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THREE RIVERS — With the possibility existing of receiving a “Vibrancy Grant” from the Michigan Main Street program, the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors discussed Thursday what project could be done with it so they could apply for the grant. The Main Street Vibrancy...
Photo Provided - Pat Kulikowski, St. Joseph County’s executive secretary to the county administrator, is retiring in April after more than three decades working for the county.
CENTREVILLE — The administration of St. Joseph County and how it operates has changed plenty in the last 37 years. Between county commissioners holding two hour meetings to conduct business to the creation of the county administrator position in 1991 and the three county administrators that have...
CONSTANTINE -- The Constantine village council adopted the 2021-2022 budget at a special meeting on March 29 with a 6-1 vote. Voting no was trustee Joe Faulkner. Village manager Mark Honeysett said the taxable value of the village is $40,100,000, and set $4,036,719 as the budget amount. The budget...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Douglas Buckles (left) and Robert Denno (right) compete during a pancake eating contest at Maple Row Sugarhouse’s Maple Syrup Festival Sunday. Buckles won the men’s division of the contest, one of the many activities that went on in the first weekend of the two-weekend festival.
JONES — Maple syrup was flowing in Jones over the weekend as an annual festival completed its first of two weekends. Maple Row Sugarhouse hosted the first weekend of their eighth annual Maple Syrup Festival over the weekend, drawing hundreds to their operation on Born Street. Guests and visitors...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Road Commission board member Vince Mifsud discusses a resolution for applying to the Michigan Department of Transportation’s 2024 Local Bridge Program during their meeting Wednesday, March 17.
CENTREVILLE — A number of bid awards were approved for a bevy of different road projects during the Wednesday, March 17 St. Joseph County Road Commission meeting. The board approved contracts from PK Contracting of Troy, Mich. to do 2021 pavement marking projects at 4.3 cents per linear foot, JL...
THREE RIVERS — The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ) announced late Monday the first two confirmed cases of a variant of COVID-19 in St. Joseph County. The COVID variant in question is the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first discovered in the United Kingdom in the fall of 2020...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Public Library extended the expiration dates of library cards for Park Township residents Friday evening, and is expected to consider a new library services contract offer with the township Tuesday. The move comes as both TRPL and Park Township continue negotiations...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to support the removal of a number of restrictive covenants at the Centreville Industrial Park in an attempt to spur new businesses to move into the park.
CENTREVILLE — Looking to spur economic growth in Centreville, St. Joseph County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to support the removal a number of restrictive covenants on the Centreville Industrial Park. The matter was previously discussed at the board’s executive committee meeting...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Maple Row Sugarhouse co-owner Christy Olson stands next to a variety of the maple items that will be available at their shop during their annual Maple Syrup Festival. The festival runs this weekend, March 20 and 21, and next weekend, March 27 and 28.
JONES — The first maple festival in the state of Michigan begins today. Maple Row Sugarhouse in Jones is hosting its annual Maple Festival beginning this weekend, March 20 and 21, and continuing next weekend, March 27 and 28. The festival will be held at their main location at 12646 Born St....
THREE RIVERS — With the Michigan Open Meetings Act (OMA) changes allowing for remote meetings potentially on track to expire without legislative action, the Three Rivers City Commission discussed Tuesday how they should proceed in the near future with regards to their bi-monthly meetings. At-Large...

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