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CENTREVILLE — As St. Joseph County continues cleaning up from last month’s storms, county officials announced the first of several disposal efforts for tree branches and brush. The first station was held Tuesday, with another station scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17, both at Sand Lake County Park in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON A group of people stand at attention for the National Anthem during an informal 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the St. Joseph County Courthouse’s veterans memorial Saturday morning.
CENTREVILLE — It may have drawn just about a dozen people, but a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held in Centreville Saturday morning was still heartfelt and meaningful to those who were there. The informal event to remember the terrorist attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001, organized just a couple days...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - State Sen. Kim LaSata (right) looks at one of the electric school buses in the Three Rivers Community Schools fleet during a visit to the district Monday. During the visit, TRCS Fleet Supervisor Ron Yoder (left) showed LaSata the differences between the electric bus and a regular diesel bus.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ representative in the Michigan Senate got a crash course on electric school buses during a visit to Three Rivers Community Schools Monday. State Sen. Kim LaSata visited the district to learn more about the district’s role in a statewide electric school bus pilot program...
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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view of the basketball court at Memory Isle Park Thursday. The Three Rivers City Commission voted Tuesday to expand the court, adding a 42-foot by 50-foot section and a second hoop to make it a full court. The project will cost $17,000 and be added to an existing project in the area.
THREE RIVERS — A full basketball court will finally be returning to the central area of Three Rivers. The Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday approved a change order to add a 42-foot by 50-foot section with a second hoop to the existing half-court basketball area at Memory Isle Park, creating...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Administrator Teresa Doehring discusses the potential of rescinding the county’s hiring freeze during Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting.
CENTREVILLE — The era of hiring freezes for St. Joseph County departments will officially be over. On Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners voted to rescind Resolution 18-2017, which implemented a hiring freeze on all general fund positions in the county back in November 2017. The...
LANSING — A proposed expansion of a clean water plan in the state of Michigan could help replace lead service lines across the state, including in Three Rivers. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) announced in a press release...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Fabius Township Zoning Administrator Doug Kuhlman discusses the potential of hiring a new firm to help with the township’s updated master plan during Wednesday’s Fabius Township Board meeting.
FABIUS TWP. — An update to the Fabius Township Master Plan, as well as other updates related to it, has hit yet another snag in the process Wednesday. Due to recent responses from the South-Central Michigan Planning Council (SCMPC) that township officials deemed “not acceptable” when it came to the...
CONSTANTINE - The Constantine Village Council approved a two-year contract for Dan Thayer to become the new chief of police, at a Sept. 8 council meeting. Thayer was employed part-time on the police force in Constantine, and is a retired state trooper with 25 years experience. Mark Honeysett...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Detroit-based blues singer Thornetta Davis performs during the 27th HarmonyFest music festival in Three Rivers Sunday night.
THREE RIVERS — Visitors to downtown Three Rivers were dancing, singing and overall having a good time Sunday at the 27th HarmonyFest music festival. A variety of performers from different genres and backgrounds performed at the festival to a crowd that was very energetic from the moment it began at...

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