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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Representatives from Mercury Broadband and the Southwest Michigan First Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on Mercury’s first southwest Michigan service center in Schoolcraft on Monday, May 2. Mercury is looking to bring broadband internet services to southwest Michigan, including St. Joseph County, by the end of September. Cutting the ribbon in the middle are Mercury Broadband Co-founder and CEO Garrett Wiseman and regional general manager Robert Dow.
SCHOOLCRAFT — A new option for internet services will be coming to St. Joseph County within the next few months. On May 2, Kansas City-based internet and phone provider Mercury Broadband opened the doors on its new 16,000-square foot service center at 610 E. Eliza St. in Schoolcraft, the beginning...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the cast of the Sturgis Civic Players/GOCC production of “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical” prepare to set sail on a three-hour tour during the show, which opens this Friday at the Nora Hagen Theater. Pictured from left to right are Mary Ann (played by Amanda Camburn), Ginger (played by Laura Kemp), Mrs. Howell (played by Michelle Kiar), Thurston Howell (played by Uriah Geroux), the Skipper (played by Kenton Kelley), and Gilligan (played by Colin Eastman).
CENTREVILLE — The tale of Gilligan, the Skipper, the millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the professor and Mary Ann is coming to the Glen Oaks Community College stage in musical form this weekend. The Sturgis Civic Players, in collaboration with Glen Oaks Community College, will put on “...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers High School student Amanda Damewood’s piece “Lady Death” was awarded Best In Show in the 36th annual Celebration of the Visual Arts art show at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers Tuesday, May 3, which featured pieces from across the Three Rivers Community Schools district and Immaculate Conception Catholic School. Damewood received a $150 cash prize and a ribbon as Best In Show.
THREE RIVERS — Over 1,000 pieces of art created by students at Three Rivers Community Schools and Immaculate Conception Catholic School are on display this month at the Carnegie Center for the Arts. Opened on May 3, the 36th annual Celebration of the Visual Arts showcases the artistic talents of...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Cameron Mains was named one of two finalists for the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority’s executive director position after first round interviews on April 29. Mains had his second interview Thursday.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority could have a new executive director as early as next week. Over the last two weeks, the DDA board interviewed three potential candidates for the position, with two finalists selected for interviews: Cameron Mains and Jacob Young. Mains...
The Constantine village council approved a resolution to apply for $250,000 in funding through MDOT from the Transportation Economic Development B Program to assist with resurface improvements on Florence Road, Industrial Drive and Meyers Street, at a May 2 council meeting. The resolution states...
THREE RIVERS — Residents in District 2 will soon have funds available through the city to make exterior home repairs on their property. On Tuesday, the Three Rivers City Commission approved a motion to sign an agreement to receive $50,000 from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Nine-year-old Claire Seager (center) runs through a football drill with members of the Grand Rapids Tidal Waves women’s football team during a “Women In Sports” event held Saturday at Park Elementary School. The event was part of a Bronze Award project for a local Girl Scout, giving local girls the opportunity to explore non-traditional women’s sports, such as football, wrestling and hockey.
THREE RIVERS — Nearly 20 girls from the local community got the chance to try out non-traditional girls’ sports Saturday as part of a local Girl Scout’s project. Held at Park Elementary School, the “Women in Sports” event featured female members of the Three Rivers High School wrestling team,...
CENTREVILLE — An outgoing United States Congressman will be receiving a special honor from the St. Joseph County Bar Association. On Monday, the Bar Association announced their 37th annual Liberty Bell Award winner is U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, the current representative for Michigan’s Sixth...
THREE RIVERS — Spring cleanup in the City of Three Rivers is underway, but it will have a different procedure than in years past. Last week, city officials announced that instead of coordinated curbside pickups of materials by Waste Management as have been done in previous years, spring cleanups in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - (From left to right) Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett, Three Rivers City Manager Joe Bippus, St. Joseph County Administrator Teresa Doehring and Centreville Downtown Development Authority Program Manager Pattie Bender gave updates on what’s going on in their respective communities during the annual State of the Area address at the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce on April 19.
THREE RIVERS — Local leaders from a few communities gave updates on how things were going in their neck of the woods during an annual “State of the Area” address on April 19. Hosted by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, the presentation focused on the happenings in Centreville, Three Rivers...

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