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CENTREVILLE — Despite criticism from one local fire department, St. Joseph County Central Dispatch’s policies regarding toning fire departments for crashes and rollover incidents in a department’s jurisdiction will not change. St. Joseph County’s 911 Board discussed the issue during a meeting...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is Three Rivers Health as of Tuesday. Three Rivers Health and Indiana-based Beacon Health System announced the finalization of a partnership Monday that could bring new services and a $20 million investment into the facility.
THREE RIVERS — After more than a year of negotiations, Three Rivers Health and Beacon Health System have officially joined forces. In a press release Monday, Three Rivers Health and the Indiana-based nonprofit health system announced the finalization of a partnership agreement for the hospital to...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Eileen Mazurski of Three Rivers works on her watercolor painting of the railroad bridge over the St. Joseph River during Saturday’s Paint Out the Town event at Scidmore Park. Mazurski was one of 11 artists participating in the event, which featured a juried contest for the best painting, which Mazurski’s piece finished second in.
THREE RIVERS — The city of Three Rivers, while featuring some urban areas, also has pockets of nature in them in the form of its parks, and a group of artists amplified that aspect during an event over the weekend. On Saturday, the third-ever Paint out the Town painting competition was held at...
THREE RIVERS — An annual fall tradition in the area is coming back this weekend, with a couple of new areas to explore. The 2021 Fall Color Tour will take place Sunday, Oct. 10 in multiple areas in and around Three Rivers, with a plethora of fall-themed activities for young and old alike throughout...
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation in September 2021. State Rep. Steve Carra and State Sen. Kim LaSata’s voting records and details of the legislation are courtesy of MichiganVotes.org, and United States Rep. Fred Upton’s voting...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Public Library Director Bobbi Schoon discusses the library’s $150,000 grant for hotspot/laptop kits and a proposed borrowing policy around them during Tuesday’s TRPL Board of Trustees meeting.
THREE RIVERS — A policy for borrowing a couple of new items at the Three Rivers Public Library could be implemented as soon as next month. The TRPL Board of Trustees on Tuesday discussed implementing a borrowing policy for brand new mobile hot spot/laptop kits during their monthly meeting. No...
COLDWATER — A quarantine order issued by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ) is no more as of Thursday. Due to boilerplate language inserted by Republicans in the 2022 Michigan state budget threatening the loss of funding for public health services if a health officer has...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Ella Terry of Centreville participates in the kids’ pedal pull competition Saturday at the St. Joseph County Fair. The pedal pulls were one of the final events at the free stage on the last day of the fair.
CENTREVILLE — To say the 2021 St. Joseph County Fair faced some ups and downs throughout the week last week would be a little bit of an understatement. While the first couple of days of the festival started out fine, according to organizers, rainy and chilly conditions in the middle of the week...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Keith Stickley (left) and his wife Wendy (right) opened up Stickley Family Farms in Colon Saturday, a fall family entertainment site which features a corn maze, pumpkin patch, fun slide and concession booth. They are pictured with their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Lillian (center).
COLON — During the hustle and bustle of the final day of the St. Joseph County Grange Fair Saturday, a new attraction in St. Joseph County was just starting up 15 miles to the east, just outside of Colon. Stickley Family Farms, located at 1296 Wattles Road just east of Colon near the Branch County...
Photo provided - Affinity House members and staff gather outside the entrance/garden wing of the Centreville facility that houses activities for the mental health assistance organization.
CENTREVILLE—Perhaps the least known public service in St. Joseph County is Affinity House, an agency charged with providing a safe, engaging, and empowering meeting place for county residents facing the challenges of mental illness. Operating in the east wing of the St. Joseph County Community...

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