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Michigan: 54% vaccinated, including residents outside state

Michigan said late Friday that 54% of adults ages 16 and up have gotten at least one COVID-19 shot, a roughly 2.5 percentage point jump after factoring in people who were vaccinated outside the state or at federal facilities. The addition of nearly 227,000 residents to the state’s count put Michigan close to a 55% benchmark Gov. Gretchen says is needed to …

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TR High School – Golf

The Three Rivers Golf team traveled to Klinger Lake Country Club today to participate in the Sturgis Invitational.  The team improved on their performance from Monday, and were able to finish in 4th place in the tournament of 10 schools, shooting a 398. Leading the Cats was Owen Sampson with a 92, which was good for 8th place overall and a top-ten …

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Police search for shooting suspect

Area law-enforcement authorities are continuing their search for the suspect in a shooting incident Wednesday evening at Constantine Little League fields. Village manager Mark Honeysett said the victim is a 38-year-old Cassopolis man whose name is not yet being released. Honeysett said the victim’s daughter is a member of the Cassopolis softball team and he was attending the Constantine-Cassopolis game. …

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Improved broadband coverage on county wish list

Improved broadband coverage countywide appears to be high on a wish list being compiled by county officials. The matter was discussed during Tuesday’s county board of commissioners meeting. It is believed St. Joseph County will potentially be receiving close to $12 million as part of the federal government’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Commissioner Jared Hoffmaster said he met earlier …

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National Day of Prayer observed with local event

National Day of Prayer was observed locally Thursday, thanks to the efforts of a small group of parishioners from Firm Foundation Ministries. The hour-long program took place around the gazebo on the grounds of the St. Joseph County Courthouse. Vicki Allen, Marlene Hagerman, Barbara Kwiatkowski and Mary Ellen Smith were instrumental in putting together the lineup that featured prayers related …

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Constantine – Man shot multiple times

A suspect is being sought, following a shooting incident in Constantine Wednesday evening. The incident took place shortly after 8pm at the Constantine Little League fields near Meadow Lane. A 38-year-old Cassopolis man was reportedly shot multiple times. He was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. The major crime scene task force is investigating.

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Man arrested in hit-and-run case

A Sturgis-area man has been charged with second-degree murder following his arrest stemming from a hit-and-run fatal collision last month in Branch County’s Sherwood Township. Authorities said Daniel Silich, 42, was arrested Wednesday. Investigators said he was the driver of a car that struck 13-year-old Landen Risner and injured his 6-year-old brother and 13-year-old sister. The three were on bicycles …

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Sturgis man killed in crash

Sheriff’s deputies investigated a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Sturgis man. Randy Caruthers, age 49, died after the pickup he was driving collided into a tree around 5 a.m. Tuesday in Florence Township, sheriff Mark Lillywhite said. Investigators said Caruthers was driving a Ford F-150 eastbound on Featherstone Road when he lost control of the vehicle in …

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TR High School Tennis – Wednesday

THREE RIVERS HIGH SCHOOL – 4,   PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL – 4, Singles: No. 1 – Abby Schupbach, PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL def. Abigail Lemacks, THREE RIVERS HIGH SCHOOL, 3-6 , 2-6 , -; No. 2 – Taryn Welling, PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL def. Kienna Shank, THREE RIVERS HIGH SCHOOL, 3-6 , 6-2 , 4-6 ; No. 3 – Abigail …

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Four-wheeler stolen in Park Township

A four-wheeler was recovered by sheriff’s deputies after it was stolen earlier this week in Park Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies were notified around 8 a.m. Sunday that the 2019 Suzuki 500 was stolen from an unattached garage in the 55000 block of Parkville Road. Investigators checked a property in the 21000 block of Pinhook Road and located the …

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