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Rotary names Most Representative Seniors

Benjamin Morgan and Hadley Miller were named “Most Representative Seniors” during last week’s Three Rivers Rotary Honors Night. The 62nd annual program took place last Thursday in a WRCI radio broadcast from Three Rivers High School. Voted by school faculty and staff, the Most Representative Seniors best exemplify the positive traits of their graduating class. Morgan plans to attend Western …

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Goodwill stores are back open

Goodwill stores are opening in Sturgis, Three Rivers, Stevensville, Allegan and Otsego this FRIDAY, MAY 29.   As we sell food items, we will be following food store protocols – 4 per 1,000 sq. ft. of shoppers in all our stores except Stevensville.   We ask that shoppers where a face covering.  There is a display of Face Shields made by our …

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Man crashes car after shooting himself in leg

Three Rivers police responded Monday to a single-vehicle accident in which a man accidentally shot himself in the leg. According to a department media release, officers were called around 3:30 p.m. to a report of a car that had gone off the roadway. The location was not identified in a department media release. Officers applied a tourniquet to slow the …

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River cleanup start postponed

The St. Joseph County Conservation District is postponing the start of its 2020 River Cleanup season. The 10th season was supposed to kick off this coming Saturday in what was going to be the first of five cleanups led by the Centreville-based agency this summer. Shaun Grace, a conservation district employee whose work includes coordinating and executing the river cleanups, …

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Boy injured in lawn mower incident

A 14-year-old boy was injured after the lawnmower he was driving tipped over Monday morning in Nottawa Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies were called at 10:45 a.m. to the 23000 block of River Run Road, where the Sturgis victim was mowing a steep embankment along the St. Joseph River. Investigators said the lawnmower overturned, impaling the victim on the …

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Michigan governor’s husband pleaded to get boat in water

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s husband urged a business to get his boat in the water in time for Memorial Day weekend, according to social media posts, while she was publicly telling cooped-up residents to resist flocking to popular vacation areas during the coronavirus pandemic. Personal Facebook posts from NorthShore Dock owner Tad Dowker are no longer available. But The Detroit …

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COA planning a return to normal service

St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is looking toward returning to normal service by the end of June or early July, executive director Tim Stoll told COA board members Wednesday at their meeting. In addition, the agency is hoping to return to five-day-a-week delivery by mid-June, Stoll added. Daily, weekday service will be done regardless of whether the governor’s executive …

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Social Equity Program expanded to include local communities

Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency has expanded the number of communities eligible for the “Social Equity Program” from 41 to 184. The program allows those who resided in the areas for five of the past 10 years to obtain discounts when obtaining adult-use marijuana licenses. These now include Sturgis, Sturgis Township, Three Rivers and White Pigeon Township. The municipality or township …

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Pathfinder Center plans graduation parade

Pathfinder Educational Center will not hold a traditional graduation this year, although the hope is to reschedule for fall. Teresa Belote, superintendent at St. Joseph County Intermediate School District, informed the ISD board of the decision last week. Each week, Pathfinder’s Facebook page highlights one senior, featuring his or her photos, plans and favorite things. An address is provided to …

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Camp Fort Hill cancels day camp

Camp Fort Hill’s day camp for 2020 has been canceled due to restrictions related to COVID- 19. The decision to cancel day camp was made last week by the Camp Fort Hill board of directors, with guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A statement addressing the community …

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