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Photo via Facebook/Bonnie Booko - Donna (left) and Mike Kinne (right) stand next to the new wooden sasquatch set up in their yard in Park Township during a celebration Tuesday, April 12. The sasquatch is a replacement for a steel sasquatch sculpture that was stolen from their yard in late March. It is unknown who made the new sculpture.
PARK TWP. — On Tuesday, April 12, Donna Kinne backed out of her family’s driveway in Park Township to go to an appointment in Three Rivers, and saw something strange out of the corner of her eye. A sasquatch. No, it’s not the actual mythical creature also known as Bigfoot. And, unfortunately, it...
CENTREVILLE — The spring season means spring cleanup, and an event taking place Saturday morning can help local residents with that effort when it comes to hazardous waste and other materials. The St. Joseph County Fairgrounds will hold their first Household Hazardous Waste collection and recycling...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine village council voted unanimously for three resolutions that approve ballot language to grant assessments to fund fire operations/equipment, police operations/equipment, and ambulance service, at a Monday, May 18 council meeting. The village is presenting the ballot...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers police announced Tuesday morning that a body found last week on Second Avenue in Three Rivers has been identified as a man that has been missing for four months. Police Chief Scott Boling said in a release Tuesday that police have identified the body, found in a wooded...
Photo Provided - John Bippus was named Thursday as the Three Rivers Lions Club’s Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Lions Club has proudly chosen Lion John W. Bippus as the 2021-22 recipient of the Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year. John was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and moved with his family to Three Rivers in 1968. John was nine and his father, an engineer, had been...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commissioners weighed a number of proposals from county departments during their Executive Committee meeting Tuesday, each of them seeking a piece of the county’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding. The county has received $11.8 million in ARP funding from the...
FABIUS TWP. — As the saga of the Fabius Township Master Plan seems to be drawing closer to a resolution, the township’s Planning Commission discussed aspects of a sample solar ordinance during their meeting Tuesday. No action was taken on approving the draft ordinance, as the Master Plan is still...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - James Ballard was hired as the new code enforcement/animal control officer for the Three Rivers Police Department on March 15.
THREE RIVERS — James Ballard calls himself “the most hated man in Three Rivers.” Being the new code enforcement officer with the Three Rivers Police Department might have a little something to do with it. “That’s because I gotta tell them. Let’s just say, you have stuff in your backyard. I stop by...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Mendon High School senior Ryley Mullin (center) received the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen Award from the Abiel Fellows chapter at a ceremony Sunday at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers. Along with her award, she received an American flag, a DAR pin, a copy of the United States Constitution, and more. Mullin was one of five who received the award, but the only one to attend Sunday’s ceremony.
THREE RIVERS — Local high school seniors were honored at a ceremony Sunday, April 10 for their dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their high school and their community. The Abiel Fellows and Amos Sturgis chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented their annual...
Photo provided - Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Tricia Meyer announced recently she would resign from her position, in order to take on an independent consulting job in Holland. Her final day on the job is April 25.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority will be searching for a new leader in the near future. Tricia Meyer, the DDA’s executive director for nearly three years, announced recently she will be resigning from her position effective April 26. She said in an interview Monday she...

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