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TR Health Auxiliary announces scholarship winners

Five area students are each getting a boost from the Three Rivers Health Auxiliary team. The medical scholarships, which are $1,000 each, were announced in a press release on Thursday. Being selected for the scholarships were Keri Doutlick and Tessa Hawkins of Glen Oaks Community College; Carley Morrill of Western Michigan University; Maegan Saunders of Grand Valley State University and …

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Renovation work continues for TR Library

The Three Rivers Public Library will be getting a couple of new additions. The library, which will have a new location at 88 N. Main Street, is currently under renovation. Two additions for a renovation project at the library were approved at the last meeting (Monday) by the Board of Trustees. One of the additional costs will be $4,300 to …

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Travel agency to open new TR location

B&D Travel Consultants LLC will open with a new location on Monday. The company acquired All About Travel of Three Rivers within the last year, which helped the business grow. Currently, B&D Travel Consultants also has a Sturgis location. The new office in Three Rivers will be located at 140 W. Michigan Avenue. The company began in Sturgis back in …

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Police identify accident victim

The Michigan State Police have identified the man killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday night in Constantine Township. Troopers said that Spencer Minor, 28, of White Pigeon, was killed in the accident. He was riding his motorcycle southbound on U.S. 131 when another vehicle turned into his pathway, causing the accident. Minor was thrown from his bike into oncoming traffic. …

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Unemployment rate increases in St. Joseph County

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget says jobless rates during June were up six- to eight-tenths of a percentage point in southwest Michigan. Employment in St. Joseph County rose by 275 people from May, but is down by 200 compared to June 2018. There were 27,575 with jobs in June, but with the labor force increasing by 425, …

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US-131 bridge work in Constantine

Beginning Monday (August 5th), there will be some bridge work being done on Business U.S. 131 in Constantine. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is going to be treating the surface of the US-131 bridge that covers the St. Joseph River. According to a press release from MDOT, the work is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday, Aug. 28. The …

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Drug arrests in White Pigeon

Two people were arrested in White Pigeon on drug charges Tuesday evening. The incident happened in the 500 block of E. Chicago Road in the village limits. A 52-year-old White Pigeon man and a 38-year-old Sturgis woman were both arrested at the scene. The man faces charges of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house while …

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3 dead, 1 hurt in shootings at Elkhart apartments

Police say two men and a woman have been killed and a second woman has been wounded in shootings at a northern Indiana apartment complex. Elkhart police say one of the dead men is the suspected shooter. Elkhart County Homicide Unit Cmdr. Mark Daggy identified the dead victims as 66-year-old Gail Shields, her boyfriend, John Malk, along with the suspected …

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Communities get partial win in court fight over tax dollars

Local governments have won a partial victory in the Michigan appeals court in a dispute over how state government gives tax dollars to communities. The constitution requires that local governments get 48.9 percent of all state spending. But when the state makes that calculation, the appeals court says it can’t count money that pays for state-mandated activities. Attorney John Philo …

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Indiana cemetery remains said to be those of Michigan woman

Human remains found earlier this year in a northern Indiana cemetery have been confirmed to be those of a Michigan woman who vanished last year. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that the Indiana State Police laboratory has verified the remains are those of 41-year-old Natily Nacole Franklin of Decatur, Michigan. The remains were discovered March 21 on …

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