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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Carissa Kerschner (right) receives a certificate recognizing her graduation from Hope United’s Amanda’s House program during a ceremony at the Three Rivers house Tuesday. Kerschner is the first graduate of the Amanda’s House program in the more than a year it’s been in operation. Presenting the award to her is Amanda’s House Program Director Amy Kemp (left).
THREE RIVERS — Growing up in Sturgis, Carissa Kerschner did not have the best of situations. Drug use was common in her home, and her parents and family were in and out of jail. She became a mother at 17 years old, but got caught up in drugs and alcohol as well, eventually going to jail. Now, after...
Screenshot via Zoom - Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners discussed on Wednesday over Zoom allowing the county’s state of emergency declaration to expire and return to in-person meetings for both regular county meetings and Executive Committee hearings. Pictured clockwise from top left are County Clerk Lindsay Oswald, County Commission Chair Dennis Allen, First District Commissioner Jared Hoffmaster, County Administrator Teresa Doehring and County Sheriff Mark Lillywhite.
CENTREVILLE — The era of Zoom appears to be in its final stages in St. Joseph County. On Wednesday, St. Joseph County commissioners advised County Administrator Teresa Doehring that they would allow their local state of emergency declaration, issued back on April 7, to expire on July 5. The...
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation in the month of April. 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 Rep. Fred Upton’s...
Photo Provided - Torrey Brown, a community organizer and on-site coordinator for the St. Joseph County Career and Technical Education Building Trades program, is running as a write-in candidate for an at-large position on the Three Rivers City Commission in the Nov. 2, 2021 election.
THREE RIVERS — A local community organizer and building trades coordinator has thrown his hat into the ring for the Three Rivers City Commission. Torrey Brown, who apart from an eight-year stint in Arizona has lived in Three Rivers since 1990, is running as a write-in candidate for an at-large...
BURR OAK — When someone has a cardiac event, time is of the essence. However, with staffing and recruitment challenges at many fire departments in St. Joseph County, having enough firefighters and emergency personnel on hand to handle both a cardiac event and potentially another event happening at...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Beacon Health System CEO Kreg Gruber answers questions about the Indiana-based health system during Monday’s Three Rivers Health Authority Board meeting at the Three Rivers Lions Club. The Health Authority voted to support the partnership between Beacon Health System and Three Rivers Health, as well as the member substitution agreement between the two parties.
THREE RIVERS — Another major hurdle has been cleared in the potential Three Rivers Health/Beacon Health System partnership. On Monday, the Three Rivers Health Authority Board voted to support the member substitution agreement between the hospital and the Indiana-based health system by an 11-1 vote...
CENTREVILLE — A master plan for St. Joseph County housing was revealed during a virtual meeting held Wednesday, June 23. The plan, presented by the representatives from St. Joseph County Human Services Commission and Community Action of Southcentral Michigan, was created by the Southcentral...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Bobbi Schoon was appointed as the new official director of the Three Rivers Public Library Tuesday, after almost two years as the interim director.
THREE RIVERS — After almost two years as the interim director of the Three Rivers Public Library, Bobbi Schoon will be officially shedding the interim tag in less than a week. During Tuesday’s Three Rivers Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, Schoon was officially appointed in a unanimous vote...
THREE RIVERS — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday state backing and tax breaks for business expansions around the state, including one for a manufacturer in Three Rivers. As part of the announcement, American Axle and Manufacturing (...
THREE RIVERS — No one was injured in a compressor explosion and fire at a local manufacturer Wednesday. According to the Three Rivers Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched Wednesday afternoon to an explosion with an ensuing fire at the Aquatics plant on Broadway Street in Three Rivers....

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