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THREE RIVERS — Surveys sent out by Three Rivers Community Schools to parents and students helped paint an illuminating picture of general thoughts and feelings on returning to school in-person in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey responses were discussed at Monday’s TRCS Board of...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - 77-year-old Phyllis Reynolds of Three Rivers (right) receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a National Guardsman during a vaccination clinic held at Sturgis High School Friday. More than 900 people were vaccinated at Friday’s clinic, put on by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, with a handful of people also receiving their second doses.
STURGIS — More than 900 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 at a clinic held at Sturgis High School Friday, Feb. 12. The clinic was held as part of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s (BHSJ) efforts to vaccinate residents for the virus, with residents 65 and older and some...
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — A driver led police departments in Elkhart County and St. Joseph County on a high-speed chase through both counties on Friday night. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, on Friday, Feb. 12, at approximately 7:58 p.m., a pursuit originating in Elkhart County,...
Photo provided - A group of Three Rivers residents stand near the Mural Mall downtown during a Sunday Stand for Peace event in late January. The events, which organizers say help promote peace, unity and nonviolence, have taken place on recent Sundays downtown and there will be once a month rallies starting in March.
THREE RIVERS — Driving past the Mural Mall in downtown Three Rivers on recent Sundays, drivers might have seen a few people, sometimes more than a dozen people on the sidewalk, holding signs promoting peace, unity, love and nonviolence. These rallies, called the Sunday Stand for Peace, have been...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council on Monday approved two recreational marijuana provisioning permits, the first two approvals for such in the village. The applications approved were for Constantine Products, who own The Dude Abides on North Washington Street, and GB Business Partners,...
THREE RIVERS — Andrews Elementary School in Three Rivers will be closed for the next two weeks due to a number of COVID-19 cases reported at the school. According to an email to Andrews’ parents Monday morning, Feb. 15, from Principal Ben McIntyre obtained by the Commercial-News, which was...
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — A driver led police departments in Elkhart County and St. Joseph County on a high-speed chase through both counties on Friday night. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, on Friday, Feb. 12, at approximately 7:58 p.m., a pursuit originating in Elkhart County,...
Screenshot via Zoom - Park Township Supervisor Ed English discusses an update on the township’s library services contract dispute with the Three Rivers Public Library during Wednesday’s Park Township Board meeting.
PARK TWP. — With about a month left until its current contract expires, the waiting game continues between Park Township and the Three Rivers Public Library on a new library services contract. No action was taken during Wednesday’s Park Township Board meeting on a new library services contract...
Screenshot via Zoom - St. Joseph County Prosecutor David Marvin discusses his request for an additional assistant prosecutor during Wednesday’s Executive Committee meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners.
CENTREVILLE — Citing a “flood” of cases to be handled once courts reopen to the public, St. Joseph County Prosecutor David Marvin asked county commissioners to grant a request for an additional assistant prosecutor during the board’s Executive Committee meeting Wednesday. The request was placed on...
Screenshot via Zoom - Members of the St. Joseph County chapter of the non-profit Guys Who Give organization met via Zoom Wednesday to decide which of three charities to support for the quarter. Over $1,700 – and counting – was raised to help benefit the Three Rivers Community Players during this meeting, with donations still being accepted.
THREE RIVERS — A new non-profit organization based in Three Rivers is looking to help other non-profits with a unique form of donating and fundraising. Guys Who Give is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has 17 chapters around the United States, with their newest one located in St. Joseph County. According...

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