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TRHS postpones graduation ceremony

Three Rivers High School has postponed its graduation ceremony, which had been rescheduled to take place tonight. Principal Carrie Balk informed the district’s board of education this week that the persistent threat of COVID-19 has necessitated the delay. Aug. 6 is being considered as the date for the re-scheduled graduation ceremony, Balk said. While members of the district’s class of …

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Sheriff’s Department awards Employee of the Year

A four-year member of the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded the agency’s “Employee of the Year.” Deputy Kevin Brooks, a Vicksburg native, was the recipient of the 2019 award, according to sheriff Mark Lillywhite. Sgt. Brandon Dahl said Brooks is a positive presence at the department, he’s punctual, dependable and an employee who always gives 100 percent …

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Small Business Restart Program will begin taking applications

Here’s an announcement from the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the state of Michigan has allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to implement the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to support the needs of Michigan Businesses directly impacted by COVID-19. The application for businesses to apply for funding will open …

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Penny-collection will support Pregnancy Helpline Center

Officials from Pregnancy Helpline Center of Three Rivers wish to announce a penny-collection party taking place this weekend. The event will be 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at its patio, 1723 E. Michigan Ave. In addition to a penny collection, the event will feature a tour, fellowship, live role-play of interactions with clients in the pregnancy test room, and a …

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Forde

They named me “Forde”, a good Michigan name.  I came here frightened and timid.  I got lost and now I am being taken care of here.  I am about eight months old, a male, brindle and white.  I will need my neuter surgery.   If people give me time I come to them.  My docket number is 48630, at the St. …

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Sturgis has most COVID-19 cases in county

Most confirmed COVID-19 cases in St. Joseph County have come from the Sturgis area, according to information released last week by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. Of 303 laboratory-confirmed cases, those in Sturgis accounted for 197. Next closest was Three Rivers, with 33. It was followed by 21 in White Pigeon, 15 in Constantine, a dozen in Colon, nine …

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River cleanup dates announced

The St. Joseph County Conservation District has released its revised 2020 river cleanup schedule. It features just four events, the first starting July 18. Three of the four are on the St. Joseph River and the exception is a late-August effort on the Pigeon River. Shaun Grace, river cleanup coordinator, said the season’s original schedule featured five events with the …

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Man injured in Cass County crash

A New York man was injured this week in a two-vehicle accident in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 7 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Penn and Dutch Settlement roads in response to a personal-injury crash. Investigators said Yocov Roness, 20, was travelling south when he failed to stop at the intersection. …

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Break-in at Fabius Township barn

Sheriff’s department deputies are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident at a location in Fabius Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said the situation occurred early in the morning July 1 in the 15000 block of Hoffman Road. Investigators found entry was forced to a barn and a shed near a commercial building. Further information was not available.

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Michigan COVID-19 deaths pass 6,000; Whitmer watching cases

Michigan’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths have surpassed 6,000, the state health department said Tuesday. The state said there have been 6,005 deaths and another 246 that are probable. Michigan reported 30 new deaths Tuesday, although 20 were confirmed through a records review and could have occurred weeks ago. Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and Detroit account for 75% of Michigan’s deaths. …

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