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CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council heard more comments on Tranquility Fields, Inc. (TFI) opening a consumption lounge for adult-use marijuana, at a Monday, Nov. 1 meeting. Scott Dianda and Ed Santangelo of TFI did a presentation on a lounge at a Sept. 7 council meeting, labeling it a "...
Photo provided by Angie Birdsall - Voters in Constantine went to the polls on Nov. 2 to decide whether Constantine schools should borrow a sum not to exceed $45,605,000 and issue general unlimited tax bonds for school improvements. The bond failed, with 356 "no" votes and 266 "yes" votes.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — Voters in Three Rivers, Constantine and Nottawa Township made their voices heard at the polls Tuesday on three key issues. Voters in Three Rivers decided who would represent their community for the next two years, Constantine voters decided on whether or not to support a bond...
THREE RIVERS — A locally born police officer killed in the line of duty was honored over the weekend with a bench bearing his name. Family, friends and fellow police officers from Kalamazoo County and St. Joseph County gathered at the Armstrong Park Sports Complex Saturday morning for the unveiling...
THREE RIVERS — Three more recreational marijuana dispensaries will be coming to Three Rivers in the future, but the possibility of new applications after Monday night could be slim to none. The Three Rivers City Commission Monday approved special exception use permits for Joyology at 1320 Millard...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Todd Bannon, a former high school teacher and former director of Kalamazoo’s Great Lakes PeaceJam children’s program, was recently hired as the new executive director of Three Rivers Area Mentoring.
THREE RIVERS — When Three Rivers Area Mentoring programming starts back up again for the first time since March 2020, it will do so under a new executive director. Todd Bannon, a former high school teacher and director of Kalamazoo’s Great Lakes PeaceJam children’s program, was hired recently to be...
THREE RIVERS — Internet hotspot and laptop kits will soon be available for Three Rivers Public Library cardholders, and a policy was adopted last week by the library’s board to help usher them in. The new policy, approved unanimously by the TRPL Board of Directors during their meeting on Tuesday,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Nick Metzger (right) hands a piece of wood picked up from yard to Midwest Energy and Communications volunteer Matt Bender (left) for disposal during a Rock The Block community cleanup event on Fifth Avenue in Three Rivers Saturday, Oct. 23. The event featured volunteers raking leaves, mowing lawns, picking up brush and doing other projects for homes in the Fifth Avenue neighborhood throughout the day.
THREE RIVERS — It may have been a slightly chilly day, but it didn’t cool the hearts of volunteers who helped with a community cleanup project in Three Rivers in late October. Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County and Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC) partnered up Saturday, Oct. 23 in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Newly-retired Three Rivers Police Department Sgt. Elaine Hardy-Smith shows off a couple of the presents she received during a retirement ceremony held Friday, Oct. 22 at the St. Joseph County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge outside of Centreville. Hardy-Smith, the first Black female officer at TRPD, retired last week after 28 years on the force.
THREE RIVERS — A Three Rivers Police Department sergeant who was a trailblazer for women on the force in the city retired last week after 28 years of service. Friends and colleagues of Sgt. Elaine Hardy-Smith celebrated her retirement with a ceremony at the St. Joseph County Fraternal Order of...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pat Lennon of the Honigman Business Law Firm of Kalamazoo discusses an annexation request for a new urgent care center during the Fabius Township board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 20.
FABIUS TWP. — Officials in Fabius Township do not seem keen on entertaining annexation agreements at the moment. Their stance was made relatively clear during discussion of a proposed urgent care center on the border of the township and the City of Three Rivers at the Wednesday, Oct. 20 Fabius...
CENTREVILLE — A railroad crossing in the northwest corner of St. Joseph County could be on the chopping block. At the Wednesday, Oct. 20 St. Joseph County Road Commission meeting, board members discussed a public hearing set for Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Flowerfield Township Hall regarding...

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