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CONSTANTINE — Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett told the Constantine Village Council that he had applied for two grants from the Michigan Revitalization and Placemaking Program (RAP) at a Monday, June 6 council meeting. One grant is to build a new fire station. "I began the process hoping...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Jan Carter of Three Rivers checks out some of the vegetables for sale at the Huss Project Farmer’s Market Saturday morning. The market, located at 1008 Eighth St. in Three Rivers, opened Saturday for its third season of operation.
THREE RIVERS — A popular Three Rivers farmer’s market is back open again for its third season of operation on the south side of town. The Huss Project Farmers Market, located at 1008 Eighth St., held its first market of their third season Saturday morning. Dozens of market goers attended the first...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Candidates for the 36th District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives listen in for the next question during a candidate forum held Wednesday, June 1. Pictured from left to right are current State Rep. Steve Carra, St. Joseph County Road Commission board member Jack Coleman, businessman Scott McGraw, and local pastor Jerry Solis.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County’s candidates for state representative got their chance to appeal to voters in a public setting at a candidate forum held last week. The forum was held Wednesday, June 1 on the concourse of Glen Oaks Community College and was hosted by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of...
THREE RIVERS — A clerical error in tax increment financing (TIF) captures has led to more money for the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority. DDA Board Chair Andrew George reported during the DDA’s meeting Thursday that he was notified recently by city Finance Director Cathy Lawson that the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Old Three Rivers Hospital building Friday. The building is scheduled to have asbestos and lead paint abatement performed within the next couple of weeks, with the actual demolition of the building possibly happening later than anticipated due to potential requirements with federal funding.
THREE RIVERS — A big milestone for the Old Hospital demolition project is expected to be reached soon, however the bigger milestone of having the building come down could possibly be delayed by at least a few months. Three Rivers City Manager Joe Bippus confirmed in an interview Wednesday asbestos...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Community Mental Health board member Antony Heiser, pictured here, defends himself during the board’s meeting Tuesday. Heiser faces a few allegations of misconduct and missing meetings, with the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners set to decide his future on the board at a future meeting. The board passed a resolution to send to commissioners to remove Heiser from the board due to the allegations.
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will have a say on whether or not a Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County (CMH) board member will keep his position after allegations of misconduct and missing meetings. The CMH board approved a three-...
Photo provided - Doug and Nancy Schwartz were named Centreville’s Citizens of the Year in May.
CENTREVILLE — A local couple well known in Centreville’s faith community were recently named as Centreville’s Citizens of the Year for 2022. Doug and Nancy Schwartz, two of the founding members of Firm Foundation Ministries in Centreville, were recipients of the yearly award, announced in mid-May...
CENTREVILLE — Travelling east into Centreville on M-86, drivers are usually welcomed to town with a couple of bumps entering and exiting the bridge over the Prairie River. The same thing can be said leaving Centreville going west over the bridge. The bumps, which can be seen as a nuisance or...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the Three Rivers American Legion Honor Guard carry the American Flag and the American Legion flag down East Michigan Avenue during Monday’s Memorial Day parade through downtown. The parade made its way down Main Street and Michigan Avenue, stopping briefly to pay respects to those who have died in combat at the Portage River bridge.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers community gathered downtown and at Riverside Cemetery for an annual Memorial Day tradition Monday. Beginning at 10 a.m., the city held its annual Memorial Day parade, honoring those who lost their lives serving in the United States military. Hundreds of people lined...
Photo provided - U.S. Rep. Fred Upton was honored last week with the St. Joseph County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award in a ceremony at St. Joseph County District Court. Pictured from left to right are District Court Judge Jeff Middleton, Upton, and St. Joseph County Bar Association President Jordan Yancey.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County’s United States representative was honored last week with a special award from the St. Joseph County Bar Association. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan’s 6th District representative in Congress, received the 2022 Liberty Bell Award during a ceremony in St. Joseph County...

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