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Photo provided - U.S. Rep. Fred Upton was honored last week with the St. Joseph County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award in a ceremony at St. Joseph County District Court. Pictured from left to right are District Court Judge Jeff Middleton, Upton, and St. Joseph County Bar Association President Jordan Yancey.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County’s United States representative was honored last week with a special award from the St. Joseph County Bar Association. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan’s 6th District representative in Congress, received the 2022 Liberty Bell Award during a ceremony in St. Joseph County...
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation in the month of May. State Rep. Steve Carra and State Sen. Kim LaSata’s voting records and details of the legislation are courtesy of MichiganVotes.org. United States Rep. Fred Upton’s voting...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A look at the sinkhole in the parking lot behind the Three Rivers Post Office used by the Three Rivers Public Library. The TRPL Board voted to use up to $20,000 to repair the sinkhole.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Public Library is dealing with a bit of a sinking situation in one of their parking lots. During their meeting Tuesday, the TRPL Board of Trustees approved using up to $20,000 to contract with TM Asphalt to complete emergency repair of a sinkhole in one of the...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Water Festival organizers announced Monday that local business owner and real-estate developer Jamie Clark was selected as the grand marshal of the 2022 Water Festival parade. Organizers say Clark was chosen because of his activity in the Three Rivers community,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON/COMMERCIAL-NEWS ARCHIVE - Pictured is the Three Rivers Commercial article from Feb. 13, 1968 reporting the death of Homer A. Ruple, Jr. in the Vietnam War.
THREE RIVERS — Of the 58,281 names etched in black granite on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. two are from Three Rivers: Homer Alfred Ruple Jr. and Joseph James Brady. According to an article reporting Ruple’s death in the Three Rivers Commercial (before the paper became the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The Three Rivers Rotary Club raised $25,000 for Ukrainian relief efforts thanks to club members and other local entities.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Rotary Club celebrated a successful fundraising campaign for Ukrainian relief efforts at its meeting Thursday. The Ukrainian Challenge, as it was dubbed by club members, raised approximately $25,000 for Rotary International’s International Emergency Relief Fund over...
STURGIS — The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging will be looking for new and returning board members in the near future. During their meeting Wednesday, May 18, the COA board discussed upcoming board terms, some of which are expiring at the end of June. COA Director Pam Riley encouraged current...
CONSTANTINE TWP. — Three barns were considered total losses after a fire that re-routed traffic on U.S. 131 Monday. According to the Constantine Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to the 62000 block of U.S. 131 in Constantine Township at around 1:45 p.m. The fire was reported to a 911 by...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A group of Three Rivers Health nurses and community members march near the Three Rivers Health campus Tuesday as part of an informational picket for a new nurses’ union contract with Beacon Health. Dozens came out to the picket, many wearing read for solidarity, to show their support for the nurses.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Health nurses and supporters staged an outdoor picket Tuesday after going nearly two months without a contract. A few dozen nurses, along with family, friends and other supporters, all wearing red for solidarity, staged the 90-minute informational picket outside Three...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council received an update regarding their new wastewater treatment plant at a May 16 meeting. The village is refurbishing an earlier wastewater facility in the village, which shut down in 1997 with effluent subsequently piped to Three Rivers Wastewater...

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