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Screenshot via Zoom - Covered Bridge Healthcare CEO Rick Shaffer discusses CBH’s plan to collaborate with the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, St. Joseph County United Way and the St. Joseph County Commission to help set up potential COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the future. Commissioners approved a $10,000 budget amendment to allocate toward the cause, which would help get 200 to 300 people per day vaccinated with CBH’s help once more doses are available.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commissioners Tuesday approved a budget amendment that would help fund future COVID-19 vaccination clinics through Covered Bridge Healthcare. The $10,000 budget amendment would allow $600 per day for CBH personnel and volunteer medical professionals to help vaccinate...
Screenshot via Zoom - Stephen French, a former city clerk for the City of Kalamazoo and the City of Hillsdale, was hired by Three Rivers city commissioners Tuesday to be the new Three Rivers city clerk.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers city commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to hire former Kalamazoo City Clerk and Hillsdale City Clerk Stephen French as their new city clerk. French, a resident of Comstock, will replace Melissa Bliss as clerk, who left at the beginning of the year to take a job with...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Patricia Warr (left) and Hollister Feaster of Three Rivers (right) display the signs they held at Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Feaster said it was great to be a part of the event, but said “we’ve come so far” when it comes to issues of race in America, and “we still have a lot to do.”
THREE RIVERS — It may not have had all of the aspects of previous celebrations, but people from all over Three Rivers gathered Monday evening to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More than a few dozen people attended Monday’s Solidarity in Diversity celebration, held in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Constantine Village Council members read through the revisions to the village’s medical marijuana ordinance during their meeting Monday.
CONSTANTINE — A number of revisions were made to Constantine’s medical marijuana ordinance by the Constantine Village Council Monday. Following a brief public hearing on the issue, council members passed Ordinance 252, which revised several statutes in the village’s Ordinance 238, which covered the...
COLDWATER — After an initial rollout of a scheduling system last week for COVID-19 vaccination appointments, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency recently gave more clarification to when those appointments can be scheduled. In an open letter to residents in the tri-county area...
THREE RIVERS — A familiar face in Three Rivers has opened up a pop-up diner to serve family meals to go under a familiar name. Local chef Ralph Humes of Venue 45 on Tuesday opened up R. Stanley’s Pop-Up Diner, the same name as the diner he owned on South Main Street in Three Rivers in the early...
Screenshot via Zoom - Park Township Supervisor Ed English talks about the township’s conflict with library contributions during the township’s monthly board meeting Wednesday.
PARK TWP. — Park Township officials could soon be seeking feedback from township residents about how often they utilize the Three Rivers Public Library. The potential inquiry, discussed during the township’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday, comes as the months-long conflict over how much in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Centreville native and former audiology practice CEO Pamela Riley was hired as the new executive director of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging recently, beginning her tenure on Jan. 4.
THREE RIVERS — Pamela Riley has a fair amount of experience with the area’s senior population. As the former CEO of Michiana-based audiology practice Darr and Associates, the 49-year-old Riley, a doctor of audiology for the past 25 years, helped a number of clients with hearing aids as well as...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Circuit Court Administrator Kathy Griffin updated county commissioners Wednesday on how courts are managing the COVID-19 pandemic and when they might reopen for jury trials. Griffin said that just like the state has phases for re-opening, courts also have reopening...
THREE RIVERS — An annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration will be held in Three Rivers Monday, but it will look different from previous years. The Three Rivers Area Faith Community will hold its annual “Solidarity in Diversity” Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in downtown Three Rivers...

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