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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Over 40 people walked a mile around Three Rivers during Saturday’s Walk for Warmth fundraiser, which began at the Community Action Carol Shippy Center. Over $12,000 was raised for this year’s event, which goes to help families in need in St. Joseph County pay heating bills and other utility costs during the winter months.
THREE RIVERS — An air temperature of 28 degrees wasn’t enough to keep more than 40 people, young and old, from walking a mile around Three Rivers Saturday for a good cause. The 35th annual Walk for Warmth occurred Saturday, starting at the Community Action Carol Shippy Center on Broadway Street and...
Photo provided - A storage shed fire occurred at the Three Rivers Lions Club Saturday. According to the Lions Club, a number of items related to Toys for Tots, the Turtle Derby and the Ox Roast were lost in the fire.
THREE RIVERS — A fire that occurred in a storage shed at the Three Rivers Lions Club Saturday saw the loss of a multitude of Lions Club items related to their work for the community. According to the Three Rivers Fire Department, firefighters were called to the scene at the club located on Sixth...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Steve, a resident of Sturgis, discusses his story of recovery from drug addiction during the Voices of Hope and Recovery event held at Riverside Church in Three Rivers Thursday.
THREE RIVERS — For people in the community facing drug addiction, one event Thursday made one thing abundantly clear: Recovery from addiction is possible. Voices of Hope and Recovery, an event dedicated to testimonials from former addicts who were able to recover from their addiction, was held...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Steve Carra, a former aide to 72nd District Rep. Steve Johnson, is a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 59th District in the Michigan House of Representatives.
THREE RIVERS — At 31 years old, Steve Carra is one of the youngest, if not the youngest, candidate running for the Republican nomination for the 59th District in the Michigan House of Representatives seat this August. Despite his youth, however, Carra has plenty of political experience already...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Steve, a resident of Sturgis, discusses his story of recovery from drug addiction during the Voices of Hope and Recovery event held at Riverside Church in Three Rivers Thursday.
THREE RIVERS — For people in the community facing drug addiction, one event Thursday made one thing abundantly clear: Recovery from addiction is possible. Voices of Hope and Recovery, an event dedicated to testimonials from former addicts who were able to recover from their addiction, was held...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Road Commission board members (from left to right) John Bippus, Vince Mifsud and Rodney Chupp listen in to reports from road commission employees during their work session Wednesday.
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission approved the purchases of multiple pieces of equipment during their work session Wednesday. The first purchase approved was for a used John Deere front-end loader from RMB Equipment for $102,000. Road Commission Manager John Lindsey said the road...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Paul Lippens, director of urban design and mobility for McKenna Associates, discusses the results of the public feedback survey and public engagement sessions for the upcoming master plan for the City of Three Rivers during Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting.
THREE RIVERS — Paul Lippens, director of urban design and mobility for McKenna Associates, the firm working on the city’s upcoming master plan, gave a presentation to the Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday on the results of the public engagement sessions and first public feedback survey for the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Director of Information Technology Dustin Bainbridge discusses the county’s new IT policies during the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday.
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved a collection of eight Information Technology policies for the county during their regular meeting Tuesday. Policies approved by commissioners include an audit and accountability policy, change management policy, a cyber security...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - In this scene from the Three Rivers Community Players production of “Clue: On Stage,” all of the main characters get together for a dinner at a mysterious mansion. The play opens Friday, Feb. 21, and runs through March 1.
THREE RIVERS — Was it Mr. Green with a knife in the conservatory, or Miss Scarlet with a pipe in the lounge? One thing is for sure: It will be the Three Rivers Community Players in the TRCP Theatre on Millard Road in Three Rivers with their winter production, “Clue: On Stage,” beginning this Friday...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Current First District St. Joseph County Commissioner Al Balog speaks at a recent county commission meeting. Balog, who has been a county commissioner for the last 10 years, announced on Feb. 4 his intentions to run for the Republican nomination for 59th District Michigan State Representative in August.
THREE RIVERS — First District St. Joseph County Commissioner Al Balog has had a part in many of the accomplishments of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners in his 10 years as a commissioner. He believes it is time for him to move on to higher office. He touted in a recent interview some of...

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