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Photo via Zoom Teleconference - St. Joseph County Third District Commissioner Dennis Allen discusses during Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting a letter from commissioners to Governor Gretchen Whitmer for guidance on the situation surrounding outgoing County Prosecutor John McDonough.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commissioners approved a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer Tuesday to seek guidance regarding Prosecutor John McDonough. The move came during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting, held via Zoom teleconference, following a more than half-hour closed session...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers city commissioners approved a memo of understanding with the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) dairy plant in Constantine for continued sewer service from the city during the City Commission’s regular meeting Tuesday. As part of the memo, the MMPA would agree to...
Photos provided - (From left to right) Republican Steve Carra, Democrat Amy East and write-in candidate Jack Coleman are the three candidates running for the 59th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in the November 2020 election.
One of the most contentious and polarizing races in St. Joseph County for the November 2020 election is the race for the 59th District State House of Representatives, which serves St. Joseph County and parts of Cass County. The winner of the election will replace Aaron Miller, who will be termed...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Human Services Commission’s Project Connect will look different next week when it returns to St. Joseph County for its 14th year. Due to COVID-19 and limitations to in-person gatherings, this year’s Project Connect will be a virtual, month-long event. It will...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers drivers, get ready for Michigan left turns. As part of an update on the reconstruction project of U.S. 131 over the next two weeks, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced starting Monday, Oct. 5, a new traffic pattern will be put in place, with both sides of...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners could soon seek state guidance on how to proceed with St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough. During Wednesday’s executive committee meeting of the board, commissioners discussed the potential of sending a letter to Gov. Gretchen...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Joan Lewis of Three Rivers (left) receives her ox roast order from Three Rivers Lions Club member Ed Smallcombe (right) during Saturday’s Lions Club drive-thru Ox Roast event at the club’s building on Sixth Street. Hundreds of people attended the event, rescheduled from June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
THREE RIVERS — What is normally a summer food tradition recently made a unique transition to the fall. The annual Three Rivers Lions Club Ox Roast was held Saturday at the club’s building on Sixth Street in Three Rivers. The six-hour event was held as a drive-thru, with cars lining up from both...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Riverside Church Pastor Jamey Smith offers a prayer for over a dozen local law enforcement in attendance at a Back the Blue event Saturday on the church’s grounds. The event brought members of the community out to offer their support for local police officers.
THREE RIVERS — Hundreds of people, as well as a handful of local police officers, gathered at Riverside Church Saturday for an event to show their support for the “thin blue line.” “Back the Blue,” organized by White Pigeon Police Department Sgt. Ashley Zimmer and hosted by the church, brought the...
THREE RIVERS --- Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, has been proclaimed “Downtown Day” by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program and the Michigan Downtown Association (MDA) want to celebrate. Understanding that now more than ever Michigan residents...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Public Library Interim Director Bobbi Schoon sets up a book on one of the shelves at the new library Monday. The TRPL is expected to open up for curbside service Monday, with Schoon saying she hopes to get people inside in the near future.
THREE RIVERS — After years of planning and construction, the Three Rivers Public Library’s move back to downtown Three Rivers will soon be complete. This Monday, Sept. 21, the library will re-open at its new location at 88 N. Main St. after being closed for over a month for its move from the corner...

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