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Children injured in accident

Three children were injured in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Florence Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 43-year-old Melissa Sandker of Constantine was driving north on Lutz Road when her vehicle crossed over the center line and struck a southbound van driven by Jennifer Nusbaum-Suits, 41, of Constantine. The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday. …

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Injury from accident

An injury accident was reported to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department at 3:30 P.M. Tuesday in Leonidas Township. The one-car accident occurred on Blossom Road, east of Case Road. Investigators said a 16-year-old female was driving west on Blossom Road and lost control as a result of snowy road conditions. The vehicle went off the roadway, striking several trees …

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Man rescued from icey lake

Three area agencies were successful in pulling a man from Pleasant Lake after he fell through ice Thursday morning. The Three Rivers Fire Department, Fabius-Park Townships Fire Department and the St. Joseph County Dive Rescue team were dispatched shortly before 8 a.m. to the Fabius Township location. Two lake residents used an extension ladder and rope to try saving the …

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Kohlhoff Employee of the Quarter

Three Rivers Health has announced Marci Kohlhoff as the recipient of its inaugural Employee of the Quarter award. An OB nurse, Kohlhoff is a 13-year employee and won the award based on nominations from her peers. The employee recognition is a new initiative started in 2013 by the Three Rivers-based medical facility.

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Plan for Three Rivers Health

Three Rivers Health CEO Bill Russell has unveiled a strategic plan for the hospital’s future. During the first of a series of town hall meetings, Russell last week said sustainability, quality, growth and people are critical areas on which the hospital will continue to focus. He elaborated on each area, backing up the merits of each. Russell, who also detailed …

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Man passes out while driving

A South Bend man, who is suspected of passing out while driving, is hospitalized following a one-car incident around 1 a.m. Saturday in Florence Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Francisco Perez, 24, was driving south on Constantine Road when he passed out behind the wheel and his vehicle collided with a tree near the intersection of Roys …

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Jobs being cut at Three Rivers Health

Eight jobs are being cut at Three Rivers Health as the result of restructuring, according to hospital CEO William Russell. With the current economic environment in the health-care industry, Russell noted the management reduction is necessary to ensure a sustainable path for the future of Three Rivers Health. Russell expressed his gratitude to all management leaders for their service. He …

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Elkhart man arrested for DUI

A 34-year-old Elkhart man was charged with driving on a suspended license and open intoxicants after he was involved in a one-car crash last week in Nottawa Township. Sheriff Brad Balk said Chad Ginther was driving east on Butler Road when Ginther crossed the center line, drove off the roadway and his vehicle struck a tree east of North Angling …

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Minor injuries from hit-and-run

A family dispute was at the center of a hit-and-run incident Sunday in the 500 block of Michigan Street in Three Rivers. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, a person whose gender, age and address were not disclosed, was treated at Three Rivers Health for minor injuries as a result of the incident. The driver of the vehicle, who …

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Lights of Love Tree-Lighting Ceremony

A Christmas tradition occurs again Saturday at Three Rivers Health, where the Lights of Love tree-lighting ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. The 22nd annual fundraising project has set a goal this year of $12,000. Proceeds from the 2012 event will go toward the purchase of new equipment for the Laboratory at Three Rivers Health. Every donation of at least …

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