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CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission tabled a decision on a request for abandonment of a section of Haybridge Road in Florence Township following a lengthy public hearing Feb. 3, pending review by Florence Township officials. The portion of the road that would have been abandoned by...
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation in the first month of the new legislative session in the state House and the United States House of Representatives. State Rep. Steve Carra and State Sen. Kim LaSata’s voting records and details...
Photo Provided - Tom Desch, co-producer on an upcoming WNIT documentary about the St. Joseph River, films the river on location in Three Rivers during a production day. The hour-long documentary, with the working title of “The Giving Stream: The Story of the St. Joseph River”, is slated to premiere in towns along the St. Joseph River on Saturday, Aug. 28.
THREE RIVERS — The St. Joseph River and the communities that surround it have a long and winding history, like the river itself. That history, along with a look at the environment of the St. Joseph River watershed, is the subject of a new documentary being produced by a local PBS station that is...
Photo provided - Park Township Planning Commissioner Jack Coleman (left), with the help of Hoppin Elementary parent Tony Devlin (not pictured) presented Hoppin Elementary crossing guard Angie Keith (right) with a brand-new LED handheld stop sign last week, replacing an old one of Keith’s that did not have lights on it. Keith said the new stop sign would help increase the safety of kids crossing the intersection of Main Street and Armitage Street in Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — Crossing guards have one of the more thankless but important duties in helping kids get to school safely. Every morning and afternoon, near many of the local schools, they help kids cross usually-busy streets safely so they can get to and from class without issue. The guards hold a...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers City Commission tabled discussion Tuesday on a new policy that could change how the city sells city-owned tax sale properties. The city currently purchases tax foreclosed properties from St. Joseph County in order to control the redevelopment of those properties. At...
CENTREVILLE — With a number of local school boards in St. Joseph County having recently thrown their support behind the recent Let Them Play movement, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners have now done so as well. Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution during their meeting Tuesday...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Two new medical marijuana shops, The Dude Abides and the Constantine Wellness Center, opened up in Constantine in the past two weeks, the first two in the village. Pictured are The Dude Abides owner Cass Root (left) and employee Eleni Mitropoulos (right).
CONSTANTINE — The first two medical marijuana facilities in the village of Constantine are officially open for business. The Dude Abides, located at 160 N. Washington St., and the Constantine Wellness Center, located at 140 S. Washington St., both opened up in the last two weeks, a big step for the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view of one of the two new LED stop signs installed at the intersection of Heimbach Road and Buckhorn Road. The signs, installed in late January and powered by solar energy, are designed to help bring reduce the chances of a crash at the intersection and improve driver safety.
PARK TWP. — Sometimes at night, it can be hard to see a stop sign while driving on the backroads in St. Joseph County. This can lead to some intersections being unsafe to drive through. Because of these safety issues, Park Township recently installed new LED-lighted stop signs at the intersection...
THREE RIVERS — Normally, the night of graduation for Three Rivers High School seniors involves a trip for graduates to an event venue for one last safe, fun night with their friends before they go their separate, post-high school ways. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that final night with...
For the most part, 2020 is a year we are glad is behind us. It was a year that was hard on people, on families, on businesses. That’s why this year’s People’s Choice Awards, compiled and presented to you again this year by Three Rivers Media, are special. They are special for our winners, who have...

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