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Photo provided - A tractor competes at the NTPA Modified Tractor and Truck Pulls in 2021. The pulls will return Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. during the 2022 St. Joseph County Fair, which occurs Sept. 18-24.
CENTREVILLE — The biggest event in St. Joseph County is on the horizon once again, for the 151st year. The St. Joseph County Grange Fair will commence Sunday, Sept. 18 and go through Saturday, Sept. 24 at the fairgrounds in Centreville, located on M-86. With a theme this year of “Horsing Around,”...
THREE RIVERS — With the City of Three Rivers about to embark on improvements to the east parking lot elevated walkway, future maintenance of the walkway could fall on the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Discussions on the upcoming project and future considerations were held by...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Evan Monroe (right) and his brother Colin Monroe (left) are two of the owners of the new Useless Creatures Brewing Company, which opened in downtown Three Rivers Sunday, Sept. 4, during HarmonyFest. The brewery is located at 41 N. Main St., the former home of Kelsey Block Brewing Company.
THREE RIVERS — Opening up a new brewery during one of the biggest events of the year in Three Rivers can be seen as a great way to get off the ground. But, for Evan Monroe, one of the owners of the new Useless Creatures Brewing Company, having their grand opening during HarmonyFest made him just a...
THREE RIVERS — More types of businesses will now be allowed to apply for special exception use permits (SEUs) in Three Rivers’ residential districts. On Tuesday, the Three Rivers City Commission approved an ordinance amendment for the city code following a public hearing that will allow for...
CENTREVILLE — A road designation in place for over 20 years in a White Pigeon Township neighborhood near Klinger Lake was removed by the St. Joseph County Road Commission Wednesday. Board members voted to remove a Natural Beauty Road designation for Oak Street, State Street and Blanchard Street, in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Reggae band Zion Lion headlined the annual HarmonyFest music festival in downtown Three Rivers Sunday. Ten artists in total performed throughout the day on Main Street, which was blocked off for the entire day to accommodate the festival.
THREE RIVERS — Music and community were the main themes Sunday in downtown Three Rivers, coming together to create the city’s annual HarmonyFest music festival. Nine bands and artists performed throughout the afternoon and into the evening hours on Main Street, which was blocked off downtown to...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the staff of Main Street Smokehouse, a new barbecue restaurant in the process of opening in Mendon later this month. The restaurant features a number of locally-sourced smoked meats in what staff are calling a “rock and roll casual” dining environment. Pictured from left to right are building co-owner Brian Sneed, General Manager Anna Dibble, Executive Chef Alex Husketh, building co-owner Nate Geigley, and proprietor Leeza Keshishian.
MENDON — A brand-new dining option will be coming soon to the Mendon area, bringing freshly-smoked meats and a unique but casual dining experience and atmosphere along the St. Joseph River. Main Street Smokehouse is in the final stretch of preparing to open its doors at 225 W. Main St. in Mendon,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The Myers family of Sturgis takes a stroll across one of the bridges at Scidmore Park during Monday’s Labor Day Bridge Walk in Three Rivers. The walk attracted more than 100 walkers, who walked one of four trails available to them, spanning more than a dozen bridges in the city. Pictured from left to right are Joshua Myers, Katy Myers, Elliot Myers, Rylee Myers, and Andrew Myers.
THREE RIVERS — While a bigger and more famous bridge walk was held near Mackinac Monday, another much smaller bridge walk was held right here in Three Rivers right at the same time. The Three Rivers Woman’s Club held their 12th annual Labor Day Bridge Walk Monday morning, beginning at Scidmore Park...
CONSTANTINE — An annual tradition in Constantine returns to the area this weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the village will hose its annual Harvest Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features what organizers are calling “food, crafts, and family fun,” with a number of activities scheduled...
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — Two road projects handled by the Michigan Department of Transportation will be commencing next week in Leonidas, White Pigeon and Centreville. Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 6, MDOT crews will begin a $2.2 million project to resurface seven miles of M-60 from its junction with M-66...

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