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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Fabius Township resident Lisa Rockwell presents on her proposal for a “simple” solar overlay on behalf of landowners involved in a potential solar energy project in Fabius Township during Tuesday’s Fabius Township Planning Commission meeting. While the proposal was not ultimately discussed by the board, the commission voted 5-0 to recommend the township’s updated master plan to the township board, where it was approved unanimously as well.
FABIUS TWP. — After nearly a year and a half without a valid master plan in place, Fabius Township now has an updated one in place. Fabius Township’s board Wednesday approved a resolution to adopt the township’s updated master plan by a unanimous 4-0 vote, with trustee Judy Holman absent. This...
THREE RIVERS — One of the two write-in candidates for the At-Large seat on the Three Rivers City Commission this November has dropped out of the race. In a statement to the Commercial-News Thursday, Travis Loker announced he would be dropping out of the race, endorsing fellow write-in candidate...
Photos: Allen, Moreland: provided; Loker pic: COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - (from left to right) Lucas Allen and write-in candidates Danielle Moreland and Travis Loker are vying to be the next at-large commissioner for the City of Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — Most people might not know it from looking at the ballot on Nov. 8, but the race for the At-Large seat on the Three Rivers City Commission might be one of the more hotly contested ones locally this election cycle. Three people, which include two write-in candidates, are running for...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Elise (left) and Emmitt Harrison (right) of Three Rivers smiles for the camera as they get ready to go on a train ride at the Corey Church of the Nazarene during Sunday’s Fall Color Tour around the Three Rivers area.
ST. JOSEPH AND CASS COUNTIES — Thousands of people from around the area, and even out of state, came out to experience the fall colors of both St. Joseph and Cass counties last weekend. The Fall Color Tour, put on by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, occurred on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view outside of the Old Hospital site Thursday. A structural engineer deemed some parts of the inside of the building unsafe, halting the last stages of an asbestos abatement project before it was completed. City Manager Joe Bippus estimated that “90 percent” of the abatement had been done before the structural engineer’s determination.
THREE RIVERS — Asbestos abatement at the old Three Rivers Hospital building has been temporarily halted, and city officials are awaiting a final inspection to receive permission to potentially begin the demolition process. That update on the progress of the demolition of the Old Hospital building...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council tabled proposed amendments permitting marijuana consumption lounges, and Sunday marijuana sales at an Oct. 3 council meeting. Over two dozen people attended the meeting to speak at a public hearing. The council listened to opinions on Sunday marijuana...
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation in the month of September. State Rep. Steve Carra and State Sen. Kim LaSata’s voting records and details of the legislation are courtesy of MichiganVotes.org. United States Rep. Fred Upton’s...
THREE RIVERS — Fall colors are finally arriving in St. Joseph County, and with it comes an annual fall tradition to celebrate them. The annual Fall Color Tour, put on by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place this weekend with a brand-new schedule, with events occurring on both...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Public Library approved the use of donation money for a change of furniture in one of the sections. The library’s Board of Trustees approved the acceptance of $2,000 of donation money from the Friends of the Three Rivers Library during their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Incoming Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Kristen McEnroe addresses the dozens in attendance at Camp Eberhart’s Klinger Hall during the Chamber’s annual awards ceremony and celebration dinner Wednesday.
FABIUS TWP. — Area businesses and business leaders were recognized and awarded for their many accomplishments and investments in the community in the past calendar year at an annual dinner event. The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards ceremony and celebration dinner at...

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