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New Equipment For TR Health

The Three Rivers Health Auxiliary recently purchased a video laryngoscope for use in the operating suites and emergency room at Three Rivers Health. Anesthesiologist Dr. Manolo Montes, said he has already had the opportunity to use the newly acquired device said it is a key addition to the operating rooms. The new equipment allows physicians to quickly intubate airways more …

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Diesel Fuel Clean Up

Emergency crews responded Wednesday afternoon to a diesel fuel spill on U.S. 131 in northern St. Joseph County. Sheriff’s Department personnel said a semi tractor-trailer was heading north when its driver’s side, front tire blew out. The force of the blown tire punctured the fuel tank, investigators said. Traffic was reduced to one lane while emergency personnel tended to the …

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Relay For Life Kick Off

The American Cancer Society has announced its Relay For Life campaign in Three Rivers will kick off next week. Starting at 6 p.m. March 1, cancer survivors, caregivers, families, schools, companies, faith-based and civic organizations are invited to gather at Kadant Johnson Research & Development Center to launch fundraising efforts for the year. The theme of this year’s event is …

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Be Careful Of Thin Ice

Three Rivers Fire Department Chief Dan Tomlinson issued a statement Thursday, warning people to be aware of thin ice. Tomlinson said fluctuating temperatures this winter have resulted in unsafe ice coverage at many lakes. He cited lake-rescue incidents in Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties as situations where poor judgment led to consequences that could have been fatal. He said the …

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Man Hurt In Accident

A Three Rivers man was treated for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Constantine Township. Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Constantine resident Gene Foreman was driving east on North River Road when he crossed the centerline and his vehicle struck a westbound pickup driven by Thomas McGee. McGee was transported from the scene …

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Fire Department Says Use Caution

Area fire departments are urging residents to exercise caution with alternative sources of heat. The warning comes as three fires in the past two weeks, including two last weekend, are believed to have started from alternative heat sources. The most recent fire was reported Sunday night at a residence in the 10600 block of Hayman Road in Fabius Township. A …

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New Partnership For TR Health

Three Rivers Health Chief Executive Officer William Russell has announced the addition of Hospital Physician Partners, a new emergency-services partner to staff and manage the hospital’s emergency department. Hospital Physician Partners currently works with more than 100 hospitals across the country. Russell said the partnership is a good fit for Three Rivers Health and the community. Hospital Physician Partners is …

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Three Injured In Crash

Three of six people involved in a single-vehicle accident Sunday on M-60 in Leonidas Township were treated for minor injuries. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Donald Korff II, 40, of Marcellus, was traveling east on M-60 when his van hit an icy patch in the roadway near Jacksonburg Road. The van spun out and crashed into a tree. …

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Whooping Cough Diagnosed

Immunizations are expected to be administered today to as many as 90 students at Eastwood Elementary School following a confirmed case of whopping cough at the Sturgis Public Schools building. The fifth-grade student was diagnosed with whooping cough last week, prompting county health officials to review health records of students at the school. About 90 were found to be in …

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Four Sturgis Residents Arraigned

The names of four Sturgis residents arrested on drug-related charges have been released, as the suspects were arraigned in St. Joseph County Circuit Court. Sturgis Police said they executed a search warrant around 4 p.m. Feb. 1 at a residence in the 400 block of Walker Street. Arrested were Douglas Keefer, 58, charged with maintaining a drug house; Jared Payton, …

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