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The Constantine village council received a village manager's evaluation form for Mark Honeysett at their March 21 council meeting. The council is reviewing Honeysett's contract, which expires at the end of March. Honeysett has worked as both police chief and village manager for over 15 years. At...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - (From left to right) One-year-old Tyler Conrod, 2-year-old Paislie Conrod and 1-year-old Lane Conrod of Sturgis enjoy the food provided Sunday at Maple Row Sugarhouse’s annual Maple Festival. The event featured, food, activities and a sugarhouse tour to celebrate maple syrup season at the sugarhouse.
JONES — The maple syrup is flowing once again, and Maple Row Sugarhouse in Jones is celebrating with its annual Maple Festival. The first of two weekends of the ninth annual festival were held this past weekend at the sugarhouse’s location at 12646 Born St., with the second and final weekend being...
STURGIS — The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging approved the agency’s 2020 annual report during their meeting Wednesday, March 16. The report covers each of the agency departments and how they handled the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how the agency did financially during 2020. The...
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CENTREVILLE — The Fourth District of St. Joseph County will have new representation in 2023. During Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting, Fourth District Commissioner Dan Czajkowski announced he would not be seeking re-election to the seat he has held for the past five-plus...
THREE RIVERS — The City of Three Rivers may have a new growing/processing facility in the city limits in the near future. The City Commission approved a special exception use permit for Thick Cannabis, LLC to operate a marijuana Class C grower and processing facility, which will be in a new...
CENTREVILLE — Four potential bridge projects in St. Joseph County will soon be under consideration by the Michigan Department of Transportation to be funded. The St. Joseph County Road Commission Wednesday approved the submission of an application to MDOT for its local bridge bundle program, which...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Paul Schoon (right), assistant chief of the Three Rivers Fire Department, was approved as the new fire chief for the city during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. Schoon, who has been with the department for 17 years, replaces former chief Jeff Bloomfield (left), who is taking a job with Beacon Health System.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Fire Department will soon be under new leadership. At Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting, Paul Schoon, who has been with the department for 17 years and is the current assistant fire chief, was approved as the new fire chief for the city. Schoon replaces...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the sign near the Fishers Lake Public Access point in Park Township in February. The United States Board of Geographic Names last week confirmed Fishers Lake as the name of the lake at the southern tip of Park Township, but added Fisher Lake as a valid alternate name, as the result of local petitioners dropping their request for changing the name of the lake to Fisher Lake.
PARK TWP. — Sometimes the winning move can be to just cut bait. That’s what happened in regards to a request from local residents to the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) to change the name of the lake at the southern tip of Park Township from “Fishers Lake” to “Fisher Lake,” according...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is “Morning Traffic,” a torchwork encased in kiln-formed glass by Peggy Jo Orosz and David Boslar, exhibited as part of the “Visions in Glass” exhibit at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers. The show runs from March 13 through April 7.
THREE RIVERS — A quadfecta of exhibits for all art tastes are now open at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers. “Painting Common Ground,” a plein air landscape painting exhibit from Richard Jordan and Erwin Wolff; “Photography & Beyond – Paths,” a photography and mixed media exhibit...
FABIUS TWP. — Fabius Township’s contribution to the Three Rivers Public Library was questioned, but ultimately kept in, as part of their 2022-23 budget, approved by the township’s board Wednesday. As it was approved, the township is estimated to get $903,850 in revenues in the next fiscal year,...

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