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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Santa Claus (left, played by Phillip Eckert) greets Paige Fountain (center) and her son, Elliott (right) during Friday, Dec. 4’s Christmas in Centreville celebration. Kids who visited the event got a candy cane, a goodie bag from Covered Bridge Days, hats, gloves, and cookies to take home to help spread Christmas cheer.
CENTREVILLE — A little bit of Christmas cheer was given to residents in Centreville last Friday, thanks to a few local organizations. The village’s annual Christmas in Centreville event, held Friday, Dec. 4, brought more than a dozen families to the drive-thru event held out in front of the St....
Screenshot via Zoom - Fabius Township Supervisor Ken Linn discusses a road paving project on Coon Hollow Road during Wednesday’s township board meeting.
FABIUS TWP. — Fabius Township board members voted Wednesday to inform the St. Joseph County Road Commission their intent to have a stretch of Coon Hollow Road between Stoldt Road and U.S. 131 paved in 2021 in one project, rather than in separate projects. The project is currently estimated to cost...
CENTREVILLE — Staffing needs for the county coming into 2021 were the big topic of discussion at Wednesday’s Executive Committee of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. County Administrator Teresa Doehring told commissioners 25 employees were eligible for early retirement incentives, with...
THREE RIVERS — In a narrow 5-3-1 vote Friday, the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors put its support behind any potential recreational marijuana businesses in the downtown district. According to the motion passed by the board, the DDA would “notify the City Attorney we...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - (From left to right) Sturgis Salvation Army Corps Sergeant Major Frank Payne, Michigan State Police Trooper Beth Bourgeois and MSP Detective Sgt. Todd Petersen stand with a patrol car full of toys and non-perishable food items collected during Saturday’s “Stuff A Blue Goose” event at the Three Rivers Walmart store.
THREE RIVERS — An annual initiative by the Michigan State Police came back to the county where it all started Saturday. MSP’s “Stuff a Blue Goose” event made a stop at the Three Rivers Walmart store from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, collecting toys and non-perishable food items, placed inside their...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Students from Immaculate Conception Catholic School teamed up with the Three Rivers Harding’s store Wednesday to purchase food items for the school’s food baskets to help families in need in the community. Pictured from left to right are Harding’s Store Manager Matt Bowen, IC Upper Elementary Teacher Karen Szwaja, Lincoln Burkey, Arien Coburn, Ariana Gonzalez, Benjamin Gonzalez, Desirae Stormer, Michael Stedman, Kate Schroer and Greyson Lewis.
THREE RIVERS — Upper elementary students at Immaculate Conception Catholic School got a special shopping trip Wednesday in order to help families in need in the community. A group of eight third through sixth grade students, along with their teacher, teamed up with the Three Rivers Harding’s...
Photo provided - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon addresses the extension of the department’s epidemic order during a press conference in Lansing Monday. DHHS announced that their order, which restricts indoor gatherings and other group activities, would be extended by 12 days, until Dec. 20.
LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Monday extended their epidemic order for the state that restricts indoor social gatherings and other group activities by 12 days, until Dec. 20. With the extension, DHHS is continuing to urge families to avoid indoor gatherings,...
Photo provided - Pictured is the preliminary site plan of the proposed Nottawa Gas location on M-60 in Park Township, detailed in the re-zoning application submitted by Nottawa Gas to Park Township officials. On Tuesday, Nottawa Gas withdrew their re-zoning request with the Park Township Planning Commission.
PARK TWP. — In a surprising move just one day before the continuation of a meeting on the subject, Nottawa Gas has withdrawn its Park Township rezoning request. The intention to withdraw was made in a letter to Park Township Zoning Administrator Doug Kuhlman Tuesday. In the letter, the propane gas...
Photo courtesy Barb Kroggel - Outgoing Fabius Township Supervisor John Kroggel receives a commemorative plaque from outgoing Trustee Dan Wilkins during their meeting Wednesday, Nov. 11. Kroggel announced earlier this year he will retire after 11 years in his position.
FABIUS TWP. — Fabius Township board members honored outgoing township supervisor John Kroggel and outgoing trustee Dan Wilkins at their monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 11, Kroggel’s last meeting as supervisor and Wilkins’ last as a current trustee. Kroggel, who announced in March he would not seek...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority presented the Three Rivers Public Library with a bench sculpture, originally donated by Tom and Jackie Meyer, to welcome the library to downtown. Pictured from left to right are DDA Board Chairman Andrew George, TRPL Interim Director Bobbi Schoon, Elijah Raakman, Olivia Raakman, TRPL Board Secretary Rachel Raakman, DDA Board member Janna Gatton, and Tricia Meyer.
THREE RIVERS — A piece of recent Three Rivers history is now in possession of the new Three Rivers Public Library, thanks to a gift by the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the DDA presented the new Three Rivers Public Library with a sculpture of a woman and child...

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