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Photo courtesy Michigan State Police - Officers from the Southwest Enforcement Team found a bevy of illegal drugs and $1,000 in cash while executing a search warrant at a Three Rivers apartment Saturday.
THREE RIVERS — An investigation conducted by the Three Rivers Police Department and the Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET) culminated with the execution of a search warrant in Three Rivers on Saturday afternoon. According to the Michigan State Police, officers from TRPD were dispatched to the River...
CENTREVILLE — Tyler McNeil, 21, of Dowagiac was sentenced Friday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court for his role in the death of 41-year-old Kevin Johnson, a Kentucky truck driver who was shot and killed in Flowerfield Township in the early morning hours of Nov. 15, 2018. As part of a plea...
Photo Provided - The Three Rivers High School Symphony Band practices on the DeVos Performance Hall stage in Grand Rapids ahead of their performance at the Michigan Music Conference on Friday, Jan. 17. It was the first time in school history the band has performed at the conference, which brings together K-12 music professionals from around the state and has been going on for 15 years.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers High School Symphony Band made school history last weekend, performing at the prestigious Michigan Music Conference at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids for the first time ever. The band was one of six high school bands and eight overall to perform on the DeVos Performance...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Four-year-old Reece Baker (left) was reunited with his older brother, 20-year-old Army Specialist Alexandar McDaniel (right) during a surprise reunion at his Mendon Elementary School Great Start Readiness Program classroom Thursday morning. McDaniel said the surprise had been in the works for the last few weeks between him, his mom, school administration, and Reece’s teachers.
MENDON — A local preschooler got the surprise of a lifetime during class at Mendon Elementary School Thursday. Four-year-old Reece Baker was reunited with his 20-year-old brother Alexandar McDaniel, who just recently returned home after 10 months away as a specialist with the United States Army,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - MDOT will hold an open house on Feb. 4 to discuss the possibility of reducing the US-131 Business Route bridge on Washington Street from four lanes to two lanes as part of an overall road and bridge reconstruction project slated for 2021.
CONSTANTINE — The Michigan Department of Transportation announced they will be hosting an open house next month to discuss a potential project on the US-131 business route in Constantine. The open house, which will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Constantine Village Office on 115 White...
CASS COUNTY — On January 21 at 2:48 p.m. deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a personal injury crash that occurred on US-12 and Gumwood Road in Milton Township. A 56-year-old Dowagiac resident, Linda Stilwell, was southbound on Gumwood when she crossed over US-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats opened arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, urging skeptical Republican senators to vote to remove Trump from office to “protect our democracy.” Highlights of Wednesday’s session and what’s ahead as senators conduct just the third...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine village council reviewed comments made by Catherine Kaufman, of Bauckham Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman PC in Portage, on a draft of an ordinance for recreational marijuana at a Monday, January 20 meeting. Kaufman was appointed to the Adult Use Work Group on...
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...

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