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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Water Festival grounds Monday afternoon getting set up for the 65th Three Rivers Water Festival. The annual festival, known to many as the unofficial start of summer in Three Rivers, begins Thursday, June 16, and runs through Saturday, June 18.
THREE RIVERS — The three days before Father’s Day bring a fun-filled tradition every year to Three Rivers that draws more than the city’s population, and it returns again this week. Beginning Thursday, June 16 and running through Saturday, June 18, the Three Rivers Water Festival comes to the city...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Three Rivers Fire Department Tuesday. The fire department is currently facing a number of issues shared by departments across the country, including staffing shortages, slightly lower morale, and wage pressure from outside entities.
THREE RIVERS — Firefighters and EMTs are used to struggles and danger as part of their jobs on a daily basis. Putting out fires and saving people’s lives is something they do every day to keep the community safe. However, the Three Rivers Fire Department is currently going through struggles...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Seven-year-old Calee Puzneak (left) receives a scoop of ice cream from Momma Bee’z Sweet Treats and More owner Brittani McClain (right) during the grand opening event of the new ice cream shop, bakery and sandwich shop Friday morning.
CONSTANTINE — Brittani McClain has loved baking almost her entire life. The Three Rivers native and current Constantine resident started making baked goods from a young age, for one simple reason: to make people smile and brighten their day. “I've always liked baking and making people happy with...
CONSTANTINE — Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett told the Constantine Village Council that he had applied for two grants from the Michigan Revitalization and Placemaking Program (RAP) at a Monday, June 6 council meeting. One grant is to build a new fire station. "I began the process hoping...
CENTREVILLE — Both revenues and expenditures will be going up as part of a new budget approved by the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees Thursday. For the 2022-23 school year, the college is projected to have $14,761,253 in revenues, up by $608,619 from 2021-22, and $14,749,744 in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Andrews Elementary Principal Ben McIntyre (left) gets slimed by kindergartner AnnaBelle Steiner (right) Monday morning as a reward for Steiner’s class raising the most money for Relay For Life during a monthlong penny drive at the school. McIntyre, along with behavioral interventionists Tamaha Franks and Darci Miller, were willing participants in the sliming.
THREE RIVERS — If there’s one thing that kids like to do from time to time, it’s getting other people messy for a good cause. That was the case Monday morning at Andrews Elementary, where students from three classes got to slime two behavioral interventionists and their principal as a reward for...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Jan Carter of Three Rivers checks out some of the vegetables for sale at the Huss Project Farmer’s Market Saturday morning. The market, located at 1008 Eighth St. in Three Rivers, opened Saturday for its third season of operation.
THREE RIVERS — A popular Three Rivers farmer’s market is back open again for its third season of operation on the south side of town. The Huss Project Farmers Market, located at 1008 Eighth St., held its first market of their third season Saturday morning. Dozens of market goers attended the first...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Candidates for the 36th District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives listen in for the next question during a candidate forum held Wednesday, June 1. Pictured from left to right are current State Rep. Steve Carra, St. Joseph County Road Commission board member Jack Coleman, businessman Scott McGraw, and local pastor Jerry Solis.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County’s candidates for state representative got their chance to appeal to voters in a public setting at a candidate forum held last week. The forum was held Wednesday, June 1 on the concourse of Glen Oaks Community College and was hosted by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of...
THREE RIVERS — A clerical error in tax increment financing (TIF) captures has led to more money for the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority. DDA Board Chair Andrew George reported during the DDA’s meeting Thursday that he was notified recently by city Finance Director Cathy Lawson that the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Old Three Rivers Hospital building Friday. The building is scheduled to have asbestos and lead paint abatement performed within the next couple of weeks, with the actual demolition of the building possibly happening later than anticipated due to potential requirements with federal funding.
THREE RIVERS — A big milestone for the Old Hospital demolition project is expected to be reached soon, however the bigger milestone of having the building come down could possibly be delayed by at least a few months. Three Rivers City Manager Joe Bippus confirmed in an interview Wednesday asbestos...

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