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PARK TWP. — Legal action could now be the next chapter in the fight between Park Township and the Three Rivers Public Library. In a statement Wednesday, Park Township officials indicated the City of Three Rivers would have to “take the township to court” if they want more money than the township...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County government has received its first payment from the American Rescue Plan. County Finance Director Angie Steinman told commissioners during Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting that the county has received $5.9 million as its first payment from the plan, with...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers held a Memorial Day Parade Monday for the first time since 2019. Leading the way in Three Rivers’ Memorial Day Parade were (front row, left to right) rifle carrier Norm McDowell, Girl Scout Troop #90814 members Emily Meade and Krystina Johnson as color guard, and rifle carrier Jesse Toney.
THREE RIVERS — In possibly the first sign of a return to normalcy in Three Rivers, local residents gathered downtown and at Riverside Cemetery for a Memorial Day celebration Monday. For the first time in two years, a Memorial Day parade was held in Three Rivers, which was followed by a remembrance...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Board of Directors member Sarah Apwisch shows off some of the art donated so far as part of the COA’s Art Beautification Project, an effort started by Apwisch to display artwork and photography in the agency’s Rivers Enrichment Center in Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — Sarah Apwisch is a self-proclaimed huge fan of art. One of the newest members of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging’s Board of Directors, Apwisch said she was impressed with how the new Rivers Enrichment Center in Three Rivers, formerly the Three Rivers Inn, was renovated to...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Park Township resident Jack Coleman talks to supporters during a campaign kickoff event at Hillcrest Bar and Grill in Sturgis May 15. Coleman will be running for the 59th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in 2022, his second attempt at the seat.
STURGIS — The first known candidate to run for the 59th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in 2022 has thrown his hat into the ring, and it is a familiar name from the last election cycle. Park Township resident Jack Coleman, a retired Navy chief and member of the St. Joseph County...
THREE RIVERS — Last summer, with the absence of the Three Rivers Farmer’s Market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Huss Project took matters into their own hands and started their own farmer’s market, with many of the same vendors as the Three Rivers market. The market was a success, and this year...
CENTREVILLE — A hazard pay premium for direct care workers at the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging could potentially go away soon. COA Director Pam Riley told St. Joseph County commissioners at their executive committee meeting Wednesday that monetary factors precipitated a decision on whether...
THREE RIVERS — The saga of the library services contract between Park Township and the Three Rivers Public Library has been all about discrepancies and interpretations, which reared their ugly head again during Tuesday’s library board meeting. The board tabled action on a final payment made by Park...
UPDATED 3:39 P.M. Thursday, May 27, 2021 THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers City Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed user fee ordinance update, which includes changes to water and sewer rates in the city. The public hearing will be held at the commission’s Tuesday, June 1 meeting,...
STURGIS — The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is working on plans for a return to congregate meals in the near future. Plans on how to do so were discussed at the agency’s Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, May 19 at the Oaks Enrichment Center in Sturgis. Residential Life Services Manager...

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