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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3102 President Chad Witt (left) and Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry (far right) argue during Tuesday's Three Rivers City Commission meeting about comments Lowry made about ambulance service at a recent meeting that Witt took objection to during his public comment Tuesday.
THREE RIVERS — Tensions rose between Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and a local union leader following a public comment at Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Lowry and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3102 President Chad Witt, a Three Rivers Fire Department firefighter,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A Three Rivers Fire Department truck washes down Main Street in downtown Three Rivers during Saturday morning’s Community Cleanup Day.
THREE RIVERS — An annual spring community service tradition returned to downtown Three Rivers Saturday. Beginning early Saturday morning and going until the early afternoon, more than 30 volunteers from the community, Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority and Twin County Probation Center took...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission may be able to get funds through the federal infrastructure bill if an application from them gets approved. The road commission board approved a resolution at their May 4 meeting to apply for a grant through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Cameron Mains completes his second interview with the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority board on May 5. The 23-year-old Mains was selected by the board Wednesday to be the DDA’s new executive director, succeeding Tricia Meyer.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority will officially have its new director in the near future. During a special meeting Wednesday, the DDA completed the second round of interviews with the other of their two finalist candidates, ultimately selecting Three Rivers native...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Fabius Township Zoning Administrator Doug Kuhlman talks with the township board about the potential benefits of partnering with the South County Water and Sewer Authority during Wednesday’s Fabius Township board meeting. The township signed a letter of intent to research and explore the possibility of bringing water and sewer service via South County for commercial and industrial businesses along the U.S. 131 corridor.
FABIUS TWP. — Fabius Township officials approved a letter of intent Wednesday with Scotts, Mich.-based South County Sewer & Water Authority to research potentially bringing sewer and water services to commercial and industrial businesses along the U.S. 131 corridor within the next few years....
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation in the month of April. State Rep. Steve Carra and State Sen. Kim LaSata’s voting records and details of the legislation are courtesy of MichiganVotes.org. United States Rep. Fred Upton’s voting...
CENTREVILLE — While some pieces of St. Joseph County’s $11.8 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds have already more or less been finalized, county commissioners are still trying to figure out what to do with a $1 million portion of those funds. During Tuesday’s Executive Committee meeting of...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Representatives from Mercury Broadband and the Southwest Michigan First Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on Mercury’s first southwest Michigan service center in Schoolcraft on Monday, May 2. Mercury is looking to bring broadband internet services to southwest Michigan, including St. Joseph County, by the end of September. Cutting the ribbon in the middle are Mercury Broadband Co-founder and CEO Garrett Wiseman and regional general manager Robert Dow.
SCHOOLCRAFT — A new option for internet services will be coming to St. Joseph County within the next few months. On May 2, Kansas City-based internet and phone provider Mercury Broadband opened the doors on its new 16,000-square foot service center at 610 E. Eliza St. in Schoolcraft, the beginning...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the cast of the Sturgis Civic Players/GOCC production of “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical” prepare to set sail on a three-hour tour during the show, which opens this Friday at the Nora Hagen Theater. Pictured from left to right are Mary Ann (played by Amanda Camburn), Ginger (played by Laura Kemp), Mrs. Howell (played by Michelle Kiar), Thurston Howell (played by Uriah Geroux), the Skipper (played by Kenton Kelley), and Gilligan (played by Colin Eastman).
CENTREVILLE — The tale of Gilligan, the Skipper, the millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the professor and Mary Ann is coming to the Glen Oaks Community College stage in musical form this weekend. The Sturgis Civic Players, in collaboration with Glen Oaks Community College, will put on “...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers High School student Amanda Damewood’s piece “Lady Death” was awarded Best In Show in the 36th annual Celebration of the Visual Arts art show at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers Tuesday, May 3, which featured pieces from across the Three Rivers Community Schools district and Immaculate Conception Catholic School. Damewood received a $150 cash prize and a ribbon as Best In Show.
THREE RIVERS — Over 1,000 pieces of art created by students at Three Rivers Community Schools and Immaculate Conception Catholic School are on display this month at the Carnegie Center for the Arts. Opened on May 3, the 36th annual Celebration of the Visual Arts showcases the artistic talents of...

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