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THREE RIVERS — COVID-19 has claimed another big festival, and this time, it’s one of the biggest in St. Joseph County. Friday, the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the 64th Annual Water Festival has been canceled for the first time in history. “It was a very difficult decision...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The American Legion Honor Detail performs a 21-gun salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers Monday.
THREE RIVERS — It may have been a smaller and more brief Memorial Day ceremony at Three Rivers’ Riverside Cemetery Monday morning, but the importance of it still remained the same. More than 50 people attended the annual ceremony, dedicated to honor those veterans who gave their lives for their...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers High School juniors Olivia Penny (front) and Paige Middleton (back) paint the windows of the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce office with the names of the Three Rivers High School Class of 2020 Tuesday. The names will be a focal decoration of the TRHS Senior Salute parade, which will happen Friday starting at 5:15 p.m.
THREE RIVERS — When Friday’s Senior Salute parade comes through downtown Three Rivers, members of the Class of 2020 will see a special treat: their names painted on the storefront windows of downtown businesses. This special recognition to honor their accomplishments, dubbed “Paint the Town Purple...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Centreville senior Olivia Deeds holds a bubble machine and gets ready to toss candy toward the crowd during Centreville’s Class of 2020 Car Parade Friday. The event celebrated the success of the senior class on what would have been their regularly scheduled graduation day.
CENTREVILLE — On what would have been their graduation day, Centreville’s Class of 2020 celebrated the end of their school year in style. Hundreds of parents, families and community members lined Main Street in Centreville Friday night to honor their high school’s seniors with a Class of 2020 Car...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Board of Education will be on the lookout for a new trustee. On Monday, the board accepted the resignation of trustee Sarah Vollmer, effective June 8. In her resignation letter, Vollmer said because of her husband’s job, both of them...
THREE RIVERS — St. Joseph County statistically has made good progress with the 2020 United States Census so far, but one local official says there is still work to do to get everyone counted. According to the United States Census Bureau, as of Tuesday, St. Joseph County has a self-response rate of...
THREE RIVERS — One person was injured following in a shooting incident that occurred within a vehicle on U.S. 131 near Broadway Avenue Monday. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting that occurred within a vehicle. The...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Police investigate a homicide that occurred Thursday on the 300 block of Middle Street. A 59-year-old Three Rivers resident was found dead, and a 21-year-old Three Rivers resident was arrested on possible open murder charges.
THREE RIVERS — A 21-year-old Three Rivers resident was arrested Thursday in a homicide investigation in Three Rivers. According to the St. Joseph County Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Middle Street around 9:43 a.m. for a possible homicide. Upon arrival, officers...
CENTREVILLE — Rebecca Burns, Health Officer at the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ), said an outbreak of COVID-19 at a manufacturing facility in Sturgis is tied to what she called a “significant increase” in cases of the virus in St. Joseph County. Burns revealed that...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon following a shoplifting incident at Walmart that led to a crash. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, officers were dispatched to Walmart around 1 p.m. to help store detectives identify a suspect in a shoplifting...

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