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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Area firefighters work at the scene of a house fire in the 500 block of North Douglas Avenue in Three Rivers Saturday night. No one was reported as injured.
UPDATED 11:19 P.M. THREE RIVERS — No injuries were reported in a garage fire in Three Rivers Saturday night. Three Rivers Fire Department Chief Jeff Bloomfield said firefighters were dispatched at 8:04 p.m. to a house in the 500 block of North Douglas Avenue for a garage fire in progress. Upon...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Park Township resident Mary Doezema stands with the historic pulpit of the Moorepark Church she found at the Saugatuck Antique Pavillion back in mid-February. Doezema, who is currently renovating the church, said she was surprised to find it, and called the circumstances around her find of it “nothing short of a miracle."
MOOREPARK — It had been two years since Park Township resident Mary Doezema had stepped foot in the Saugatuck Antique Pavillion. It was Doezema’s birthday back in mid-February, and while she was meeting with family in the area, her mother wanted to, as Doezema recalled, “go on an adventure.”...
Photo provided by the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority - A map of the Main Street Commons area approved by the Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday.
THREE RIVERS — A proposed social district for consumption of alcoholic beverages in downtown Three Rivers has taken one step closer to becoming a reality. On Tuesday, the Three Rivers City Commission approved plans by the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority for the Main Street Commons...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commissioners gave special recognition Tuesday to two people who made a sizable donation to the county’s Veterans’ Affairs department. Commissioners passed a resolution at their regular meeting acknowledging Sturgis residents Robert and Marilee Yoder, who recently...
Screenshot via Zoom - Three Rivers Public Library Board of Trustees Vice President Mike Fleckenstein discusses his motion to reject a Park Township counteroffer on a library services contract during a special meeting Wednesday.
THREE RIVERS — Park Township’s library services contract with the Three Rivers Public Library is now on track to expire on March 19. During a special meeting Wednesday, the Three Rivers Public Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reject a counteroffer for library services recently sent by...
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation from Feb. 5, 2021 to the end of the month. 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...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett (left), Village Council President Gary Mathers (center) and Trustee Cathy Piper (right) review recreational marijuana permits submitted by Atlas Cannabis Company during Monday’s Constantine Village Council meeting.
CONSTANTINE — Two more marijuana businesses got their recreational marijuana permit applications approved by the Village of Constantine Monday. Fawn River Cultivation Company and Atlas Cannabis Company received approvals for recreational marijuana provisioning centers at Monday’s Constantine...
THREE RIVERS — Get out your ruby red slippers, because the Three Rivers Water Festival will travel to the Land of Oz for its 64th edition this summer. After considering several options, the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced in a release Monday the theme for this year’s...
Screenshot via Zoom - Fabius Township Supervisor Ken Linn discusses the township’s retainment of a consulting firm at a special meeting Tuesday to help the township’s board following disagreements between himself and Zoning Administrator Doug Kuhlman after a resolution vote at the board’s Feb. 10 meeting.
FABIUS TWP. — Long-simmering disagreements between Fabius Township Supervisor Ken Linn and Township Zoning Administrator Doug Kuhlman could cost township residents money after the township board voted to retain an outside consulting firm to help their board work in a more cohesive manner. The...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Stephen Bradley of Three Rivers (left) receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic held at Bethel Baptist Church in Three Rivers Thursday. Almost 150 residents showed up at the clinic, held in partnership with the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency.
THREE RIVERS — On the same day the state of Michigan reached the milestone of 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, some of those shots were administered Thursday at a clinic in Three Rivers. Thursday’s clinic, held at Bethel Baptist Church, drew nearly 150 residents to receive their first...

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