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Rep. Lori honored by Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Posted July 5, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Lawmaker receives award for commitment to health care State Rep. Matt Lori has received the Special Recognition Award from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) for his commitment to Michigan’s health care during his service in the House of Representatives. Lori, R-Constantine, recently received the award from MHA President Spencer Johnson during ceremonies on […]

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Commission on Aging elects officers, recognizes retiring board members

Posted June 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Margaret Shultz has been elected as chairperson of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging (COA) Board of Directors. Shultz, former Community Resources Coordinator for the Department of Human Services (DHS) in St. Joseph and Cass counties, retired from that position last July after 38 years with DHS.  She is now serving in a part-time […]

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Carol Boulette honored as ‘2013 Citizen of the Year’

Posted May 15, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday evening (May 14) was a time for celebration at Belle Epoque in downtown Three Rivers as Carol Boulette was honored during a public banquet as the ‘2013 Citizen of the Year’. The event, hosted by the Three Rivers Lions Club, was the latest in a long series of such gatherings dating back to 1965 […]

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Former Three Rivers softball standout doing well in MIAA play at Trine University

Posted May 2, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Amy Newell, a sophomore at Trine University with Three Rivers connections, is doing well in MIAA play. Thanks to Three Rivers Fire Chief Dan Tomlinson for bringing her success and recognition for her achievements to light by providing a link to a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) story.  In doing so, Dan noted that Amy […]

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Local medical director receives Public Health Champion Award

Posted April 29, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Coldwater, MI) – Champions are described as individuals who have a vision of what the future could hold and possess the courage to risk failure, knowing that setbacks produce growth. They are people who see their opponents as partners and their challenges as opportunities for improvement. Dr. James Phillips, M.D., Medical Director for the Branch-Hillsdale-St. […]

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Four new members of Three Rivers Police Department Auxiliary honored

Posted April 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Four new members of the Three Rivers Police Department Auxiliary were recognized during the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening (April 2). Police Chief Tom Bringman and Lieutenant Mike Fleckenstein of the Auxiliary joined forces to introduce the new recruits and present certificates to each. Bringman said, “If it wasn’t for our Auxiliary staff, […]

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‘Citation bars’ presented to Three Rivers Fire Department personnel

Posted March 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday’s (March 19) meeting of the Three Rivers City Commission brought recognition of six members of the Three Rivers Fire Department (TRFD). ‘Citation bars’ were presented to Captain Jeff Bloomfield, Lieutenant Troy Blackburn, Fireman Jason Chrisman and Fireman Chad Witt for a ‘CPR Field Save’ in January of 2013 when the TRFD responded to a […]

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Citizens Medal nominations being sought, March 31st deadline for submissions

Posted March 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Each year President Obama honors a handful of extraordinary Americans with the Citizens Medal, one of our nation’s highest civilian honors. The Citizens Medal recognizes Americans for exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs — people who feed the needy, who take care of our veterans, or who support our children. Is there […]

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St. Joseph County Conservation District holds 65th annual meeting

Posted March 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Celebration of accomplishments, recognition, and election of a board member were among the ingredients of the 65th annual meeting of the St. Joseph County Conservation District, an event held Wednesday evening (March 20) at the St. Joseph County Conservation and Sportsmen’s Club near Sturgis. Carol Higgins, chairperson of the Conservation District Board of Directors, presided […]

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Mayor Tom Lowry presents proclamation to Dan Findlay of Arrmstrong International
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Proclamations presented for lifesaving at Pleasant Lake

Posted March 6, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Recognition related to recent lifesaving activity at Pleasant Lake was an ingredient of the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening (March 5). Mayor Tom Lowry read and then presented proclamations in honor of Armstrong International and the Linn family – Jeff, Christy and their son, Josh – in conjunction with the events of February […]

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Crossing guards recognized

Posted February 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday’s (February 19th) meeting of the Three Rivers City Commission included recognition of the community’s four crossing guards, three of whom were on hand. Police Chief Tom Bringman conducted the recognition ceremony and said, “The dedication they have for the safety of our children sometimes goes unnoticed.  They are concerned about the safety of our […]

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Constantine Village Council honors Sgt. Robert Studabaker for “service to the people of Constantine, Michigan”

Posted January 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Sergeant Robert Studabaker, who recently retired from the Constantine Police Department, has been honored for his “service to the people of Constantine, Michigan.” The recognition came Monday evening (January 21st) as the Constantine Village Council adopted a resolution in which the council “expresses its appreciation to Sergeant Studabaker for his service to the community and […]

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Former TRHS basketball standout earns NAIA recognition at St. Xavier University

Posted January 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Morgan Stuut, former basketball standout at Three Rivers High School, has won NAIA national recognition at St. Xavier University in Chicago. For more on the story from MLive, click on the following link:  Former Three Rivers basketball standout Morgan Stuut earns NAIA national honor with St. Xavier University.

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Judy West-Wing thanked for 30 years of service to St. Joseph County

Posted January 15, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Words of appreciation, hugs and even some tears were ingredients of Tuesday’s (January 15th) St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting, the last such meeting for County Administrator Judy West-Wing who will retire from her position January 23rd after 30 years of service to the county. The activity came toward the end of the meeting […]

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UM-Dearborn’s iLabs eCities Research recognizes City of Sturgis for its positive entrepreneurial climate

Posted January 4, 2013 by Bruce Snook

STURGIS – For the third year in a row, the City of Sturgis has been recognized for its work to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development. The annual honor was given following the 2012 annual eCities research project survey conducted by iLabs through the University of Michigan-Dearborn Center for Innovation Research. The City of Sturgis […]

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Glen Oaks Community College pays tribute to GOCC veterans

Posted November 8, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Monday (November 5) Glen Oaks Community College paid a special tribute to GOCC veterans. The GOCC Allied Health Club & Veteran’s Club hosted an event in honor of all GOCC staff and faculty members who served in any branch of the armed forces. The Music Club sang “This Land is Your Land” as a special tribute. GOCC’s veterans […]

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Three Rivers City Commission bids farewell to Commissioner Judy Gilchrist

Posted November 6, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Farewells and expressions of appreciation were ingredients of the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Monday evening (November 5), the final meeting for First District Commissioner Judy Gilchrist. During the commission’s October 2nd meeting, Gilchrist announced her resignation – effective with Monday’s meeting – and reported that she will be getting married in Portland, Oregon on […]

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Upton presents service medals to Iraq War veteran, WMU student

Posted October 31, 2012 by Bruce Snook

KALAMAZOO, MI – Wednesday morning (October 31) at his Kalamazoo District Office, Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) presented service medals to local Iraq War veteran Chadwick L. “Chad” Dillon for his service in the Michigan Army National Guard.  Dillon is currently a senior political science major at Western Michigan University. “It is a great honor […]

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Lori receives Health Advocacy Award from Cassopolis Family Clinic

Posted October 30, 2012 by Bruce Snook

State Rep. Matt Lori was recently honored with a Health Advocacy Award from the Cassopolis Family Clinic Network. Lori, R-Constantine, was recognized for “your continuous support of our mission to provide necessary, compassionate health care to the people of our communities.” Cassopolis Family Clinic Network has identified 11,700 low-income residents in Cass County and the […]

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St. Joseph County Road Commission recognized with workers’ compensation award

Posted October 29, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Road Commission has been recognized for being a loss prevention leader among road commissions in the state. The recognition came at the County Road Commission Self-Insurance Fund Annual meeting. The award recognizes road commissions for having a workers’ compensation loss experience modification factor of less than 1.0 for the 2011-12 coverage […]

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