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THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education approved its final 2019-20 budget and its initial 2020-21 budget during their meeting via teleconference Monday. The final budget for the 2019-20 school year calls for revenues of $28,994,973 and expenditures of $28,910,470, which...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - in a scene from the Three Rivers Community Players’ outdoor production of “The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby,” investment banker James Bell (middle, played by Jacob Huff) talks to Kooshog Lake residents about passing through the town of Kooshog Lake on his way to an important speech in a big city, much to the others' chagrin. The production opens Thursday at the TRCP Theatre on Millard Road.
THREE RIVERS — After a few months away from the stage, the Three Rivers Community Players are preparing to take to the stage once again. However, they will be doing so in a way that is unprecedented for the local theatre company but also slightly fitting for the subject matter of their production....
MENDON TWP. — A woman from Sturgis was killed and another person was injured in a crash Friday in Mendon Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred at 11:40 a.m. at the intersection of Silver Street and Hampton Road. A Jeep Wrangler was southbound on...
Photo courtesy SignArt - A mock-up from signage company SignArt of what the new electronic sign at the Three Rivers Public Library’s new location would look like. The library’s board approved a purchase for the signage, which will also include a parking sign and lettering on the building, at their meeting Tuesday.
THREE RIVERS — When the new location of the Three Rivers Public Library opens up at 88 N. Main St. in Three Rivers, some new signage is expected to go along with it. The library’s Board of Trustees approved a $21,765 purchase for three signs from Kalamazoo-based SignArt during their meeting Tuesday...
CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Public Schools Board of Education approved its final 2019-20 budgets and preliminary 2020-21 budgets during their meeting Monday. The approval came following a public hearing on the budget. Prefacing the presentation, CPS Business Manager Phillip Heasley said “no one...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Ron Moag updated the TRCS Board of Education on the progress of re-opening the school district for the 2020-21 school year during their meeting Monday. Moag first gave board members a recap of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “MI Safe Start”...
STURGIS — The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ) is notifying those who may have visited a Sturgis health and wellness center since June 15 to self-quarantine due to potential exposure to COVID-19. According to a release Wednesday, four staff members at the Center for Health...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Nearly 40 people helped paint the first part of a Black Lives Matter mural on the eastbound lane of East Broadway Road in front of Elbert Foster Park Sunday. The yellow lettering, approved by the city, is the first part of what is expected to be a three-part project to build awareness and solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement in Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and the numerous protests and rallies that began because of them, some communities and citizens have taken unique action to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Places like Washington, D.C...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A group of employees, family members and Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors get ready to cut the ribbon Monday on the new Culver’s restaurant, located at 610 U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Doing the honors of cutting the ribbon was Aaron Archuleta (center), the owner of the restaurant.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers has “welcomed delicious” to town. Culver’s, a fast casual food restaurant, officially opened its doors to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony just before 10 a.m. Monday. The restaurant, known primarily for their ButterBurgers and frozen custard, is the latest...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A group gathers to watch a livestream of a Kalamazoo Juneteenth celebration at The Huss Project in Three Rivers Friday. The event was held to commemorate the day slaves in Texas received news of the Emancipation Proclamation, the last group of slaves in the United States to hear they were free.
THREE RIVERS — Juneteenth is a special day for the Black community. Celebrated on June 19 every year, it marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas, the last group of slaves in the United States, received notification of the Emancipation Proclamation, two and a half years after it was put in place...

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