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CENTREVILLE — An economic impact study conducted for Glen Oaks Community College indicates that the college, its students, and regional alumni added $119.3 million in income to the local economy in 2015-16, approximately equal to four percent of the region’s total GRP. Conducted by Economic...
‘Great news for the city’ - Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant superintendent Doug Humbert and Department of Public Services director Amy Roth, standing at the Wastewater Treatment plant, are very pleased about the city’s receipt of a $2 million SAW grant. Commercial-News/Elena Meadows
THREE RIVERS — The City of Three Rivers has received a $2 million Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The grant will help the city map, assess, clean and televise storm and sanitary sewers. Steve Bishop, PE, project...
CENTREVILLE — Westly Lacharles George III, 29, of Three Rivers, was sentenced in St. Joseph County Circuit Court Thursday, Oct. 13 for the 2015 murder of Eugene Jackson. Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman sentenced George to serve a mandatory life sentence without parole for first-degree murder,...
CENTREVILLE — Sally Reames, CEO of Community Healing Centers, sometimes forgets where she left her keys. But, she told attendees of the St. Joseph County Candlelight Vigil Thursday, Oct. 13, she remembers like yesterday 37 years ago when she was slammed against a car and felt a boot against her...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County E-911 Central Dispatch telecommunicator Rachel Cook helped deliver a baby over the phone, with the assistance of Central Dispatch’s medical program. According to the Central Dispatch Facebook page: “On Oct. 13, 2016, at 5:44 a.m., Rachel Cook answered a 9-1-1 call...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170 held a “Post Everlasting” on Thursday, Oct. 13 for longtime member Raymond Arthur Huddleston. Huddleston, who died Monday, Aug. 8 at the age of 92, entered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and served during World War II. He was...
PARK TOWNSHIP — The Park Township Board Wednesday, Oct. 12 discussed signs with changeable messages. Currently, township ordinance does not allow them, but supervisor Joe Eichorn said that a couple of people have asked zoning administrator Doug Kuhlman if they could get a variance. The board is...
STURGIS — St. Joseph County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the report of cows being shot and killed in the 27000 block of Banker Street Road. Sometime between Oct. 8 and Oct. 10 unknown person(s) shots several cows killing them. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with...
Betty Persons and the Quilting/Sewing Group at the COA/Enrichment Center have been working on quilts to be donated to the 27th Annual Thurston Woods Village Auction & Bazaar. They currently have two completed and are hoping to donate a total of five quilts. They have both kids and adult quilts...
Joni Coney, BSN, RN, Three Rivers Health Operating Room Manager; Jason Allen, Stryker Surgical Sales Representative; and Lisa Ladd, RN, stand with the new Stryker SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System purchased by the hospital. It uses uniquely identified surgical sponges and towels, along with a scanner...

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