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CENTREVILLE — Tony Heiser’s removal from the Community Mental Health and Services Board dominated Tuesday’s lengthy agenda at the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioner’s Meeting.  Heiser, who served a six-year term on the 12-member CMH Board, was given a chance to speak before County...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers City Commission approved a zoning ordinance, approved the awarding of bonuses to city employees and accepted an additional bid on the old Three Rivers Library Building at its Tuesday night meeting. In public hearings, an ordinance was passed by the commission to...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The Three Rivers Community Jr. Players will present their summer-time production ‘We Will Rock You’ June 24-26 and again July 1-3. Members of the cast and chorus pose with its props at Monday’s practice for the production.
THREE RIVERS — Young theatrical talent will be on display this weekend as the Three Rivers Community Junior Players presents its summer-time act ‘We Will Rock You.’ Three performances take place Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26 followed by three more July 1-3. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Dr. Murray “Bud” Malinoski (center) will be retiring soon from his dental practice in Three Rivers after almost four decades in dentistry. The practice, located on South Health Parkway, will be handed off to his daughter Dr. Holly Trapp (right) and her husband Dr. Travis Trapp (left) in the near future.
THREE RIVERS — Dr. Murray “Bud” Malinoski has been an institution in dentistry in Three Rivers for 38 years, and it started with being in a church choir. Malinoski was in the choir at the First Presbyterian Church, where local dentists Jim Malcolm and Bob Flucke went. At the time, Malinoski was an...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A look at the Three Rivers Water Festival midway Saturday night. This year’s edition, the 65th, was deemed as “very successful” by Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christy Trammell.
THREE RIVERS — As the sun sets on another Water Festival season, with the midway being packed up and on to the next town, organizers say this year’s event, overall, was a success. “I’d say it was very successful. I think this is what our community needs, an opportunity to have that community pride...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Water Festival grounds Monday afternoon getting set up for the 65th Three Rivers Water Festival. The annual festival, known to many as the unofficial start of summer in Three Rivers, begins Thursday, June 16, and runs through Saturday, June 18.
THREE RIVERS — The three days before Father’s Day bring a fun-filled tradition every year to Three Rivers that draws more than the city’s population, and it returns again this week. Beginning Thursday, June 16 and running through Saturday, June 18, the Three Rivers Water Festival comes to the city...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Three Rivers Fire Department Tuesday. The fire department is currently facing a number of issues shared by departments across the country, including staffing shortages, slightly lower morale, and wage pressure from outside entities.
THREE RIVERS — Firefighters and EMTs are used to struggles and danger as part of their jobs on a daily basis. Putting out fires and saving people’s lives is something they do every day to keep the community safe. However, the Three Rivers Fire Department is currently going through struggles...
CONSTANTINE — Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett told the Constantine Village Council that he had applied for two grants from the Michigan Revitalization and Placemaking Program (RAP) at a Monday, June 6 council meeting. One grant is to build a new fire station. "I began the process hoping...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Jan Carter of Three Rivers checks out some of the vegetables for sale at the Huss Project Farmer’s Market Saturday morning. The market, located at 1008 Eighth St. in Three Rivers, opened Saturday for its third season of operation.
THREE RIVERS — A popular Three Rivers farmer’s market is back open again for its third season of operation on the south side of town. The Huss Project Farmers Market, located at 1008 Eighth St., held its first market of their third season Saturday morning. Dozens of market goers attended the first...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Candidates for the 36th District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives listen in for the next question during a candidate forum held Wednesday, June 1. Pictured from left to right are current State Rep. Steve Carra, St. Joseph County Road Commission board member Jack Coleman, businessman Scott McGraw, and local pastor Jerry Solis.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County’s candidates for state representative got their chance to appeal to voters in a public setting at a candidate forum held last week. The forum was held Wednesday, June 1 on the concourse of Glen Oaks Community College and was hosted by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of...

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