committee agreed to offer Kuhlman a contract extension that would keep him in …

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