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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday on the new Metro at Maple Lane project on North Main Street in Three Rivers. Participating in the ceremony were (from left to right) Larry Piper of Clark Logic, Jorge Santiago of Clark Logic, Jamie Clark of Clark Logic, Tim Cane of architect Eckert Wordell, Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce President Christy Trammell, Kristen McEnroe from Kadant Johnson, Ryan Collins of Frederick Construction and Janice Collins, Ryan's mom.
THREE RIVERS — The north side of Three Rivers could look very different in the near future. On Friday, members of the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, Clark Logic, Frederick Construction and others broke ground on a brand-new renovation project at Maple Lane Plaza on North Main Street that...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Carnegie Center for the Arts Friday. On Tuesday, the Three Rivers City Commission approved a revised resolution supporting the potential sale of the historic Carnegie building at 109 N. Main St. to the Carnegie Center.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers city commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday once again supporting the potential sale of the historic Carnegie building at 109 N. Main St. to the Carnegie Center for the Arts. The resolution passed was not a final purchase agreement, but rather a revision to the legal...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is Covered Bridge Healthcare Friday. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved a draft land contract with the federally qualified health center Tuesday that would eventually see the county sell CBH’s property at 658 E. Main St. to them for $144,000, to be paid off in three years.
CENTREVILLE — Covered Bridge Healthcare in Centreville has taken one more step toward owning their own building. St. Joseph County commissioners Tuesday approved a draft land contract with CBH that would allow the county to sell CBH’s building, located at 658 E. Main St. in Centreville, to the...
CENTREVILLE — Michael Hills, the attorney for St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough, responded Wednesday to claims made in a letter calling for his client’s resignation as county prosecutor. The response comes following Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting, where the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Dawn Bowen, director of the Pregnancy Helpline Center of Three Rivers, stands next to a model of the mobile medical unit the center’s fundraising campaign is hoping to purchase. PHC held an Open House Saturday to highlight the resources they provide to the community and their fundraising efforts.
THREE RIVERS — A local nonprofit held an open house over the weekend to highlight their resources and bring attention to one of their fundraising campaigns. The Pregnancy Helpline Center of Three Rivers welcomed visitors to its 172 E. Michigan Ave. facility Saturday as part of its 25th anniversary...
THREE RIVERS — During a special meeting Friday, the Three Rivers Public Library Board of Directors approved five items on a change order for their 88 N. Main St. renovation project. The change order approved includes $380 for a security door for the teen technology room, $4,466 for removing...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will look further into what actions they can take regarding County Prosecutor John McDonough. Third District Commissioner and Commission Chair Dennis Allen said during Tuesday’s meeting via Zoom teleconference the commission will take up...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS FILE PHOTO - St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough makes an argument during the Theron Hunt trial in January. A letter signed by local residents and officials, including State Rep. Aaron Miller, is calling for county commissioners to ask for McDonough’s resignation following an alleged drunk driving incident May 11 and what the letter calls a “continual lack of leadership, lack of work ethic, and mismanagement” of the Prosecutor’s Office.
CENTREVILLE — A letter from St. Joseph County residents and officials addressed to St. Joseph County commissioners, obtained by the Commercial-News Monday, is calling for the resignation of County Prosecutor John McDonough. The letter was signed by over 20 county constituents, three Branch County...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view of the East Alley project as of Friday. Almost a year since their successful crowdfunding campaign, the project, located in the walkway between downtown Three Rivers and the east parking lot, has seen significant progress, with new benches, art and plants installed, with more amenities, such as signs, a stage and metal sculptures, on the way.
THREE RIVERS — It has been over 20 months since Mike Hogoboom first had the initial idea for a public art and community space in downtown Three Rivers. Now, the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority’s Design Committee chair says he is enjoying the progress being made on the East Alley, the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - (From left to right) St. Joseph County Road Commission Vice Chair Eric Shafer, Chair Dave Allen and Commissioner John Bippus discuss the lighting resolution for the Colon Road/Farrand Road roundabout in Colon during their meeting Wednesday.
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission Wednesday approved a resolution with Consumer’s Energy for lighting on the new Colon Road/Farrand Road roundabout in Colon. The contract is for two years initially, and then year-to-year after that. Road Commission Engineer Garrett Myland said the...

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