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CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Community Corrections Director Erin Goff is developing a new program for first-time offenders charged with or convicted of an economic crime such as retail fraud, embezzlement or larceny, she told Community Corrections Advisory Board members at their meeting...
Third-grader Rhema Bryant and her father Jared Bryant were among the many dapper dads and lovely daughters attending the “Butterfly Kisses” daddy/daughter dance Friday, Feb. 24 at Three Rivers Middle School. Holly Swartz, president of Project Graduation which received the proceeds of the event,...
THREE RIVERS — “About anything that can be done with wood, I do,” Jeff Wheat of Three Rivers says. His unique hobby is making frames from tree limbs. One day he and his stepson went fishing; they caught a large number of fish and it seemed right to put it in a natural frame, he said. His brother...
CENTREVILLE — Diana Fair recalls the phone call she received one Friday night: “We got the grant — you’re hired.” Twenty-two years later, Fair — now Michigan State University Extension health and nutrition educator specializing in disease prevention — is retiring from St. Joseph County and was...
Workers from Earley & Associates Concrete Construction touch up the newly-poured concrete foundation of Glen Oaks Community College’s new residence hall on Thursday, Feb. 23. Scheduled for completion this fall, the three-story, 108-bed student housing project plans include two- and four-suite...
K. Lynn McFarlen, community outreach coordinator for Langeland Family Funeral Homes, does a presentation at Grace Healthcare on Thursday, Feb. 16 about the final resting places of presidents (including John Adams’, shown). The way they are memorialized gives insights into their character and the...
THREE RIVERS — The park formerly known as Geiber Park, on the southeast corner of Broadway and Fourth streets, will now be known as Elbert Lee Foster Park in honor of Foster, a Three Rivers city commissioner of eight years who passed away in 2016. He was pastor of Ambassadors for Christ Church and...
THREE RIVERS — Donald Sovey, CPA, CFO of School and Municipal Advisory Services, reported to the Three Rivers school board Monday, Feb. 20 on the business services site review he performed. “The purpose of the business services site review is to provide an aid in the decision-making process for...
THREE RIVERS — Social media, or spending time with others through a device such as a cell phone, computer or iPad, can be great, magician and motivational speaker “Mr. Jim” Merrills told students at Park Elementary Wednesday, Feb. 22. You can do things with friends, stay in touch with family, have...
THREE RIVERS — “Sometimes there’s beauty in our own front yard,” Sharon Chupp of Elkhart, Ind. said Tuesday, Feb. 21 as she came to pick up her artwork from the Carnegie Center for the Arts, where her acrylic painting “Suburban Winter” won the People’s Choice award in the 2017 juried show. The...

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