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Legion hosting flag retirement event

The Three Rivers American Legion, Hice-Shutes Post 170, is staging a flag-retirement event at 4 p.m. Thursday in the post parking lot. Organized to coincide with Flag Day, the ceremonial flag-burning event will retire flags that are tattered, faded and no longer fit to be displayed in a dignified manner. Post 170 member Keith Clark said the legion has collected …

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Fathers granted parental rights

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a legislative package that grants biological fathers parental rights to children they have fathered with a married woman. House Bill 5328, sponsored by state Rep. Matt Lori, allows men who father children with married women a role in how their children are raised. Under the previous law, the husband of the mother …

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Free vision screening at Water Festival

The Three Rivers Lion Club will provide free vision screening for people of all ages Friday and Saturday afternoons, during the Three Rivers Water Festival. The screenings will take place near L. A.’s Coffee Café, on West Michigan Avenue, starting at 1 p.m. Infants through children age 5 are seated on a parent’s lap and photographed with a vision screener, …

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Out and About – Week of June 11th

It’s easy to see that this is Water Festival Week. Looking out my office window, I see trucks and trailers from Schmidt Amusements getting the Midway ready for business. This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the downtown business district and Scidmore Park turn into a sea of activity during the 56th Annual Three Rivers Water Festival. AHOY, TR!! Excitement awaits you …

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K-WINGS REWARD BOOTLAND WITH NEW THREE-YEAR DEAL

The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the ECHL, three-time defending North Division Champions and National Hockey League affiliate to the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils and the American Hockey League’s Albany Devils, announce the organization has signed director of hockey operations and head coach Nick Bootland to a new three-year contract through the 2014-15 season; per team policy, the …

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Blaze under investigation

Investigators looking into the cause of a weekend fire that destroyed Waterfront Apartments in Three Rivers have pinpointed the origin of the blaze. Three Rivers Fire Chief Dan Tomlinson said a third-floor balcony at the northwest end of the three-story structure was determined to be the starting point of the Saturday morning fire. What investigators have yet to figure is …

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River clean-up on Saturday

About 20 volunteers, including a group of local Boy Scouts, teamed up to clear a four-mile stretch of the Prairie River Saturday. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, the cleanup took place starting from the canoe park on North Clark Street in Centreville and concluding at Hoshel Canoe Park in Lockport Township. Jen Miller, conservation district administrator, said …

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Man died in accident

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said a 48-year-old Three Rivers man died over the weekend in a one-vehicle accident in Marcellus Township. The incident occurred about 7 a.m. Saturday on Burlington Road, south of Marcellus Highway. Underwood said a Chevy Impala driven by John Eastes left the roadway, struck a tree and came to rest in a swampy area. …

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Alcohol maybe factor in accident

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a car accident that took place around 5 a.m. Saturday in Constantine. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Jeremy Zell, 31, of Elkhart, Ind., was arrested after he failed to stop at the three-way intersection of North Broad Street and North Washington Street. He was taken to Three Rivers Health and …

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Apartments destroyed by fire

Six units of an apartment complex in Three Rivers were destroyed by fire Saturday morning. Three Rivers Fire Department officials said the blaze was reported before 10:30 a.m. at the Waterfront Apartments, in the 400 block of Thomas Street. Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing flames coming from the upper level of the three-story apartment building. The incident remains under investigation, …

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