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Three Rivers Health Foundation begins fundraising campaign

The Three Rivers Health Foundation announced its 2019 fundraising campaign. Hospital officials said the drive will target the purchase of two pieces of medical equipment in support of helping to advance Three Rivers Health – inclusive of a laparoscopic piece for surgeries and an echo cardio ultrasound system. David Casterline, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Health Foundation, points out …

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Out and About – Week of August 12th

I’ve mentioned this before, but feel it bears repeating. I’ve heard that if you see a tank truck dropping gasoline at your local gas station, it might be advisable to wait several hours before you fill your tank at that station. It’s rumored that as a tanker fills the gas tanks, the gasoline already in the tanks gets stirred up. …

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Woman arrested on outstanding warrant

A Burr Oak woman, wanted on an undisclosed warrant, was arrested earlier this week in Sturgis. According to a Sturgis Police Department media release, officers were called at 12:41 a.m. Thursday to the 600 block of South Centerville Road in response to a report of malicious destruction of property. During the course of their investigation, officers came into contact with …

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Community Service Awards approved

The 27th annual Doyle/ Exchange Club Community Service Awards were approved recently. Grant awards included $2,000 to Sturgis Neighborhood Program for its “Lunch and Learn” initiative. Meanwhile, Hope United also received $2,000, which the agency plans to put toward the Amanda House project, a Three Rivers recovery home for women in St. Joseph County. The awards are made possible by …

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Ernie

I don’t think I am quite one year old yet.  I lost my way and have been here for awhile.  I have housetraining and am a male, I am sweet and would like some training.  The ladies here tell me I am very sweet.  My docket number is 46498, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 E. …

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Police investigate hit-and-run

State police troopers are investigating a hit-and-run situation that took place earlier this week in Flowerfield Township. The incident occurred around 6:20 a.m. Monday at the intersection of M-216 and Bent Road. Troopers said a silver Dodge Dakota extended cab was northbound on Bent Road when the driver pulled into the path of a motorcycle heading east on M-216. The …

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Ceremony held for CTE Student Land Lab

A Nottawa Township resident was recognized this week for his continued support of agriculture and education in St. Joseph County. A ceremony to honor Fred Henningson and note the 25th anniversary of the St. Joseph County CTE Student Land Lab took place at the Findley Road property Tuesday. For the past two-and-a-half decades, Henningson has allowed students in the county’s …

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Motorcycle crash in St. Joseph County

A motorcyclist was forced to lay down his bike in order to avoid rear-ending a car in stopped traffic. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, 55-year-old Philip Velie was driving east on U.S. 12 when he laid down his motorcycle due to backed-up traffic at Klinger Lake Road. Velie ended up pushing his bike into the oncoming lane …

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Colon sinking-fund request approved

A sinking-fund request sought by Colon Community Schools was approved Tuesday. The unofficial final vote stood at 276 in favor to 200 opposed, according to results from all four precincts – Colon, Leonidas, Sherwood and Matteson townships. Colon Township’s numbers also included registered voters within the district’s boundaries in Nottawa and Burr Oak townships. Superintendent Penny Brockway said the sinking …

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County commission approves hiring freeze exceptions

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday made exceptions to their hiring freeze and approved a trio of positions to be filled. A corrections officer for the sheriff’s department, a deputy district court clerk for its criminal division and a Juvenile Day Treatment supervisor were all granted approval to be filled as soon as possible. Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said the …

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