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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Camp Eberhart Director Denise Peters stands near the construction site of the camp’s new bathhouse building, expected to be completed in April. The new building will house 10 showers and two bathrooms for campers, while providing better lighting, ventilation and utilities.
THREE RIVERS — A bathhouse that legend has deemed to be “haunted” is being replaced at Camp Eberhart with a new one this winter. Within the last month, construction of a new bathhouse near the three high-road cabins at Camp Eberhart got underway, which will replace the recently torn-down 100-year-...
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation in December 2021. State Rep. Steve Carra and State Sen. Kim LaSata’s voting records and details of the legislation are courtesy of MichiganVotes.org, and United States Rep. Fred Upton’s voting...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Road Commission Manager John Lindsey updated the board on a number of happenings with the agency during his report to the board at their Wednesday, Jan. 5 meeting. Lindsey first addressed the agency’s equipment status, saying items have been ordered from their $725,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the old Three Rivers Hospital building as of Monday. The City of Three Rivers has received bids for a project to demolish the historical but deteriorating building sometime this year. City Manager Joe Bippus said he hopes to secure funding by summer, before a project gets underway.
THREE RIVERS — A Three Rivers building considered to be both historical and an eyesore could be demolished sometime this year, possibly as early as this summer. On Thursday, the City of Three Rivers received several bids for the demolition of the old Three Rivers Hospital building overlooking...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The first two comfort dogs in Three Rivers Community Schools, Tanner (far right) and Austin (bottom left) arrived at Three Rivers High School Tuesday. Tanner will be the new comfort dog at the high school, while Austin will be stationed as the new comfort dog at Norton Elementary School. Pictured is Austin’s handler Kim Hoercher (left), Tanner’s handler Carrie Balk (right), and TRHS student Bailee Burr (center), who helped the district get a veterinary partnership.
THREE RIVERS — A pair of new furry friends will be making their debut in a couple of Three Rivers schools in the near future. Tanner, a 2-year-old golden retriever, and Austin, a 2-year-old black lab, arrived at Three Rivers High School Tuesday, the first two facility dogs in what is being called...
THREE RIVERS — Businesses in downtown Three Rivers could be getting money from the state to upgrade their technology. The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority approved Thursday a recommendation to review and submit applications on a first come, first serve basis for optimization grants being...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners met for the first time in 2022 on Tuesday. The board approved changing their meeting schedule from two meetings a month to one meeting a month.
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will be meeting less often in 2022. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners approved a meeting calendar for the year that sees the number of regular meetings and Executive Committee meetings go from twice a month each down to...
THREE RIVERS — A project to identify where lead water service lines are in Three Rivers took another step forward at Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Commissioners approved a $264,901 contract with White Cloud, Mich.-based B&B Environmental Services, LLC to perform hydro...
Map recreated by Robert Tomlinson / Districtr - Highlighted in yellow is the new Michigan 5th District area for the United States House of Representatives approved by the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission on Tuesday, Dec. 28. The district runs along the southern border counties, includes most of Berrien County except for the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor area, as well as the southern edge of Kalamazoo County, most of Calhoun County and all of Jackson County.
THREE RIVERS — St. Joseph County’s representatives in Congress, the state House and the state Senate will be changing come 2023, due to new maps approved Tuesday, Dec. 28 by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC). Under the “Chestnut” map for congressional districts...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Many of the nearly 200 people in attendance at Friday night’s Midnight on Main event watch as the ceremonial ball drops onto Main Street in Three Rivers to signify the new year. The ball was dropped with the assistance of the Three Rivers Fire Department.
THREE RIVERS — Almost 200 people gathered in downtown Three Rivers Friday night to ring in 2022 with a celebration on Main Street. Friday’s Midnight on Main event held by the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority was the first official New Year’s celebration downtown held since 2019, and...

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