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Photo Credit: Steven Gardner - “1964” The Tribute, a tribute band to The Beatles, will perform at the Riviera Theatre in Three Rivers on Saturday.
Published Jan. 31, 2020   THREE RIVERS — When Mark Benson, founding member of the Beatles tribute band “1964”-The Tribute, first started the band back in the early 1980s, he never thought it would get as big as it is, 36 years later. “We thought this was going to be something we would do once, like...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - (From left to right) Three Rivers Public Library Board of Trustees members Lydia Sherwood and Sarah VanOss, and Board Vice President Mike Fleckenstein listen to the details of a change order for the library’s renovation project at 88 N. Main St. in Three Rivers during their meeting Tuesday.
Published Jan. 30, 2020   THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Public Library Board of Trustees approved a change order for multiple items related to the renovation project at its future location at 88 N. Main St. in downtown Three Rivers during their meeting Tuesday. Items that were part of the change...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Bali Kumar, chief executive officer of Lean and Green Michigan, gives a presentation to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners about its Property Assessed Clean Energy financing program during the board’s Executive Committee meeting Wednesday.
Published Jan. 30, 2020   CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners heard from Bali Kumar, chief executive officer of Lean and Green Michigan, an energy finance company, about their Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program during the board’s Executive Committee...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON A donation jar has been set up at L.A.’s Coffee Café in Three Rivers, with all proceeds going to help the Bixler family, who lost 38-year-old Michelle, 16-year-old Cheyenne, and many personal items in a fire Tuesday at their home in Fabius Township.
Published Jan. 30, 2020   THREE RIVERS — They say it takes a village to raise a family, but it also takes a village to help out a family in their time of need. On Tuesday, 38-year-old Michelle Bixler and 16-year-old Cheyenne Bixler were the victims of a fire in their house on the 12000 block of...
Photo provided by Robert Parrish - A view of the night sky over Dr. T.K. Lawless Park in Jones. Lawless Park was recently designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association, one of just two in Michigan.
Published Jan. 29, 2020   JONES — Visitors to Dr. T.K. Lawless Park in Jones will soon be able to better enjoy the nighttime sky thanks to a special designation the park recently received. On Jan. 15, the park was designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A house fire occurred at a home in the 12000 block of Harder Road near Youngman Road Monday night, killing two and injuring three. Pictured is the aftermath of the fire Tuesday morning.
Published Jan. 28, 2020   FABIUS TOWNSHIP — A mother and child were killed and three other children were injured in a house fire that occurred Tuesday in Fabius Township. According to Michigan State Police and fire officials at the scene, the fire started at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the...
CENTREVILLE — Tyler McNeil, 21, of Dowagiac was sentenced Friday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court for his role in the death of 41-year-old Kevin Johnson, a Kentucky truck driver who was shot and killed in Flowerfield Township in the early morning hours of Nov. 15, 2018. As part of a plea...
CASS COUNTY — On January 21 at 2:48 p.m. deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a personal injury crash that occurred on US-12 and Gumwood Road in Milton Township. A 56-year-old Dowagiac resident, Linda Stilwell, was southbound on Gumwood when she crossed over US-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats opened arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, urging skeptical Republican senators to vote to remove Trump from office to “protect our democracy.” Highlights of Wednesday’s session and what’s ahead as senators conduct just the third...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine village council reviewed comments made by Catherine Kaufman, of Bauckham Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman PC in Portage, on a draft of an ordinance for recreational marijuana at a Monday, January 20 meeting. Kaufman was appointed to the Adult Use Work Group on...

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