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CENTREVILLE — Reduced hours are coming for many St. Joseph County employees. St. Joseph County commissioners Tuesday approved letters of understanding with five different union groups to have hourly union and non-union employee schedules reduced from 40 hours per week to 35 hours per week. The move...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers city commissioners discuss a plan following a closed session Tuesday via Zoom teleconference to draft a recreational marijuana shop ordinance and put it to a vote in 2021.
THREE RIVERS — It will soon be up to the citizens of Three Rivers whether or not recreational marijuana shops will be allowed in its city limits. However, they may have to wait until 2021. Following a more than hour-long closed session during their meeting Tuesday via Zoom teleconference to discuss...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Armando Garza (right) and his wife Gloria (left) own Taqueria El Tejano, a new Mexican food truck located across from Broker’s Towing on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Hooker Avenue in Three Rivers. The truck and its food have gotten positive responses from the Three Rivers community in its first two weeks in operation.
THREE RIVERS — As soon as Armando Garza set up his food truck, Taqueria El Tejano, on a recent weekday, there was a line of people waiting to get a taste of his cooking. That has been the norm for Garza ever since he brought his truck to the empty lot on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Hooker...
CENTREVILLE — A one-time bonus for St. Joseph County Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (CMH) employees was tabled during CMH’s Board of Directors meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25. The bonus, proposed by CMH Executive Director Kristine Kirsch, would have given all 64 full-time and eight...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commissioners appear to be moving closer to a 35-hour work week for county employees, and a final decision could be made by Tuesday. Commissioners discussed the idea during Wednesday’s executive committee meeting of the Board of Commissioners, as part of a discussion...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald (right) and county election specialist Valerie Casterline (left) go through ballots during a recount Thursday for the Republican primary for Fabius Township supervisor. The recount resulted in current township planning commission chair Ken Linn officially defeating current township trustee Dan Wilkins by three votes, 391-388.
CENTREVILLE — Twenty-three days and 779 recounted votes later, Fabius Township now has its presumptive new supervisor. Ken Linn, the township’s current planning commission chair, officially won the Republican primary for Fabius Township Supervisor following a hand recount of ballots done by the St...
THREE RIVERS — Just weeks before it’s slated to open, the roof of the new Three Rivers Public Library is going to be replaced. The TRPL Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to spend up to approximately $45,000 to replace the roof of their new building at 88 N. Main St. in downtown Three Rivers. The move...
Photo provided - A suffragette dress worn by Jessie Melvin Rogers, the grandmother of Three Rivers Woman’s Club President Mary Kay Todd, is shown as part of a display in downtown Three Rivers commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The display, which also includes representations of the Woman’s Club’s Labor Day Bridge Walk event and the afghan blankets the club makes, is located in the window of Brucrew Coffee Company.
THREE RIVERS — It has been 100 years since women in the United States finally won the right to vote. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was officially ratified by Tennessee on Aug. 18, 1920, the last of the necessary 36 states to do so, and was certified eight days later on Aug. 26. It was...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - More than two dozen people march down Main Street in Three Rivers Saturday as part of a Child Sex Trafficking Awareness March. The march was organized by a Three Rivers resident to bring awareness to the issues of human trafficking and child sex trafficking.
THREE RIVERS — Human trafficking and child trafficking have been hot-button issues in the country as of late. According to the Polaris Project, a nonprofit that works to combat human trafficking, there were 11,500 situations of human trafficking identified by the United States National Human...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Road Commission Manager John Lindsey discussed with board members the agency’s practices when it comes to fleet replacement during their Wednesday, Aug. 19 board meeting. The topic, Lindsey said, was brought up by Commissioner Rodney Chupp, who was wondering why the...

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