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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Fair Association member Wendy Guess gives her opinion on the discourse surrounding the firing of fair manager Missi Tefft and the recall effort of three St. Joseph County Fair Board members during Monday’s annual meeting of the Fair Association.
CENTREVILLE — In a contentious annual meeting of the St. Joseph County Fair Association Monday that one member said “needed a tent to be a three-ring circus,” three members of the fair board survived a recall effort brought forward by another Fair Association member. Despite receiving more “yes”...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Demolition of the old Three Rivers Hospital building continued Wednesday, with part of the eastern side of the building being torn down by demolition crews. The rest of the demolition is expected to take another couple of weeks.
THREE RIVERS — An abandoned landmark of Three Rivers history that many referred to as an eyesore finally began coming down this week. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, just before 10 a.m., crews from Dore and Associates began the process of demolishing the old Three Rivers Hospital building overlooking Scidmore...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - TJ Reed of Sturgis’ Bird, Scheske, Reed & Beemer, P.C. law firm was named the new Three Rivers City Attorney by Three Rivers city commissioners Tuesday. He had been the assistant city attorney since May.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers city commissioners selected a new attorney for the city at its regular meeting Tuesday. TJ Reed of Sturgis’ Bird, Scheske, Reed & Beemer, P.C. law firm was approved unanimously by commissioners for the position following a lengthy discussion. Reed has been the...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County’s courts will have public defenders for another year. During their meeting Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved the 2022-23 Indigent Defense Agreement between the county and attorneys who are public defenders in the county’s courts. There...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - More than 20 people, including many veterans, participated in a walk Friday in Centreville to remember veterans from the local area. The walking route took them on Centreville’s Freedom Walk, which has the names of over 120 local veterans on signs along the route.
CENTREVILLE — Centreville’s Freedom Walk along West Main Street between Franklin Street and Eleanor Drive has over 120 names of local veterans both past and present on signs hanging from the village’s power poles. It’s also the perfect place for an event to remember said local veterans on Veterans...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - (From left to right) New Second District Commissioner Steven Haigh and new At-Large Commissioner Lucas Allen were officially sworn into the Three Rivers City Commission prior to a joint meeting of the commission, Planning Commission and DDA Monday night.
THREE RIVERS — New and returning city commissioners learned more about various city boards and agencies and got updates from them during an annual joint meeting Monday. The joint meeting, held between the city commission, Downtown Development Authority and Planning Commission, is held every year as...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers community will get a chance to learn about local government initiatives and recognize downtown businesses for their contribution to the city as part of an event happening this week. On Friday, Nov. 18 at A Place In Time on 53 Railroad Dr., the Three Rivers Downtown...
CENTREVILLE — A possible new policy for remote work at Glen Oaks Community College was discussed for the first time at GOCC’s Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. No official action was taken on the draft policy, nor were details of it shared during Thursday’s meeting. However, HR Director Jamie...
Photo provided - During his tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan (2011-12), Fred Kufeldt rotated between maintaining generators critical to America’s war effort there, and serving as a gunner protecting convoys delivering supplies to numerous forward operating bases in Kandahar City.
In May of 2011, Fred Kufeldt boarded a Chinook helicopter that flew him from Kandahar International Airport, the main U.S. military airport in southern Afghanistan, to Camp Nathan Smith some 25 minutes away. “That’s when it got real for me,” the Army veteran recalls. “I had on all my gear—battle...
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — A number of other local races were decided in Tuesday’s midterm elections. The following is a rundown of many of these races. All results are unofficial as of press time. Four of five township proposals pass There were five total proposals in townships around St. Joseph County,...

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