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THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers left no doubt as to whom the better girls basketball team was in Friday’s Wolverine Conference South Divisional contest at the Purple Palace. Jason Bingaman’s Division 2 No. 4-ranked Lady Falcons were in control from start to finish in their 62-13 win over the Lady...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite will be sworn in as sheriff Tuesday during a ceremony scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Historical Courthouse in Centreville. County Clerk Lindsay Oswald will swear in Lillywhite to fill the vacancy left by longtime Sheriff Bradley Balk, who is...
THREE RIVERS — The City of Three Rivers will be updating its comprehensive master plan this year, and will be soliciting public input at an event to be held Monday. An event where anyone in the Three Rivers community can share their ideas for the city’s future as part of the We Are TR: Imagine 2040...
Approximately 35 people braved single-digit temperatures last year to march from Three Rivers City Hall to First Presbyterian Church as part of the Three Rivers Area Faith Community’s “Solidarity in Diversity: Martin Luther King Celebration.” This year’s event will begin at Three Rivers City Hall...
CENTREVILLE — In a rare roll call vote during Wednesday’s Executive Committee meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, commissioners approved a consent letter for Bethany Christian Services to continue their work with unaccompanied youth refugees in the county. With the consent...
CENTREVILLE — A St. Joseph County Circuit Court jury Wednesday found Theron Phone Hunt, 41, of Dowagiac guilty in the murder of Kevin Johnson, a Kentucky truck driver who was shot and killed in Flowerfield Township on Nov. 15, 2018. After approximately three hours of deliberation between Tuesday...
THREE RIVERS — With the heavy rains hitting St. Joseph County over the weekend, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood warning for the St. Joseph River at Three Rivers “until further notice.” According to NWS, at 9 a.m. Monday, the St. Joseph River was at 7.9 feet and rising, putting...
THREE RIVERS — The Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday to raise money for the agency’s annual Walk for Warmth initiative. The event, held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2303 in Three Rivers, was the first such dinner fundraiser the...
THREE RIVERS — A new initiative by Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services (DASAS) is aiming to encourage men to help end domestic violence. The Voices to End Violence campaign is an effort by DASAS to focus on men lending their voices to end domestic violence by supporting efforts for education on the...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission accepted and awarded a contract for the Wait Road and North Centerville Road resurfacing project near Sturgis during their meeting Wednesday. The contract awarded was with Michigan Paving and Materials of Kalamazoo for $396,856.90, and was the...

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