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Photo courtesy Barb Kroggel - Outgoing Fabius Township Supervisor John Kroggel receives a commemorative plaque from outgoing Trustee Dan Wilkins during their meeting Wednesday, Nov. 11. Kroggel announced earlier this year he will retire after 11 years in his position.
FABIUS TWP. — Fabius Township board members honored outgoing township supervisor John Kroggel and outgoing trustee Dan Wilkins at their monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 11, Kroggel’s last meeting as supervisor and Wilkins’ last as a current trustee. Kroggel, who announced in March he would not seek...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority presented the Three Rivers Public Library with a bench sculpture, originally donated by Tom and Jackie Meyer, to welcome the library to downtown. Pictured from left to right are DDA Board Chairman Andrew George, TRPL Interim Director Bobbi Schoon, Elijah Raakman, Olivia Raakman, TRPL Board Secretary Rachel Raakman, DDA Board member Janna Gatton, and Tricia Meyer.
THREE RIVERS — A piece of recent Three Rivers history is now in possession of the new Three Rivers Public Library, thanks to a gift by the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the DDA presented the new Three Rivers Public Library with a sculpture of a woman and child...
LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in a rare weekend press conference Sunday, announced new COVID-19 restrictions that come as a surge of cases has hit the state. The new restrictions from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), tentatively expected to last three weeks...
COLDWATER — The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ) announced Wednesday new procedures for COVID-19 case investigations, following “widespread” community transmission of the disease in the last several weeks. The new procedures include new procedures with case prioritization...
Photo by William Allen Baltz - Three Rivers resident John R. Krull, pictured here, was a private first class rifleman in the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in the Korean War.
Though never officially declared a war, the Korean War was a brutal conflict that raged from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 between North and South Korea and pitted U.S. soldiers against massive onslaughts of Chinese communist troops.  When the United Nations, China and North Korea signed a cease-...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission board voted Wednesday, Nov. 4 to pay for half of the cost of damages done because of a sod cutting error in a White Pigeon neighborhood. By a 3-2 vote, the board voted to pay White Pigeon Township $2,507 of the $5,015 cost for damage to 59...
THREE RIVERS — Some areas of downtown Three Rivers could become a social district in the near future. The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Board voted to send a measure to the city commission for their approval to establish a social district in the downtown area. The social zone, which...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON Pictured is the historic Carnegie building, part of the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers. The Three Rivers City Commission approved the sale of the building to the Carnegie Center for the Arts for $54,000 Monday, with Mayor Tom Lowry dissenting. Lowry also called for the resignation of CCA leadership over the negotiations between the CCA and the Three Rivers Woman's Club.
THREE RIVERS — After a saga that has lasted months, the sale of the historic Carnegie building to the Carnegie Center for the Arts (CCA) was approved at Monday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. The building, which used to house the former Carnegie Library and currently houses part of the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers in July. The Three Rivers Woman's Club will be seeking an exit from the Carnegie after a new lease agreement with the CCA fell through last week, according to City Manager Joe Bippus.
THREE RIVERS — After helping to save the former Carnegie Library building 40 years ago and turn it into the Carnegie Center for the Arts, the Three Rivers Woman’s Club now could be making an exit from the building they have leased for decades. In his comments to the Three Rivers City Commission...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Health is expected to partner with northern Indiana-based Beacon Health System in 2021.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Health is one step closer to partnering with a health system from northern Indiana. On Tuesday, Three Rivers Health announced they had signed a letter of intent with Granger, Ind.-based Beacon Health System to have TRH join Beacon in the spring of 2021, pending final...

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