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THREE RIVERS – Dennis Rumsey can still remember his first day in the WLKM studio when he was 16-years-old. “I was really nervous,” Rumsey said. “I remember the first song I played was ‘Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town’ by Kenny Rogers on a 45 rpm record. That afternoon we had a severe...
CENTREVILLE – The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners heard from Tim Stoll, executive director of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging, at its executive meeting Wednesday about amending the COA’s budget. Stoll requested the county re-appropriate $17,000 back into the COA’s general fund,...
THREE RIVERS – The new executive director of Three Rivers Area Mentoring, Deb Leland, may be a familiar face in the community. After all, Leland said, she was “born and raised” in Three Rivers. Hired on Jan. 7, Leland, a graduate of Three Rivers High School, has a management and organizational...
THREE RIVERS – Asbestos and lead reports for the new Library building at 88 N. Main Street were discussed by Library Director Lynn Schofield-Dahl at the Three Rivers Public Library Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Schofield-Dahl said she was “very pleased” there was no asbestos found in the...
CENTREVILLE – Centreville Public Schools Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer presented an update regarding the school district’s Strategic Plan at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. The plan, as presented by Lemmer, has five focus areas: Optimizing funds to accomplish more for students, providing...
CENTREVILLE – In a fiery address to the St. Joseph County Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services board, Tim Carmichael, board chairperson, assailed those who prepared a compliance policy complaint against him, then announced he was stepping down. “Effective at the end of this board...
THREE RIVERS – Readers of the Three Rivers Commercial-News recently selected Portfolio Ink as the area’s best tattoo parlor as part of the 2019 Readers Choice Awards. “Like a bunch of silly kids, we couldn’t stop telling everybody about the win! Thank you so much, Three Rivers, for your support....
THREE RIVERS – Following an allegation that officers from the Three Rivers Police Department used excessive force when deploying an electronic stun weapon or Taser during an arrest last August, the Commercial-News reached out to the TRPD to learn more about the department’s guidelines related to...
THREE RIVERS – The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce held its 17th annual IceBreaker fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Armstrong Recreation Hall. The event featured a silent auction with over 160 items up for bids from 200 different local businesses, a prize raffle, along with...
Western Michigan University senior and Three Rivers native Robert Tomlinson has been hired by the Three Rivers Commercial-News as its newest staff writer, succeeding the departing Samantha May. Tomlinson, 24, will be graduating this April from WMU with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor...

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