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THREE RIVERS — St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Executive Director Tim Stoll said his agency will be taking a “wait and see” approach on re-opening senior centers in the county. During Wednesday, Aug. 19’s COA Advisory Board meeting, Stoll told board members the topic of reopening is an “...
THREE RIVERS — The Michigan Department of Transportation announced an update on construction on U.S. 131 over the next two weeks, as part of the reconstruction of the U.S. 131 corridor through Three Rivers. Broadway Road will completely reopen this week on Wednesday, while on Millard Road,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the front page of a lawsuit against Three Rivers City Clerk Melissa Bliss filed by marijuana petitioners seeking that their petition, rejected by Bliss two weeks ago, be canvassed and certified to put on the November ballot.
THREE RIVERS — A lawsuit has been filed in St. Joseph County Circuit Court against Three Rivers City Clerk Melissa Bliss by a petitioning group seeking an ordinance to allow marijuana businesses in the city, claiming their petition was illegally rejected. The lawsuit was revealed to have been filed...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commissioners had uncommonly pointed remarks for a citizen who made comments and accusations about the county’s budget during Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. The comments came from Florence Township resident Tim Carls, a longtime critic of the county...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The new roundabout at the intersection of Colon Road and Farrand Road near Colon opened to traffic recently. The project, the majority of it paid for with a safety grant through MDOT, was intended to fix problems with the intersection, which St. Joseph County Road Commission Manager John Lindsey said has one of the highest accident rates among county road-to-county road intersections in the county.
COLON — The first roundabout ever in St. Joseph County is open to traffic. On Aug. 3, the roundabout project at Colon Road and Farrand Road northwest of Colon was officially completed, following two months of construction and more than two years of planning by the St. Joseph County Road Commission...
THREE RIVERS — The final stages of the Three Rivers Public Library’s move to downtown will begin next week. The library announced they will temporarily close to the public starting Tuesday, Aug. 18 in preparation of their move to their new location at 88 N. Main St. TRPL Interim Director Bobbi...
Photo provided - A picture inside the home in Park Township where more than 140 cats were removed by St. Joseph County Animal Control and the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 4. This, along with another cat hoarding incident at a home in Three Rivers, are under investigation by local officials, who they say are related to each other.
THREE RIVERS — Within the past two weeks, more than 180 cats have been recovered by officials at homes in Three Rivers and Park Township. The first incident happened when more than 140 cats were removed from a Park Township home on Tuesday, Aug. 4. According to the Park Township zoning office,...
Photo provided - Five years ago, Clifford, Richard and Raymond Jacobs (left to right) held up a seven-starred flag specially made for them by VFW Post 3019 of Three Rivers. Each star on the flag represents one of seven Jacobs brothers who served in the U.S. military during World War II. Clifford and Raymond have since passed away.
On August 14, 1945, a massive crowd filled Times Square in New York City. At 7:05 p.m., all eyes focused on the square’s news ticker as the following words streamed across: “Official Truman Announces Japanese Surrender.” The celebration that erupted has never been seen before or since. And for good...
CENTREVILLE — County employees could potentially see a reduced work week in the very near future. St. Joseph County commissioners discussed the possibility of county departments temporarily moving to a 35-hour work week during their Executive Committee meeting Wednesday morning, as part of an...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured are the rear entrances of both Kelsey Block Brewing Company (left) and Venue 45 (right) in downtown Three Rivers. A social zone in the grassy areas in front of both restaurants is being considered by the owners of both establishments, which would allow patrons to bring and enjoy takeout food and alcohol purchased from Kelsey Block and Venue 45.
THREE RIVERS — When Kelsey Block Brewing Company and Venue 45 eventually reopen to the public, both could potentially include a new area for patrons. Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Tricia Meyer discussed during Friday’s DDA Board of Directors meeting the possibility...

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