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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The Three Rivers Water Festival wrapped up Saturday night, with a multitude of patrons checking out the lit-up midway one last time before it closed.
THREE RIVERS — After a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people from around the area flocked to the 63rd Annual Three Rivers Water Festival in full force over the weekend. Thousands of people participated in the festival this year, taking in everything from the midway, Kids Zone, car show...
CENTREVILLE — Work on the last part of Constantine Road that has been in disrepair will be done this year. The St. Joseph County Road Commission took an important step in the process of preparing for the work by approving a resolution at their Wednesday, June 16 meeting to accept the Michigan...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Carl Armstrong of Three Rivers races on by the finish buoy during the annual Michigan Hydroplane Racing Association hydroplane boat racing competition in Constantine Sunday.
CONSTANTINE — A Father’s Day weekend tradition for the past several decades returned to Constantine this past weekend after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan Hydroplane Racing Association (MHRA) held their annual hydroplane boat races on the St. Joseph River at the Constantine...
THREE RIVERS — The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging discussed the possibility of future senior housing development during their regular board meeting Wednesday, June 16. Discussion on the topic arose due to a report from COA Residential Life Services Manager Nicole Notestine that there are...
CONSTANTINE — At the June 21 Constantine village council meeting, village manager Mark Honeysett said that a portion of the village pipeline that pumps effluent to Three Rivers wastewater treatment plant will need an expensive repair. Honeysett said that he received a call from Doug Humbert,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Whitehouse building on South Main Street in Three Rivers. Local developer Jamie Clark is looking to purchase the building from the City of Three Rivers for the purpose of redeveloping the property. The sale was placed on file by the city for 30 days, with the sale expected to potentially close next month.
THREE RIVERS — A downtown building that some consider an eyesore in the Three Rivers community could be getting a facelift in the next few years. During Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting, a resolution was placed on file for 30 days for the sale of the historic Whitehouse building at...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Local firefighters practice extrication of a patient from a vehicle during an accident simulation near the intersection of Wilbur Road and U.S. 131 Tuesday night.
THREE RIVERS — A few mangled cars, fire trucks and a West Michigan AirCare helicopter were in a field near the intersection of Wilbur Road and U.S. 131 in Three Rivers Tuesday night, but it wasn’t because of an actual crash that occurred. Those vehicles were in the area as part of a training three...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County officials are continuing to decide how to allocate nearly $6 million in American Rescue Plan funding, with meetings taking place to potentially help in the process. County Finance Director Angie Steinman told county commissioners at Tuesday’s County Commission...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A look at how setup of the Three Rivers Water Festival midway is coming along Tuesday. The 63rd festival will begin Thursday, June 17 and run through Saturday, June 19.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Water Festival was one of the many event casualties in the area during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, cancelling completely for the first time in its 60-plus year history, despite many postponement attempts. It’s no wonder then that many people, including Three...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s wind percussion trio read and perform music around the children’s book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” during a Musical Storybook event at Memory Isle Park Saturday. Pictured from left to right are KSO Manager of Community Partnerships Cindy Cross, percussionist Mark Guthrie, oboist Gabe Renteria-Elyea, and clarinetist Georgiy Borosov.
THREE RIVERS — Memory Isle Park in Three Rivers played host over the weekend to a unique literacy event for both young kids and their parents, with a musical twist. Around a dozen families attended the first of three “Musical Storybook” events Saturday morning at the park, a collaboration between...

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