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THREE RIVERS — COVID-19 has claimed another big festival, and this time, it’s one of the biggest in St. Joseph County. Friday, the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the 64th Annual Water Festival has been canceled for the first time in history. “It was a very difficult decision...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The American Legion Honor Detail performs a 21-gun salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers Monday.
THREE RIVERS — It may have been a smaller and more brief Memorial Day ceremony at Three Rivers’ Riverside Cemetery Monday morning, but the importance of it still remained the same. More than 50 people attended the annual ceremony, dedicated to honor those veterans who gave their lives for their...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers High School juniors Olivia Penny (front) and Paige Middleton (back) paint the windows of the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce office with the names of the Three Rivers High School Class of 2020 Tuesday. The names will be a focal decoration of the TRHS Senior Salute parade, which will happen Friday starting at 5:15 p.m.
THREE RIVERS — When Friday’s Senior Salute parade comes through downtown Three Rivers, members of the Class of 2020 will see a special treat: their names painted on the storefront windows of downtown businesses. This special recognition to honor their accomplishments, dubbed “Paint the Town Purple...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Centreville senior Olivia Deeds holds a bubble machine and gets ready to toss candy toward the crowd during Centreville’s Class of 2020 Car Parade Friday. The event celebrated the success of the senior class on what would have been their regularly scheduled graduation day.
CENTREVILLE — On what would have been their graduation day, Centreville’s Class of 2020 celebrated the end of their school year in style. Hundreds of parents, families and community members lined Main Street in Centreville Friday night to honor their high school’s seniors with a Class of 2020 Car...
THREE RIVERS — St. Joseph County statistically has made good progress with the 2020 United States Census so far, but one local official says there is still work to do to get everyone counted. According to the United States Census Bureau, as of Tuesday, St. Joseph County has a self-response rate of...
CENTREVILLE — Rebecca Burns, Health Officer at the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ), said an outbreak of COVID-19 at a manufacturing facility in Sturgis is tied to what she called a “significant increase” in cases of the virus in St. Joseph County. Burns revealed that...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers City Commission approved temporary modifications to Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan (MERS) benefits for city employees during their meeting Tuesday. Mayor Tom Lowry said because of the temporary closure of city buildings and reduced work hours for...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the old Three Rivers Hospital Thursday. This site was one of the priority sites for environmental site assessments in Three Rivers as part of a $300,000 grant St. Joseph County received Wednesday.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — St. Joseph County received a $300,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday that would help with assessment and cleanup of contaminated properties under the agency’s Brownfields Program. According to the EPA, St. Joseph County will use the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A look at R&R Trailer in Three Rivers as of Friday. Manufacturing workers in Michigan are expected to resume work by May 11 under a new executive order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
THREE RIVERS — Under Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s latest executive order, which extended the state’s stay-at-home order to May 28, allowed manufacturing workers, including those at Michigan’s big three auto companies, to resume work on Monday, May 11. The measure came after Whitmer, on May...
Photo Provided - David Marvin, a defense attorney from Lockport Township, is one of two candidates for St. Joseph County prosecutor on the August ballot.
CENTREVILLE — Current St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough has not had a primary challenger in 12 years, when he edged out Douglas Fisher by less than 200 votes in the August 2008 election. Until now. David Marvin, a defense attorney from Lockport Township and the president of the St. Joseph...

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