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PARK TWP. — Police are investigating a hit and run incident in Park Township Monday afternoon that also involved the suspect assaulting a store clerk. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred when the suspect vehicle struck the building of a gas station in the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Firefighters work on putting out a fire at a home in the 56000 block of Brave Drive in the Tamarac subdivision in Lockport Township Thursday. According to officials on scene, the fire took about 45 minutes to get under control, and the house appeared to be a total loss.
LOCKPORT TWP. — No one was injured in a fire that occurred Thursday afternoon in the Tamarac subdivision. According to the Three Rivers Fire Department, firefighters were called to a home in the 56000 block of Brave Drive in Lockport Township’s Tamarac subdivision at 1:22 p.m. for a house fire....
CONSTANTINE — A sewer spill in Constantine Tuesday released 5,000 gallons of sewage near U.S. 131. According to officials with the Village of Constantine, the spill occurred north of the village, in a ditch near the northernmost intersection of the U.S. 131 business route. It was detected at 8 a.m...
Photo provided - Outgoing 59th District Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis will be leaving the Michigan House of Representatives in January after being termed out of office after six years of service.
STURGIS — Before Aaron Miller began his tenure as 59th District representative in the Michigan House of Representatives in 2015, his brother Isaac had one simple, tongue-in-cheek request for him: To never change who he was as a person, lest Isaac punch him in the face. Safe to say, Miller reports,...
Photo provided by Eley Funeral Home - Fred Henningsen, who helped bring irrigation and other agricultural industries to St. Joseph County, passed away on Dec. 8 at the age of 86.
CENTREVILLE — Talk with anybody that worked with Fred Henningsen over the years, whether it be with the Michigan State University Extension, where he spent 24 years and served as director, with the St. Joseph County Fair Board or any other place he served, and you will hear the same thing about his...
COLDWATER — The COVID-19 vaccine is on its way to St. Joseph County. The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ) announced in a press release Monday the agency has received their initial allotment of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, with vaccinations beginning for frontline healthcare...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the Three Rivers Woman’s Club and the Twin County Probation Center in Three Rivers stand next to the gifts the Woman’s Club gave to probationers as part of their holiday service project Wednesday, Dec. 23.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Woman’s Club gave probationers an early Christmas gift last week as part of their annual holiday service project. On Wednesday, Dec. 23, members of the Woman’s Club, along with Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Tricia Meyer, gave...
LOCKPORT TWP. — A Sturgis woman was arrested on multiple charges Monday morning in an incident involving a crash and an escape with a stolen police vehicle. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 3:12 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Lutz Road near Hoshel Road in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Lions Club member Doug Gross (right) shows off the wedding band he seemingly lost, a memory of his late wife of 58 years, which was returned during Saturday’s Three Rivers Lions Club food distribution by Tom McLeroy of Constantine (left). The ring was found in the food box that was handed out to McLeroy and his family during the event.
THREE RIVERS — Usually, the only boxes of food that contain a prize or item of some sort are cereal boxes, and usually they’re plastic toys or something similar. However, it’s not often you find a lost wedding ring in a food box given out during a food distribution event. That’s what happened to...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - South Lanes Fun Center owner Mike Larson stands in front of the bowling lanes at his business prior to reopening Tuesday. South Lanes, along with Three Rivers 6 and other bowling centers, movie theaters and casinos across the state, reopened this week thanks to a revised pandemic order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services allowing them to do so.
THREE RIVERS — Just in time for the holiday season, the sound of pins and the sounds of the cinema are back this week in Three Rivers. On Friday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced they would “cautiously” reopen many indoor entertainment venues beginning this week, a...

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