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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON/COMMERCIAL-NEWS ARCHIVE - Pictured is the Three Rivers Commercial article from Feb. 13, 1968 reporting the death of Homer A. Ruple, Jr. in the Vietnam War.
THREE RIVERS — Of the 58,281 names etched in black granite on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. two are from Three Rivers: Homer Alfred Ruple Jr. and Joseph James Brady. According to an article reporting Ruple’s death in the Three Rivers Commercial (before the paper became the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The Three Rivers Rotary Club raised $25,000 for Ukrainian relief efforts thanks to club members and other local entities.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Rotary Club celebrated a successful fundraising campaign for Ukrainian relief efforts at its meeting Thursday. The Ukrainian Challenge, as it was dubbed by club members, raised approximately $25,000 for Rotary International’s International Emergency Relief Fund over...
STURGIS — The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging will be looking for new and returning board members in the near future. During their meeting Wednesday, May 18, the COA board discussed upcoming board terms, some of which are expiring at the end of June. COA Director Pam Riley encouraged current...
CONSTANTINE TWP. — Three barns were considered total losses after a fire that re-routed traffic on U.S. 131 Monday. According to the Constantine Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to the 62000 block of U.S. 131 in Constantine Township at around 1:45 p.m. The fire was reported to a 911 by...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A group of Three Rivers Health nurses and community members march near the Three Rivers Health campus Tuesday as part of an informational picket for a new nurses’ union contract with Beacon Health. Dozens came out to the picket, many wearing read for solidarity, to show their support for the nurses.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Health nurses and supporters staged an outdoor picket Tuesday after going nearly two months without a contract. A few dozen nurses, along with family, friends and other supporters, all wearing red for solidarity, staged the 90-minute informational picket outside Three...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council received an update regarding their new wastewater treatment plant at a May 16 meeting. The village is refurbishing an earlier wastewater facility in the village, which shut down in 1997 with effluent subsequently piped to Three Rivers Wastewater...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County may have figured out how to spend the $1 million of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds for “external funding.” During Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioners instructed County Administrator Teresa Doehring to continue researching...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3102 President Chad Witt (left) and Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry (far right) argue during Tuesday's Three Rivers City Commission meeting about comments Lowry made about ambulance service at a recent meeting that Witt took objection to during his public comment Tuesday.
THREE RIVERS — Tensions rose between Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and a local union leader following a public comment at Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Lowry and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3102 President Chad Witt, a Three Rivers Fire Department firefighter,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A Three Rivers Fire Department truck washes down Main Street in downtown Three Rivers during Saturday morning’s Community Cleanup Day.
THREE RIVERS — An annual spring community service tradition returned to downtown Three Rivers Saturday. Beginning early Saturday morning and going until the early afternoon, more than 30 volunteers from the community, Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority and Twin County Probation Center took...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission may be able to get funds through the federal infrastructure bill if an application from them gets approved. The road commission board approved a resolution at their May 4 meeting to apply for a grant through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs...

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