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STURGIS — Velda Pletcher celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. Velda Pletcher and her late husband Lee Holey graced the world with four children, two foster children, 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and years of memories, experience and...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Public Library Board of Trustees took the first step towards upgrading the library’s cataloging system when it approved a reallocation of funds request during its Tuesday, Jan. 23 meeting. The library initially planned on upgrading its security system at its current...
Meritt Dickerson-Weed, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at TRDDA THREE RIVERS — For about six months, Three Rivers High School graduate Meritt Dickerson-Weed has been working to improve downtown Three Rivers with the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority/Michigan Main Street program (TRDDA)...
Four outgoing Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce board members were feted at a “Gratitude Party” Tuesday at Spencer’s Riverfront Grill in acknowledgment of their combined more than 20 years of service. Normally, outgoing board members receive recognition at the annual dinner in October, but...
CENTREVILLE — On Monday, Jan. 22 at Glen Oaks Community College, eight Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from Centreville, Sturgis, and Mendon High Schools officially entered their welding projects into MEWDC’s (Michigan Energy Workforce Development Consortium) statewide high school...
THREE RIVERS — By a unanimous vote of those present, the Three Rivers Public Library Board of Trustees Tuesday approved a statement responding to the Three Rivers Commercial-News article published on Thursday, Jan. 18, regarding incoming library director S. Lynn Schofield-Dahl. The statement reads...
MENDON — The Mendon Community Schools board of education approved Leasa Griffith’s part-time interim-superintendent contract during its board meeting on Monday, Jan. 22. Griffith will continue as interim-superintendent for the rest of the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ends on June 30, 2018. Griffith...
CENTREVILLE — In honor of Black History month, Dr. Darryl Heller will lead a discussion about civil rights in our current social and political environment on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Nora Hagen Theatre on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College. The event is free and open to the...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority discussed business recruitment and fund development during the TRDDA and the Main Street Program’s annual strategic planning retreat at the Three Rivers Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 20. The board agreed upon its number one goal,...
LEONIDAS TOWNSHIP —The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal accident that occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21 near Summit Road and Pleasant Road in Leonidas Township. A Dodge passenger car was northbound on Summit Road south of Pleasant Road, as a Jeep SUV...

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