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Photo Provided - Lucas Allen, a Three Rivers native and Iraq War veteran, is running as a write-in on the Nov. 2 ballot for an at-large position on the Three Rivers City Commission. Allen will be the second write-in candidate after Torrey Brown for the seat.
THREE RIVERS — A second name has joined the write-in race for at-large city commissioner in Three Rivers. Lucas Allen, a Three Rivers native and Iraq War veteran, is the second candidate throwing their hat in the ring alongside Torrey Brown for the seat, which opened up due to current commissioner...
CENTREVILLE — With former St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough angling for a spot in the upcoming court-appointed defense contract, it’s seems clear that one county commissioner will not be considering him. Second District Commissioner Kathy Pangle made clear during the commissioner comments...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers City Attorney J. Patrick O’Malley discusses the city’s attempt to look into hybrid commission meetings during discussion at Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers residents may soon be able to watch city commission meetings without having to leave their homes. City commissioners discussed the possibility of holding hybrid commission meetings during their meeting Tuesday, ultimately asking city staff to look further into how the...
CENTREVILLE — The road most people consider to be the worst in St. Joseph County has been fixed. St. Joseph County Road Commission Manager John Lindsey told county commissioners during their meeting Tuesday the much-maligned mile-long section of Constantine Road between Roys Road and Banker Street...
Photo provided by Angie Birdsall - Representatives of medical and adult-use marijuana businesses in Constantine attended an Oct. 18 Constantine Village Council meeting with questions on a presentation to the council on Sept. 7 by Scott Dianda and Ed Santangelo of Tranquility Fields, Inc. on opening a consumption lounge in the village. Shown are (left to right) David Helman, manager of the Constantine Wellness Center, Steve Monte of Atlas Cannabis, and Chad Biberstine of Pure Provisioning.
CONSTANTINE — Representatives of medical and adult-use marijuana businesses in Constantine attended an Oct. 18 Constantine Village Council meeting with questions on a presentation to the council on Sept. 7 by Scott Dianda and Ed Santangelo of Tranquility Fields, Inc. on opening a consumption lounge...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Indiana-based international speaker and advocate for suicide prevention Nathan Harmon speaks to the audience at Saturday’s I Belong suicide prevention summit at Glen Oaks Community College.
CENTREVILLE — Suicide in teenagers and young adults has been an issue for many years, not just in Michigan, but the entire United States. The rate of suicide for those ages 10 to 24 increased nearly 60 percent between 2007 and 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Donkey (left, played by Seth Taylor of Mendon) and Shrek (center, played by Ricky DeVore of Battle Creek) meet up with Lord Farquaad (right, played by Eathan Bingaman) in the Kingdom of Duloc during a scene in the Three Rivers Community Players production of Shrek The Musical, which opens Friday at the TRCP Theatre on Millard Road.
THREE RIVERS -- A notable green ogre will be journeying from the swamp to the Three Rivers Community Players stage beginning this weekend. The Three Rivers Community Players will perform Shrek The Musical, a musical adaptation of the 2001 animated film “Shrek,” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays...
PARK TWP. — Survey results are in, and they could help shape the future of internet in Park Township. During Wednesday, Oct. 13’s Park Township Board meeting, Trustee Tom Springer said the township has received around 400 of the 926 questionnaires sent out in September regarding the state of...
Photo Provided - Pictured is former St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough. McDonough, who was arrested in May 2020 for a drunk driving incident and sentenced in January for operating while visibly impaired, is now more than a year sober and says he is remorseful for what he put the county through with his actions.
THREE RIVERS — Hanging on one of the walls of his new law office above L.A.’s Coffee Café in Three Rivers, front and center between a plethora of Michigan football memorabilia, John McDonough has a framed hand-made replica of the Alcoholics Anonymous logo. Created by his wife, Amanda, the piece is...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night on the St. Joseph County Courthouse lawn to remember the lives of the women, children and men who died because of domestic violence in the area. The names of more than 70 victims were read off during the event, put on by Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services of St. Joseph County.
CENTREVILLE — Since 1971, there have been a number of women, children and men in St. Joseph County, Cass County, and the surrounding area that have lost their lives due to domestic violence. Despite a drizzling night with many donning umbrellas, a candlelight vigil held Tuesday night at the St....

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