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CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission approved its final 2021 budget and initial 2022 budget during their meeting Wednesday, Dec. 15. To end the 2021 fiscal year, the agency had revenues of $12,680,337 with expenses of $13,085,177, for deficit spending of $404,840 for the year. The...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A silhouette of the manger scene from the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ is displayed on the side wall of Riverside Church during their annual River Lights of Wonder event. The event features a number of light displays centered around the Christmas story, as well as activities and concessions for families.
THREE RIVERS — One of the more notable light displays and attractions in Three Rivers is wrapping up its fourth year in the next week. Riverside Church’s River Lights of Wonder brings together lights and the Christmas story in a drive-through package, with activities and food to go along with it....
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist (second from right) shakes hands with GG’s Cookies owner Regina Mains (second from left) during a visit to Three Rivers Monday to promote new legislation helping small businesses and viewing recent economic development projects in downtown.
THREE RIVERS — Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist got the grand tour of downtown Three Rivers Monday, visiting local businesses to highlight the state’s small business programs and promote new funding for businesses big and small in the state. On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation...
Photo Provided - Over 40 student volunteers and officials from Centreville Junior/Senior High School pose for a picture during Saturday’s Stuff The Bus food drive event in Centreville. The event, which also included a drive held at the junior/senior high school and Centreville Elementary School, collected 750 pounds of food for the Centreville United Methodist Church food pantry.
CENTREVILLE — While high winds played a factor in getting last-minute donations last Saturday, Centreville Public Schools’ “Stuff the Bus” effort lived up to its name in the end. The third annual food donation event, sponsored by Centreville’s FFA and National Honor Society programs, helped collect...
THREE RIVERS — The City of Three Rivers was awarded $375,000 in grant funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation Wednesday to support a future reconstruction project on Broadway Street in Three Rivers. The grant funding comes from the state’s Transportation Economic Development Fund (...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Santa Claus arrived in Centreville at the tail end of a parade held as part of the village’s Christmas celebration Saturday.
CENTREVILLE — Wild winds in St. Joseph County Saturday may have caused quite a few changes to Centreville’s annual Christmas celebration, but it didn’t damper the spirits of those who attended. Downtown Centreville played host to a number of holiday-themed activities for both young and old during...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the St. Joseph County Marine Corps League and seniors from Mendon HS shopped at Meijer in Three Rivers Friday for the Toys for Tots program. Pictured from left to right are Mendon High School senior Bailie Lash, Marine Corps League Paymaster Steven Gary, Three Rivers Meijer Store Secretary Paula Nielson, Mendon High School senior Beryl Gage, Christopher Bolte, and Marine Corps League Commandant Rodney Bolte.
THREE RIVERS — A tradition for the St. Joseph County Marine Corps League #1401 to help out area children came back at full strength for another year this past weekend. On Friday, the Marine Corps League, along with two seniors from Mendon High School, stopped by the Three Rivers Meijer store to...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County United Way Executive Director Kelly Hostetler (left) and International Paper representative Janie Ware (right) show off some of the toys donated as part of the Toy Box toy donation event Saturday at Century Bank and Trust in Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — Despite weather challenges, the St. Joseph County United Way was still able to help out children in the community by collecting donated toys during an event Saturday afternoon. The United Way, along with International Paper and the United Steel Workers, hosted their fourth annual Toy...
2021 PEOPLE'S CHOICE BALLOTTING IS CLOSED. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED! It’s time to salute your favorite businesses and people in the 2021 Three Rivers Commercial-News People’s Choice competition! Businesses big and small make tremendous contributions to our community, and so do...
CENTREVILLE — With the 2021 calendar year coming to an end, the St. Joseph County Road Commission is looking forward to the 2022 road construction season. During their meeting Wednesday, Dec. 1, the agency’s board reviewed the primary road projects that are scheduled for the next construction...

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