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THREE RIVERS — Members of the Fabius-Park Fire Department celebrated the service and dedication of its crewmembers at its 60th annual banquet hosted at the Three Rivers Elks Lodge on Saturday, Nov. 11. Eighteen firefighters, two lieutenants, three captains, assistant fire chief Josh Judsen and...
THREE RIVERS — A special committee from the Three Rivers Public Library interviewed two out-of-state candidates via videoconference regarding the library director position on Monday, Nov. 13. The committee, which consisted of library correspondent Brenda Potts, assistant director/ Young Adult and...
PENN TOWNSHIP — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Decatur Road near Shurte Street in Penn Township.   The crash occurred on Monday, Nov. 13, at approximately 10:44 a.m. Emergency personnel responded to the scene after a single occupant...
THREE RIVERS — Veterans gathered at the Three Rivers American Legion to observe Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11. The performance of the 21-gun salute preceded a speech from former Michigan state rep. and county commissioner Rick Shaffer. He reflected on the history of Veteran’s day and the...
The St. Joseph County Area – Marine Corps League #1401 celebrated the United States Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday on Friday, Nov. 10 at Sturgis-Young Civic Center in Sturgis. Pictured is Paymaster Steven Gary cutting the birthday cake with a Mameluke sword during the celebration. The event featured...
CENTREVILLE — Former Sturgis High School teacher Keith Andrew Lang, 38, of Sturgis faces trial in St. Joseph County Circuit Court on two charges of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct involving a former Sturgis High School student. Lang’s case was bound over to circuit court by Judge Jeffrey...
John Thomas says a typical mission begins at the Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer, where friends and family gather for the service. From there, the Caisson platoon transports the casket or urn to the final resting place of the deceased while the funeral procession follows. “The only time we called off...
THREE RIVERS — With 12 years of experience as a children’s librarian in the New Jersey area and with two young children of her own, Three Rivers Public Library’s new children’s librarian Laura Bultman said she has the “main qualifying factor of the job,” she loves children. “I love working with...
This is part one of a two-part story on veteran John Thomas, with part two to appear in the Friday, Nov. 10 edition of the Commercial-News. It is at once a somber and stirring scene: Soldiers in full dress uniforms mounted on majestic Percheron horses, equally dignified in their appearance....
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers City Commission approved a site plan recommended by the planning commission for the youth sports complex the city intends to build in Lockport Township, following a public hearing that received no comments on Tuesday, Nov. 7. “Obviously we are in several court cases...

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