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Above, shepherds kneel at the manger as angels stand watch and Joseph and Mary care for Baby Jesus during Light and Life Wesleyan’s Live Animal Nativity Program presented Sunday, Dec. 11. The performance told the story of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem in a stable, but also encouraged people to imagine...
COLDWATER — Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan (RPSM) received a $50,000 check from the Petco Foundation on Dec. 14. Founded in 2007, RPSM has made a serious effort to effectively aid in the reduction of euthanasia rates at many animal shelters. The RPSM Correctional Companion Program began in...
THREE RIVERS — It all started in Mr. Smith’s seventh grade science class. Young Dan Roberts, now the assistant band director at Three Rivers High School, was fascinated by his teacher’s predicting snow days based on factors such as barometric pressure. About eight years ago, as a joke, Roberts...
Andrews Elementary students (from left) Brody Wilson, Carter Rice, Jace Gray and Damian Chartrand gather with Three Rivers firefighter/EMT Brad Spears following a 15-minute fire truck ride. Their names were entered into a drawing after they donated toys to Firefighters for Santa.  
THREE RIVERS — Norton Elementary, named for Arvid E. Norton, has spent the year celebrating the centennial of his birth, learning about how things were a century ago. On Friday, Dec. 16, they held a 100th birthday celebration for the late Norton, who was born Dec. 28, 1916 and passed away Feb. 9,...
Joanna Carper of Centreville (right) looks over the silver variegated English holly she won at the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging’s annual holiday party Thursday, Dec. 15. Also pictured is Ireta Zehr of Centreville. Sturges-Young Auditorium was packed as prior to lunch the seniors enjoyed...
FABIUS TOWNSHIP — Fabius Township trustee Dan Wilkins suggested to fellow board members at their meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14 that they begin an annual township newsletter, with each board member and maybe some other township officials writing two or three paragraphs explaining what they do or what...
CENTREVILLE — Dan Merten, a Centreville village trustee, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10. Village president Keith Shears said that Merten had accepted the council’s vice president position and they were going to make it official at the upcoming meeting. “He was a great guy, great on the council,...
Photos by Commercial-News/Alek Frost
THREE RIVERS — New River Country Recreational Authority member Jon Rice told other members of the committee during their meeting Thursday, Dec. 15 that he was interested in extending one of the trails along the Portage River parallel to Wood Street, clearing it a bit so it would be a rustic trail,...

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