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THREE RIVERS — The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ) published data Wednesday with more details about the confirmed COVID-19 cases in St. Joseph County. The data includes breakdowns by zip code, age, race and gender. This is the second release of detailed data from BHSJ,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Casey Tobias, a friend of Laura Jacobs, the woman killed in a June 18 hit-and-run in Three Rivers, places a stone in a memorial garden during a celebration of life ceremony for Jacobs at the house in Three Rivers where they both resided.
THREE RIVERS — Around two dozen friends and family members of a woman killed in a hit-and-run in Three Rivers celebrated her life with a small ceremony Saturday. The ceremony honored the life of the victim, 62-year-old Laura Jacobs of Three Rivers. The hit-and-run she was involved in on June 18 is...
CENTREVILLE — There will be no fair in St. Joseph County this year. In a release Monday, the fair’s board of directors announced the cancellation of the 2020 St. Joseph County Grange Fair, originally scheduled for Sept. 20-26, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In their release, the board said the...
Photo courtesy EGLE - Pictured is the Portage Plant Dam in Three Rivers, one of five state-regulated dams in Michigan rated as “poor” with a high hazard potential by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. It has come under more scrutiny in recent weeks following the failure of the Edenville Dam in Midland County, with the main problems being deterioration and what the state calls a “delinquent owner.” According to records, a formal inspection of the dam has not occurred since 2002.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers is home to a dam rated as one of the five worst in the state of Michigan. The Portage Plant Dam, located on the Portage River near Hoffman Pond, has been under increased scrutiny in the weeks following the failure of the Edenville Dam in Midland County back in May. The...
THREE RIVERS — As a kid, Steven Zavala was always fascinated by video games. Zavala, a 2009 Three Rivers High School graduate, said his fascination started out at a young age by playing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System at his babysitter’s house. “That was my first experience with games that...
CENTREVILLE — As COVID-19 continues to increase the demand for internet access, and the resources normally available to those without access to broadband internet at home are limited, partners throughout St. Joseph County are working with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC)...
CENTREVILLE — During their monthly meeting via teleconference Tuesday, the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County (CMH) Board of Directors approved an informal offer from the St. Joe Community Co-op to purchase one of their buildings at 307 W. Chicago Rd. in...
CENTREVILLE — In what is expected to be an intriguing race to be St. Joseph County Treasurer, one candidate with experience at both the township and county level has thrown her hat in the ring. Tammy Rigby, a clerk at the St. Joseph County Treasurer’s Office and the current Nottawa Township...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - in a scene from the Three Rivers Community Players’ outdoor production of “The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby,” investment banker James Bell (middle, played by Jacob Huff) talks to Kooshog Lake residents about passing through the town of Kooshog Lake on his way to an important speech in a big city, much to the others' chagrin. The production opens Thursday at the TRCP Theatre on Millard Road.
THREE RIVERS — After a few months away from the stage, the Three Rivers Community Players are preparing to take to the stage once again. However, they will be doing so in a way that is unprecedented for the local theatre company but also slightly fitting for the subject matter of their production....
Photo courtesy SignArt - A mock-up from signage company SignArt of what the new electronic sign at the Three Rivers Public Library’s new location would look like. The library’s board approved a purchase for the signage, which will also include a parking sign and lettering on the building, at their meeting Tuesday.
THREE RIVERS — When the new location of the Three Rivers Public Library opens up at 88 N. Main St. in Three Rivers, some new signage is expected to go along with it. The library’s Board of Trustees approved a $21,765 purchase for three signs from Kalamazoo-based SignArt during their meeting Tuesday...

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