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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | SCOTT HASSINGER - Three Rivers resident Mike Heivilin stands proudly behind a portion of his replica of the westside of downtown Three Rivers. The project was on display at the Three Rivers Historical Society during the recent Water Festival.
THREE RIVERS — City resident Mike Heivilin is recapturing the year 1967 through the construction of a replica of downtown Three Rivers. Originally, Heivilin, a 1970 TRHS graduate, began the project as just a short hobby during COVID and it has turned into an obsession of sorts. He has now...
WHITE PIGEON — A few new events and returning favorites will highlight this year’s White Pigeon Days festival, taking place this weekend. The 39th annual celebration of all things White Pigeon will take place from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10, with events taking place all around the downtown...
CENTREVILLE — Employees at Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County (CMH) will be getting a little more cash in their pockets in the very near future. On Tuesday, June 28, the CMH board voted to give employees a one-time cost-of-living payment of $2,500 for full-...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is Three Rivers Health Friday. On Monday, the Michigan Nurses Association announced that registered nurses at the hospital officially ratified a new three-year contract between them and Beacon Health System.
THREE RIVERS — After a few months of negotiations, Three Rivers Health nurses now have a new labor contract. On Monday, the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) announced that registered nurses at the hospital have officially ratified a new three-year contract with the hospital and Beacon Health...
Photo Provided - Stephen Meadows, a St. Joseph County native, was named as an “emerging leader” by RealTrends recently. Meadows is the Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker Premier.
WINCHESTER, Va. — Stephen Meadows, a native of St. Joseph County and Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker Premier with offices in the Mid-Atlantic was named recently as a RealTrends 2022 Emerging Leader. This honor is shared by only 55 other professionals nationwide. Meadows has recently led...
THREE RIVERS — Some minor changes could be coming soon to a policy on controversial materials at the Three Rivers Public Library. During their monthly meeting Tuesday, the TRPL Board of Trustees reviewed potential changes to the policy, changes that will be voted on at their next meeting in July....
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Participants start down the track with the Relay for Life Survivors Lap which honored those that have survived cancer, or are in remission.
CENTREVILLE — Relay for Life, St. Joseph County’s biggest fundraiser to fight cancer, returned to the track at Centreville High School on Saturday following a two-year absence due to COVID. Relay for Life is a community-based walk event that comes together to honor and remember loved ones that are...
WHITE PIGEON — The canvassing effort to recall White Pigeon Village President Tyler Royce will now proceed without procedural bumps in the road. Monday morning, St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald confirmed that Royce did not file an appeal of the St. Joseph County Election Commission’s decision...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - A fireman sprays water onto a fire Friday morning that destroyed three buildings at Graber, Industries, Inc. located on Fairchild Rd. between Constantine and Centreville.
CONSTANTINE — A fire at Graber, Industries, Inc. late Friday morning fully destroyed three buildings. A total of 14 area fire departments responded to the scene around 10 a.m. Fire departments from Centreville, Three Rivers, Constantine, Mendon, Colon, Burr Oak, Sturgis, Tri-Town, White Pigeon,...
Photo provided - Gary Miller demonstrates his special braiding skills in producing recycled jump ropes at last year's Operation Christmas Child workshop held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Colon.
BURR OAK — "No way! I wasn't about to sew lace and ribbons on pillow-case dresses, so when Bill and Kathy Schemmel invited my wife, Phoebe, and me to help at the St. Paul's-Colon Operation Christmas Child workshop in 2016, I planned a quiet evening at home in front of the television," Gary Miller...

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