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Photo provided - Republican Jared Hoffmaster, a local banker in Three Rivers, won the First District seat on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners on Election Day by over 25 percent over Democrat Andrew George.
THREE RIVERS — In one of the two contested races for the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, the First District seat went to Republican Jared Hoffmaster. Hoffmaster, the current Assistant Vice President and Investment Officer at Century Bank and Trust in Three Rivers, won the seat with 59.7...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the absentee ballot box and application station at Three Rivers City Hall. Election Day for St. Joseph County residents in the 2020 General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — After months of campaigning, the time has finally come. Tuesday, Nov. 3 is the general election for local, state and national races in Michigan and around the United States. To help our readers and the community at large be as informed as possible before going to the polls, the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Barb Ruggles (left) and her daughter (right) stand next to some of the items for sale at Ruggles’ annual garage sale Saturday, Sept. 26. The garage sale was Ruggles’ last sale, ending a tradition that has lasted 48 years.
THREE RIVERS — Not a lot of people can say they have done something for 48 years straight. Especially when it comes to garage sales. Some people do garage sales only when they have too much stuff and need to sell something, and some do it on a whim. Some do garage sales only a couple of times in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Administrator Teresa Doehring discusses during Wednesday’s Executive Committee meeting of the St. Joseph County a proposal from architect TowerPinkster for $53,000 to help gather information needed to submit a loan application from the USDA for a courts building renovation project.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County is slowly taking steps toward preparation for a future courts building renovation project. During Wednesday’s Executive Committee meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, County Administrator Teresa Doehring said the county will soon file an...
CONSTANTINE — A fire that occurred Wednesday night in Constantine resulted in the total loss of a home and its contents. Firefighters from the Constantine Fire Department responded to the fire in the 600 block of Water Street at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Fire Chief Mike Haydon said the fire...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - YMCA Camp Eberhart will host a trunk-or-treat event at its campgrounds just outside of Three Rivers on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. Pictured is Camp Director Katia Martin with a decorated pumpkin for the occasion near the front entrance of the camp.
THREE RIVERS — Many things have changed with the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Halloween has been one of them. One of the biggest types of events around Halloween the pandemic has affected are the ever-popular “trunk or treats,” where a group of people gather at a central location with...
Photo provided - United States Air Force 1st Lt. Landon Santori, a native of Sturgis, participated in the pre-game flyover before Game 1 of the 2020 World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Arlington, Texas.
ARLINGTON, Texas — One of the more awe-inspiring aspects of any pre-sporting event ceremony is the fighter jet flyover following the National Anthem. One St. Joseph County native recently got the chance to be a part of one of those flyovers before the biggest sporting event of the fall – the World...
CENTREVILLE — Residents in a White Pigeon Township subdivision are looking to be compensated for a St. Joseph County Road Commission error involving sod cutting. Township Supervisor Don Gloy spoke to members of the St. Joseph County Road Commission during their meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21 about...
CENTREVILLE — To help local residents prepare for the upcoming election Nov. 3, the St. Joseph County Clerk’s office put together frequently asked questions about absentee ballots, voting times and more. If people have questions that are not addressed with this FAQ, the clerk’s office recommends...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Finance Clerk Kristina Butler discusses the 2020 and 2021 COA budget with COA Advisory Board members during their meeting Wednesday.
THREE RIVERS — The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging reviewed its year-end budget projections for 2020 and its proposed budget for 2021 during their monthly Advisory Board meeting Wednesday. COA Finance Clerk Kristina Butler told board members they are projected to end the 2020 fiscal year with...

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