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Operation Reindeer Successful

Staff members of the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District made a brighter Christmas for 14 local families of its students. Dubbed “Operation Reindeer,” the project ensures families of ISD students would not only receive gifts for the holiday, but a supply of household items such as toothpaste, laundry soap, shampoo, paper towels, tooth brushes and deodorant. ISD staff members …

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New Heating System At Library

The heating and air conditioning system at Nottawa Township Library will be replaced thanks to a recent grant. A $25,000 gift from the Robert C. Reinhardt Trust will cover the majority of the cost to replace the 20-year-old units. Bonnie Heflin, library director, said the grant was a welcome gift, as the library will have to pay less than $10,000 …

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Fatal pedestrian accident in Sturgis

A pedestrian was killed in a traffic accident in Sturgis early Tuesday evening. When police arrived on scene in the 1100 block of North Nottawa Street, they found the victim, 64-year-old Gary Kryzaniak, lying unresponsive in the roadway. Witnesses were unable to revive the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details are pending.

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K-Wings losing streak at four; lose to Cyclones 8-5

CINCINNATI, OH –Looking to put an end to a season long three game losing streak, the Kalamazoo Wings traveled to Cincinnati, OH to take on the Cyclones for the fourth time in their last six games. Looking to set the tone early in the game, Taylor Ellington put the K-Wings on the board just 32 seconds into the opening period …

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Musings on shopping

Published: Three Rivers Commercial-News Saturday, December 24, 2011 8:09 AM EST I am not a fan of shopping unless it is for me. If I am shopping for anyone other than myself, I prefer to do so with a detailed list in my hand. I hate making decisions when they involve someone else. Finding an item I think that the …

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Out and About – Week of December 26th

This will be my final column of 2011. I’m taking the rest of the year off and gathering my thoughts. It shouldn’t take me too long. As a matter of fact, I’ll have another column ready by next Tuesday. Last Thursday was a special day for me. After my annual physical, my wife and I went out to celebrate the …

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Planned Parenthood To Close Offices

A funding issue has forced Planned Parenthood to close its offices in St. Joseph and Branch counties. The impending closure of the Three Rivers and Coldwater sites will follow the same course of action already taken in Sturgis and Hillsdale. Recipients of Planned Parenthood’s offerings will have to travel to Kalamazoo or Battle Creek to continue receiving services. The agency …

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Layaway Angels Make Mark In Sturgis

So-called Layaway Angels have made their mark at the Kmart store in Sturgis. John Brubaker, layaway manager, said three anonymous donors paid a total of $500 toward items that were reserved on layaway and about to be returned to store shelves for non-payment. He said one of the benefactors of the gestures was a single mother of three children. The …

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Salvation Army Still Collecting

Bell ringers with the Salvation Army have been given a one-week extension to continue collecting change from people outside Kroger grocery stores, including the Sturgis location. Salvation Army bell ringers will be on site until Dec. 31, a full week later than the agency’s traditional bell-ringing conclusion on Dec. 24. The Sturgis Kroger is at 811 S. Centerville Road.

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Firefighters For Santa Successful

Organizers of last week’s Firefighters for Santa program in Three Rivers called the gift- and food-distribution event a success. Over a five-hour period Friday, members of the Three Rivers Fire Department for the fourth year in a row delivered food and gifts to area families in need. This year, 50 families received food donations and children of the household received …

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