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LANSING — A lawsuit involving the Three Rivers City Clerk’s rejection of a recreational marijuana shop ordinance petition is nearing a settlement. The case of (SET ITAL)Jobs for Michigan Communities v. Melissa Bliss(END ITAL) was scheduled for oral argument at the Michigan Court of Appeals Friday...
File photo from Zimont’s Facebook page - Dr. Charles Zimont (2014 photo) was the Falcon team physician for nearly 60 years.
CONSTANTINE — Sports fans in Constantine showed appreciation for nearly 60 years of service to the athletic program by Dr. Charles Zimont at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday with a drive-by parade, in front of Dr. Charles and Joelene Zimont's home on Water Street. Cars in the drive-by assembled at Eastside...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors Friday delayed two key action items until their budget retreat later this month. The board delayed action on approving Executive Director Tricia Meyer’s annual evaluation, as well as delayed action on a two-year...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Seven-year-old Lucas VanderVeen of Canton, Mich. scales the rock-climbing wall during Bair Lake Bible Camp’s Snowfest Sunday.
JONES — There may not have been snow on the ground Sunday at Bair Lake Bible Camp in Jones, but the camp’s annual Snowfest still went off without a hitch. More than 100 families escaped the winter blues and attended the event, which featured different activities for kids and their families,...
COLDWATER — In an announcement Monday afternoon, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph County Community Health Agency (BHSJ) announced a new collaboration that will allow them to receive doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. BHSJ will be collaborating with the Kalamazoo County Health Department...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers city commissioners approved funds and change orders for a number of projects during their regular meeting Tuesday. The first order of business was a change order for bridge engineering. Commissioners approved a total of $37,000 to contractor Fleis and Vandenbrink (F&...
Screenshot via Zoom - St. Joseph County Prosecutor David Marvin discusses his requests for a county hiring freeze exception for his office during Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. Marvin said one of the exception requests made was so he could hire former Ionia County Prosecutor Gary Gabry as chief assistant prosecutor.
CENTREVILLE — Newly-elected St. Joseph County Prosecutor David Marvin has begun to shape the staff of his office in his first week on the job. During Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioners approved an exception to the county’s hiring freeze to hire Gary Gabry as...
COLDWATER — The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ) shared Wednesday they have only a “very limited supply” of COVID-19 vaccines available in the tri-county area. The announcement comes as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett talks with Constantine Village Council members about their attorney's recommendations for changing the village's medical marijuana ordinance following a closed session during their meeting Monday.
CONSTANTINE — A change to Constantine’s medical marijuana ordinance could be coming down the pipeline this month. The Constantine Village Council voted Monday to set a public hearing for Monday, Jan. 18 at 7:03 p.m. to consider approving a number of recommended changes to Ordinance 238, the village...
Photo provided - Three Rivers Health Laboratory Technician Chantelle Jepson receives her COVID-19 vaccination during a clinic for TRH employees last week. Around 90 Three Rivers Health employees, including nurses, doctors and lab workers, received the vaccination during the clinic, with more to be expected in future clinics being held this week.
THREE RIVERS — The COVID-19 vaccination process has begun in earnest in the Three Rivers area, and it started with those on the front lines of the pandemic. On Wednesday, Dec. 30, Three Rivers Health held its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic, exclusively for its health care workers, clinical staff...

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