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TR School looking for superintendent

Members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education are in the early stages of planning to find a new superintendent after Roger Rathburn retires at the end of the 2013-14 academic year. During their twice-a-month meeting this week, board members agreed to designate a Nov. 19 work session as a time to include presentations from firms that specialize …

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Library to reconfigure parking lot

The Three Rivers Public Library is expected to move forward with a plan to reconfigure its parking lot. Located on the south side of West Michigan Avenue, the library is planning to improve traffic flow in its lot, revise signage and address its landscaping with low-maintenance trees and bushes. The plans were presented to Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners during …

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Board approves contracts

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioner have approved a pair of three-year contracts affecting 13 employees. Nine employees with the District Court Association and four staff members under the Fraternal Order of Police Corrections Sergeant Unit received new contracts by commissioners last week. Employees in both unions will see wage increases of 2 percent in 2013 and …

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River cleanup completed

Members of the St. Joseph County Conservation District and a team of volunteers completed the final river cleanup of the season on the Portage River Sept. 29. More than a dozen people were on hand to clear a section of the river between Parkville Road and North Fisher Lake Road. Volunteers collected approximately 350 pounds of debris, which included a …

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Man sentenced

A Three Rivers man who sought having his wife attacked in order to lose her unborn baby was sentenced last week to at least a year-and-a-half in prison. Todd Maddux, 32, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman for offering $300 to have his wife assaulted so she would lose his baby she was carrying. The plan, which was …

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Participants needed for cook-off

The Constantine Downtown Development Authority is seeking participants for its annual BBQ pork rib cook-off. Judging is set to take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Riverview Park and cash prizes will be given to the top three winners. Event organizers wished to note that a mandatory meeting with the Community Health Department Agency will take place at 5 …

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“Passion for Pink” Fundraiser

A Centreville hair salon is in the midst of its second annual “Passion for Pink” fundraiser for breast-cancer research. X-treme Hair Lengths is offering a pink feather, hair strand or extension for $15, and pink hair chalking, nail polish or ribbon decal for $5. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society for breast-cancer research. The salon in its …

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Out and About – Week of October 8th

The colors in the trees seem to be getting better every day. Next Sunday, October 14, is the date set aside when everyone can travel the areas around Three Rivers and take in the sights that Mother Nature has so generously provided. Whether it’s sampling the apples at Corey Lake Orchards, the cider and donuts at Swiss Valley, or the …

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Armed robbery

An armed robbery was reported at 11:42 p.m. Sunday at the Shell station on South Main Street in Three Rivers. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, a black male wearing a hoodie and dark jeans showed a gun and ordered an employee to open the cash register drawer. The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. …

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Woman airlifted to Borgess

A single-car accident early Sunday morning in Colon Township resulted in two Three Rivers residents seeking medical attention. Officials from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 30-year-old Matthew Smith was driving west on Colon Road and lost control of the vehicle. Investigators said it appears Smith was driving at an excessively high rate of speed before the vehicle left …

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