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Photo via Zoom Teleconference - Three Rivers resident Ann Hermen shares a story from her collection of “Center of the Universe” stories during Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Commissioners declared the city the Center of the Universe during the meeting, as part of both a friendly competition with a small town in Idaho and a collaboration between Hermen and Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Tricia Meyer.
THREE RIVERS — While some long-time residents have long believed the city of Three Rivers to be the Center of the Universe, it has not officially been declared to be so. Until now. On Tuesday, the Three Rivers City Commission passed a motion declaring the city as the Center of the Universe. Of...
Photo provided by the Michigan Department of Transportation/Tim Burke - Pictured is an aerial view of the U.S. 131 corridor through Three Rivers, taken last week. The two-year project to reconfigure the highway into a boulevard with Michigan left turns is expected to wrap up on Nov. 15, with a tentative date to re-open to full traffic on Oct. 28.
THREE RIVERS — After two years of detours, construction and some traffic backups, the U.S. 131 reconstruction project in Three Rivers is now in its final stages. The two-phase project, which cost $20 million and included reconstruction and reconfiguration of the highway corridor into a boulevard...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Third District St. Joseph County Commissioner Dennis Allen (left) and First District County Commissioner Al Balog (right) listen to one of the requests for an exception to the hiring freeze during their meeting Wednesday.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County is not expected to make new hires in a couple of areas until the county’s 2021 budget is put in place. County commissioners discussed the forthcoming budget projections and hiring options during their executive committee meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14 amid a request to...
Photo provided - Peter Butts was hired as the new Children’s Librarian for the Three Rivers Public Library last month.
THREE RIVERS — The new location of the Three Rivers Public Library will have a lot of new things going for it. With a new layout, new shelves, new furniture, new activity spaces and some new books, the library has a lot of brand-new items ready for when they allow limited in-person visits starting...
THREE RIVERS — The smell of food will permeate the Immaculate Conception Catholic School parking lot Thursday, as a food truck rally and fundraiser will take place at the school that day from 4-8 p.m. A total of four food trucks will be available that day, with a percentage of the proceeds going to...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Park Township resident Pam Hughes points to a copy of the township’s zoning guidelines during her public comment at Wednesday’s Park Township Board meeting opposing a proposed rezoning of a property along M-60 for a new location for Nottawa Gas Company.
PARK TWP. — Many residents in Park Township are voicing opposition to a proposed rezoning effort by a local company, and some made their voices heard during Wednesday’s township board meeting. At issue is an application submitted by propane retailer Nottawa Gas Company to Park Township Zoning...
Photos provided - (From left to right) Local banker Jared Hoffmaster, St. Joseph County Democratic Party chairman Andrew George and non-profit summer camp property manager Matthew Mosher are vying for the First District seat on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners in the Nov. 3 general election.
THREE RIVERS — One of the few contested seats in county-wide races is the race for the First District seat on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The seat is one of two on the county commission that will be contested in November, and the only one of those two that an incumbent will not...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Phil Kline (left) of Kline’s Resort in Three Rivers received the David Armstrong Memorial Award during the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner Wednesday, Oct. 7 at New Hope Assembly of God in Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — It was not a typical year for many local businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but last week, there was plenty of occasion to celebrate the successes that did happen in 2020. The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards dinner and ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 7...
Photo via Zoom Teleconference - St. Joseph County Third District Commissioner Dennis Allen discusses during Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting a letter from commissioners to Governor Gretchen Whitmer for guidance on the situation surrounding outgoing County Prosecutor John McDonough.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commissioners approved a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer Tuesday to seek guidance regarding Prosecutor John McDonough. The move came during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting, held via Zoom teleconference, following a more than half-hour closed session...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers city commissioners approved a memo of understanding with the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) dairy plant in Constantine for continued sewer service from the city during the City Commission’s regular meeting Tuesday. As part of the memo, the MMPA would agree to...

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