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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Public Library Director Bobbi Schoon shows off some of the materials available for checkout with the TRPL’s new Library of Things. The new section features a variety of non-book items to check out for one week intervals, including drones, gardening tools, video projectors, and laptop and WiFi kits.
THREE RIVERS — Libraries are known primarily for books, programs, and access to computers for those who don’t have it. However, the Three Rivers Public Library is adding something seemingly simple, but completely new to its repertoire of things patrons can check out - things. This year will be the...
THREE RIVERS — A new limited-run movie series at the Riviera Theatre is highlighting a 23-year-old local choral group, one that is hoping to re-form in the near future. The first of eight movies showcasing archived concerts of the Great American Patriots choral group premiered on Dec. 29 at the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the Fabius Township Planning Commission discuss issues with the survey for the township’s updated Master Plan during a special meeting Thursday.
FABIUS TWP. — Fabius Township’s Planning Commission is staying the course when it comes to a resident survey for the township’s revised Master Plan, despite mailing issues and failures that one commissioner called “inexcusable.” In a special meeting Thursday morning, planning commissioners...
THREE RIVERS — Downtown Three Rivers will be ringing in the new year once again this weekend, with the return of a free Times Square-like event on Main Street. The second Midnight on Main New Year’s Eve event will take place on the downtown block of Main Street beginning at 8 p.m. Friday night, and...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Rene’ Rader (left) and her husband Jim (right) stand next to the “JOY” sign in their front yard, a part of their popular holiday light display at their house on Weatherbee Road in Flowerfield Township. The display features thousands upon thousands of lights and a number of different individual displays.
FLOWERFIELD TWP. — During the holiday season, many families search far and wide to find the most unique and entertaining light displays to celebrate the season. In that vein of searching far and wide, to find one of the more notable light displays in St. Joseph County, it takes going a little bit...
THREE RIVERS — The City of Three Rivers approved the eighth recreational marijuana provisioning center application in the city during their meeting Tuesday. The application approved by the city is for the property at 205 S. U.S. 131, where the old Republic Roller Corporation building was located,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Male and female probationers at the Twin County Probation Center in Three Rivers receive gifts from the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority and the Three Rivers Woman’s Club on Saturday, Dec. 18, as a way for the DDA and Woman’s Club to give back to the probation center for the volunteer hours the probationers put in to help in the community every year.
THREE RIVERS — Probationers at the Twin County Probation Center in Three Rivers have helped the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority with a number of volunteer projects in the past year. During a visit to the center on Saturday, the DDA in partnership with the Three Rivers Woman’s Club gave...
CENTREVILLE — Radio communication for first responders in the southwest portion of St. Joseph County could be improving in the next year or so. St. Joseph County commissioners Tuesday approved an interlocal agreement between St. Joseph County and Cass County to construct and equip a radio...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine village council reviewed the minutes of a Dec. 15 personnel meeting on the performance of Mark Honeysett as village manager, at a Dec. 20 council meeting. The minutes listed Honeysett's duties, included a history of the hours he worked, and stated he underreports the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - (From left to right) Volunteers Zac Rooney, Pat Ostlund, Leah Ostlund, MJ Rooney and Odell Lambert help load up a vehicle with food items during the Three Rivers Lions Club’s annual food box and toy distribution event Saturday. Around 92 families in need were assisted during the event, getting food and toys for the holiday season.
THREE RIVERS — The weather may not have cooperated often Saturday morning, but over 40 local volunteers and Lions Club members made the 67th annual Lions Club Food Box and Toy Distribution a success. This year’s event, held at the Lions Club hall on Sixth Avenue, helped out 92 families in need...

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