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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Stephen Bradley of Three Rivers (left) receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic held at Bethel Baptist Church in Three Rivers Thursday. Almost 150 residents showed up at the clinic, held in partnership with the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency.
THREE RIVERS — On the same day the state of Michigan reached the milestone of 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, some of those shots were administered Thursday at a clinic in Three Rivers. Thursday’s clinic, held at Bethel Baptist Church, drew nearly 150 residents to receive their first...
CENTREVILLE — County commissioners are expected to consider whether or not to give financial and credit rating support to a major sewer system project in White Pigeon at an upcoming meeting. During Wednesday’s executive committee meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners,...
FLORENCE TWP. — A woman was pronounced dead after first responders pulled an upside-down vehicle out of the Fawn River Thursday morning. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, at around 7:12 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Constantine Road just North of Mintdale Road for a...
THREE RIVERS — The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging could be making roof repairs over the atrium at the Rivers Enrichment Center in Three Rivers in the next few months. COA Executive Director Pamela Riley told the COA Board of Directors Wednesday, Feb. 17 that “very major issues” were...
THREE RIVERS — One of the more highly-traveled residential roadways in Three Rivers is slated to be reconstructed this year. At their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, Three Rivers city commissioners approved a $1.47 million construction contract with Northern Construction Services Corp. to reconstruct the...
THREE RIVERS — The first African-American Baptist church in the city of Three Rivers will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Thursday, Feb. 25. Bethel Baptist Church, located at 17852 S. River Rd., will hold the clinic from 1-5 p.m. in partnership with the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph...
COMMRCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - In this archived photo, Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors Chair Andrew George presides over a DDA meeting in January 2020. Three Rivers city commissioners questioned George’s reappointment to the DDA during their Tuesday meeting, citing an August lawsuit against then-City Clerk Melissa Bliss filed by a petitioner group he was a part of, but was ultimately re-appointed unanimously.
THREE RIVERS — During its annual re-appointments of various city board members at Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting, questions were raised about one re-appointment in particular that led to a brief discussion amongst the rest of the board. The re-appointment in question was for Andrew...
CENTREVILLE — A “Zoom bombing” incident at Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a brief discussion among commissioners and county staff about returning to in-person meetings in a timely manner. A random group of at least a dozen ne’er-do-wells invaded Tuesday’s Zoom...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, Team Schostak and other city officials cut the ribbon on the renovated Wendy’s restaurant in Three Rivers Friday, Feb. 12. The renovation comes with changes to the outside and inside of the building, including a freshly-remodeled dining room.
THREE RIVERS — An old restaurant in Three Rivers has just gotten a fresh new look. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday, Feb. 12, to celebrate the completion of a dining room renovation at the Three Rivers Wendy’s restaurant on U.S. 131. Representatives from restaurant owner Team Schostak, the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Road Commission Board Vice Chair Eric Shafer discusses his views on the abandonment of Haybridge Road during their meeting Wednesday.
CENTREVILLE — Following a public hearing that stretched for two meetings, the St. Joseph County Road Commission voted to abandon a section of Haybridge Road in Florence Township during their meeting Wednesday. The portion of Haybridge Road that will be abandoned, once the process is finalized, runs...

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