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THREE RIVERS — Carol Bernice Boulette was “a generous humanitarian” who believed in “hard work and self sufficiency” but also in “fairness, compassion, civility and community,” according to her daughter Janda Volkmer. Boulette, the 2013 Three Rivers Citizen of the Year, passed away at home in...
FABIUS TOWNSHIP — Three people received minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Friday, Nov. 4 that caused US-131 to be closed for about 45 minutes. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, around 6:55 p.m., deputies were called to the location of US-131 near King Road for a two-...
CENTREVILLE — Five people are seeking election to three positions of Centreville school board trustee during the Nov. 8 election: John Bartelt, Strawberry Blum, Rod Detweiler, Barbara Eash and Larry Walton. Detweiler, 59, is a pastor and incumbent school board member. Married with three married...
The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation awarded a grant to YMCA Camp Eberhart to assist with sending all Three Rivers fourth-grade students to their day camp for the school year 2016-17. Pictured are foundation administrator Melissa Bliss, board member Mary Miholer-O’Connor, camp director...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday, Nov. 5 responded to a suspicious subject in the Village of Centreville. Deputies found that the 39-year-old man who suffered from mental illness had been reported missing out of Kalamazoo County approximately one week prior to...
WHITE PIGEON — Five people are seeking election to three positions of White Pigeon village trustee during the Nov. 8 election: John Gentry, Dorothy Hostetler, Drew C. Mercer, Jeffrey Wagaman Jr. and Justis Allen Wagaman. Drew C. Mercer, 26, is a behavior analyst. He has resided in the district 26...
Winners of the Three Rivers Commercial-News’ Halloween coloring contest were (above left, for ages 5-7) Madison Wiley, 7, of White Pigeon and (above right, for ages 8-10) Natalie Bachinski, 9, of Three Rivers. Both received a $25 Meijer gift card.  
NouVeau Salon in Three Rivers celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house Friday, Nov. 4. In the spirit of their “Keeping it Local” theme they offered baskets donated by numerous local businesses, and every client was entered into four drawings, one for their personal stylist’s basket and...
On Friday, Oct. 28, Kelly Monahan’s fourth-grade students at Park Elementary welcomed a special guest, PFC Cameron Cottingham, U.S. Marine. PFC Cottingham was a fourth- and fifth-grade student of Monahan’s and graduated in 2016 from Three Rivers High School. The students prepared questions for PFC...
SCHOOLCRAFT — The Schoolcraft Police Department reports that Grand Street/US-131 is back open again. It had been closed for railroad repairs since Oct. 24. There were a couple of traffic crashes along the detour route in Schoolcraft; numerous traffic citations for violations were written along the...

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