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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Theresa Danberry, Administrative and Pupil Auditing Manager for the St. Joseph County ISD secretary for the superintendent, is recognized at Monday’s ISD Board Meeting by Board President Liz O’Dell, middle, and Superintendent Teresa Belote  for her 37 years in her position.
CENTREVILLE — A retirement of a long-time employee and the certification of another highlighted Monday’s St. Joseph County Intermediate School District’s Board of Education meeting. Theresa Danberry was commended for her 37 years of service at the ISD serving as Administrative and Pupil Auditing...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine village council reviewed a St. Joseph Ambulance Consortium (SJAC) agreement for 18 townships and villages, at a Monday, June 20 council meeting. The agreement is for Burr Oak, Colon, Constantine, Fawn River, Florence, Leonidas, Mottville, Nottawa, Mendon, Sherman,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers At-Large City Commissioner Daryl Griffith will not be seeking re-election to the city commission after more than 20 years as a commissioner.
THREE RIVERS — Daryl Griffith never wanted to run for city commission before the turn of the century. However, one influential event caused Griffith to at least give being a city commissioner a shot. “I got on because Constantine had come online with the sewer plant, and there were some long-...
CENTREVILLE — Tony Heiser’s removal from the Community Mental Health and Services Board dominated Tuesday’s lengthy agenda at the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioner’s Meeting.  Heiser, who served a six-year term on the 12-member CMH Board, was given a chance to speak before County...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers City Commission approved a zoning ordinance, approved the awarding of bonuses to city employees and accepted an additional bid on the old Three Rivers Library Building at its Tuesday night meeting. In public hearings, an ordinance was passed by the commission to...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The Three Rivers Community Jr. Players will present their summer-time production ‘We Will Rock You’ June 24-26 and again July 1-3. Members of the cast and chorus pose with its props at Monday’s practice for the production.
THREE RIVERS — Young theatrical talent will be on display this weekend as the Three Rivers Community Junior Players presents its summer-time act ‘We Will Rock You.’ Three performances take place Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26 followed by three more July 1-3. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Dr. Murray “Bud” Malinoski (center) will be retiring soon from his dental practice in Three Rivers after almost four decades in dentistry. The practice, located on South Health Parkway, will be handed off to his daughter Dr. Holly Trapp (right) and her husband Dr. Travis Trapp (left) in the near future.
THREE RIVERS — Dr. Murray “Bud” Malinoski has been an institution in dentistry in Three Rivers for 38 years, and it started with being in a church choir. Malinoski was in the choir at the First Presbyterian Church, where local dentists Jim Malcolm and Bob Flucke went. At the time, Malinoski was an...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A look at the Three Rivers Water Festival midway Saturday night. This year’s edition, the 65th, was deemed as “very successful” by Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christy Trammell.
THREE RIVERS — As the sun sets on another Water Festival season, with the midway being packed up and on to the next town, organizers say this year’s event, overall, was a success. “I’d say it was very successful. I think this is what our community needs, an opportunity to have that community pride...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Water Festival grounds Monday afternoon getting set up for the 65th Three Rivers Water Festival. The annual festival, known to many as the unofficial start of summer in Three Rivers, begins Thursday, June 16, and runs through Saturday, June 18.
THREE RIVERS — The three days before Father’s Day bring a fun-filled tradition every year to Three Rivers that draws more than the city’s population, and it returns again this week. Beginning Thursday, June 16 and running through Saturday, June 18, the Three Rivers Water Festival comes to the city...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Three Rivers Fire Department Tuesday. The fire department is currently facing a number of issues shared by departments across the country, including staffing shortages, slightly lower morale, and wage pressure from outside entities.
THREE RIVERS — Firefighters and EMTs are used to struggles and danger as part of their jobs on a daily basis. Putting out fires and saving people’s lives is something they do every day to keep the community safe. However, the Three Rivers Fire Department is currently going through struggles...

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