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THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers High School alumnus Travis Hoyt says his education was less about any specific class but more the teachers, who were “developing a person as a well-rounded individual to go out into the world and do big things.” And he has done so in the apparel industry. After...
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Fish finding is not always about swooping down on prey with talons outstretched, as this regal raptor demonstrates Tuesday afternoon. Alighting on Fisher Lake, the hungry bird pecked through thin ice to scavenge bluegills trapped just beneath the frozen surface.  
THREE RIVERS — There’s a new face at Three Rivers’ Waste Water Treatment Plant: Kara French, who began training on Dec. 6 as the plant’s new operator apprentice and is the first woman to hold this role. Once she is fully trained — though her colleagues tell her it will be a learning experience for...
THREE RIVERS — Even though the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation has been around since the mid-1970s, it’s “been one of those quiet partners,” its administrator Melissa Bliss said. It has helped fund everything from the popcorn stand and bandshell to HarmonyFest and Christmas Around Town. “...
Tim Stoll (left), Executive Director of St. Joseph County Commission on Aging, accepts a donation from Rich Louwaert, Administrator of Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers, of hats, socks and gloves which are spread out under the Christmas tree. The items were distributed to all of the...
STURGIS — A Sturgis man represented the Sixth District as an elector as part of the Dec. 19 Electoral College vote for president and vice president of the United States. Rob Weitt, one of five Republican precinct delegates in Sturgis’ Precinct 1, as well as the co-chair of the St. Joseph County...
THREE RIVERS — The Michigan State Police Marshall Post, White Pigeon Detachment Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old Three Rivers man who had an outstanding warrant out of Colorado for homicide, after initially assisting the Three Rivers Police with a possible abduction. Troopers were given a...
STURGIS — A 24-year-old Elkhart, Ind. man was arrested without incident following a traffic stop in the area of Buckingham and Canterbury streets for a registration plate violation on Tuesday, Dec. 27 around 11:41 p.m., according to the Sturgis Police Department. Once the vehicle was stopped,...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Public Library board members discussed several things at their board meeting Wednesday, Dec. 21 as they wait to hear about their future in the current library building. St. Joseph County has proposed purchasing the building for expansion of the current Commission on...
THREE RIVERS — Seventeen-year-old Three Rivers High School student Allison Ives was crowned the 2017 Miss Heart of Blossomtime on Saturday, Dec. 17, making her the 25th queen since the Miss Heart Pageant began in 1992 and the first ever to represent Three Rivers. Ives, who lives in Marcellus, said...

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