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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Kreg Gruber, CEO of Beacon Health System, makes his case for a partnership with Three Rivers Health to the Three Rivers Health Authority Board during a meeting Monday.
THREE RIVERS — Representatives from Indiana-based health system Beacon Health System made their case to local officials Monday as to why their proposed partnership with Three Rivers Health would be a good thing for the hospital and the community. Top brass from Beacon, including CEO Kreg Gruber, as...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County officials will be forming a steering committee designed to help prioritize where their share of $1.9 trillion in federal funding coming into the county will be going to. County Administrator Teresa Doehring discussed the plan during Wednesday’s Executive Committee...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Darlene Watts, a waitress at Main Street Café in Three Rivers, retired Friday after 26 years on the job. A send-off party for Watts was held at the restaurant Friday.
THREE RIVERS — If you’ve walked into Main Street Café in downtown Three Rivers in the last 26 years, more than likely, Darlene Watts would’ve taken down your order. However, Watts, one of the most recognizable faces at the restaurant, recently decided to hang up her apron and retire from...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Fabius Township Supervisor Ken Linn discusses renewals for Planning Commission members during the township board’s regular meeting Wednesday, April 21.
FABIUS TWP. — A disparity in data between Fabius Township board members on term end dates led to one member of the township’s Planning Commission not having their seat renewed for a new term. Nancy Marek, who had been on the Planning Commission board for a number of years, did not have her term...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Executive Director Pam Riley discusses the COA’s goals for the upcoming year during the COA’s Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, April 21.
THREE RIVERS — During a conversation on the agency’s goals for the year, the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Board of Directors discussed the possibility of higher pay or some full-time hours for in-home aides during their meeting Wednesday, April 21. The discussion came up while talking...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Jordan Hitt (left) and Jay Hitt (center) of Three Rivers receive a hot dog from the Weenie Kings booth at the first Airfield Eats Event at the Three Rivers Municipal Dr. Haines Airport. Food vendors, including Weenie Kings, Ibison Concessions and My Granddad’s Ribs, were available at the new monthly event, which helped to promote the Airfield Drags event coming up in August.
THREE RIVERS — A steady stream of rain throughout the afternoon didn’t keep a steady stream of attendees from taking in the first Airfield Eats event Saturday at the Three Rivers Municipal Dr. Haines Airport. The event was the first of four monthly events at the airport happening the last Saturday...
THREE RIVERS — The City of Three Rivers is offering an opportunity for Fourth District homeowners to give their homes a little TLC this summer. The city recently received a Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority for the Fourth District of Three...
THREE RIVERS — Residents of Three Rivers will have a chance to express their opinions on a recreational marijuana shop ordinance before it is adopted by the city commission. Three Rivers city commissioners Tuesday approved the first of two readings of its proposed recreational marijuana ordinance...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Beth Hubbard from Corey Lake Orchards expresses her support for a proposed solar project in Fabius Township during Tuesday’s Fabius Township Planning Commission meeting. Nine people spoke during public comment about the project at the meeting, with an even split between support and opposition.
FABIUS TWP. — While it wasn’t on the official agenda, a proposed solar energy project in Fabius Township took up most of the attention at Tuesday’s Fabius Township Planning Commission meeting. More than 30 residents gathered inside Fabius Township Hall for the meeting, the vast majority wearing...
Screenshot via Zoom - The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners discuss a District Court hiring freeze exception request for a new clerk during their regular meeting Tuesday. The request was accepted by a 3-2 vote of the commissioners.
CENTREVILLE — Following continued discussion from their previous executive committee on the subject, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners officially approved a hiring freeze exception request from the St. Joseph County 3B District Court at its regular meeting Tuesday. The request to hire a...

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