Administrator

Depot will be relocated

The Sturgis City Commission has agreed to relocate the city’s historic depot building from its current location on Main Street to 400 W. Chicago Road. The decision by city officials this week come after years of discussions related to the relocation. Because it is considered a historic building, the choice was to move the building rather than renovate it. City …

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Susan Baker, 58

Susan Jane Baker, 58, of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 9, 1955 in Coldwater the daughter of William Darwin Speese and Lucille Marie Rumsey. Susan has been a lifelong resident of this area. She graduated with honors from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1973. …

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Out and About – Week of November 25th

Welcome to Thanksgiving week. The day after tomorrow, everyone should take a few minutes to sit back and reflect on the many things that they should be thankful for. This should be done prior to sitting down and stuffing yourself with too much food, then assuming a prone position on the couch and watching your favorite football team lose. A …

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Federal grant announced

A federal grant announced earlier this month will benefit St. Joseph County residents who are without insurance or considered underinsured. Officials from the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County said the $812,000 award will fund the first 15 months of a new, county health center. An annual renewal of $650,000 will be made available in …

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National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day was observed locally in St. Joseph County Tuesday, as Probate Court Judge David Tomlinson administered an adoption proceeding for a Three Rivers family. Taylor and Sara Tompkins, 12- and 8-year-old sisters, were made the legal children of Jessen and Brooke Tompkins. The public procedure marked the 14th year of acknowledging National Adoption Day locally. Tomlinson said the …

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Contract signed for snow removal

Adams Excavating will provide snow-removal and plowing services for St. Joseph County again this winter. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week renewed a contract for the winter services at the courthouse parking lot, the parks building and animal-control parking lot, and the sheriff’s department/central dispatch parking lot. Scott Adams, a Centreville resident, will provide his services when …

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Community Foundation thanking contributors

The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation is thanking its contributors for a successful 2013 season. Melissa Bliss, foundation administrator, said nearly $46,000 was designated to 17 local organizations and charities thanks to the financial commitments from donors. Bliss said she encourages contributors to continue supporting the foundation in 2014, as the recipients help make Three Rivers a better community.

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New license plates

No longer would you see rusted out and unreadable license plates from Michigan under a bill signed into law Tuesday by Governor Rick Snyder. The measure requires drivers to get a new license plate every ten years at a cost of 5 dollars. It will take effect in 2015 and ban plates issued from 2005 and before from being renewed. …

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Jerry Tomey, 72

Gerald Douglas Tomey, Centreville, MI, passed away peacefully at his home Monday evening, November 25, 2013. He was born in Romulus, MI, on July 31, 1941 to Eula (Webb) and Earl Tomey. Jerry graduated from Romulus High School in 1960. He entered the US Air Force where he served as a jet mechanic in Plattsburgh, NY. In 1961 he married …

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Tragic accident

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough has elected to not seek charges against the driver of a vehicle that killed a Sturgis man last month. McDonough said the accident – on Bogen Road, west of M-66 in Sturgis Township – was unquestionably a tragic event. However, McDonough added, circumstances in the case do not warrant authorization of charges at this …

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