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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s wind percussion trio read and perform music around the children’s book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” during a Musical Storybook event at Memory Isle Park Saturday. Pictured from left to right are KSO Manager of Community Partnerships Cindy Cross, percussionist Mark Guthrie, oboist Gabe Renteria-Elyea, and clarinetist Georgiy Borosov.
THREE RIVERS — Memory Isle Park in Three Rivers played host over the weekend to a unique literacy event for both young kids and their parents, with a musical twist. Around a dozen families attended the first of three “Musical Storybook” events Saturday morning at the park, a collaboration between...
Photo provided - David Berry, manager of the Three Rivers Food Site, was named the Bruce C. Snook Three Rivers Lions Citizen of the Year for 2019-2020, with the club honoring his recognition in 2021.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Lions Club had chosen David Berry as their Bruce C. Snook Three Rivers Lions Citizen of the Year for 2019 – 2020. However, like many other events due to the COVID pandemic, David could not be given the celebration he deserved for this recognition. The Lions decided...
PARK TWP. — A committee has been formed among Park Township residents to explore solutions to an ongoing issue in many parts of the township. Park Township Trustee Tom Springer discussed the committee during the Wednesday, June 9 Park Township Board meeting, formed to look into solutions to expand...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Fabius Township Planning Commission member Cliff Maxwell and Chair Randy Schmeling discuss a proposed solar ordinance moratorium during Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting.
FABIUS TWP. — A six-month moratorium on the Fabius Township solar energy ordinance is now official. Following a contentious public hearing Tuesday at the Fabius Township Planning Commission and a vote during Wednesday’s regular township meeting, the moratorium was officially approved, which will...
Photo Provided - Centreville native and Fort Knox, Ky. resident Trevor Allen, who turns 18 this month, will be joining the United States Army’s Civilian Warrant Officer Flight Training program, which provides recent high school graduates the opportunity to apply as warrant officers for the Army and fly helicopters just out of high school.
FORT KNOX, Ky. — A Centreville native will soon become one of the youngest, if not the youngest, aviator in the United States Army, thanks to an Army program he recently got accepted to. Trevor Allen, a Centreville native living in Fort Knox, Ky. who will turn 18 this month, was accepted last month...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Rich Bouma, a lawyer with the Warner, Norcross & Judd law firm, discusses the Three Rivers Health Authority Board’s role in a proposed Three Rivers Health-Beacon Health System partnership during the Health Authority Board’s meeting Monday.
THREE RIVERS — The proposed Three Rivers Health partnership with Indiana-based Beacon Health System is close to clearing its biggest hurdle so far. The Three Rivers Health Authority, the board made up of representatives from surrounding municipalities that support the hospital, will soon decide on...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority accepted two resignations from its board during its meeting Friday. The board unanimously accepted the resignations of Board Vice Chair Mike Hogoboom and Board Member Janna Gatton, bringing the number of people on the nine-member...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council reviewed a Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) timeline by Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, for construction of their new sewer plant, at a June 7 council meeting.  Constantine applied for a $13,395,000 Rural Development/USDA 40-year loan over a year ago, to...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority was one of five Michigan communities to receive $20,000 grants Friday from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to support downtown enhancement and improvement projects. The Main Street Vibrancy Grant Program, through the MEDC’...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry discusses the potential water and sewer rate increases in the city during Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting.
THREE RIVERS — Water and sewer rates will be going up in Three Rivers, but it might not be as much as expected. The Three Rivers City Commission approved a user fee ordinance update Tuesday that will see a one-year increase for water and sewer rates for city residents, with a potential revisit in...

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