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Five elected to Sturgis City Commission

Posted November 9, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Five seats on the Sturgis City Commission were filled in balloting Tuesday (November 8th). Rob Sisson, Michael Wilson, Robert Hile and Michael Gay were unopposed and Ina Taulbee withstood a write-in challenge from Andy Boyd.

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Tom Lowry to return as mayor of Three Rivers

Posted November 8, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Tom Lowry will return to the office of mayor in the City of Three Rivers following Tuesday’s (November 8th) election. Lowry, who served previously as mayor for 12 years, garnered 280 votes compared to 115 for Wendy Shank.  Both candidates names appeared on the ballot, but Shank announced her withdrawal from the mayoral race in […]

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Voters approve ambulance millage in White Pigeon, reject ‘Headlee override’ proposal in Constantine school district

Posted November 8, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Millage proposals in two adjacent ‘River Country’ communities had different outcomes in Tuesday’s (November 8th) election. Voters in the Village of White Pigeon approved a proposal to establish a .35 mills tax levy for ambulance services for a five-year period from 2012 through 2016.  The tally was 71 in favor with 27 opposed. In the […]

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Voters overwhelmingly approve ‘transfer of assets’ ballot initiative proposed by Three Rivers Health

Posted November 8, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Voters have overwhelmingly approved the ‘transfer of assets’ ballot initiative proposed by the Three Rivers Health Authority Board to transition Three Rivers Health from its current status as an ‘authority’ hospital to a 501(c )(3) status. Unofficial results from Tuesday’s (November 8th) election show that nearly 85 percent of the votes cast were in favor […]

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Light turnout for initial ‘town hall meeting’ regarding Three Rivers Health ‘transfer of assets’ ballot proposal

Posted November 2, 2011 by Bruce Snook

There was a light turnout for the first of two ‘town hall meetings’ on the ‘transfer of assets’ initiative to change Three Rivers Health from its current status as an ‘authority’ hospital under Public Act 47 of 1945 to that of a Michigan nonprofit corporation. The 50-minute event – held Wednesday evening (November 2nd) in […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Three Rivers Health Board members encourage support of hospital in November 8th election

Posted November 1, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Three Rivers Health has an initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot asking voters to approve a transfer of assets from its current Act 47 Authority ownership to a community-owned not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation. Act 47 ownership has served this community well since 1979, but is no longer appropriate for today’s economy.  Voters may refer to […]

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Three Rivers Health Authority to host town hall meetings on transfer of assets ballot initiative

Posted October 21, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Three Rivers, MI – Members of the Three Rivers community will have the opportunity to attend town hall meetings in Three Rivers and Constantine to discuss  the major healthcare decision on the ballot on Tuesday, November 8, as the Three Rivers Health Authority looks to transfer its assets from Act 47 status to a 501c3 […]

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Bank approves loan to Three Rivers Health – IF voters approve ‘transfer of assets’ ballot proposal in November election

Posted October 19, 2011 by Bruce Snook

A regional bank has approved a loan that would trim operating expenses at Three Rivers Health – IF a ‘transfer of assets’ proposal is approved by voters in the November 8th election. That was the word from Bill Russell, president and CEO of Three Rivers Health, while reporting on the ballot proposal during the Three […]

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Tuesday (October 11th) close of registration for November 8th election

Posted October 11, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 is the last day to register to vote or change your address for the November 8, 2011 election. According to Three Rivers City Clerk Lindsay Howes, electors who wish to vote in the election must be registered no later than October 11, 2011. To register, visit any Secretary of State Branch […]

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Annual Meeting of Fabius Township Citizens’ Coalition set for September 7th

Posted August 29, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Board of the Fabius Township Citizens’ Coalition, Inc. (FTCC, Inc.) has announced that its Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for the 2012 season will be on Wednesday, September 7th, at 6 p.m. at 12302 Corey Lake Road, Three Rivers. The Annual Meeting and Election will follow a potluck picnic at 6 p.m.  Please […]

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Shank drops mayoral bid, name to remain on ballot

Posted August 25, 2011 by Bruce Snook

At-Large Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Wendy Shank has withdrawn her candidacy for mayor of the City of Three Rivers, but her name will remain on the ballot for the November 8th general election. Shank had been poised to vie with former Mayor Tom Lowry in the autumn voting, but she has dropped her bid for […]

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Ramsey won’t seek re-election to Three Rivers City Commission

Posted April 22, 2011 by Bruce Snook

First District Commissioner George Ramsey has announced he will NOT seek re-election to the Three Rivers City Commission in the November 8th general election. Ramsey, who was appointed to fill a vacancy in the fall of 2009, was elected to a one-year term in the general election last fall. In an e-mail note following a […]

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School election reminder for write-in candidates

Posted April 20, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Here’s a reminder from St. Joseph County Clerk Pattie Bender for anyone interested in running as a write-in candidate for school board in the May 3rd election: In every school district this year there will an election of school board members on May 3, 2011.  Petitions were due on February 8th.  If anyone wishes to […]

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Baker to run for at-large commissioner, not mayor

Posted March 21, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Three Rivers Mayor Ken Baker has decided to seek the office of at-large commissioner, rather than mayor, in the November 8th general election. Baker was appointed in January to complete the term of former Mayor Allen Balog who resigned in December after being elected to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. As one of […]

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TR Board of Education adopts election resolution, approves tenure

Posted January 25, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has adopted a “Regular School Election Resolution” that sets the stage for balloting on Tuesday, May 3rd, in which two board seats will be filled for a period of four years.  The action came during a board meeting Monday evening (January 24th). Persons interested in seeking election […]

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Petition deadline approaching

Posted January 6, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Here’s an advisory from St. Joseph County Clerk Pattie Bender that will be of particular interest to persons wishing to run for board of education seats in the May election: Please be advised that petitions are due for school board members by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Petitions are FILED IN THE COUNTY […]

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Strawser trio wins two-year terms in Village of Constantine positions

Posted November 7, 2010 by Bruce Snook

As reported earlier in the River Country Journal, MacKenzie Strawser narrowly defeated veteran Village President Pat Weiss in last Tuesday’s (November 2nd) general election in Constantine. Strawser’s victory sets the stage for a rather unique situation in village government in which she will assume the office of village president for the next two years and […]

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“Official results” from Tuesday’s voting posted now on St. Joseph County website

Posted November 4, 2010 by Bruce Snook

“Official results” from voting in Tuesday’s (November 2nd) General Election in St. Joseph County are available now via the county’s website. The report now includes write-in votes that played a role in the Village of Burr Oak and the City of Three Rivers. In Burr Oak, five candidates whose names were on the ballot for […]

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Lori reflects on election victory and what’s ahead in 2011

Posted November 3, 2010 by Bruce Snook

State Rep. Matt Lori won a second two-year term in the Michigan House of Representatives from the 59th District in Tuesday’s (November 2nd) general election. The Republican lawmaker from Constantine garnered nearly 72 percent of the vote in defeating Democrat Carol Higgins of Mendon. During an election night interview with Bruce Snook of the River […]

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Results from contests for local offices in St. Joseph County

Posted November 3, 2010 by Bruce Snook

Most candidates for local office in St. Joseph County ran without opposition in the General Election on Tuesday (November 2nd).  However, there were several exceptions.  Here’s a brief summary of the results from those contests: St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners – District # 6: Donald Eaton (R) defeated Tim Peterson (NPA) – 944 to […]

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