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The St. Joseph County United Way held a celebrity waiter night at Frankie’s in Three Rivers on Monday, Dec. 5. Pictured are the honorary chairs, board members and other friends of United Way who assisted the regular waitstaff that evening: (seated from left) Sheli Hittler, executive director Kelly...
THREE RIVERS — Michelle Fecteau of Detroit won a Story Slam competition with the story about how she and her husband, Eddie Hejka, met. When she moved on to the Grand Slam championship contest, she needed another story idea and then it came to her … something that had happened 25 years prior....
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers school board Monday, Dec. 5, renewed Superintendent Jean Logan’s contract with an expiration date of June 2019. The renewal follows a detailed evaluation process in which she was rated effective. Changes included that she will receive a $5,000 tax deferred annuity...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Pregnancy Helpline held a memorial service for babies on Sunday, Dec. 4, so people who had miscarried or lost infants or children could come together and talk about their loss. Shirley Briggeman of the Center shared readings including about how when a shepherd wants...
THREE RIVERS — For years, Steve Quake volunteered to coach elementary school football in his hometown of Centreville. Each fall, he’d finish a long day of construction work and immediately head to Adams Park, where he’d bark instructions and offer life lessons that helped shape hundreds of...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Holiday Home Tour in support of Three Rivers High School Project Graduation has returned after a four-year absence. Featuring six sites in Three Rivers as well as east and south of the city, the tour will occur Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1-5 p.m. with a reception at the...
The Three Rivers Community Players’ Make We Merry Community Choir sings “We Need a Little Christmas” to kick off the Saturday, Dec. 3 performance of the annual variety show. It included songs both serious and funny, as well as dancing, dialogue, instrumental music and magic.
The Brandenburg Concert opens its “Lessons and Carols” program Sunday, Dec. 4 with “Cantate Domino.” The performance, held at Immaculate Conception Church, had seven “Lessons,” each featuring a passage of Scripture, a hymn sung with the congregation and a song sung by the choir. There was also a...
WHITE PIGEON — Elizabeth Berg, an Oak Park, Ill. resident who has been on the New York Times Bestseller list multiple times with “Durable Goods” and “Joy School” both selected as one of the American Library Association’s Best Books of the Year, visited the White Pigeon Township Library Saturday,...
THREE RIVERS — Dennis Rumsey, general manager of Three Rivers radio station WLKM where he has worked for 47 years, has an all-business delivery as he presents the morning news each day. But he enjoys the opportunity to engage in a different type of presentation several times a year in the...

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