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  THREE RIVERS – In a closed session during a Three Rivers city commission meeting on Tuesday, March 19, City Manager Joe Bippus reportedly notified commissioners he was working part-time for the Schoolcraft Police Department, and sought permission to work more than 10 hours per week, a request...
THREE RIVERS – A local writer whose book was published in December stopped by the Three Rivers Public Library to discuss her new book and the inspirations she had while writing it. Laura Kemp, a White Pigeon native and White Pigeon Middle School teacher, wrote the new adult fiction novel Evening in...
THREE RIVERS – Emmy Award-winning children’s band and former Disney Junior stars Imagination Movers will be performing at the Riviera Theatre in Three Rivers on Sunday. Imagination Movers, based out of New Orleans, are best-known for their Disney Junior show of the same name that ran on the channel...
CENTREVILLE – The St. Joseph County Commission received an annual report from the county’s Central Dispatch during their executive meeting on Wednesday. According to the report from Central Dispatch, the 911 Center received 28,079 emergency calls in 2018, down eight percent from 2017’s levels. With...
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY – Courtney Hyche, executive director of the St. Joseph Council for Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect, with help from four Howardsville Christian School students, traveled to nine schools in St. Joseph County on Monday and Tuesday to “plant” pinwheel gardens to raise...
THREE RIVERS – The Three Rivers Public Library Board reviewed and discussed a draft budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year during their regular meeting Tuesday. The budget, which is not yet final, includes money appropriated for the short period of time that the library will be paying utility costs at...
CENTREVILLE – The Centreville Board of Education took up the issue of “inconsistencies” in discipline requirements between the student handbook and the school district’s athletic pledge in their meeting on Monday. The topic stems from an issue regarding a Centreville student-athlete who was...
THREE RIVERS – Three Rivers Health employees have selected Diane Hawkins, registered nurse, as the hospital’s 2018 Employee of the Year — she was honored at the “Three Rivers Health Employee Gala” staged on March 21, at Pine View Golf Club. Diane has been with Three Rivers Health since 1990 and...
MENDON – The Mendon Community Schools Board of Education changed graduation guidelines for Community Service hours during their meeting on Monday, March 18. The new policy requires that freshman have two hours of Community Service, sophomores four hours, juniors six hours, and seniors 10 hours, for...
STURGIS – The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Board of Directors voted during their meeting on Wednesday to terminate a lease agreement between the COA and Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. According to COA Executive Director Tim Stoll, the original lease agreement with Thurston Woods was...

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