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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A look at the M-86 bridge project as of Wednesday, Oct. 19. The board of the St. Joseph County Road Commission expressed their concerns with the project as part of discussion at their meeting last week, notably that bumps in the bridge that were supposed to be fixed as part of an MDOT project are possibly still there.
CENTREVILLE — Members of the St. Joseph County Road Commission’s board could be sending a letter to the Michigan Department of Transportation complaining about the quality of work being done right outside the agency’s window. During an engineering report by Road Commission Engineer Garrett Myland...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Tim Dempsey of Public Sector Consultants breaks down the methodology of which entities got how much in funds from St. Joseph County’s $1 million in American Rescue Plan funding during Tuesday’s county commission meeting.
CENTREVILLE — Every organization who submitted funding requests to St. Joseph County for a piece of $1 million of their American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds received some funding as part of a resolution passed Tuesday night by the county’s Board of Commissioners. All 31 requests approved by...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the St. Joseph County Grange Fair board read out the fair’s mission statement in unison at the beginning of their meeting Wednesday.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County’s Grange Fair Board heard a proposal from one board member on potential changes for “major” votes, while also implementing a new committee during a meeting held Wednesday at the fair office. In the end, the board voted unanimously to implement a personnel committee...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Representatives from the St. Joseph County ISD, the Career and Technical Education program, Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County, and students in the CTE Building Trades program break ground on a new Habitat home build project at the corner of West Street and Armitage Street in Three Rivers Friday, Oct. 14. The build is a partnership between CTE and Habitat to place a family in a newly-built home.
THREE RIVERS — A new house for a family in need in Three Rivers began its journey of being built last week. On Friday, Oct. 14, the St. Joseph County Career and Technical Education Building Trades program broke ground on a new house for Habitat For Humanity at the southwest corner of West Street...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Police Chief Scott Boling admitted there was a “slight delay” in communication with local schools about an armed robbery situation and the subsequent manhunt in comments to the Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday. On Friday, Oct. 14, Three Rivers police, along with...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council decided not to allow the construction of a marijuana consumption lounge, or Sunday marijuana sales, at a Monday, Oct. 17 council meeting. The issues were tabled after public hearings were held at a Sept. 19 council meeting. Village president Gary...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The Baker (right, played by Eathan Bingaman) and the Baker’s Wife (center, played by Camille Van Dien) meet the Witch (left, played by Angela Talmadge) for the first time in the prologue of the Three Rivers Community Players’ production of “Into The Woods.” The show opens Friday and runs from Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30.
THREE RIVERS — The way is clear, the light is good, and the Three Rivers Community Players will open their 2022-23 season by going “Into the Woods” with their production of the famous Stephen Sondheim musical. “Into the Woods” will run from Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30 with seven shows in total....
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Grange Fair Board President Keith Bower (left) and Vice President Angie Mingus (right) discuss office worker pay during Friday’s special meeting of the board.
CENTREVILLE — In what was at times a contentious meeting Friday night, the board of directors of the St. Joseph County Grange Fair attempted to move forward following the firing of now-former Fair Manager Missi Tefft. In a special meeting that saw the fair’s small office space packed in to the brim...
KALAMAZOO — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is setting two open houses this week to discuss a planned rebuilding and repaving project on U.S. 131 beginning in 2023. The open houses will take place Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 4-6 p.m. at the Schoolcraft Municipal Complex at 442 N. Grand...
Photo provided - St. Joseph County Grange Fair Manager Missi Tefft, pictured here, was fired by the fair’s board of directors Monday.
CENTREVILLE — A seismic shift at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair was made Monday when the fair’s Board of Directors voted to fire Fair Manager Missi Tefft. The 7-5 vote, which came after an hours-long closed session at the end of an already three-hour-long meeting, was reportedly unexpected by...

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