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CONSTANTINE — Early Methodist Church history in the 1856 book, “The History of St. Joseph County” described Three Rivers as a “church-going city with seven houses of worship.” Methodists were called “church pioneers” thanks to the tireless efforts of Rev. Erastus Felton, a circuit-riding Methodist...
THREE RIVERS — The Awana group at Three Rivers Bible Church held a Grand Prix Pinewood Derby on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The derby began with the Pledge of Allegiance to both the American and Awana flags. The Star Spangled Banner was played. Steven Jacobs gave a short sermon. “We are clay. God is a...
KALAMAZOO — When former state senator Cameron Brown of Sturgis was young and living in Washington D.C., he saw a statue of the Four Chaplains of the S.S. Dorchester in the National Wax Museum, and it made a tremendous impression. “It haunted me — the vividness and heroism of their incredible...
Park Elementary kindergartener Leah Newland looks at books during a book fair held in the school library on Thursday, Feb. 9. Here, Terri Dickerson, the library paraprofessional who organized the fair, helps her check out what’s available. (She ended up selecting a cute cat poster.) Dickerson said...
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted 6-1 in favor of adopting a policy that “will address the best support for transgender students in the college community.” Secretary John Bippus voted against the policy, citing “personal beliefs.” “It’s a personal belief that...
THREE RIVERS — Dr. Adam Goff is one of 7,600 optometrists nationwide who are participating in InfantSEE®, a no-cost public health program developed to provide professional eye care for infants. Under this program, supported by former President Jimmy Carter, who serves as honorary national chair and...
On Friday, Feb. 3 the Commission on Aging recognized National Go Red Day to kick off activities for the month of February and National Heart Month. Any senior who wore red to any of our meal sites in Three Rivers, Sturgis and Klines Resort had their name entered into a drawing to win a gift basket...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers city commission Tuesday, Feb. 7 approved spending $1,897,990 with Northern Construction Services Corporation for the reconstruction of S. Lincoln Avenue from Broadway Street to Millard Street. The original bids (this one and the only other bid, which came in at $2,...
CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Board of Education Tuesday held a special meeting to gather community input on the district’s superintendent search. Rod Green, who is assisting Centreville with its search, reviewed stakeholder input, as well as the details of the superintendent contract with the...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council Monday approved a bid from Morris Excavating of White Pigeon to excavate the property at 320 S. Washington in the amount of $8,150. The home at the property was deemed a total loss after it caught fire on Jan. 11. In its proposal, Morris Excavating...

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