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Screenshot via Zoom - Third District Three Rivers City Commissioner Chris Abel discusses a potential recreational marijuana ordinance in the city during Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting.
THREE RIVERS — Members of the public weighed in for the first time Tuesday on a proposed recreational marijuana facility ordinance in Three Rivers. The Three Rivers City Commission held a public hearing during their meeting Tuesday on the ordinance, the first of two scheduled by the commission. The...
CENTREVILLE — With just under $12 million estimated to come into St. Joseph County from the American Rescue Plan, county commissioners say broadband expansion in the county could be top priority. First District Commissioner Jared Hoffmaster mentioned the possibility during commissioner comments at...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Christy Trammell (left) and Jared Hoffmaster (right) auction off a replica floorboard autographed by Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo during a live auction at Saturday’s 19th annual IceBreaker event at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds.
CENTREVILLE — The 19th annual IceBreaker event for the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce was plenty different from the past 18 years of the event. The event, which normally takes place in February in an indoor location, was moved outdoors and into the month of May due to COVID-19 precautions....
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Brandon (middle, in black coat) and Brian Armstrong (middle, beige coat), along with other local dignitaries, cut the ceremonial ribbon on Armstrong Park during a grand opening ceremony Saturday morning at the park’s Lois Stuck Family Pavillion.
THREE RIVERS — Residents and supporters from across the area celebrated the grand opening and dedication of a long-awaited development in Three Rivers Saturday. The Armstrong Park Sports Complex held a grand opening ceremony at the park’s Lois Stuck Family Pavilion. More than 40 people were in...
CONSTANTINE — An ordinance to allow sales of recreational marijuana in the Village of Constantine survived Tuesday, May 4 in a landslide vote. Constantine village residents overwhelmingly voted “No” on an amendment to the village’s ordinance regarding recreational marijuana sales, which are...
CONSTANTINE — A showdown at the ballot box over the fate of recreational marijuana in the Village of Constantine is expected to take place Tuesday, May 4. The referendum vote on a recreational marijuana shop ordinance is the only item on the ballot for village residents only, which will determine...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Kreg Gruber, CEO of Beacon Health System, makes his case for a partnership with Three Rivers Health to the Three Rivers Health Authority Board during a meeting Monday.
THREE RIVERS — Representatives from Indiana-based health system Beacon Health System made their case to local officials Monday as to why their proposed partnership with Three Rivers Health would be a good thing for the hospital and the community. Top brass from Beacon, including CEO Kreg Gruber, as...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County officials will be forming a steering committee designed to help prioritize where their share of $1.9 trillion in federal funding coming into the county will be going to. County Administrator Teresa Doehring discussed the plan during Wednesday’s Executive Committee...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Darlene Watts, a waitress at Main Street Café in Three Rivers, retired Friday after 26 years on the job. A send-off party for Watts was held at the restaurant Friday.
THREE RIVERS — If you’ve walked into Main Street Café in downtown Three Rivers in the last 26 years, more than likely, Darlene Watts would’ve taken down your order. However, Watts, one of the most recognizable faces at the restaurant, recently decided to hang up her apron and retire from...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Fabius Township Supervisor Ken Linn discusses renewals for Planning Commission members during the township board’s regular meeting Wednesday, April 21.
FABIUS TWP. — A disparity in data between Fabius Township board members on term end dates led to one member of the township’s Planning Commission not having their seat renewed for a new term. Nancy Marek, who had been on the Planning Commission board for a number of years, did not have her term...

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