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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Firefighters for Santa donation box located in LA’s Coffee Café in Three Rivers. Donation boxes for the annual Three Rivers Fire Department toy drive are also available at each of the local schools in Three Rivers, and students who donate at the school will be eligible to win a chance to ride on a TRFD fire truck. TRFD is looking for new, unwrapped toys for donations.
THREE RIVERS — Children throughout the Three Rivers community look forward to Christmas and the holiday gift-giving season pretty much all year long. However some children, for one reason or another, may not be as fortunate in getting presents as others in the community this holiday season. That’s...
THREE RIVERS — An annual tradition at Three Rivers Health will return for its 3nd year this year, and by all indications, it will be back to how it was pre-COVID. Lights of Love, the annual holiday fundraiser for the Three Rivers Health Auxiliary, are currently accepting donations for its 2022...
WHITE PIGEON — White Pigeon will once again be handling the snowplowing duties at White Pigeon Township’s hall, approving a new contract for this winter at their meeting Wednesday. The new agreement between White Pigeon and White Pigeon Township is for $9,000, up from last year’s approximately $5,...
FABIUS TWP. — A new face will be filling a vacant spot on the Fabius Township Planning Commission. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Fabius Township board approved the appointment of Ron Neale to the township’s planning commission. Neale, who has lived in the township for over 30 years and owns a used car...
THREE RIVERS — Bricks from the old Three Rivers Hospital building will soon be available to the community. The Three Rivers Department of Public Services (DPS) announced Monday night that bricks from the building, which is currently being demolished, will be available for the community to pick up...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Fair Association member Wendy Guess gives her opinion on the discourse surrounding the firing of fair manager Missi Tefft and the recall effort of three St. Joseph County Fair Board members during Monday’s annual meeting of the Fair Association.
CENTREVILLE — In a contentious annual meeting of the St. Joseph County Fair Association Monday that one member said “needed a tent to be a three-ring circus,” three members of the fair board survived a recall effort brought forward by another Fair Association member. Despite receiving more “yes”...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Demolition of the old Three Rivers Hospital building continued Wednesday, with part of the eastern side of the building being torn down by demolition crews. The rest of the demolition is expected to take another couple of weeks.
THREE RIVERS — An abandoned landmark of Three Rivers history that many referred to as an eyesore finally began coming down this week. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, just before 10 a.m., crews from Dore and Associates began the process of demolishing the old Three Rivers Hospital building overlooking Scidmore...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - TJ Reed of Sturgis’ Bird, Scheske, Reed & Beemer, P.C. law firm was named the new Three Rivers City Attorney by Three Rivers city commissioners Tuesday. He had been the assistant city attorney since May.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers city commissioners selected a new attorney for the city at its regular meeting Tuesday. TJ Reed of Sturgis’ Bird, Scheske, Reed & Beemer, P.C. law firm was approved unanimously by commissioners for the position following a lengthy discussion. Reed has been the...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County’s courts will have public defenders for another year. During their meeting Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved the 2022-23 Indigent Defense Agreement between the county and attorneys who are public defenders in the county’s courts. There...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - More than 20 people, including many veterans, participated in a walk Friday in Centreville to remember veterans from the local area. The walking route took them on Centreville’s Freedom Walk, which has the names of over 120 local veterans on signs along the route.
CENTREVILLE — Centreville’s Freedom Walk along West Main Street between Franklin Street and Eleanor Drive has over 120 names of local veterans both past and present on signs hanging from the village’s power poles. It’s also the perfect place for an event to remember said local veterans on Veterans...

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