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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Kelsey Block Brewing Company in Three Rivers was one of many local restaurants to re-open last week to dine-in service with limited capacity. Owner Jerry Barkley said moving forward, reduced capacity, required for the time being due to state requirements around COVID-19, will be an issue in terms of still being profitable.
THREE RIVERS — Kathleen Hawkins said it has been a “really weird” past three months without seeing anybody inside her restaurant. “It just seemed really odd,” Hawkins, the manager of Oasis Family Restaurant in Three Rivers, said. “We've had some of our regular customers continue to support us, but...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Tasty Nut Shop owner Marjorie Hamminga (right) and employee Mason Orville (left) celebrated the 100th anniversary of the small White Pigeon corner store during an open house style celebration Saturday.
WHITE PIGEON — A staple of the White Pigeon community, a business that boasts the “largest assortment of toasted nuts in the United States,” marked a significant milestone with the help of friends and customers Saturday. The Tasty Nut Shop, located on the corner of Chicago Road and Kalamazoo Street...
FABIUS TWP. — Residents of the Walnut Ridge special assessment district attended Wednesday, June 10’s Fabius Township meeting to discuss their thoughts on road maintenance in the district. According to public notices from the township found by a resident present at the meeting, the district, which...
THREE RIVERS — A motorcyclist died as the result of a crash in Three Rivers Sunday night. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, around 9:08 p.m., officers from TRPD were called to the area of Hoffman Street and Wood Street for a single vehicle crash. When they arrived on scene, officers...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Public Library employee Erin Zabonick (left) and Interim Director Bobbi Schoon (right) show off the items that kids will pick up as part of the library’s summer reading program. The library will be re-open starting June 16 with curbside pickup, which includes items for the summer reading program, which Schoon said would be done mainly via Zoom teleconference.
THREE RIVERS — After being closed for what Interim Director Bobbi Schoon called “a very strange couple of months” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Three Rivers Public Library is getting prepared to serve its patrons again. The library announced last week its plans to re-open in phases starting...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the group from Covered Bridge Healthcare running the clinic’s new community mobile health clinic. The clinic, which will offer a variety of healthcare services, operates Mondays in Three Rivers at the First Presbyterian Church and the Commission on Aging’s Rivers Enrichment Center.
THREE RIVERS — For some people in rural areas, including St. Joseph County, it can be hard to get access to a doctor for a check-up or urgent health matter. One local clinic has come up with a solution to help make seeing a doctor for these matters easier. Covered Bridge Healthcare, based in...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Administrator Teresa Doehring said the county is moving forward with its re-opening plan, and will transition to re-opening some buildings to the public starting Monday. The announcement was made during Wednesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners executive...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers City Hall will soon re-open to the public. City officials announced Wednesday that the City Hall and city offices will be re-opening to the public with reduced business hours starting Wednesday, June 17. Hours of operation will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - At the Huss Project’s Saturday Market held on June 6, Larry Headley (right) of Three Rivers watches as Shaina Opperman (left), one of the personal shoppers at the market, loads one of his items into a basket. The market, which features produce, grocery and dry goods from local farms and businesses, will be open every Saturday until Sept. 26.
THREE RIVERS — With the Three Rivers Farmer’s Market announcing its cancellation for the season on June 4, one organization has stepped up to host their own farmer’s market to fill the void in the city. *culture is not optional (*cino) and The Huss Project officially opened its Saturday Market for...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The Local Beer Cellar and Pizza Oven in Centreville (left) will be expanding its operations to the building that currently houses the Building Hope Free Store (center building). The free store will subsequently be moving to a bigger space next door, which formerly housed the St. Joseph County Abstract Office (right building).
CENTREVILLE — A local restaurant, a local charity and a retiring business owner in Centreville are set to mutually benefit thanks to some friendly cooperation. The Local Beer Cellar and Pizza Oven recently announced its plans to expand its restaurant by about 2,500 square feet, while the Building...

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