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CENTREVILLE — Diana Fair recalls the phone call she received one Friday night: “We got the grant — you’re hired.” Twenty-two years later, Fair — now Michigan State University Extension health and nutrition educator specializing in disease prevention — is retiring from St. Joseph County and was...
Workers from Earley & Associates Concrete Construction touch up the newly-poured concrete foundation of Glen Oaks Community College’s new residence hall on Thursday, Feb. 23. Scheduled for completion this fall, the three-story, 108-bed student housing project plans include two- and four-suite...
K. Lynn McFarlen, community outreach coordinator for Langeland Family Funeral Homes, does a presentation at Grace Healthcare on Thursday, Feb. 16 about the final resting places of presidents (including John Adams’, shown). The way they are memorialized gives insights into their character and the...
THREE RIVERS — The park formerly known as Geiber Park, on the southeast corner of Broadway and Fourth streets, will now be known as Elbert Lee Foster Park in honor of Foster, a Three Rivers city commissioner of eight years who passed away in 2016. He was pastor of Ambassadors for Christ Church and...
THREE RIVERS — Donald Sovey, CPA, CFO of School and Municipal Advisory Services, reported to the Three Rivers school board Monday, Feb. 20 on the business services site review he performed. “The purpose of the business services site review is to provide an aid in the decision-making process for...
THREE RIVERS — Social media, or spending time with others through a device such as a cell phone, computer or iPad, can be great, magician and motivational speaker “Mr. Jim” Merrills told students at Park Elementary Wednesday, Feb. 22. You can do things with friends, stay in touch with family, have...
THREE RIVERS — “Sometimes there’s beauty in our own front yard,” Sharon Chupp of Elkhart, Ind. said Tuesday, Feb. 21 as she came to pick up her artwork from the Carnegie Center for the Arts, where her acrylic painting “Suburban Winter” won the People’s Choice award in the 2017 juried show. The...
FABIUS TOWNSHIP — The box at Meyer Broadway Park used to collect money for vehicle passes was broken into sometime at night over the past weekend, St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Director Jaymes MacDonald reports. The box is heavy-duty, and the suspect drilled through an exterior lock and...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers High School Safe Driving Team recently hosted event #2 of their safe driving campaign, “Wildcats A.D.A.P.T.: Wildcats will Arrive Safely by being: Decisive, Alert, Prepared & Trained.” Their CPR/First Aid/AED Training was hosted on Feb. 13 at Three Rivers High...
KALAMAZOO — Russell McKeehan III, 20, of Centreville, was listed in serious condition Tuesday following a motorcycle/car crash on Nottawa Road at Simpson Road Saturday. He was flown to Borgess Hospital after the incident in which the driver of a Jeep Cherokee turned in front of him.

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