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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — Both of the Republican candidates for St. Joseph County’s representation in the state legislature easily won their races Tuesday. Steve Carra won his second two-year term in the state House of Representatives, dispatching Democratic challenger Roger Williams 66.1 percent to 33.6...
Photo Provided - Lucas Allen defeated Danielle Moreland in Tuesday's race for the At-Large seat on the Three Rivers City Commission, replacing Daryl Griffith.
THREE RIVERS — In one of the most closely-watched races in the city, the race to fill Daryl Griffith’s seat on the Three Rivers City Commission has a winner. Lucas Allen, an Iraq War veteran and nonprofit advisor, defeated his write-in challengers in a fairly comfortable victory, garnering 1,128...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Paul Morgan (left) of Willis Law makes the case for Union Hall Block Building Inc. (UHBBI) during an appeal hearing Tuesday in front of the White Pigeon Construction Board of Appeals with UHBBI Board President Gretchen Andersen (right) by his side.
WHITE PIGEON — The Tasty Nut Shop building has been given a chance. In what was the first meeting of a Construction Board of Appeals anywhere in St. Joseph County in decades Tuesday night in White Pigeon, the nonprofit that owns the historical Tasty Nut Shop building in the village was given a...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A number of local leaders, state leaders, proposals and more will be found on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8 around St. Joseph County.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — The 2022 midterm election is this Tuesday, Nov. 8, and there will be plenty for St. Joseph County voters to decide at the polls. Outside of the big-ticket races for governor, secretary of state, attorney general, Congress, and the state proposals, there are plenty of local races...
THREE RIVERS — The Old Three Rivers Hospital building will be coming down in the near future. Three Rivers city commissioners Tuesday approved a change order from Dore and Associates for $269,590.05 to complete an ordered demolition of the building in its current state. Approximately $219,590.05 of...
Photo courtesy Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office Fabius Township Supervisor Ken Linn, who is charged with four counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in Kalamazoo County, resigned as supervisor in a letter sent to the township Wednesday.
FABIUS TWP. — Fabius Township is now under the direction of a new supervisor. In a special meeting held Friday afternoon, Fabius Township’s board accepted the resignation of Ken Linn as its supervisor, while appointing current Planning Commission Vice Chair Dan Wilkins to fill out the final two...
Photos Provided - (From left to right) Democrat Erin Schultes and Republican Rick Shaffer will face off for the new Second District seat on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general election.
THREE RIVERS — The lone contested race for a seat on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will involve a new seat created via apportionment. On Nov. 8, citizens of Lockport Township, Florence Township and the north and east sides of Three Rivers will be choosing who will represent them on...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Local residents received recognition in a ceremony held Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department for their heroic acts to help police and first responders. Pictured from left to right are St. Joseph County Sheriff Mark Lillywhite, Rodney Chupp, Tammy Chupp, Dave Hubbard, Aaron Nichols, Enoch Nichols, Tony Cooper, Sophia Eells, and Miriam Nichols.
CENTREVILLE — Police officers tend to think highly of heroic acts, especially when they are done by ordinary citizens looking to help out. Those acts of heroism – which included people helping assist victims at crash scenes and helping police track down a thief – were honored in a special ceremony...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - (From l to r) Mendon Housing Initiative committee member Carol Higgins, Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County Director Nick Metzger, and housing initiative committee members Cheryl Vance and Michaelene Glowacz stand in front of the foundation of a new Habitat home being built on Fletcher Street in Mendon at an open house held Monday. The house is the first of five that are scheduled to be built in the Mendon area as part of the initiative, which raised $50,000.
MENDON — A local housing initiative in Mendon is coming to fruition as construction began this week on the first-ever Habitat for Humanity home in the village. On Monday, an open house was held for the kickoff of construction on the home in Mendon, located at 231 Fletcher Street. The soon-to-be...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - MDOT Project Manager Sarah Fedders (center) helps two people navigate what’s to come with an upcoming U.S. 131 project in St. Joseph and Kalamazoo counties during an open house for the project at the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday. The project, which will take place in 2023 and 2024, will repave and improve U.S. 131 from the Rocky River to Shaver Road.
THREE RIVERS — A number of community members got a sneak preview of what will be occurring on U.S. 131 over the next two years at an open house held at the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday. Representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation held the open house for a new $...

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