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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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Jeff Zimont New Chairman Of DDA

Jeff Zimont has been named the new chairman of the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority. Friday’s move brings an end to the 3 1/2-year chairmanship of Deb Grubbs. She indicated she preferred to not continue the role of chairperson but will serve as vice-chair. Zimont is a past president of the Constantine Public Schools Board of Education.

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Weenie King To Find A New Location

It appears Mike King, owner of the Weenie Kings hot dog stand in Three Rivers, will have to find a new location to conduct business when his seasonal operation opens later this month. King said he received last week a certified letter from members of the Three Rivers Library Board, who indicated that in January, they passed a resolution prohibiting …

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Apple iPads For Students In Sturgis

Parents of students who will be attending Sturgis High School in the fall were updated last week on the district’s decision to issue an iPad to all students. Led by Superintendent Tom Langdon, Thursday’s meeting with about 150 parents provided more details about the $600,000 purchase of 1,000 Apple iPad computer tablets. A portion of the district’s $250,000 annual textbook …

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Lady Wildcats Fall Short

The Three Rivers Lady Wildcats basketball team fell short of returning to the state finals for a second consecutive year. Three Rivers was on the short end of a 35-21 defeat Friday at the hands of Battle Creek Harper Creek. The Beavers upped their record to 20-3 and advance to regional action in Hamilton. The Lady Wildcats, meanwhile, finish the …

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Sturgis Journal No Longer Printing Here

The Sturgis Journal announced it is no longer printing its newspaper in Sturgis, as the job has been passed on to a sister company in Allegan. Saturday’s edition of the six-day-a-week newspaper was the final copy produced on the 38-year-old presses at the Journal’s John Street office. Fourteen jobs were lost as a result of the move, which was orchestrated …

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TR Girls Basketball Go To District Championship

For the third consecutive season, a district championship in girls varsity basketball will involve Three Rivers and Battle Creek Harper Creek. The two high school powers clash at Battle Creek Pennfield High School at 7 o’clock tonight.  We’ll carry the game live on WRCI 97.1 beginning at 6:50pm.  We’ll also stream the game at www.wrciradio.com. Three Rivers sports an 18-3 …

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Sturgis Library To Get New Carpet

The Sturgis District Library has issued a notice advising patrons that it will be closed from Saturday through March 12, as new carpet is being installed. Library officials said the current carpet is 18 years old and is showing its wear. They said approximately 1.5 million people have patronized the library over the time period. The children’s room is expected …

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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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Hoops For Hope

Kadant Johnson is asking potential participants in the second annual Hoops for Hope – a 3-on-3 corporate basketball tournament – to start forming and register their teams. The fundraiser, to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Three Rivers, will take place at 9 a.m. March 24 in the Three Rivers High School gymnasium. Event organizers said 100 …

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