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THREE RIVERS — Taylor Jordan Phillips, 21, who is accused of the attempted robbery of Horizon Bank in Three Rivers, was arrested in New York on Wednesday, according to the Three Rivers Police Department. Phillips, police say, was located and arrested in Erie County, New York, and is awaiting...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Current St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite (left) was sworn in Tuesday as the new St. Joseph County Sheriff by County Clerk Lindsay Oswald (right) in a ceremony at the Historical Courthouse in Centreville. Lillywhite, who begins his new position Jan. 31, will be serving the last 11 months of former Sheriff Bradley Balk’s term, and is on the November ballot for re-election.
CENTREVILLE — In front of a packed crowd of local officials, family members, the community and sheriffs from surrounding counties, Mark Lillywhite was sworn in as St. Joseph County sheriff to a standing ovation during a ceremony at the Historic Courthouse in Centreville Tuesday. Lillywhite, who has...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers left no doubt as to whom the better girls basketball team was in Friday’s Wolverine Conference South Divisional contest at the Purple Palace. Jason Bingaman’s Division 2 No. 4-ranked Lady Falcons were in control from start to finish in their 62-13 win over the Lady...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite will be sworn in as sheriff Tuesday during a ceremony scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Historical Courthouse in Centreville. County Clerk Lindsay Oswald will swear in Lillywhite to fill the vacancy left by longtime Sheriff Bradley Balk, who is...
THREE RIVERS — The City of Three Rivers will be updating its comprehensive master plan this year, and will be soliciting public input at an event to be held Monday. An event where anyone in the Three Rivers community can share their ideas for the city’s future as part of the We Are TR: Imagine 2040...
Approximately 35 people braved single-digit temperatures last year to march from Three Rivers City Hall to First Presbyterian Church as part of the Three Rivers Area Faith Community’s “Solidarity in Diversity: Martin Luther King Celebration.” This year’s event will begin at Three Rivers City Hall...
CENTREVILLE — In a rare roll call vote during Wednesday’s Executive Committee meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, commissioners approved a consent letter for Bethany Christian Services to continue their work with unaccompanied youth refugees in the county. With the consent...
CENTREVILLE — A St. Joseph County Circuit Court jury Wednesday found Theron Phone Hunt, 41, of Dowagiac guilty in the murder of Kevin Johnson, a Kentucky truck driver who was shot and killed in Flowerfield Township on Nov. 15, 2018. After approximately three hours of deliberation between Tuesday...
THREE RIVERS — With the heavy rains hitting St. Joseph County over the weekend, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood warning for the St. Joseph River at Three Rivers “until further notice.” According to NWS, at 9 a.m. Monday, the St. Joseph River was at 7.9 feet and rising, putting...
THREE RIVERS — The Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday to raise money for the agency’s annual Walk for Warmth initiative. The event, held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2303 in Three Rivers, was the first such dinner fundraiser the...

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